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VA moves to offer gender confirmation surgery to vets

Jun. 19, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to offer transgender veterans gender confirmation surgery, Secretary Denis McDonough announced at a Pride Month event in Orlando Saturday. McDonough said in prepared remarks that the move was “the...

South Carolina teen graduates 2 years after surgery on tumor

Jun. 19, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

BLUFFON, S.C. (AP) — Jason Garcia has had about two months of normalcy in the last two years. In July 2019, he saw a doctor for what he thought was a migraine after years of headaches and nausea that would begin the moment he woke up. What the...

‘On an adventure’: NC teen recovering after major surgery

Jun. 12, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) — For the most part, Carson King is a pretty typical teenager. She attends Crest High School, enjoys going to church and from the time she was old enough to learn them, she’s held a healthy love of dance and gymnastics. But she’s also something of...

Ex-Rep. Paul Mitchell survives surgery, fights cancer

Jun. 08, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former Michigan congressman said he survived a high-risk surgery to remove a mass and a blood clot near his heart. Paul Mitchell, who didn't seek reelection in 2020 after two terms, said he was recently diagnosed with renal cancer. He also had surgery...

Rep. Dingell: I'm OK after surgery for perforated ulcer

May. 22, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell said her “belly was on fire” before doctors quickly performed surgery for a perforated ulcer. The Detroit-area Democrat said she expects to stay in a Washington hospital for five to seven days. The surgery was performed...

Florida accuses doctor of malpractice in patient's death

May. 21, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Department of Health is accusing a Miami anesthesiologist of medical malpractice in the case of a 57-year-old patient who died after he wasn't properly ventilated following a heart surgery. The Miami Herald reports the agency filed an...

Irish health system targeted in 'serious' ransomware attack

May. 14, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ireland's health service shut down its IT systems on Friday after being targeted in a ransomware attack by what it called “international criminals.” Appointments and elective surgeries were canceled at several hospitals and Deputy Prime Minister Leo...

Alabama woman pleads guilty to robbing Mississippi bank

May. 12, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama woman, who authorities believe stole money from a bank to pay for plastic surgery, pleaded guilty to robbery and will serve 15 years in prison. Iconic Facce, from the southern Alabama town of Ashford, entered her plea Monday to two...

'It is life-saving': Elliot Page opens up about surgery

Apr. 30, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Elliot Page is revealing how happier he feels after having top surgery and how important he believes it is to support health care for transgender people. “I want people to know that not only has it been life changing for me, I do believe it is...

NC Sen. Tillis says he feels great after cancer surgery

Apr. 29, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis says he feels great following prostate cancer surgery earlier this month, which was diagnosed at the height of his reelection campaign last fall. “Came out of surgery with the typical post-operative challenges....