Sunday, June 10, 2012

Debut issue of new magazine for amputees now available to all online

From Amp It Up magazine:

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The premiere issue of Amp It Up! - The Health & Lifestyle Magazine for Amputees Who Want to Live More Fully - is now available online at

“Amp It Up! magazine offers amputees important information on how to improve their health and prevent secondary conditions, including the amputation of a second limb,” said Rick Bowers, vice president of Eureka Custom Media ( and editor-in-chief of the new magazine. “And because one of the reasons people want to be healthy is so that they can enjoy all that life has to offer, Amp It Up! helps amputees accomplish that important goal as well.”

With rapid advances in the medical and prosthetic fields, the nearly 2 million amputees in the United States need to remain up-to-date and constantly learning. Amp It Up! intends to be an important source of current information relevant to this audience. It will help address both the significant lack of amputation-related information available and the inability of existing publications and organizations to reach more than a small percentage of amputees in the U.S. and worldwide.

The first issue of Amp It Up! includes information on how to “amp up” your life as an amputee, how to deal with “the amputee energy crisis,” how to acquire the appropriate prosthetic devices and pay for them, and how to deal with the “de-amping effect” of the mind. It also provides information on relevant books, camps, free recreational opportunities, and much more.

“Because many problems that amputees face can be alleviated by knowledge, access to relevant information is essential for this community,” Bowers said. “It would be a tragedy if such a simple and cost-effective method of changing lives were not available. This publication is certainly needed.”

With the support of readers, advertisers, sponsors, volunteers and contributors, the Eureka Custom Media team hopes to continually improve the magazine in the coming months.

“With this first publication, we have taken a giant step forward in partnership with the amputee community and hope to continue to build upon that relationship over the coming years,” said Michael Shannon, president of Eureka Custom Media and creative director of the magazine. “So that everyone can benefit from this publication, we have decided to post it online in its entirety free-of-charge.”

“Over time, we believe that Amp It Up! will become an important information resource, a far-reaching communication tool, and a highly effective community-building platform for amputees,” Bowers said. “We hope that amputees everywhere will consider it a valuable asset and will help us make it a huge success.”

“We encourage everyone to spread the word about this publication,” said Shannon. “Tell your support group about it. Send it to your friends. Share it via Facebook and other social media. That is the best way to help it grow.”