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Amputee Life — Prevention

Getting a Flu Shot Could Have Prevented This Woman’s Amputation

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For some people, forgetting to get the flu shot could result in a bad case of the flu. But for Shari Hall of Brownsburg, Indiana, failing to get her annual flu shot led to complications that resulted in limb loss.

Getting a flu shot could have decreased Shari Hall's chances of getting a heart attack which led to amputation.

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Check Your Prosthetic Limb Bag in Peace With These Tips

Posted by Bryan Potok on

As air travel ramps up during the holidays and reports of lost luggage still abound, it’s important to be prepared. Losing luggage, especially one that contains your prosthetic limb, is stressful. It could derail your travel plans, and getting your prosthetic limb remade won’t be easy, especially with insurance companies involved.

Keep your luggage and your prosthetic devices safe during your travels.

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Pain, Leg Cramps Could Be Early Sign of PAD

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Do you notice discomfort or cramping in your legs, especially during physical activity? It may be an early symptom of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) if this happens often. We highly recommend consulting your doctor as soon as possible.

Experiencing pain and leg cramps may be an early symptom of peripheral arterial disease.

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How to Prevent a Downward Spiral

Posted by Bryan Potok on

Getting caught in a downward spiral is hard. Most of the time, you may feel like you can't do anything about it. You may wake up to discover that things are not going your way, and it's pretty easy to let these situations convince you that you're going to have another bad day.

Tips on how to prevent a downward spiral.

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These 5 Factors Can Add a Healthy Decade to Your Life

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If we were given a chance to live a long life, it's safe to say that all of us would like to spend our bonus years healthy. A recently published study provides us with an answer on how to live longer and healthier.

Five lifestyle factors can add a disease-free decade to your life.

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