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Cleve's prosthetic leg stood in the corner of my living room, its plastic foot still wearing the left shoe of his khaki Converses. It was the third anniversary of his death, and I stared at the socket that once held his nub, remembering its shape. After the amputation, it was rounded, a pink scar cut clean across the top. As the muscle atrophied, his flesh hung like a boneless chicken breast, the scar left amorphous and supple.

Oklahoma Veterans Centers have systemic problems and patients are suffering, workers and relatives say. In the case of one veteran's death, staffers disposed of his soiled mattress and cleaned his body to eliminate evidence.

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Post Acute Medical (PAM) has opened a 41-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital on 91st Street near Highway 169, offering comprehensive inpatie…

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When carpenter Charles Baker severed his left index finger on a table saw last November, his first thought was, “I can’t afford this.”

It is time for Oklahoma to look forward and make the best of the opportunities the Affordable Car Act may offer us. We need a blueprint for Oklahoma to accept our federal tax dollars back to our state. Forget the politics. Get over the ideological debates. This is our reality and we need to stand up and do what we can for Oklahoma without further posturing. Delay is hurting no one but us. 

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The magnitude of Thursday's recall is a rarity, according to Snowberger, who said such a large-scale event happens only once every few years. To compound the issue, not only will the majority of strollers never be repaired or returned, the rise in "bargain hunting" on sites like Craigslist or in Facebook groups will keep the faulty strollers in circulation for years. 

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A Coweta man remains in the intensive care unit at Hillcrest Medical Center after being severely burned in a Jan. 3 grass fire east of the city.

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About a million Maclaren strollers sold by Target and Babies "R'' Us were recalled Monday, after 12 reports of children having their fingertips amputated by a hinge mechanism.

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Six masked men used machetes to carry out amputations on three men accused of robbery by a Somali Islamist court, a witness said Saturday.

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Mykah Adkins will have one heck of a summer vacation story when she starts middle school this fall, but she won't be sharing it with her classmates.

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In a brazen show of power in Somalia's capital, Islamist rebels punished four men convicted of stealing cell phones and other items by cutting off a hand and a foot each before hundreds of onlookers who gathered for the bloody spectacle.

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