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US HHS secretary recovering from painful intestinal condition

00:27  18 april  2018
00:27  18 april  2018 Source:   ap.org

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokeswoman says health secretary Alex Azar is recovering at home in Indianapolis after his second hospitalization in less than a week for treatment of a painful bowel condition . Health and Human Services spokeswoman Caitlin Oakley said in a statement Friday

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AP Photo: FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks at the National Governor Association 2018 winter meeting in Washington. Azar is recovering from a painful intestinal condition and will be reducing some work activities for the time being, a Health and Human Services official said Tuesday, April 17. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) © AP Photo FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks at the National Governor Association 2018 winter meeting in Washington. Azar is recovering from a painful intestinal condition and will be reducing some work activities for the time being, a Health and Human Services official said Tuesday, April 17. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S health secretary Alex Azar is recovering from a painful intestinal condition and will be reducing some work activities for the time being, a Health and Human Services official said Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokeswoman says health secretary Alex Azar is recovering at home in Indianapolis after his second hospitalization in less than a week for treatment of a painful bowel condition . Health and Human Services spokeswoman Caitlin Oakley said in a statement Friday

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar (Photo: Department of Health and Human Services ). WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokeswoman says health secretary Alex Azar is recovering at home in Indianapolis after his second hospitalization in less than a week for treatment of a painful

Azar, who was hospitalized briefly over the weekend, has been diagnosed with diverticulitis, the official said.

That's an inflammation or infection of small pouches that bulge outward through the colon. Such pouches — called diverticula — are common among older adults. They often don't produce any symptoms unless they become inflamed or infected. Azar is 50.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity, saying HHS is trying to balance a private medical matter with the public's right to know.

Azar has been working from home and participating in meetings by phone, but he's scaling back public appearances for now. He won't attend a Senate budget hearing scheduled for Thursday.

It's Azar's first bout of diverticulitis, said the official. Treatment can include antibiotics, pain relievers, and a change in diet.

Azar is a former pharmaceutical company and government executive, who was tapped by President Donald Trump as his second health secretary and charged with devising a strategy to reduce prescription drug costs.

Separately, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was also hospitalized because of diverticulitis over the weekend. McCain's case required surgery. The senator has been undergoing treatment for brain cancer.

McCain at Home Recovering From Another Surgery .
Sen. John McCain has been discharged from the hospital and spent time at his ranch in Arizona last night, according to a tweet from his wife, Cindy.Last Sunday, McCain, 81, was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix and underwent surgery to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis, his office announced in a press release last week. He emerged from the operation in stable condition.

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