Content Tagged As surgery

1 year 2 months ago

Vonn undergoes surgery on right knee

The surgeon who operated on Lindsey Vonn's right knee was "optimistic for a full recovery" after she shredded two ligaments during a crash last week at the world championships. Dr. Bill Sterett, a physician for the U.S. Ski Team, performed the procedure on the four-time overall World Cup champion on...

2 years 7 months ago

Ty Warren to have surgery on Tuesday

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos defensive tackle Ty Warren will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair his partially torn right triceps. Coach John Fox said Thursday that the Broncos won't place him on injured reserve. The team is hoping he can return to play in November. Warren was the Broncos'...

2 years 9 months ago

New heart valve could help the frail

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health scientists say the first artificial heart valve designed to be implanted without major surgery appears to help patients who are too frail to undergo chest-opening surgery. The Food and Drug Administration has posted its review of a highly anticipated heart valve from Edwards Lifesciences,...

2 years 9 months ago

Number one killer in the U.S.

Gently pressing down on the piano's pristine keys, the now nearly 46-year old Kim Davis looks radiant and healthy, but she has always felt that way. "You see overweight people all over the place and, you know, sometimes you can dress a package enough that it doesn't look quite...

2 years 10 months ago

Giffords surgery went "really, really well."

HOUSTON (AP) - According to her husband, the surgery on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords went "really, really well." Mark Kelly says she'll continue to be treated in Houston as she recovers from the gunshot wound to her head in January. He spoke from space, where he's commanding the space shuttle Endeavour...

2 years 11 months ago

Congresswoman Giffords in surgery

HOUSTON (AP) - Experts say the surgery to repair Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' skull is a key step in her recovery and will improve her quality of life. People with knowledge of her care have told The Associated Press that Giffords is undergoing surgery on Wednesday. Doctors are placing a...

3 years 2 months ago

Giffords has surgery on eye socket

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Doctors have successfully performed surgery on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' eye socket to remove bone fragments as the wounded congresswoman showed more signs of improvement. There were no complications from the surgery, and Giffords is improving so much that she was able to give her husband...

3 years 4 months ago

Ambassador Holbrooke dead at 69

WASHINGTON (AP) - An administration official says Richard Holbrooke, a longtime U.S. diplomat who wrote part of the Pentagon Papers, was the architect of the 1995 Bosnia peace plan and served as President Barack Obama's special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, has died. He was 69. The official...

3 years 4 months ago

Veteran diplomat in critical condition after surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department says Richard Holbrooke,the president's special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, is in critical condition at a Washington hospital after surgery to repair a tear in his aorta. Department spokesman P.J. Crowley says the surgery at George Washington University Hospital was completed Saturday morning...

3 years 6 months ago

Colorado to allow nurses to give anesthesia

Colorado has joined 15 other states in allowing advanced-practice nurses to administer anesthesia without a doctor's supervision. Gov. Bill Ritter said Monday he made the change to help rural hospitals that don't have anesthesiologists on staff. Anesthesiologists fought the proposal, saying it would put lives at risk. ...

3 years 7 months ago

Ft. Carson soldiers rally support for Afghan baby

Our stories about Fort Carson soldiers in Afghanistan are often bleak. Typically we report deployments, homecomings or attacks that leave our soldiers maimed, or worse. Here's a definite change-of-pace--the routine at a military medical clinic at Camp Nathan Smith in Afghanistan has been shattered for the better, as soldiers...

3 years 9 months ago

Obesity study seeking volunteers for surgery

Some obese patients reversed their diabetes soon after weight loss surgery. Now doctors are testing whether the operation helps diabetics who are merely overweight or a tad obese control their blood sugar. The Cleveland Clinic is recruiting 150 overweight and obese diabetics. Some will have surgery and their progress...

3 years 10 months ago

Rocker crowned new Celebrity Apprentice

Rocker and reality star Bret Michaels is the winner of "The Celebrity Apprentice," besting actress Holly Robinson Peete. Donald Trump told Michaels he was "hired" in Sunday's finale of the reality, winning $250,000 for his charity of choice, the American Diabetes Association. But runner-up Peete was a winner...

3 years 11 months ago

Report: Bret Michaels hospitalized with hemmorhage

Bret Michaels is in critical condition suffering from a brain hemmorhage. Michael's publicist, Joann Mignano, confirmed a report on People magazine's website Friday that said Michaels was rushed to intensive care late Thursday following a severe headache, and that doctors discovered bleeding at the base of his brain stem. Mignano...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Barbara Bush released from Houston hospital

Former first lady Barbara Bush has been released from a Houston hospital, where she underwent tests after being admitted last weekend. Methodist Hospital said in a statement announcing the Wednesday release that Bush might have had a mild relapse of Graves disease, a thyroid condition for which she was...

4 years 5 months ago

MRI may prevent some back surgeries

A new study from Stanford suggests some people with lower back pain may be having unnecessary surgery. That is, if they live in an area with a lot of access to MRI equipment. Researchers looked at data from medicare patients who suffered from lower back pain between 1998 and...

4 years 6 months ago

Local doctors save gorilla at zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s 25-year-old silverback lowland gorilla “Rafiki” is now recovering well from a medical crisis due to the lifesaving assistance from the region’s human healthcare professionals. In early September, “Rafiki” was presenting symptoms of a headache and reduced appetite, and was not responding to initial treatment. The...

4 years 6 months ago

Screenings for free surgeries this Saturday

A group of doctors and medical students is providing free surgeries in Pueblo. International Surgical Missions, along with a couple of other organizations will perform the surgeries in October. This free service is for individuals with a low-income. People with insurance are not eligible. The medical group plans to perform...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4