surgeons huddling together during surgery

The pros and cons of using limb-lengthening surgeries to enhance the human body

The surgeon comes into the operating room and begins the procedure. This surgery is supposed to enhance the young person’s life. First comes the buzzing and grinding of the medical equipment. Next there’s the implantation of the medical device. Lastly,…
pyramid in egypt

The origin of the term “Little People”

“Look at that baby over there!”; “Wow! You’re so tiny!”; “There’s that midget over there!”; “How old are you?”; “Can you read?”; “Can you write?”; “How come you can talk?”; “Do you wear footie pajamas to bed because you’re so…
PTSD highlighted in pink in a book.

The history and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD

There’s the crash. There’s the boom. There’s the shot. There’s the pain. There’s the voice of the doctor saying to wake up. Eyes open, but there is nothing. All of a sudden, the heart begins beating faster and faster and…
Cuquis smiling, arms crossed with wall in background

What it means to have a disability

Meet Cuquis Robledo, an undergraduate student majoring in psychology at Duke University. She joined Disability Rights Washington (DRW), the publisher of Rooted in Rights, as a summer intern this year through the DukeEngage program. Her work at DRW includes…