February 17, 2002 |
Olympic wrestling champion Rulon Gardner was listed in fair condition yesterday after surviving a frigid night in Wyoming's backcountry. Family members said Gardner was being treated for frostbite. It was unclear how long he would remain hospitalized at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Temperatures Thursday night dipped to 20 degrees below zero in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, where Gardner got stuck in deep snow while snowmobiling with three friends.
January 15, 1994 |
Brace yourself for a weekend blast of the kind of air that Adm. Robert E. Peary found when he trekked to the North Pole in 1909. Siberian cold. Yukon cold. Dogsled and mukluks cold. According to forecasters, the jet stream has moved to a north-south flow, allowing air from the Arctic circle to reach us. Accu-Weather's Ken Reeves said temperatures were expected to dip into the single digits today and tomorrow, and to zero tonight. He said temperatures might even go to 4 or 5 degress below zero tonight in some of the northern and western suburbs.
January 10, 1996 |
The Atlantic Ten Conference game between No. 1-ranked Massachusetts and St. Joseph's, which was scheduled to be played last night at St. Joseph's, was postponed until tonight. Tip-off is 7. The Minutemen (12-0, 1-0) were to fly into Philadelphia from Hartford last night. UMass coach John Calipari had ruled out getting his team to the game by bus or train. St. Joseph's (4-4, 0-0) had a 9 1/2-hour bus ride Monday returning from Blacksburg, Va., where the game with Virginia Tech was postponed on Sunday by several feet of snow.
December 16, 2012
Maurice Herzog, 93, the first man to climb a 26,5454-foot Himalayan peak despite losing all his fingers and toes to frostbite, died Friday. The mountaineer, who went on to scale the heights of French politics, became a household name after his 1950 Annapurna climb. A statement from the Elysee Presidential Palace said he died in France, but it gave no further details. He had lived just outside Paris. A photograph of Mr. Herzog waving a French tricolor atop the peak in Nepal captured a seminal moment before the grueling descent, during which subzero conditions led to the amputation of all his fingers and toes.
May 14, 1986 |
Joggers might be interested in a new hazard that has been discovered by a physician. It's not as common as the heart attacks, torn ligaments, broken ankles, dog bites, muggings, and other jogging risks we hear about. But it is something that joggers might give some thought to avoiding, since it can be painful and debilitating. The physician, Dr. Melvin Hershkowitz of Jersey City, writes about the hazard in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Hershkowitz, a jogger, was the victim.
February 26, 2013
Frostbite forces explorer to stop LONDON - British explorer Ranulph Fiennes on Monday pulled out of an expedition to cross Antarctica after developing frostbite - a bitter disappointment for an adventurer who had spent years preparing for one of the last great polar challenges. Fiennes, 68, and his five-member team had hoped to traverse nearly 2,500 miles in a place where temperatures often dip as low as minus 70 Celsius (minus 94 F). The expedition, dubbed "The Coldest Journey," will continue without him. Fiennes, who has been going where others fear to tread for decades and in 2009 became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, already is missing parts of his fingers on his left hand because of frostbite suffered a decade ago on a North Pole expedition.
December 4, 1991 |
Joseph James Cicippio was held in chains on a partially open balcony during two Beirut winters and suffered permanent frostbite damage to his hands and feet, his U.S. doctor said at a medical briefing yesterday. The frostbite damage, which has caused him persistent skin problems, means that for the rest of his life he can expect to experience a burning sensation whenever the temperature falls below 50 degrees. The 61-year-old accountant also suffers occasional spells of lightheadedness, which are believed to stem from his abduction on Sept.
January 27, 1986 |
Is the cotton there to keep pills fresh? That's what some of us wonder when we open a new bottle of aspirin or vitamin pills. Well, wonder no more. According to Dr. Steven Aron, medical director of Glenbrook Laboratories, makers of Bayer aspirin, cotton is used only to keep the pills from rattling around and breaking before you get them home. Plus, once you remove it, it might become contaminated with the microorganisms we carry around on our fingers, and should be discarded. FLAKY ADVICE "As kids, my brother and I had the worst dandruff," says Alfred Colella of Brooklyn, N.Y. "A friend advised us to apply warm peanut oil to the scalp, rub in the juice of a fresh lemon, then shampoo.
March 12, 2003
It's a story of survival and heartbreak, of endurance against the odds and mortality against all hopes. Like so much lately, it tears you in two directions at once. But the great thing - and what we all need - is that, despite the loss and suffering, life wins. It began with a family trip, a flight taken by the Ferrises - Ronald and Tayne Ferris, and their sons Shawn, Kyle, Jordan, Ryan and Tyler - in their single-engine Piper Cherokee from Lakeland, Fla., to their home in New Hampshire.
August 25, 2011 |
Blistered and scarred, American sprinter Justin Gatlin arrived in South Korea for the world championships with frostbite on both feet. The 2004 Olympic champion, who last year made his return to competition after serving a 4-year doping ban, said yesterday he got frostbite about 2 weeks ago after going into a cryogenic chamber with wet socks. He didn't lose any toes and will still run in Daegu, but his wounds are not completely healed. "You wake up at 9 o'clock in the morning in Orlando and it's already 90 degrees," said Gatlin, 29, who lives and trains in Florida.