Prosthesis

Pilot in cockpit of jet

Pilot’s artificial arm detaches while landing

LONDON (AP) — A British air accident report has recounted how a pilot briefly lost control of a passenger plane after his artificial arm became detached from the control yoke during landing. The report, published Thursday, […]

08/14/2014

Heather Abbott of Newport, RI., wears her new "high-definition" silicon prosthetic leg, right, which now allows her to also wear 4-inch high heels during a media availability in Warwick, RI., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Marathon bomb victim gets new leg for high heels

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island victim of the Boston Marathon bombings has a new prosthetic leg that will allow her to wear her favorite high heels. Heather Abbott of Newport showed off the […]

11/07/2013

The One Fund Boston 2013, official Massachusetts fund raising organization to help those affected by Boston Marathon terrorist attacks. (AP Photo)

Boston victims face huge bills; donations pour in

(AP) – Cost of amputating a leg? At least $20,000. Cost of an artificial leg? More than $50,000 for the most high-tech models. Cost of an amputee’s rehab? Often tens of thousands of dollars more. These are just a fraction of the medical expenses victims of the Boston Marathon bombing will face.

04/25/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Obama pedals bike at 3rd White House science fair

(AP) — It was an offer President Barack Obama couldn’t refuse. “You’re welcome to try this out if you like,” the Oakland Park, Fla., high school student said. With that, a president who often laments a lifestyle that denies him the pleasure of driving eagerly hopped on.

04/22/2013

Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius says no intentions to kill girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) – Oscar Pistorius says he shot his girlfriend to death by mistake, thinking she was a robber. Click to listen to an interview with a reporter in South Africa.

02/19/2013

transplant

Soldier looks forward to driving with new arms

BALTIMORE (AP) — A soldier who lost all four limbs in an Iraq roadside bombing says he looks forward to driving and swimming with his new arms. WATCH a video of his press conference.

01/29/2013

Man climbs Chicago skyscraper with bionic leg

CHICAGO (AP) — The metal on Zac Vawter bionic leg gleamed as he climbed 103 floors of Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower, becoming the first person ever to complete the task wearing a mind-controlled prosthetic limb. […]

11/04/2012

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