January 9, 2015 |
ON YESTERDAY'S Preston and Steve show, longtime WMMR morning host Steve Morrison revealed that he had undergone surgery for prostate cancer. Morrison, who missed only three days of work after robotically having his prostate removed, is now cancer-free. "Four or five hours after the surgery, I was walking around," Morrison told me. "The next day I was doing 2 or 3 miles on the treadmill. " Morrison said he decided to go public with his diagnosis because he wanted to raise awareness for the simple tests that could catch prostate cancer in its early stages.
December 28, 2014 |
Richie Hartzel's friend meant no harm during the sleepover last January when he started rat-tailing a towel at the 13-year-old's back. But in that critical fraction of a second when what-ifs become what-nows, Richie turned to look over his shoulder. The tip of the towel snapped into his left eye, detonating in the cornea, the eye's outer layer, and ripping the iris that controls the amount of light that enters the eye. Richie's parents rushed over to drive him to the hospital and found that their son's entire eye had gone horrifyingly black.
December 24, 2014 |
I HAD THE Mutter Museum all wrong. And I'd bet a jar of human skin - which is apparently stored somewhere inside the museum and smells like Romano cheese - that I'm not alone. Ever since I moved to Philadelphia, the museum has always been a place that people have insisted was a must-see as they gleefully ticked off a long list of macabre displays: a two-headed baby floating in formaldehyde, the corpse of a woman called the "Soap Lady," diseased kidneys and livers and any number of anatomical medical oddities to make you go ewww . Gee, I thought, where do I sign up?
December 19, 2014 |
Trent Cole underwent surgery on his fractured left hand and will miss the game Saturday against the Washington Redskins, coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday. Cole had a plate inserted into his hand. His status for the Dec. 28 regular-season finale against the New York Giants remains undetermined. Brandon Graham will start in Cole's place at outside linebacker. Graham, a former first-round pick, has been a reserve for Cole and Connor Barwin throughout the season. Graham has 34 tackles and has matched a career high with 51/2 sacks this season while playing 39 percent of the defensive snaps.
November 26, 2014 |
Injuries have decimated the Eagles' inside linebacker corps since the summer, and they might be missing Emmanuel Acho on Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys. Acho injured his groin Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and was a limited participant Monday at practice. "Don't write Acho off as dead yet," coach Chip Kelly said. "We're going to go out there and see what he can do and then we'll figure it out as we get going here. " Acho told reporters he is hopeful that he can play.
November 16, 2014 |
MONTREAL - Shayne Gostisbehere's surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee could not have gone better, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said. Hextall said it was "only the ACL" that was affected. "Sometimes there are other elements involved, but there was nothing else," Hextall said before Saturday's game in Montreal. "The information was as good as we could have gotten. " Gostisbehere, 21, a heralded defensive prospect who played two games with the Flyers before being sent back to the AHL Phantoms, will probably resume playing in three to three and a half months, Hextall said.
November 10, 2014 |
Defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, who played two games earlier this season for the Flyers, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while competing Friday for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and will undergo surgery Thursday. He will be out indefinitely, according to Flyers general manager Ron Hextall. Gostisbehere appeared in Flyers wins over Detroit on Oct. 25 and the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 28, averaging more than 12 minutes each game. A third-round pick in 2012 who helped lead Union College to the NCAA title last season, Gostisbehere suffered the injury during the Phantoms' 3-2 win at Manchester.
November 6, 2014 |
Eagles guard Todd Herremans will undergo surgery to correct a torn biceps in his left arm and will be placed on season-ending injured reserve, an NFL source said Tuesday. Herremans' roster spot will be taken by guard Evan Mathis, who is coming off the injured reserve-designated return list on Wednesday. Matt Tobin, who had been filling in for Mathis at left guard, will start at right guard for Herremans, the source said. Herremans, 32, suffered the biceps injury late in the Cardinals game on Oct. 26. He played with a brace on his arm against the Texans on Sunday but left in the second half after injuring an ankle.
November 6, 2014 |
IT'S OFFICIAL - the 2013 Eagles offensive line, the bellweather of that NFC East championship team, will not play one game together in 2014. An NFL source said right guard Todd Herremans will have season-ending surgery Friday to fix the torn biceps in his left arm, 3 days before left guard Evan Mathis returns from his knee injury to play against Carolina. Mathis went down in the season opener, while right tackle Lane Johnson was serving a four-game suspension. Center Jason Kelce underwent abdominal surgery after the third game, returning Sunday.
November 6, 2014 |
Plaintiffs' lawyers and Howmedica Osteonics Corp., a medical-device maker, have reached a $1 billion-plus settlement over claims that Howmedica hip implants failed in thousands of patients, requiring costly and painful surgery to correct the problem. The settlement involved plaintiffs from around the country, but was fashioned in large measure in Philadelphia by former federal magistrate Diane Welsh, acting as a court-appointed mediator, and members of the plaintiffs' steering committee, including Thomas Anapol and Tobias Millrood, two Philadelphia-based personal-injury lawyers, along with company lawyers.