Tag Archives: After

Mother, 53, claims her liposuction nearly killed her after a botched procedure abroad

Mother, 53, claims liposuction nearly killed her after a botched procedure abroad left her with rotting black flesh Beatrix Searles had liposuction on her abdomen, legs and back in Colombia  Just days later, Miss Searles claims the flesh around her midriff turned black Claims the clinic failed to dress her wounds, leaving them at risk… Read More »

‘God was there’: A year after landmark Canadian transplant, Maurice Desjardins is learning to live with another man’s face

 “Gun cleaner shoots self” — Ottawa Sun headline, Jan. 12, 2011   NOTRE-DAME-DE-LA-SALETTE, Que. — On the mantel inside the Desjardins house, which hugs Lac de l’Argile, a mountain lake about an hour’s drive northeast of Ottawa, there are no framed photos of Maurice Desjardins taken after what the family calls only “the accident.” There’s… Read More »

Gina McCarthy reflects on progress 50 years after Cuyahoga River fire

Fifty years ago, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River was so polluted that it caught fire, becoming a powerful symbol for a U.S. public increasingly concerned about the environmental damage around them. This year, the state of Ohio deemed the river clean enough that its fish are safe to eat. That remarkable turnaround is part of a broader… Read More »