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Florida's surgeon general: Masks hamper clear communication

Oct. 26, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida’s surgeon general said that conversations while wearing masks aren't productive and that he offered to meet elsewhere when a state senator didn't let him in her office without a mask, citing a serious health condition. Dr. Joseph Ladapo said in a...

Seattle breast cancer awareness exhibit features SC teacher

Oct. 23, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Nancy Crowe chose a lotus flower tattoo to cover up her mastectomy scars because it can symbolize the inner strength and determination to rise above tough challenges in life. Crowe, a 44-year-old physical education teacher at McCarthy-Teszler...

Ricketts rescinds hospital restrictions as capacity improves

Oct. 21, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska hospitals can resume lower-priority surgeries starting Friday after Gov. Pete Ricketts announced he's ending the restrictions that have kept facilities from being overwhelmed with patients during the coronavirus pandemic. Ricketts said the...

Lawmaker's killing wounds 'British tradition' of openness

Oct. 16, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

The name alone — “the surgery" — evokes a place where help is sought and given. British lawmaker David Amess, like others, hosted his all-are-welcome surgeries regularly, meeting the voters he represented with a smile and a ready ear for whatever concerns, problems, gripes and hopes...

Indians' Francona confident he'll return as manager in 2022

Oct. 06, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona is confident he'll return next season after missing most of the past two because of serious health issues. Francona was forced to step away from the club in late July to undergo hip replacement surgery as well as a...

K-State loses forward Seryee Lewis for season to ACL surgery

Sep. 30, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State forward Seryee Lewis will miss the upcoming season after surgery last week to repair a torn ACL that he sustained in preseason workouts, Wildcats coach Bruce Weber said Thursday, The 6-foot-9 sophomore came off the bench to appear in...

Ricketts extends suspension of some hospital surgeries

Sep. 30, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans who need certain types of surgeries will need to wait longer under a public health measure that will continue through October. Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Wednesday that he was extending the measure through Oct. 31 to help short-staffed...

Arizona congresswoman Debbie Lesko has gallbladder removed

Sep. 29, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko said Wednesday that she has undergone surgery to remove her gallbladder and won’t return to Washington until she can recover. “I am pleased to report that my gallbladder has successfully been removed,” Lesko said in...

Rep. Lesko to undergo surgery for removal of gallbladder

Sep. 28, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko says she is remaining in Arizona and not returning to Washington while she awaits surgery to remove her gallbladder. Lesko said in a statement Tuesday that doctors recommended she have the surgery after she experienced...

Rhode Island woman is awarded $1.3M after botched surgery

Sep. 28, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A jury has awarded $1.3 million to a Rhode Island woman who underwent gallstone surgery that resulted in months of complications because of negligence from Kent Hospital. The jury reached a verdict Thursday, finding both Dr. Brian Reed and Kent...