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Biden to require walking boot after fracturing his ankle

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President-elect Joe Biden was reportedly injured while playing with this dog this weekend and will need to wear a walking boot for several weeks, his doctor said Sunday.

It was initially believed he had twisted his ankle but it was later confirmed by Dr. Kevin O’Connor, his personal physician, that Biden had fractured his right foot.

CT scans revealed small fractures to Biden’s lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones in the midsection of his right foot, said O’Connor.

“Follow up CT scan confirmed hairline fractures of President-elect Biden’s lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the mid-foot. It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks,” O’Connor said in a statement.

The fractures occurred Saturday while Biden was playing with his dog Major, one of the Bidens’ two German Shepherds.

President Donald Trump tweeted his best wishes for Biden’s recovery: “Get well soon!” 

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1333217873758654464

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FL bans puberty blockers, transgender surgery for minors

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Breaking Friday, Florida’s Board of Medicine and state Board of Osteopathic Medicine voted to ban puberty blockers and sex-reassignment surgery for minors in the state.

“The chief point of agreement among all of the experts — and I must emphasize this — is that there is a pressing need for additional, high-quality clinical research,” said the board of medicine’s chair, Dr. David A. Diamond, a radiation oncologist.

More than 70 percent of children with gender dysphoria “typically outgrow” it, City Journal reported earlier this year.

National Review reports:

The board of medicine voted 6-3, with five others not present, on Friday to forbid doctors from prescribing puberty blockers and hormones or performing surgeries until a patient is 18. Exceptions will be made for children who are already receiving the treatment.

The Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine also voted to ban the use of puberty blockers and sex-reassignment surgery in new patients who are minors but allowed an exception for children enrolled in clinical studies.

Florida is also one of at least nine states that prohibits Medicaid coverage of gender-transition services.

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