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  • Poor Californians much more likely to lose a limb to diabetes
    Poor Californians much more likely to lose a limb to diabetes
    Poverty can have a negative impact on one’s health in many ways. Now, a new UCLA study reports that poor individuals with diabetes up to 10 times likelier undergo an amputation of a toe, foot or leg than wealthier diabetics. Sadly, earlier...
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    Obama silent on Malaysia to execute non-Muslims according to Shari'a Law
    While on his whirlwind tour of the Far East, Barack Obama managed to find time to hammer the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, yet the Chief Executive has remained curiously silent when informed that his Malaysian hosts have every...
  • Diabetics faring better these days reports new study
    Diabetics faring better these days reports new study
    Diabetics are at increased for many medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, loss of vision, and peripheral artery disease that results in amputations. A new study has found that diabetes-related complications have decreased...
  • Syrian extremists tweet hand amputation
    Syrian extremists live-tweet thief's hand amputation, twitter account suspended
    Syrian extremists amputated a man’s hand and live-tweeted it, taking social media revulsions to a debauched level and forcing a suspension of the radical group’s twitter account.According to the Washington Post on Friday, the Islamic...
  • Treating peripheral artery disease can avoid amputation
    Treating peripheral artery disease can avoid amputation
    The statement, blocked arteries, usually conveys an image of a heart attack or stroke; however, arterial blockage can occur anywhere in the body, including the limbs, where it is known as peripheral artery disease (PAD). In order to obtain the...
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    Boston Marathon victim: Heather Abbott in good spirits after amputation
    The bombings that took place during the 117th running of the Boston Marathon left Bostonians and the nation stunned. The double blasts left three people dead, and more that 170 other injured. Sadly, a number of those injured had to have portions...
  • Wynonna Judd and Cactus Moser
    Wynonna Judd cancels tour dates after husband loses leg in accident
    Michael Scott "Cactus" Moser, Wynonna Judd's husband, was involved in a serious motorcycle accident this weekend. The accident resulted in the amputation of his left leg. According to Judd's website, Moser's leg was severed...
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    "Groin surgery" for Aimee Copeland
    During the early part of Aimee Copeland's hospitalization,repairs like skin grafts had very low priority. Much more important then was infection control, halting the swiftly necrotizing fasciitis, and stabilizing her major organs, all of which...
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    Surgeons close Aimee Copeland's wounds
    Skin is covering Georgia graduate student Aimee Copeland's whole body for the first time since her zip-line accident weeks ago. In an exclusive phone interview this afternoon, Ms. Copeland's father Andy said his daughter had two...
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    Aimee Copeland news: Alive, alert, and feisty
    Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old Georgia woman whose zip-line break started a cascade of negative consequences several weeks ago,is not just alive and conscious after her recent rounds of surgery."She’s cracking jokes, speaking frankly,...
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    Aimee Copeland: "She doesn’t have eyebrows"
    Replying to loving words from her father Andy--“Aimee, you are as priceless as the Mona Lisa”--a stalwart young woman in a Georgia hospital bed mouthed the words "I’m nothing like the Mona Lisa. She doesn’t have...
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    Flesh-eating bacteria not what's keeping Aimee Copeland in the hospital
    Aeromonas hydrophila, the bacterium that infected young Georgia grad student Aimee Copeland two weeks ago, probably isn't the reason she's still in the hospital.Yes, the deep, severe wound Ms. Copeland suffered when her zip line broke and...
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    Southeast German Shepherd Rescue continues to fight abuse against the helpless
    It's unbelievable, the cruel things people do to dogs and can still live with themselves. They must have no morals or conscience.The latest incident, two beautiful German Shepherds were found wandering as strays. They were taken to the local...
  • A woman demonstrates a bionic hand similar to that which Ms. Nicola Wilding wants if she can convince doctors to amputate her existing non-functioning hand.
    British woman wants hand amputated in favor of bionic limb
    Nicola Wilding, a 35-year-old housewife from Surrey, England whose right hand was paralyzed thirteen years ago from nerve injuries sustained in an automobile accident is trying to have her hand amputated and replaced with a bionic prosthetic limb,...
  • Peripheral artery disease impacts more women than men
    Peripheral artery disease impacts more women than men
    For decades, peripheral artery disease (PAD) has been felt to be a more common problem for men than women; however, a new study points to just the opposite. According to UCLA Health System, peripheral artery disease is the result of...