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Virtual Reality Games Could Reduce Phantom Pain From Amputations

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.09.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Virtual reality games designed for amputees to experience movement in missing limbs might help reduce painful sensations from the a...

The Harsh Reality of Diabetes

Brittany Gilleland | Posted 04.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Brittany Gilleland

John was a godsend. A wake-up call, shall you say. This is what could happen if I don't take care of myself.

What You Can Learn From a Double Amputee

James Calder | Posted 03.05.2017 | Healthy Living
James Calder

If patients knew the stats and figures surrounding advanced wounds they would never ignore them and would seek treatment right away. However, it is important to remember that it is not the patient's fault. It is extremely hard to get someone to care about an issue until it crashes into a daily reality. We must do more as a healthcare community to educate the masses.

How Would Jesus Read the Difficult Verses of the Qur'an?

John Barton | Posted 02.08.2017 | Religion
John Barton

Fairness toward our Muslim neighbors requires fair treatment of the Qur'an, including its difficult passages. This can be done by considering mainstream Muslim interpretations and exploring context.

A Caregiving Story That Truly Defines 'In Sickness And In Health'

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

When couples say their wedding vows, many of them promise to be faithful to each other through sickness and health. When Betty and Richey Coffey married in 1964 there was no way they could have foreseen the physical and emotional challenges they would endure for the next 50 years.

My Two-Legged Dog's Journey From Egypt to New York to Kansas to a College Town in Pennsylvania

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Lucky is more than a dog; he is a symbol. For some, he is a symbol of resilience and perseverance, a canine "It Gets Better" story. For others, he is an affirmation of life and hope. To me, he is the best of what it means to be a dog: remaining positive, living in the moment, providing unconditional love.

Why Are Animals With Prosthetics Upworthy When People Aren't?

Liz Jackson | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Liz Jackson

Have you ever noticed how quick we are to celebrate animals with prosthetics when there are so few Upworthy photos and videos of humans in the same situation? I decided to turn to two of my most animal-loving friends to get their thoughts.

Boston Bombing Survivor Writes Hilarious Break-Up Note To Leg Before Amputation

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.14.2014 | Good News

This Boston bombing survivor faces some of her toughest obstacles with her head held high and a smile on her face. Rebekah DiMartino, 27, of Richm...

A New Beginning for Amputees and the Visually Impaired in South America

Jeff Peterson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Jeff Peterson

I have never done anything like this in my life. On a whim, I decided to defer my MD/PhD program to volunteer in Bolivia. I was hoping to make at least a small difference in someone's life.

When This Guy Had To Get His Foot Amputated, He Chose To Have The Best Attitude Ever

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact

How would you react knowing your left foot would soon be amputated? Anxious? Panicked? Mortified? Joe, aka Reddit user rightfooted, felt none of t...

11-Year-Old Happy With Radical Amputation Surgery

Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Last summer, Bailey Moody, 11, had to make a tough decision. The aspiring athlete was facing an aggressive and rare form of bone cancer called osteosa...

WATCH: This Is The Coolest Thing We've Seen All Week

Posted 07.02.2013 | Women

A woman built herself a prosthetic foot -- out of LEGO pieces. Christina Stephens, an occupational therapist and clinical researcher, underwent amp...

REVEALED: New Clues In Limb Regeneration Puzzle

natureheader | Posted 06.13.2013 | Science

By Ed Yong If a salamander loses its leg, it can grow a new one. Humans and other mammals are not so fortunate, but we can regenerate the tips of o...

This Is Wound Care, the Coolest Specialty in Health Care

James Calder | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
James Calder

My hope is that over time all of those "eww gross" looks will add up to people who will be better informed if a family member or friend develops a non-healing wound.

Couple Gets The Bubonic Plague, Husband Slips Into Coma For Nearly 90 Days | Posted 03.25.2013 | Weird News

On a trip to Manhattan, New Mexico couple Lucinda Marker and John Tull fell ill with what turned out to be the bubonic plague. In what was the first c...

You Know, Should You Ever Need To Amputate Something

Posted 11.15.2012 | Comedy

This was posted to reddit a year ago, but we just caught it via Dangerous Minds today. At the risk of the dreaded, "OLD" comment, we're posting it now...

'Grey's Anatomy': Arizona Lashes Out Over Amputated Leg

Posted 10.19.2012 | TV

Arizona is struggling to move on after Callie made the decision to amputate her leg. She feels betrayed by her wife, but Callie felt it was either the...

Farm Accidents More Likely To Require Amputation Than Any Other Field

Posted 07.20.2012 | Home

Farmers who are injured on the job require amputation 11 percent of the time, two and a half times more likely than in any other field. Now, findin...

Alice Hines

Bankruptcy Hurls Amputated Finger Lawsuits Into Limbo | Alice Hines | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

Kalyani Spieckerman was only 15 months old when she had the tip of her right ring finger amputated by her stroller while her parents were visiting Bos...

BLOOD SPORT: Golfer Impaled With Club In Fight Over Playing Slowly

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.07.2012 | Weird News

A Texas man was impaled with a golf club, allegedly because one group at a Fort Worth golf course was playing too slowly. Clay Carpenter, 48, suffe...

David Lohr

Pennsylvania Man Cuts Off Arm, Hand In Botched Suicide Attempt | David Lohr | Posted 12.18.2011 | Crime

A Pennsylvania man who cut off his arm and hand was trying to take his life, according to police in Philadelphia. "It was an attempted suicide," Ph...

Why Did The FDA Neglect Graphic Smoking-Related Foot Amputation Warning?

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 08.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

The Surgeon General's message is clear: "smoking kills." But smoking not only kills. It also results in foot and lower extremity limb loss due to Peripheral Arterial Disease.

Medical Malpractice: The Rights of the Harmed

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

The ability to bring your grievances to a jury of your peers faces a very real challenge, as corporations and politicians seek to take away this critical right.

UPDATE: Pro Wrestler Secures Prosthetic For Girl, 9, Who Lost Leg To Save Sister

Posted 07.31.2011 | Impact

UPDATE: After hearing her story, the community has reached out to help Anaiah Rucker. Georgia-based Langdon Athletics informed pro wrestler Steve ...

5 Diabetes Truths You Must Know

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Riva Greenberg

Diabetes myths abound, so my gift to you this holiday season are five diabetes truths you must know.