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This Week in Devices [7/19/2013] : A Story from the Boston Bombing

Every week MD+DI curates content from all over the Web to share some of the most interesting articles, longreads, and videos with the medical device community.

Every week MD+DI curates content from all over the Web to share some of the most interesting articles, longreads, and videos with the medical device community.

This week: A personal story of a Boston Bombing victim and his prosthetic legs. A designer company creates a hybrid sink and urinal to encourage men to wash their hands. And a non-profit group compares Obamacare to a Sharknado. 
 
Beyond the Finish Line
 
The story of Jeff Bauman, a man who lost both legs during the Boston Marathon bombing, and his road to recovery [NYTimes]
 
Jeff Bauman stared straight ahead, his eyes wary and unconvinced, as his doctor told him the next procedure would be easy and painless. He sat in his wheelchair at Boston Medical Center, and Dr. Jeffrey Kalish, his primary surgeon, explained how a resident would remove the sutures from his legs.
 
The Sink-Urinal Hybrid
 
One in three Americans don't wash their hands after using the restroom; most of them are men. A designer hopes a combination sink and urinal will solve the problem. [Fast Company]
 
Nearly  1/3 of Americans don’t wash their hands before exiting a public restroom, with men outpacing women in terms of overall grossness (duh). 
 
The Sharknado that is Obamacare
 
Looks like the medical device tax is a product of nature's unforgiving wrath. A non-profit, conservative group has taken a cue from the outlandish SyFy movie “Sharknado” and has created this anti-Obamacare ad.
 
 
 
Also...here's the Sharknado trailer for those of you who leave your homes and have no idea what a Sharknado is.
 
 
 -Chris Wiltz, Associate Editor, MD+DI
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