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Jim Keenan wasn't particularly alarmed by a small blister that developed on his heel. Five days later, the 62-year-old's foot was so seriously infected doctors feared they might need to amputate his lower leg. Keenan, who also has Type 2 diabetes,...
He's the kid who gives them away like they were going out of style. Edward Tindall, 7, has a smile that comes easy, and often. “I can’t help but to smile when I see my baby smile,” said Nikki Dennis, Edward’s mother. For three...
Seeing the movements of a healthy hand mirroring one's own movements plays a welcome trick on the brains of arthritis sufferers, a new study shows: It reduces the perception of pain. The observation, reported this week at the Society for Neuroscience's...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A southern Indiana woman who lost parts of both legs while protecting her two children from a tornado received her first prosthetic leg on Wednesday, exactly two months after she was injured. "It's a good anniversary,"...
Tags: Rentals, Tornadoes, Natural Disasters
World-class track athlete Tatyana McFadden is not a flashy person. Soft-spoken with a thin face, dark brown eyes and a deceptively muscular frame, she is not the type to speak of her accomplishments without some prompting. But when she does talk about her...
Mediators were dispatched to help keep the conversation civil at a health forum in Chicago last week — a clear sign of the passionate opinions elicited by the debate about whether the federal government should recommend that babies be vaccinated...
When psychiatrists diagnose mental illness, they turn to an unwieldy book called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM for short. First published in 1952, the tome also is used as a standard by researchers, the health...
It had taken some years for Nicole McLean to embrace her God-given breasts, ample at size H cups. So when, at 39, she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and told, despite her adamant protests, that mastectomy was the best option, McLean never...
BETHESDA — A mother arrives at the Red Cross office at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on a mission for her son, a 23-year-old soldier and double amputee. He needs a back scratcher. With her bright eyes and wide smile, volunteer Janice...
It's a parent's worst nightmare. A father from Forest Hill accidentally backed his lawn mower into his five-year-old daughter, severing her feet. The accident happened at about 6:30 p.m. Monday when many in the neighborhood were out doing evening yard...
Tags: Kensington, Hospitals and Clinics, Health
I wrote today about a 5-year-old Harford County girl who lost her feet after her father accidently backed into her with a lawn mower. It is an accident that could have been prevented, but one that is not all that uncommon in the summer months....
With so much health information readily available, it’s often hard for the nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes to separate fact from fiction. Here are some facts you should know if you have diabetes. — Diabetes is a serious...
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