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November 07, 2015

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Flashbacks ... nightmares ... severe anxiety. These are just some of the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder ... or PTSD. Soldiers returning from combat aren't the only people who may shows signs of PTSD. On this special Veteran's Day edition of Mayo Clinic Radio, psychologist Dr. Craig Sawchuk outlines the risk factors and treatments for PTSD. Also on the program, high-tech developments have made artificial limbs more flexible and functional for wounded warriors. Dr. Kenton Kaufman, a biomechanical engineer who designs artificial limbs, explains why. And retired Army Staff Sergeant Daniel Metzdorf lost a leg while serving in Iraq, but he hasn't let that slow him down. Metzdorf tells how he started the Alive Day project that's given new meaning to his life.
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Mayo Clinic Radio: PTSD/Artificial Limbs/Alive Day Project
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Alive Day
Anyone can have an Alive Day. A day that has impacted your life, from surviving a terrible illness, to being saved, returning home safely after patrolling our nation's streets, a near miss while fighting a fire, conquering ones fears, reaching that goal you have worked so hard for, recovering from the grips of addiction, to a new chapter in one's life , our nation's freedom... You Define It!