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Health & wellness

Face transplant recipient reveals new look

Carmen Blandin Tarleton is ready for the next chapter in her life. The Vermont woman has been dealing with a difficult recovery since 2007, when her estranged husband attacked her with lye, burning more than 80 percent of her body.

On Wednesday morning, she spoke before reporters at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, revealing for the first time the results of a face transplant in February that has relieved pain in her neck and is expected to greatly improve her motor function.

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