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Mercy Street - wounding and caring, and more wounding, and more caring during the American Civil War

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.14.2017 | Entertainment
Joseph Cooper

"Your dress is abominable, most abominable.... I do not wish my nurses to dress in that manner. These boys must be looking to their recuperation, no...

Remarkable Romance: Three-Legged Cat and Two-Legged Dog

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.25.2013 | Home
BJ Gallagher

Who doesn't love a sweet, inspiring love story? Who doesn't love cuddly cats and precious pups? And who doesn't love the happy surprise of inter-speci...

Mom Raises Funds For Prosthetics After Losing 4 Limbs To Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact

Cyndi Desjardins awoke from a four-week coma to find that she had lost her arms and legs, but not her fighting spirit. After contracting a rare fl...

Pain? What Pain?

Sam Sommers | Posted 10.08.2011 | Sports
Sam Sommers

The idea that there's a mental component to pain is hardly an unfamiliar one. But the more you learn about it, the full extent to which our experience with pain depends on situations is surprising.

Dave Jamieson

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: 'I Still Feel That Little Finger': Table Saw Victims Speak Out | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A consumers' advocacy group and a panel of table-saw victims called on government regulators and the power-tool industry Wednesday to en...

Toddler Loses Limbs When Infection Worsens During 5-Hour ER Wait: You Can Help

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

December, with all of its holiday spirit, shouldn't be a tough month for a 2-year-old. For Malyia Jeffers, however, it started with a feverish, fiv...

Jay Tew And His Team: Giving New Limbs To Haitian Amputees

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When the devastating earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, Jay Tew knew where he wanted to be -- helping earthquake survivors who had lost limbs find a ...

Hilbert Potter, Disabled Kentucky Veteran, Helps Other Amputees Learn To Walk Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After machine gun fire claimed Hilbert Potter's leg during Operation Desert Storm, he learned to walk again with the help of a prosthetic leg and a de...

Veterans Advocates Worried About Care For Troops Wounded In Afghan Surge

McClatchy | David Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- As the Obama administration ramps up the war in Afghanistan, veterans advocates say the government must develop a better plan to handle ...

A Call to Arms (and Legs) in the Civil War and in the Iraq War

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lapham's Quarterly

Since 2003, American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been losing limbs at twice the rate of any previous American war. More than six percent of injured US troops require amputation.

Kids Take Care Of Mom, Lisa Strong, Who Lost Her Arms, Legs (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the Strong family, it's the children who take care of their mother. Chloe and Jesse Strong are 10 and 11-years-old. They cook and clean. Chloe ...

Isn't Adequate Healthcare a Moral Issue?

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Byron Williams

Why don't we see the same fervor -- particularly emanating from the churches that seek to block gay marriage -- transferred, at least temporarily, to the 47 million Americans who must go without health care?