Posts Tagged Health

Penguins defenseman Maatta back after cancer scare

MONTREAL (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta will play Tuesday night against Montreal, two weeks after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his thyroid.

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Father: Heart defects caused son’s death

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Police say a preliminary medical examiner’s report confirms a 14-year-old Minnesota boy who collapsed while playing hockey died from a heart condition.

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Argentina offers the blind a place to play tennis

In this Nov. 12, 2014 photo, Eduardo Raffetto, director of Argentina Tennis Program for the Visually Impaired, left, has 9-year-old Felipe Angiono feel a special tennis ball made of foam and filled with metal pellets during his first class in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Played on a badminton-sized court with a lowered net and rope, players use junior tennis rackets and a ball that rattles upon impact. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Accompanied by two women, 9-year-old Felipe Angiono enters cautiously and asks: “Is this where the blind play tennis?”

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DEA agents raid NFL medical staffs after games

A football sits near the pylon marking the end zone as teams warms up before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.  Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams' medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players' claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs. There were no arrests, Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Rusty Payne said Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The San Francisco 49ers' staff was checked at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, after they played the New York Giants. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' staff was checked at Baltimore-Washington International airport after playing the Redskins. The Seattle Seahawks, who played at Kansas City, confirmed via the team's Twitter account that they were spot-checked as well. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams’ medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players’ claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs.

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Swinney says he’s waiting on Watson’s MRI results

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson walks off the field after he went down with an injury in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Georgia Tech, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says he’s still awaiting MRI results on quarterback Deshaun Watson’s injured left knee.

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