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The Home Stretch: Amputation After 70

The Home Stretch: Amputation After 70

Adapting to limb loss takes years. How can we do it if we’re not sure how many years we have left? And how can amputees navigate a health system that seems designed to frustrate their efforts? ...
Paralympic Swag Ideas: Our Favorite 2024 Para(lympic)phernalia

Paralympic Swag Ideas: Our Favorite 2024 Para(lympic)phernalia

Few of us can afford to fly to Paris and cheer on America’s Parlaympians in person. But there are plenty of affordable ways to show your support for Team USA while experiencing the Games vicariously. Here are some worthy wares ...
Guide to the 2024 Paralympic Games 

Guide to the 2024 Paralympic Games 

Team USA will send roughly 250 athletes to the 2024 Paralympics, including about 100 amputees. Here’s a sport-by-sport guide to the US Paralympic team’s amputee stars ...
Paralympic Parables: Words of Wisdom from US Paralympians

Paralympic Parables: Words of Wisdom from US Paralympians

Team USA’s amputee athletes manage the same limb-care issues you do, fight the same healthcare battles, deal with the same cultural stereotypes, and endure the same emotional ups and downs. They also take pride in their breakthroughs and triumphs.  ...
Amputee Stunt Performers Crash Through Hollywood's Barriers

Amputee Stunt Performers Crash Through Hollywood’s Barriers

It took years for amputee stunt performers to get a fair shake in the movie-making industry. Now the opportunities are coming fast and furious ...
The Challenged Athlete: An Amputee's Quest to Get Active Again

The Challenged Athlete: An Amputee’s Quest to Get Active Again

Everyone said losing a leg didn’t have to slow me down. But staying active wasn't easy. Did I do something wrong? ...
Getting a Grip on the Bionic Marketplace

Getting a Grip on the Bionic Marketplace

Next-gen bionic arms and hands offer mind-blowing technological sophistication. But choosing the right device can blow your mind, too—and not in a good way ...
Bespoke Bodies: The Art and Science of Prosthetic Limbs

Bespoke Bodies: The Art and Science of Prosthetic Limbs

Many of today’s prosthetic design concepts have their roots in World War I. A major museum exhibition opening in June 2023 connects the dots ...
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