Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Hospitals Now 20 Percent Less Preachy

Two popular DP picks both got out hospitals yesterday. Let's go in age order.

Evangelist Billy Graham returned to his mountainside home Tuesday to continue his recovery from surgery to update a shunt that controls excess fluid on his brain, officials said. Graham, who underwent the elective surgery last Wednesday, is recovering well, and his physicians are pleased with his progress, said Mission Hospitals spokeswoman Merrell Gregory.

Dr. Ralph Loomis, Graham's neurosurgeon, said doctors will continue to calibrate the updated valve at Graham's home. The shunt was first installed in 2000 and drains fluid from Graham's brain through a small tube, relieving excess pressure that can cause symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease.
And now to someone who "just said no" to breaking a hip:
Former first lady Nancy Reagan was released Tuesday from a suburban Los Angeles, California, hospital after a fall over the weekend, according to Joanne Drake, chief of staff for the Reagan Foundation...

The 86-year-old Reagan was taken from her Bel-Air home to St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, on Sunday, where doctors determined she did not break a hip as feared, according to The Associated Press.

So two celebrities, close in age, both single, leave the hospital to "go home" the same day and no gossip blog wants to investigate this? If something ever comes to light, you heard it here first.


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