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Amputations

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

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.25.2013 | Books
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...

Man's Penis Unnecessarily Amputated By Surgeon, Lawsuit Claims

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 10.17.2011 | Healthy Living

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. — The dispute between a Kentucky man and a surgeon over the necessity of amputating the patient's penis during surgery in 2008 ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Iran Amputates ANOTHER Thief's Hand in Harsh Public Display

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian authorities have amputated the hand of a convicted thief in front of other prisoners, state radio reported Sunday, in a p...

Amputee Kiera Brinkley Overcomes Obstacles To Become Dancer

AP | ABBY HAIGHT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PORTLAND, Ore. — Kiera Brinkley doesn't mind curious children, and mostly brushes off the stares of adults. Every once in awhile, someone will ...

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...

UN Ratifies Ban On Cluster Bombs: US Still Has Not Signed

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Tuesday that the international convention banning cluster bombs has received the 30 rat...

Veterans Advocates Worried About Care For Troops Wounded In Afghan Surge

McClatchy | David Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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 | World
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?