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Humerus reunion: Doc returns Vietnamese vet's arm

An American doctor arrived in Vietnam carrying an unlikely piece of luggage: the bones of an arm he amputated in 1966.Full story

Meet Amy Palmiero-Winters, amputee runner helping disabled kids

The "Melissa Harris-Perry" Foot Soldier this week is Amy Palmeiro-Winters, an amputee marathoner who helps children with physical disabilities build confidence through sports. Full story

Stem Cells May Be Secret to Regenerating Fingers and Toes

Mammals can regenerate the very tips of their fingers and toes after amputation, and now new research shows how stem cells in the nail play a role in that process. Full story

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Amputated limbs dumped in Polish warehouses: prosecutors

One Fund Boston: ‘How do you play God?’

Boston Marathon bomb amputees offered prosthetics free of cost

Boston bombing victim shuts out anger, eyes recovery

Even Non-Amputees Can Feel a Phantom Limb

Bias may explain disparity in leg amputations

New Theory Explains Why Amputees Feel Phantom Pain

Sudan cuts off hand, foot of man convicted of robbery: activists

Oxygen treatment may not help foot ulcers

Excellent Idea of the Day: Adjustable Prosthetics

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  Last bombing victim released from Boston hospital

Erika Brannock, the last patient to leave the city’s hospitals after being injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, spoke with NBC’s Brian Williams last week from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

  Exclusive: Boston amputees on regaining independence

Six women amputees injured in the Boston Marathon bombing spoke with Brian Williams about their healing process, their hopes for the future, and the progress they’ve made so far in returning to some semblance of normalcy.

  Boston bombing victims: Family are ‘our rocks’

Six women who underwent amputations after the Boston Marathon bombing talk about their recovery process, the phantom pains they feel in their lost legs, and how family and friends are helping them cope.

  Real Housewives star supports Boston victims

Real Housewives star, Aviva Drescher, discusses her experience as an amputee, the process of making that decision, and how she has been providing support to those victims of the Boston bombings that are also now amputees.

  Fund gives aid to Boston bombing victims

In the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, officials announced the creation of the One Fund Boston to aid victims of the attack, many who have become amputees. Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund, discusses.

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Free Syrian Army fighter with his hands amputated sits with fellow fighters prior to what they say is an offensive against forces loyal to Syria's President al-Assad, in Deraa
Free Syrian Army fighter with his hands amputated sits with fellow fighters prior to what they say is an offensive against forces loyal to Syria's President al-Assad, in Deraa

A Free Syrian Army fighter with his hands amputated sits with fellow fighters prior to what they say is an offensive against forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Deraa July 27, 2013. Picture taken July 27, 2013. REUTERS/Ibrahim Mohamed al-Hariri/Shaam News Network/Handout via Reuter

A Palestinian man, whose legs were amputated, begs for money along a street in Gaza City
A Palestinian man, whose legs were amputated, begs for money along a street in Gaza City

A Palestinian man, whose legs were amputated, begs for money along a street in Gaza City, during the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, July 10, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

Rebekah Gregory, injured in the Boston Marathon bombings
Rebekah Gregory, injured in the Boston Marathon bombings

Boston Marathon survivor Rebekah Gregory, who has undergone 13 surgeries to save her left leg. She was medivaced to Houston, where she is from, two weeks ago. She has faced the possibility of amputation many times, and is resigned to the fact that may be a possibility. She says her life is not about

Injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, Adrianne Haslet-Davis is now an amputee. Adrianne tries on a prosthetic leg, center, with the help of physical therapist Michelle Kerr, right, as her mother, Chauni Haslet, left, watches. . Brian Williams sat down with six amputee survivors at the Spaulding Re