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UConn men's coach Hurley back at work after spinal surgery

Sep. 18, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley says he spent his life believing that when it came to his health, he was bulletproof. But that was before being told by doctors in August that he had a degenerative spinal condition that could have left him paralyzed. Hurley returned to work...

Transgender man can sue Catholic hospital over hysterectomy

Sep. 18, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California transgender man can go ahead with a discrimination lawsuit against a Catholic hospital that canceled his hysterectomy, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal in San Francisco overturns a lower court ruling dismissing the...

UNC hospital resumes child heart surgeries after review

Sep. 18, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — An advisory board says the University of North Carolina hospital's pediatric cardiology program can resume performing complex heart surgeries following months in review after it was reported patient deaths were increasing during procedures there. The News & Observer reports the...

Surgeon banned from operating room at Wichita VA hospital

Sep. 17, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A surgeon accused of mishandling surgeries in Missouri is banned from the operating room of the Wichita Veteran Affairs hospital while his work is being reviewed. The Kansas City Star reports Veteran Affair's banned urologist Christel Wambi-Kiesse from doing surgeries at the Robert...

Ocasek's wife says he died while recuperating from surgery

Sep. 16, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner says Ric Ocasek , the 75-year-old frontman for The Cars, died of heart disease, worsened by emphysema. Ocasek's wife, model and actress Paulina Porizkova, posted a statement on Instagram , saying he was "recuperating very well after surgery" and that their...

Training surgeons like dogs, icky money win 2019 Ig Nobels

Sep. 12, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Training surgeons is as easy as training dolphins or dogs. At least according to a study that Thursday earned a 2019 Ig Nobel, the annual Nobel Prize spoof that rewards weird, odd and sometimes head-scratching scientific discoveries. This year's winners included: Dutch and Turkish researchers...

17 total lawsuits filed against BioJoint Center at Missouri

Sep. 12, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Four more people who received knee-replacement surgery at the Mizzou BioJoint Center say in lawsuits filed this week that their surgeries failed. Including the lawsuits filed Monday, 17 people have sued the center at University of Missouri Health over their procedures. The Columbia...

Former Japanese empress leaves hospital after cancer surgery

Sep. 10, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Former Japanese Empress Michiko was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday after undergoing breast cancer surgery, and bowed politely to the staff as she left. The 84-year-old Michiko was diagnosed with early stages of breast cancer in July. She had surgery on Sunday at the University of...

UConn's Hurley has surgery to relieve neck, back pain

Sep. 6, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn basketball coach Dan Hurley had surgery Friday to relieve pain in his neck and upper back. School officials say doctors successfully performed the surgery at the Center for Comprehensive Spine Care in New York. Hurley is expected to be released from the hospital within the next...

Spain: ex-king says feeling "phenomenal" after heart surgery

Aug. 31, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's former monarch Juan Carlos I says he's feeling "phenomenal" with "new plumbing" after a successful triple bypass heart surgery. "It feels like a truck ran me over, but now it's about getting rid of the truck and looking ahead," the 81-year-old king emeritus said Sunday as he was...