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Stunning Photos Of Women With Disabilities Showcase Their Beauty And Strength

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.14.2014 | Good News

This breakthrough photo exhibit is challenging us to look at people with physical disabilities in a different light. Wendy Crawford -- a woman who ...

14 People Who Lost Limbs But Not Their Sense Of Humor

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.11.2014 | Comedy

For those of us who have never lost a limb, it's impossible to really understand the type of physical and emotional trauma it might inflict on a perso...

Using 3D Printing And Design To Change The Way We Look At Disability

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The technology involved in creating artificial limbs has come a long way in the last few decades. We have now witnessed a paralyzed man kick a soccer ...

Boston Business Rehabilitates Survivors Of Marathon Bombing

AP | BRIDGET MURPHY | Posted 11.06.2013 | Small Business

BOSTON -- BOSTON (AP) — When amputees take their first steps on artificial legs, that moment of triumph can be tinged with a sudden sense of disappo...

DARPA's New Robotic Limb Will Let Amputees Feel Again

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology

Mind-controlled robotic limbs have, in some form, existed for a while: As early as 2010, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency funded testing ...

In Support of Limb Loss Awareness Month

Domenick Scudera | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
Domenick Scudera

April is Limb Loss Awareness Month. Our nation has become all too aware of limb loss this April as a result of the Boston bombings. I am not an amputee myself, but I share a connection with the amputee community because of my dogs, both of whom are missing limbs and are certified therapy dogs.

Photographer Who Lost Leg In Blast Has Message Of Hope For Boston Bombing Victims

AP | EMILIO MORENATTI | Posted 06.23.2013 | World

BARCELONA, Spain -- In the first horrific moments after the Boston bombing, with smoke still billowing around the wounded, I know what is going throug...

WATCH: Researchers Create Creepy 'Phantom' Sensation

Posted 04.13.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/12/2013 02:41 PM EDT on LiveScience Amputees often suffer from a phenomenon known as phant...

David Wood

War's Grim Toll: Among More Than 50,000 Combat Wounded, 1,500 Amputees

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 11.08.2012 | World

According to new data released Wednesday, more than 1,500 Americans have lost a leg or arm in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan, and hundreds have suffere...

Newlyweds Use Honeymoon Savings To Save Dog

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.10.2012 | Money

What doesn't happen in Las Vegas is actually what matters most. And for this British couple that meant giving up their Sin City honeymoon to save thei...

David Wood

Pentagon Denies Help For Afghan War Wounded With Genital Loss

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- For the growing number of soldiers and Marines whose genitals are damaged or destroyed by blasts from improvised explosive devices while...

TEDxStanford Opens Its Doors Today With Free Live Streaming

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact
Esther Wojcicki

In just two short years, Krista Donaldson and her team at D-Rev have changed the lives of over 3,500 people in India. Donaldson is one of 21 outstanding speakers at TEDxStanford that you can watch live on LiveStreaming today.

David Wood

Afghan War Casualties Remain High and Increasingly Severe

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Despite official assertions of progress in Afghanistan, American battle casualties remain stubbornly high, and the severity of the physi...

Kia Makarechi

Inspiring Disabled Veterans To Run

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.14.2012 | Impact

Dr. Dick Traum has competed in multiple marathons, run with former President Bill Clinton and inspired thousands to lead more active lifestyles -- and...

David Wood

Afghanistan War's Enduring Legacy: A Surge In U.S. Troops Suffering Double And Triple Amputations

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 07.30.2011 | World

American soldiers and Marines walking combat patrols in Afghanistan have suffered a surge of gruesome injuries, losing one or both legs and often thei...

Amputations Increase With Surge In Afghanistan

USA Today | Gregg Zoroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The number of U.S. soldiers who have suffered amputations in Afghanistan has increased sharply over last year as more troops move into Taliban territo...

Don't Overlook People With Disabilities in Haiti

Dale Buscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dale Buscher

The emergency response and reconstruction efforts in Haiti are opportunities to amend past neglect and discrimination, and assist persons with disabilities to live richer, more dignified lives.

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 ...