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Giffords following some commands

It is still very early in the recovery of Representative Gabrielle Giffords.

From TPM:

A doctor said Sunday that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was “able to communicate with us this morning” by following simple commands.

Doctors issued an update on the condition of Giffords on Sunday morning at the hospital in Arizona where Giffords is being held following the shooting incident at a town hall meeting Giffords was holding yesterday.

“We are very encouraged by that,” Dr. Michael Lemole, Jr., the chief of neurosurgery at the University Medical Center in Tuscon, told reporters. “I am cautiously optimistic.”

Also speaking was Peter Rhee, the medical director of University Medical Center’s Trauma and Critical Care.

“Brain swelling is really the biggest threat at this point,” said one doctor.

The doctor confirmed that Giffords is now in a medical coma. When she entered the medical center yesterday, bleeding was not severe, one doctor said.

Where’s the Outrage? Podcast 6-03-06

What a great show!!!! The Senate debates gay marriage.  Murtha continues to get smacked by the Right.  We discuss it all in our opening segment called Let’s Rewind.  We talk to a real American Hero, Dr. Michael Saag, director of the Center for AIDS Research at the University of Alabama – Birmingham.  Dr. Saag tells his story.  In the 80’s there was no therapy.  Nothing.  Today, there is treatment which prolongs life in the majority of patients.  He also discusses his very rewarding experience in Africa.