Health Highlights: July 17, 2013

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He couldn't remember that he was born in Florida or that he served in the U.S. Navy. He couldn't explain why he had five tennis rackets in his hotel room and didn't recognize photos of himself or other people with him in photos.

On top of all that, he didn't speak a word of English. He said his name was Johan Ek and that he was from Sweden. Today, the man says he has accepted the name Michael Boatwright, but only because doctors told him he should. He said he still feels like Johan Ek from Sweden but can't explain why, CNN reported.


Randy Travis Recovering From Surgery After Stroke

Country music musician Randy Travis is showing progress in his recovery from surgery after suffering a stroke, according to his doctors.

They said the 54-year-old singer, who was awake and interacting with family and friends Monday, remains in critical condition and on a ventilator, but was taken off a heart pump and is breathing spontaneously, the Associated Press reported.

Travis' breathing support is gradually being reduced and he has started the early phases of physical therapy, the doctors said in a news release and video.

The doctors also said the singer will stay at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in Texas for two or three more weeks before he's transferred to another facility to undergo intense physical therapy, the AP reported.

It will take months for Travis to recover from the stroke, doctors noted.

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