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Schwarzenegger Recovering From Emergency Surgery: Report

TMZ says he's in stable condition

(Newser) - Arnold Schwarzenegger had emergency open-heart surgery Thursday in Los Angeles, TMZ reports. Sources tell the outlet that the 70-year-old action star was at Cedars-Sinai for a catheter valve replacement. There were complications from the surgery, and doctors decided Schwarzenegger needed the emergency operation. Sources say the former California governor is... More »

2 More Drugs Named in Meningitis Outbreak

The same compounding center made them, too

(Newser) - Federal health officials today implicated two more drugs in the meningitis outbreak that has killed 15 people and sickened at least 214, NBC News reports. One is a steroid called triamcinolone acetonide, which is similar to methylprednisolone acetate, the back pain steroid that officials have already linked to the outbreak.... More »

'Mini Darth Vader' Undergoing Open Heart Surgery

Star of Volkswagen Super Bowl ad faces fight of his life

(Newser) - Look to The Force, Max. The 7-year-old boy who played a pint-sized Darth Vader in last year's popular Volkswagen Super Bowl ad is undergoing open heart surgery. The operation, scheduled for today in Los Angeles, will repair a hole in Max Page's heart and replace the pulmonary valve,... More »

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