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¢ Patients who undergo surgeries to prevent heart attacks and strokes significantly increase their chances of death or stroke, according to a [study][1] published by a KU researcher."The benefit of this combined procedure is controversial," said study author Richard M. Dubinsky, MD, MPH, with the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. "Given this significant increase in postoperative stroke and death, a randomized clinical trial of the combined surgery is needed to determine the benefit, if any, compared to performing the operations in separate hospitalizations."¢ A columnist with the [The Oregonian][2] says C.J. Giles' transfer to Oregon State University makes the team look desperate. Giles, you'll remember, was kicked off the KU men's basketball team earlier this year.Strength. Size. Potential. It's difficult to tell what Oregon State fell in love with first when it comes to its newest basketball recruit, C.J. Giles.__He's 6-foot-11, 240 pounds, and looks terrific in a uniform. If you believe what you read in police reports, Giles is strong and agile enough to drag a young woman off a bed, and across the carpet, kicking and screaming down a dormitory hallway, where he then reportedly punched her in the head. [1]: http://www.huliq.com/6398/risk-of-death-increases-with-heart-and-stroke-prevention-surgery [2]: http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/sports/1168746910307170.xml&coll=7

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