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Dr. Philippe Montravers speaks with The Associated Press at the main entrance of the Bichat Hospital, in Paris on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Montravers and the 150 doctors and nurses he leads have become experts about how to treat COVID-19. That knowledge is proving invaluable against a second deadly surge of the virus is again threatening to overwhelm European health systems. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Amid virus surge, Paris hospitals begin to see signs of hope

Nov. 14, 2020 2:23 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Dry-coughing as he pedals — a hack, hack, hack after-effect of his own personal battle with COVID-19 — the doctor cycles through the dark of pre-dawn Paris, speeding to a crisis meeting at his hospital where, way back in February, the disease carried away the first of what has...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Western Tidewater Regional Jail, in Virginia, shows Dr. Javaid Perwaiz. On Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, the Justice Department said that a federal jury convicted Perwaiz of submitting false insurance claims after performing what authorities described as unnecessary surgeries on women. (Western Tidewater Regional Jail via AP, File)

Virginia gynecologist convicted of fraud, unneeded surgeries

Nov. 9, 2020 9:25 PM EST

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia gynecologist has been found guilty of submitting false insurance claims after performing what authorities described as unnecessary surgeries on women, including hysterectomies and tubal ligations. The Justice Department said in a statement Monday that a federal jury...

Louisville's Malik Williams out 12 weeks; needs foot surgery

Nov. 7, 2020 11:15 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville forward/center Malik Williams will miss at least 12 weeks after reinjuring his right foot, an injury that sidelined him at the start of last season. Williams has a new fracture of the same bone that required the insertion of a screw and caused the 6-foot-11, 245-pound...

A soccer fan stands behind a banner featuring former soccer star Diego Maradona and Marxist revolutionary Ernesto

Doctor says Diego Maradona doing well after surgery

Nov. 4, 2020 1:06 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona was recovering Wednesday after an operation for bleeding in his skull, his personal doctor said. Maradona had a subdural hematoma, which is an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain, said Dr. Leopoldo Luque, a neurologist who performed...

Diego Maradona to undergo surgery in Argentina after doctors suspect bleeding on his brain

Nov. 3, 2020 3:06 PM EST
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona to undergo surgery in Argentina after doctors suspect bleeding on his brain.

Campaign: Emergency surgery ‘successful’ for GOP Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota

Oct. 26, 2020 2:29 PM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Campaign: Emergency surgery ‘successful’ for GOP Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger feels ‘fantastic’ after heart surgery

Oct. 23, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is feeling “fantastic” after his recent heart surgery. The 73-year-old “Terminator” actor and former California governor said on social media Friday that he had a new aortic valve implanted in his heart. He posted a photo of...

Oats: Alabama freshman Tchikou to miss season after surgery

Oct. 21, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama freshman forward Alex Tchikou will miss the upcoming basketball season after suffering a torn right Achilles. Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats said Tchikou had surgery Wednesday in Birmingham and is expected to make a full recovery. The 6-foot-11, 225-pounder was a four-star...

Surgeon known for first hand transplant in U.S. dies at 92

Oct. 12, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Joseph Kutz, a hand surgeon who helped perform the first hand transplant in the United States, has died. He was 92. Kutz died Saturday, according to a post on Facebook by The Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center, a medical facility Kutz co-founded more than 50 years ago. “Larger...

FILE - In this Saturday, May 4, 2019 file photo, King Harald V of Norway and his wife Sonja leave the Notre Dame cathedral after attending at the funeral of the Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, in Luxembourg. Norway’s 83-year-old King Harald V was admitted to the main hospital in Oslo Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 to undergo an operation to replace a heart valve, the palace said. The surgery will not be an open heart operation, the palace said. The king will be awake, and the operation will be performed via the groin with local anesthesia. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Norway's aging king discharged after heart surgery

Oct. 12, 2020 8:19 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — King Harald V of Norway was discharged from the main hospital in Oslo on Monday after a successful operation to replace a heart valve. “The king is in good shape,” the monarch's doctor, Bjoern Bendz, said after the surgery at the Rikshospitalet’s...