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Madoff Injured by Falling Out of Bed: Source

Ponzi schemer has facial fractures; lawyer blames dizziness

(Newser) - Bernie Madoff has been receiving medical care for injuries suffered when he fell out of bed and apparently landed on his face. The Ponzi schemer was taken to Duke University Medical Center in Durham on Friday and treated for multiple facial fractures, broken ribs, and a collapsed lung, sources tell... More »

Flu Pandemic Slacks Off, But 'It's Not Over'

Tamiflu-resistant cluster crops up in NC; 3 of 4 patients dead

(Newser) - The swine flu outbreak is slacking off in some areas, but don't get complacent, officials say: Pandemics naturally fluctuate. "There can be multiple ups and downs over the season," says a CDC doctor. "We have many weeks ahead of us where disease is going to be circulating.... More »

Johns Hopkins Tops Hospital Rankings

Mayo Clinic, UCLA follow in US News rankings

(Newser) - Johns Hopkins has been named America’s best hospital for the 19th year in a row, the Baltimore Sun reports. The closely followed US News & World Report rankings placed Hopkins first in rheumatology, urology, and ear, nose and throat; it was second in neurology and neurosurgery, geriatrics, gynecology, ophthalmology,... More »

Novak: Cancer Helps Heal Old Wounds

Fiery columnist bonds with Kennedy, explains hit-and-run accident

(Newser) - Although Robert Novak has antagonized many in Washington, that hasn’t stopped the political columnist's targets from encouraging him as he battles brain cancer. “I have had few good things to say about Teddy Kennedy since I first met him,” Novak admits in a syndicated column distributed today,... More »

Behind Kennedy Tumor Surgery: Rally of Top Experts

Senator is able to summon leading experts to advise on his case

(Newser) - After his brain cancer diagnosis, Ted Kennedy wielded extraordinary clout to convene a  panel of more than a dozen top experts from around the country for a conference—with some doctors flying to Boston and some on the phone—that changed the course of his treatment. Kennedy opted for surgery... More »

Kennedy Back Home in Mass. After Surgery

Dem's focus now on healthcare bill, Obama campaign, son says

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Kennedy returned to his Massachusetts home today, a week after undergoing a chancy surgery to remove part of a malignant brain tumor, WBZ-TV reports. The Democrat's plane landed at a Cape Cod airport around 11:30 this morning, the Boston Globe adds; Kennedy, 76, told reporters it was... More »

'Recuperating Well,' Kennedy Is Up and About

Family time follows brain surgery for Mass. senator, 76

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Kennedy is "recuperating well" after yesterday's surgery on his brain tumor, the Boston Globe reports. The 76-year-old Democrat was "walking the hallways, spending time with family, and actively keeping up with the news of the day," his office said today, following yesterday's 3½-hour procedure... More »

Kennedy's Surgery a Success

Septuagenarian not expected to suffer lasting neurological effects

(Newser) - Ted Kennedy emerged from brain surgery this afternoon in high spirits, the Boston Globe reports. Kennedy was awake for the excision of a malignant brain tumor, which took about 3½ hours. "I feel like a million bucks," said the 76-year-old senator. "I think I'll do that again... More »

Lifelong Issues Plague Preemies

Fewer graduate high school, have children

(Newser) - More babies are surviving premature birth than ever before, but new research has found they suffer lifelong problems. Preemies face health challenges into adulthood and are less likely to graduate from high school or to have children of their own, reports USA Today. Those who do have children are more... More »

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