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New York City Sanitation Truck (file / credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Sanitation Worker Almost Loses Leg In Early Morning Accident

The victim was pinned between the two vehicles and suffered a broken right leg and arm, his left leg was crushed above knee and nearly required amputation. The 27-year-old man was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was stabilized.

06/01/2013

Former Marine Keith Zeier suits up in mountain-climbing gear (credit: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: Iraq War Amputee Survives After Getting Caught In Avalanche

Due to his injuries from the fall, Keith Zeier is temporarily unable to wear his prosthetic leg because he says his stump is too swollen.

01/30/2013

Portion Control Campaign (credit: NYC Health Dept.)

Bloomberg Defends New Anti-Obesity Campaign: ‘Do You Wanna Have People Lose Their Legs?’

The New York City health department has declared war on oversized restaurant portions, going after the food industry in a subway ad campaign.

01/10/2012

Dugan Smith

Doctors Save Boy And His Foot From Bone Cancer By Reattaching It Backwards

After doctors discovered a malignant tumor on his thigh bone, Dugan Smith underwent a rare and remarkable procedure.

05/13/2011