The Doctors: Paralyzed After Backbend + Jamie Kennedy ‘Heartbeat’

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The Doctors April 27 2016 Recap

A family shared their devastating story with The Doctors, as they explained how their daughter went from super active to wheelchair-bound, because of an innocent backbend. Then, Jamie Kennedy discussed playing a doctor in the new show Heartbeat inspired by Dr Kathy Magliato, a pioneer in the world of heart surgery.

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Drs: Punishment Or Endangerment + Botched Surgery On Vacation

The Doctors: Paralyzed After Backbend + Jamie Kennedy 'Heartbeat'

How could an innocent backbend, performed all the time by children, lead to devastating permanent paralysis? (rickmccharles / Flickr)

After a mom was stopped by police for forcing her kids to walk on a busy highway while she watched from her inside her car, The Doctors discussed the line between punishment and child endangerment. Then, one man opened up about an emergency surgery he had to undergo while on a work vacation in the Bahamas, and how it quickly turned into a nightmare.

–> Drs: Punishment Or Endangerment + Botched Surgery On Vacation

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Drs: Jamie Kennedy ‘Heartbeat’ & Dr Kathy Magliato Heart Surgery

Jamie Kennedy then opened up about his new role as a doctor in Heartbeat, about Dr Kathy Magliato. Dr Kathy is one of just a small number of female cardio-thoracic surgeons making waves in a male-dominated industry.

–> Drs: Jamie Kennedy ‘Heartbeat’ & Dr Kathy Magliato Heart Surgery

The Drs: Girl Paralyzed After Backbend + Spinal Cord Contusion

The Doctors then heard from a family who’s lives were changed after one simple, seemingly innocent backbend. How can a movement, so common among children, have led to a devastating injury?

–> The Drs: Girl Paralyzed After Backbend + Spinal Cord Contusion

The Drs: Quit Smoking Benefits + Protect Workers From Zika Virus

In case you haven’t heard enough reasons to quit smoking, The Doctors shared even more. They heard from a man who finally found a way to quit smoking, and how he feels about the new Truth Campaign hoping to encourage kids to either quit smoking or avoid starting in the first place. Then, the CDC has issued new recommendations for protecting workers from the zika virus while working outside.

–> The Drs: Quit Smoking Benefits + Protect Workers From Zika Virus

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