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The Mind Under Attack: Managing Your Emotions During Times of Crisis

The Mind Under Attack: Managing Your Emotions During Times of Crisis

EVERY MORNING, RICKY BARTLETT WAKES UP AND TURNS ON THE TELEVISION BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE. BUT IT’S NOT THE FLAT-SCREEN TV ON HIS LIVING ROOM WALL THAT GETS HIS ATTENTION—IT’S THE IMAGINARY ONE BROADCASTING IN HIS MIND. “What do you ...
Breaking the Boundaries of Extreme Limb Loss

Breaking the Boundaries of Extreme Limb Loss

“…95 percent of it does suck. I’m staring at the dirt. I’m not even able to go and talk to my friends and see the beautiful views unless I stop and sit down and look; but that 5 percent that ...
Got Odor?

Got Odor?

WHETHER YOU’RE A RECENT AMPUTEE or have been one all your life, the problem of liner odor, well—it stinks. After the many adjustments and recalibrations you’ve likely endured when acclimating to a prosthetic device, the pungent odor that can accumulate ...
Picked Last in Gym Class: Podcast Helps Change People’s Perspectives About Disability

Picked Last in Gym Class: Podcast Helps Change People’s Perspectives About Disability

DISABILITY RIGHTS BLOGGER, PODCASTER, whirlwind, and social media phenom Lacey Henderson seems to be everywhere these days. At 30, she’s a motivational speaker who recently moved from Austin, Texas, to Denver, has tried stand-up comedy, posts nearly daily disability updates ...

Enjoying Adaptive Winter Sports: Things You Need to Know

Enjoying Adaptive Winter Sports: Things You Need to Know

Image courtesy of NAC. Decades ago, it would have been almost impossible for an amputee to ski or play hockey. Not anymore. Today, nearly any winter sport can be adapted for amputees. What’s even more exciting is that many are ...
Working in Rugged Alaska

Working in Rugged Alaska

It’s not uncommon for someone recovering from limb loss to feel concerned—or even depressed—about his or her employment prospects when returning to an old job or seeking a new one. But as many amputees who have gotten past the early ...
Uniquely You

Uniquely You

PROSTHETIC COVERS CAN HELP YOU RECLAIM YOUR STYLE Wearing a prosthesis is functional; wearing a prosthetic cover is art. Prosthetic covers offer amputees and people with congenital limb difference numerous possibilities for flaunting their personal style. While prosthetic limbs tend ...
Inspiration on the Run

Inspiration on the Run

We all want a healthcare provider who understand our needs and hopes. But if our medical team isn’t giving us the support we need, it’s time to practice the adage, “If you don’t ask, you don’t get.” When the Illinois runner who’s now known ...

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