It doesn't compute: Medicare's bill for artificial feet has jumped by more than half, although foot and leg amputations due to diabetes continue to decline dramatically. Medicare paid $94 million for artificial feet in 2010, according to research conducted for The Associated Press. That was nearly $35 million more than in 2005, even though in 2010, Medicare covered about 1,900 fewer such prostheses. It works out to a 58 percent cost increase over five years.
The veteran critic was left disfigured after surgeries for a cancerous growth in his salivary gland.
He wrote on his blog that he'll appear on his new "Ebert Presents at the Movies" in a prosthesis for his lower face and neck.
Mike Schultz won a gold medal at this year’s Winter X Games, and a silver medal at last summer’s X Games – which isn’t too shabby for a guy that could’ve died in 2008 after a horrific wreck in a snocross race that cost him his left leg.
“She’s gone from lacking direction and vision for herself, and not having a lot of hope and ambition for her future, to having a lot of enthusiasm about life,” said Brad Laabs, recovery school coordinator at Detroit Lakes Area Learning Center.
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