September 29, 2015 |
Normally, around this time, the Sheridan family prepared for Halloween, just as Joyce Sheridan insisted. Elaborate decorations - centered on a 300-piece Halloween village - filled the family's home in Somerset County, N.J. She threw a massive bash for her former teaching colleagues, and hosted an annual family dinner alongside her husband, John P. Sheridan Jr., the CEO of Cooper University Health System. "It was something she loved, and it was part punishment for the rest of us," said Matt Sheridan.
February 17, 2014 |
Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova of Russia underwent a 61/2-hour operation to insert a metal implant in her fractured spine after a training accident Saturday. Russian freestyle ski federation spokesman Mikhail Verzeba said Komissarova fractured the 12th dorsal vertebra in her lower-middle back and was taken to a hospital in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, near the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park for emergency surgery. The federation said Komissarova was conscious, and described her condition as "grave" but stable, adding that it was likely she would need further surgery within weeks.
December 29, 2013 |
The surgery was a success. But the surgeon at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington wanted to make something clear. "The first thing the doctor said after the surgery was, 'She'll always be behind the other kids,' " Rob Holiday said of the prognosis for his daughter, Chelsea, after an operation on her spine when she was 9. Chelsea Holiday had other ideas. "Every year we go back for a checkup and every year the doctors just shake their heads," Rob Holiday said.
October 16, 2013 |
Simone Durand Schulmann, 84, founder of what is now Durand Academy and Community Services in Mount Laurel, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Cypress Cove, a continuing care community in Fort Myers, Fla., following spinal surgery. She had resided in Moorestown. The academy website states that it provides "quality learning opportunities to individuals with pervasive developmental disorders such as autism. " Born in Aix-en-Provence, France, she earned her medical degree at what is now Aix-Marseille University and completed her internship at the former French Hospital in Manhattan, where she met her future husband, Marcel, an orthopedic surgeon.
February 12, 2013 |
THE DOCTOR who operated on Lindsey Vonn's injured right knee thinks the four-time overall World Cup champion might return to the circuit as soon as November. That's the goal, with Vonn being back in top form by the Sochi Olympics, where she will try to defend her Olympic downhill title. Dr. Bill Sterett, a surgeon for the U.S. Ski Team, examined Vonn on Monday and was optimistic about what he saw: less swelling around the knee and an increased range of motion a day after a procedure to repair two torn ligaments.
December 28, 2012
Inouye successor Schatz sworn in WASHINGTON - Democrat Brian Schatz, 40, is Hawaii's new senator after Vice President Biden administered the oath of office in a ceremony Thursday. He symbolized a generational change in Hawaii's Senate delegation. As he walked up the center aisle to meet Biden, Schatz took the hand of his new colleague, Sen. Daniel Akaka, 88, and helped the frail Democrat, who is retiring, stay at his side. A dozen Democratic senators and a handful of Republicans were on hand.
September 14, 2012 |
AS JIM CALHOUN stood in his office at Gampel Pavilion, waiting for his final news conference as Connecticut's basketball coach, Pat Calhoun turned to her husband and gave him one final piece of advice. "Don't change your mind," she said. Calhoun had stayed on at UConn through cancer and a recruiting scandal. He refused to retire after winning a third national championship in 2011 because he didn't want a new coach to serve his NCAA suspension. He came back again to finish last season after another absence, this one for spinal surgery.
September 9, 2012 |
Tyler Russell threw for 222 yards and three touchdowns, Marcus Green caught two touchdown passes, and Mississippi State beat Auburn, 28-10, Saturday in Starkville, Miss. Auburn briefly took a 10-7 lead when Onterio McCalebb returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown to open the second half, but Mississippi State responded with 21 straight points. Auburn struggled through an awful offensive performance. Kiehl Frazier completed 13 of 22 passes for 125 yards, three interceptions and two lost fumbles.
May 13, 2011 |
Defenseman Chris Pronger has a 98 percent chance of making a full recovery from back surgery, said a doctor who performed similar operations on two former Flyers stars. Pronger and winger Kris Versteeg (sports hernia) underwent surgical procedures Thursday that were deemed successful by Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. A disk fragment that was pressing against a nerve was removed from Pronger's back by orthopedic surgeon Frank Cammisa in New York. Pronger will begin a walking rehabilitation in a few days, Holmgren said.
February 11, 2011 |
In the end, the person who decided what's best for Mazerrati Mitchell - whose parents want to treat his spinal injury with natural remedies and whose doctors want to treat it with surgery - was a Delaware County judge. During a closed-door hearing yesterday, Judge Mary Alice Brennan ordered that Mitchell, 16, who suffered a bruised spine during wrestling practice last week, must undergo surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, against his wishes and those of his parents. "Spinal surgery is necessary; that's our position and that's what the judge ordered," said John McBlain, Delaware County solicitor.