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Broken Bones

How I Whizzed Through Three Airports in Wheelchairs

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.19.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Let me tell you a funny story - not funny as in ha ha lol, but hilarious in happenstances and implications. Last week in Paris, on the day-before-last of my stay there before flying to the States, I broke my big left toe with the heavy metal and glass door of my Parisian building.

Marijuana Ingredient Can Help Heal Broken Bones, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Scientists in Israel are exploring another medical use for marijuana: Their research indicates that a compound in the plant helps heal bone fractures....

The Secret of the Hairy Leg

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 07.02.2016 | Women
Elaine Ambrose

I was 12 when my mother sat beside me, nervously cleared her throat, and gave this serious admonishment: I was never to shave my legs. I solemnly nodded but neglected to mention that I secretly had been shaving for more than a year.

Saying Thanks To The Girl Who Broke My Leg

Abigail Cuffey | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Abigail Cuffey

The long-term effects of my injury remain to be seen, but for now, my rod reminds me that it's a privilege and a gift to be able to move freely.

How To Break A Toe In One Easy Step

Roz Warren | Posted 10.18.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

When friends and family consoled me with their own Toe Break Tales, I learned that there are more ways to break a toe than you could possibly imagine. Intrigued, I turned to my Facebook friends.

WATCH: Rapping Army Medic Busts A Rhyme To Teach Little Girl How To Take Care Of Her Cast

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.21.2014 | Good News

Getting a cast for a broken bone is no fun -- unless you happen to be as lucky as this little girl and there's a medical professional on hand who's al...

My Most Terrifying Moment As The Mother Of Boys

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 07.14.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

My grown son called to tell me he bought a scooter. He lives in the city and has a job that requires on site appointments in multiple locations throughout the work day. Traffic in the city is impenetrable. He explained that a scooter allowed him to navigate the streets, park with ease and escape the costs of commuting. I haven't been able to draw a solid breath since.

The Fall... and the Rise After

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Tarun Sakhrani

The surgery and downtime also made me think about and appreciate everything that I have. I have to be thankful for a lot in life, and sadly sometimes it is the most adverse situations that make you realize that -- but better late than never, I guess.

Girl Breaks Arm In Fall, School Doesn't Call 911

Posted 09.22.2012 | Education

The mother of a 9-year-old Massachusetts girl is fuming after Veterans Memorial School personnel failed to call 911 following her daughter’s fall fr...

Catherine Pearson

Rheumatoid Arthritis Tied To Increased Risk Of Broken Bones In Young Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Healthy Living

Research has tied rheumatoid arthritis -- the autoimmune disease that can cause debilitating swelling of the joints -- with increased risk of osteopor...

The Inauguration: Greetings from the Mob

Alexander Trowbridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Trowbridge

In this historic inauguration, seating is so much on the mind. Some people arrived at the gates just as the last of the guests at the pre-inaugural balls stumbled back in the opposite direction.

"Injectable Bone": UK Scientists Develop Material That Can Be Squirted Directly Into Broken Bones

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A material that can be squirted into broken bones where it hardens within minutes, has been developed by UK scientists. The toothpaste-like substance...