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Woman Eats Porcupine Quill Without Realizing It

Health problems, predictably, ensue

(Newser) - A woman with mysterious chest pains was in a prickly situation thanks to the porcupine quill she unwittingly swallowed, and which in turn poked a hole in her aorta. Live Science reports the 49-year-old woman went to the ER with shortness of breath and chest pains that worsened when she... More »

Whitey Bulger Hospitalized With Chest Pains

Relatives of some victims think gangster is trying to stall trial

(Newser) - James "Whitey" Bulger, the Boston gangster who was finally captured last year after 16-plus years on the run , was rushed to the hospital early yesterday with chest pains, officials tell the Boston Globe . Little is known about Bulger's condition, but this is at least the second time he'... More »

George Wendt Hospitalized With Chest Pains

'Norm' has to pull out of 'Odd Couple' production

(Newser) - George Wendt—better known to most as Norm! from Cheers—is hospitalized with chest pains, reports the Chicago Tribune . The 64-year-old actor is expected to make a full recovery, says an official with the Northlight Theatre in Skokie. Wendt was set to begin appearing in a stage production of the... More »

Queen's Hubby Has Heart Surgery

Prince Philip suffered chest pains

(Newser) - The Christmas holiday is off to a not-so-joyful start for the royal family: Prince Philip has undergone treatment for a blocked coronary artery, British royal officials said today. The palace refused to confirm if the queen's 90-year-old husband had suffered a heart attack, saying only that tests showed a... More »

DeGeneres Has Chest Pain Scare

But she says she's fine; 'I have a baboon heart,' she quips

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres says she's doing fine after feeling chest pains yesterday—and she wants to "thank" TMZ for spreading the news that paramedics were called after she felt unwell during a producers meeting yesterday. "What happened was last night I was having chest pains. So this morning... More »

Dick Cheney Hospitalized With Chest Pain

Former VP in stable condition, staff says

(Newser) - Dick Cheney is in a Washington hospital tonight after suffering from chest pains, his staff says. Doctors performed an angiogram on the former vice president—69 and with a history of heart trouble—and could administer further treatment tomorrow. More »

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