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Giffords moves from ventilator to breathing tube

TUCSON, Arizona - Doctors performed a tracheotomy on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday, inserting a breathing tube through a hole in her neck and removing her from a ventilator, hospital officials said. It was the first time Giffords was removed from the ventilator since last Saturday, when she arrived at University Medical Center after a…

Giffords making “spontaneous movements,” doctor says

TUCSON (Reuters) – Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, gravely injured in a shooting rampage, is “making more spontaneous movements” and is able to feel her bullet wounds with her hands, a doctor treating her said on Wednesday. Giffords was shot through the head by a gunman who raked a meeting with semi-automatic…