Holiday Love Story
Joe, a medically retired U.S. Army sergeant, has spent most of his adult life in service to his country. After an honorable discharge from the Marines, Joe re-enlisted more than a decade later in the Army National Guard and was sent to serve in Afghanistan.
While Joe was escorting a convoy through the country, the Humvee he was in ran over an improvised explosive device, and the resulting blast launched him 30 feet in the air.
Joe awoke in the hospital and discovered that his body had sustained serious injuries. He suffered numerous broken bones in his left leg, and his right leg had to be amputated. Six years after the incident, Joe now spends 80 percent of his time in a wheelchair. "The pain is often constant and severe," he says.
Joe's girlfriend, Nicole, says he still maintains his independence. "Joe's spirit is so contagious. He's super-athletic. He just doesn't quit, and that is very attractive to me," Nicole says. "Not to mention, I think he's gorgeous."
The Doctors surprise Joe and Nicole with early Christmas presents. Joe receives a state-of-the-art electric wheelchair and Nicole is treated to a holiday beauty makeover!
Lifestyle expert and radio host Moll Anderson is on hand to give two women enlisted in the Navy special holiday makeovers!
"I'm so excited to be here, because there is nothing more amazing than seeing a woman transform right before our eyes," Moll says.
Holiday Health Hazards!
From decorating accidents to foodborne illnesses, hospital emergency rooms see their fair share of folks whose holiday has taken a turn for the worse. The Doctors share four common holiday health hazards and give tips on how to avoid them this season.
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Avoiding the Holiday Bulge
The average American gains three to five pounds over the holidays! Military specialist Kevin and wife Kathryn, an executive producer's assistant with The Doctors, enjoy working out together and cooking fresh foods. They turn to The Doctors to help them make sure that holiday stress won't derail their healthy lifestyles.
Holiday Edition: Which is Worse?
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