Compartment Syndrome News
How an Apple Watch May Have Saved a Teen's Life
A high school senior from Cape Cod, Mass., credits his Apple Watch with saving his life after he fell ill at football practice. In early September, Paul Houle Jr., 17, bought himself an Apple Watch with his hard-earned money from his summer job, he told ABC News. A few days later, on Sept. 8, Paul
Fashion Victim's Skinny Jeans Led to Dangerous Compartment Syndrome and Nerve Damage
Doctors are warning potential fashion “victims” to beware of their skinny jeans after one woman suffered muscle and nerve damage from a too tight pair of pants. The unidentified 35-year-old woman was wearing “skinny jeans” when she showed up at hospital with ankle weakness and swelling in her lower
Former Miami Dolphin Player Remains in Hospital After Falling from Boat off Florida Coast
A former NFL player remains in the hospital today after he fell off a boat and swam about nine miles to the Florida shore, his wife said. Robert Konrad, who played for the Dolphins from 1999 to 2004, was fishing offshore when he fell from his boat as he was trying to reel in a fish Wednesday night
Runner Takes on NYC Marathon After Nearly Losing His Leg
Among the thousands of runners in the 2014 New York Marathon aiming to break personal or even world records, one runner will simply be happy to cross the finish line on his own two feet. Ken Dunbar, 33, nearly lost his right leg three years ago after an accident during a soccer game. A rare
Iowa Storm Chaser Survives Lightning Strike
Denny Murphy and his son Derrick were filming a storm when a bolt of lightning struck.
George faces long road to recovery
Team USA Basketball and the Indiana Pacers suffered a serious blow when All-Star small forward/shooting guard Paul George suffered a gruesome right lower leg fracture 23 seconds into the fourth quarter of an intrasquad showcase game in Las Vegas. The game was suspended after the stoppage. The
6 Strange Things That Can Send You to the Hospital
Gesundheit! A sudden sneeze jostles your spine and ratchets up the pressure between your vertebrae 38 percent or more--enough to trigger some serious back injuries, indicates research from Germany. Sitting for long periods or bouts of heavy lifting can double or triple the amount of "spinal load"
Miles O'Brien Tells Story That Led to Amputated Arm
Journalist tells the story of how a simple bruise led to the loss of his arm.
PBS Correspondent Has Arm Amputated Following Accident
Two weeks ago, PBS science correspondent Miles O’Brien was on assignment in Japan and The Philippines when he dropped heavy case of equipment on his left forearm. He eventually ended up in surgery, where doctors told him they had to decide whether to take his "life or limb." O’Brien, 59, candidly