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September 28, 2005

Lipitor Approved for Wider Use

The Food and Drug Administration has approved widening the pool of people who can take the popular cholesterol drug Lipitor to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack to many diabetics who have risk factors for heart disease, the drug's manufacturer announced Tuesday. (Washington Post)

Posted by news editor at 05:57 AM

September 26, 2005

Cheney Will Work from Home While Recuperating

Vice President Dick Cheney planned to work from home Monday while recuperating from surgery to repair aneurysms on the back of both knees.

Spokesman Steve Schmidt said the vice president was doing well after the procedure on Saturday. (Washington Post)

Posted by news editor at 09:46 AM

September 25, 2005

Dick Cheney's Aneurysms Successfully Repaired

Two enlarged and weakened arteries behind Vice President Cheney's knees were repaired yesterday in a six-hour procedure at George Washington University Hospital. (Washington Post)

Posted by news editor at 10:22 AM

September 17, 2005

Dick Cheney Will Have Surgery for Aneuryism

Vice President Cheney will undergo surgery next week to repair a weakness in a blood vessel behind his right knee, his spokesman confirmed on Friday. (NYTimes)

Posted by news editor at 02:11 PM

More Implanted Heart Defribrillators Failing

The number of implanted heart defibrillators that fail is increasing as they become more sophisticated, a trend that government officials said yesterday is worrisome but difficult to stop. (Washington Post)

Posted by news editor at 01:04 PM

September 15, 2005

Robert Wise, Director of West Side Story, Dies

Robert Wise, who directed and produced two of the most beloved movie musicals of all time, "West Side Story" and "The Sound of Music," and was honored with four Oscars for his efforts, has died of heart failure at age 91. (SacBee.com)

Posted by news editor at 04:57 AM

Drinking Linked to Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

Men who down seven or more drinks a day have a significantly increased risk of atrial fibrillation, the irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke, a study finds. (Forbes.com)

Posted by news editor at 04:55 AM