When Alfredo Iglesias dove along the coast of Playa de Carmen resort in Mexico where he and his wife, Michelle, were spending their honeymoon in 2008, he didn’t realize that the water was only thigh-high. His neck snapped. He was paralyzed from the neck down and airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital from Cozumel.
Q. I help an elderly neighbor who is legally blind but incredibly sharp. The problem is his house. It’s not very tidy and he’s managed to accumulate an abundance of stuff over the years. He needs someone to help him clean it out, but as you can imagine he’s not very trusting of strangers. I can help but I know the job is too big for me to do by myself... Is there some sort of service that can help with this? Thanks in advance.
Q: My 17-year-old son played football last week and dislocated his left shoulder. It had to be put back in place in the emergency room, and he was given a sling. The doctor said that he will be in a sling for about three weeks and then start rehabilitation. He also said there is a good chance that the shoulder could pop out again and that surgery may be an option. He said my son is out for the remainder of the football season. Are there any other options?
Q: I’m about to have a facelift and my surgeon has strongly encouraged me not to smoke. I am addicted to smoking and I don’t want to stop. Do you really think it’s important for me to stop smoking prior to surgery?
Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.
Officials in three states have enacted 21-day quarantines for any travelers arriving back in the United States after having contact with Ebola patients in West Africa. But they've said little about exactly how they'll enforce such strict rules.
Texas' cancer-fighting agency announced it will start investing a larger part of its $300 million yearly budget toward finding cures for rare and hard-to-treat cancers that are often overlooked by the private sector.