Friday News Feed: April 19, 2013

Surviving the Boston Marathon Tragedy

Lee Ann and Nicholas Yanni were both injured by the explosions that rocked the 2013 Boston Marathon. Lee Ann suffered an open fibular fracture and a ruptured eardrum, while Nicholas experienced temporary hearing loss. They join "The Doctors" via phone...

Friday News Feed: April 19, 2013

Stay up to date on the latest health headlines and learn how they could be affecting you. Do scare tactics help reduce teen pregnancy? See a new campaign that’s sparking controversy. Plus, why heartburn medicine may be bad for your health.

Do Scare Tactics Discourage Teen Sex?

A controversial ad campaign created by New York City’s Human Resources Administration is using scare tactics in hopes of reducing the number of teen pregnancies in the city. Teenage audience members weigh in on the efficacy of the ads.

Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

On April 17, 2013 a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas demolished the factory and leveled buildings for blocks in all directions. The blast resulted in a widescale evacuation in the community of 2,600 people, due to toxic fumes...

Responding to Mass Casualty Events

Dr. Parveen Parmar of Brigham and Women’s Hospital explains how the emergency department responded to being flooded with injured people from the 2013 Boston Marathon explosions. Plus, E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork explains the color coding system...

Shocking Pregnancy Photo

An expectant mother in Britain captured the world’s attention when she claimed that her baby’s face was visible in her belly bump. See the photo in question and find out whether the mother’s assertion was authentic, or simply an optical illusion.

Tortle Device for Flat Head Syndrome

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); however, due to infants’ soft, developing skulls, they are prone to another condition called positional...

Aftermath of a Chemical Explosion

On April 17, 2013 a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas demolished the factory and leveled buildings for blocks in all directions. The blast resulted in a widescale evacuation in the community of 2,600 people, due to toxic fumes...