Rants & Raves

...enough Oil of Olay to fix that. THANK YOU TO Miss Alma Jones, a nurse at University Hospital, who made my upcoming open-heart surgery bearable and understandable, and most of all, she prayed for me which is the greatest thing she could ever have...

Mayor offers surprising lunch invitation

...Former state Sen. Don Cheeks is recuperating from open-heart surgery during which he had a quadruple bypass at University...to Cheeks, I told him my husband, Ernie, had open-heart surgery four years ago and is now recuperating from back...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Stuart joins longtime pals Little Roy & Lizzy for festival

...career would be diverse; embracing all kinds of music.Since Flatt then was in failing health and had undergone open heart surgery, Stuart already was looking ahead to his own future."When Lester quits or says 'I'm ready to go home...

Quick actions save a life, $1.1 million in crucial medications at fort hospital

...warehouse storage in a half-hour.Among the salvaged drugs was Factor VII, a seldom-used enzyme that helped an open-heart surgery patient survive an operation two hours after the electrical failure occurred."It's a sense of pride," McKenzie...

Four drivers pass on All-Star race at Daytona

...necessary equipment or sponsorship to justify the expense. Vickers dropped out to continue his recovery from emergency open heart surgery in December to repair small holes.Clint Bowyer, Ricky Sten house Jr., Casey Mears and Paul Menard all filled...

City Ink: Davis would get last word with new speaking system

...registered nurse who cared for him so well afterward.The only negative thing I'll say is that compared with his open-heart surgery a few years back, the waits were longer this time. But that was when GRU President Ricardo Azziz ran interference...

Vickers ready to race again after undergoing heart surgery

...back on the racetrack and prove to everyone he still has what it takes to win Sprint Cup races following emergency open heart surgery in December."Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated," Vickers said Tuesday during NASCAR's annual...

Faces of Survival: Dianne Waller

...Within 10 months of the lumpectomy she had pericarditis, radiation pneumonitis, kidney stones and ultimately had open heart surgery."It was an adventure," she said.In 2010, she got skin cancer. Her dermatologist was surprised when Waller...

Teen killed by vehicle remembered by family, friends

...medicine and cooked for her when she wasn't feeling well.When Collins had her feet amputated in 2007 and later had open heart surgery in 2010, De'Monta took on a stronger role at home."That's why I'm trying not to cry, because Monta would...

Hospital lawyers: Haley's veto of Certificate of Need funding didn't nix law requiring process

...fundraiser for Lexington Medical Center, which spent nearly a decade fighting with DHEC over whether it could do open-heart surgery before reaching a compromise with another Columbia-area hospital.