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How to Be Prepared for, but Not Paralyzed by Fear of, the Swine Flu Epidemic

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- With the world gripped by fear of the potential deadly effects of the swine flu epidemic, how can people be adequately prepared for the dangers without being crippled by fear and panic? Dr. Robert Puff, Newport Beach psychologist, says, "People need to ...

Paralysis Population Survey Shows Over a Million More Paralyzed Than Previously Estimated; Five Times More People Live With Spinal Cord Injury

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A survey of over 33,000 households released today shows that 40 percent more Americans live with paralysis and over five times the number of Americans live with spinal cord injury than previously estimated. Specifically, the survey shows that 1.275 ...

Video: Paralyzed From the Chest Down, Triathlete Takes Second in the Handcycle Division of the Ford Ironman World Championship

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossing the finish line in second place at the 2008 Ford Ironman Triathlon World Championship is a dream that almost didn't come true for 34 year-old Jason Fowler, who was one of five wheelchair qualifiers. Jason completed the triathlon, which involved a 2....

New Technique Activates Brain Neurons to Move Paralyzed Limb

Experiment with monkeys could lead to new treatments for severely injured patients WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- In the latest effort to cause movement in paralyzed limbs, researchers have found a way to activate single neurons in the brain and use them to move a paralyzed wr...

Technology Advance Could Help Paralyzed

It's a better way of translating brain signals for prosthetic devices FRIDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers say they've developed a new tool for creating prosthetic devices that convert brain signals into movement for patients who've been paralyzed or lost limbs. A team at the...

Engineer: Computer learning, electrical stimulation offer hope for paralyzed

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Trainers have used it for decades to help athletes build muscle. Late-night TV commercials hawk it as an effortless flab buster. But a University of Florida engineering researcher says electrical stimulation a simple, decades-old technique to prompt muscles to contract can...

Ontario Court Awards Compensation To Paralyzed Worker

A polish migrant in Canada has termed as thrilling and relieving, after four tough years a court victory that entitles him to a compensation of 130, 000 US dollars. Ryszard Kolbuc won a lawsuit challenging his insurer Ace Ina Insurer ,when they refused to pay him accident coverage after h...

Human Stem Cell Therapy Restores Motor Function to Paralyzed Rats

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have successfully restored motor function in paralyzed rats by grafting human spinal stem cells (hSSCs) in them. "We demonstrated that when damage has occurred due to a loss of blood flow to the spines neural c...

Lethal dose of cosmetic injections paralyzed recipients

In a shocking incident 2 years ago, four persons had to be hospitalized following cosmetic injections.// They received injections in the face with an cosmetic product that was unlicensed. The injection contained botulism toxin A, which was 40 times greater than the lethal dose for humans, reporte...

Engineer Paralyzed by Undercooked Lamb

Auckland engineer, Paul White was paralyzed by consuming undercooked lamb shanks. It left unable to breathe with out assistance and even unable to blink at one stage during// which his eyes had to be taped shut at night so he could sleep. These are the frightening symptoms of an extreme cas...

A boon to the paralyzed -Brain Gate Neural Interface System

It will now be possible for a patient with spinal cord injury to produce brain signals that relay the intention of moving the paralyzed limbs// , as signals to an implanted sensor, which is then output as electronic impulses. These impulses enable the user to operate mechanical devices with the hel...

Stem Cells Help Paralyzed Mice Walk

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University have formulated a new method of using stem cells to repair injured spinal cords in laboratory mice. //This new method was so successful that paralyzed mice were ale to walk again. "This is an important first step, but it really is a first step, a pro...

5 Year Old Paralyzed Victim Forgives 50 Year Old Man Who Shot Her

In what can be called as an extreme act of generosity, Kai Leigh Harriott, paralyzed and confined to wheelchair, forgave the man who had shot her and shattered her spine//, three years back. In a face-to-face encounter, in the court, she further expressed that what he had done to her was wrong. ...

Cheerleading is Leading Cause of Catastrophic Injury in Young Women

...went wrong during a try-out without a trained spotter on hand, Laura landed on her head fracturing her neck and damaging her spinal cord. Laura is now paralyzed and breathes with the help of a ventilator. Cheerleading has become the leading cause of catastrophic injury in young female athletes, says Amy...

Patrick Rummerfield Teams with Eric Westacott Foundation and Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to Help Young Quadriplegic Boy

...ned serious neck injuries as the result of the car accident, which left him paralyzed from the neck down and has been confined to a wheelchair and ventilator sin...gic in the history of medicine. Following a 1974 car accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down, Patrick entered an uncharted and grueling regimen of ph...

United Spinal Association's 2009 Independence Expo Aug 7th-8th in Orlando: Improving Life for the Disabled and the Aging

... magazine. About United Spinal Association United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) non-profit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post...

Full Transcript of Pelosi Press Conference on Health Care Reform

...eep covering less. My mother was one of those people. She kept having to cut all the wrong corners with her health. She had a stroke and was paralyzed for the last four years of her life because she had to stretch her medicines too thin just to make ends meet. This is America -- the greatest country ...

Spots Still Available to Run 2009 ING New York City Marathon With Team Reeve

...ts of the largest paralysis population survey ever conducted, which reported that 5.6 million Americans live with paralysis, 1.275 million of whom are paralyzed due to spinal cord injury. To honor this community, he will be wearing bib number 1275. "We all know someone -- a brother, sister, friend, neigh...

Cord Blood Awareness Month: Understanding Still Low, Despite Medical Advancements

... never do before," said her mother, Jenny Levine. "Her progress has been dramatic." Today, one year post-infusion, the little girl who was nearly paralyzed on her right side can lift both arms to catch a ball. She talks up a storm. And she can run - fast. Two months post-infusion, Chloe's physical therapi...

The Meetings Industry...Stirred But Not Shaken by Current Economic Setbacks - Patriot Meetings Announces Their 360 Degree Program that Ensures Successful Meetings

...obal experience on the corporate and agency side of meetings McCaw says that in today's tumultuous economic climate, it's easy for companies to become paralyzed and to drop meeting budgets to the bottom line, hoping that no one will notice. "Companies that continue to invest in their employees or memb...

Paraplegic Takes Leap of Faith for Treatment in India

... has been a paraplegic for more than 10 years. An accident in 1998 left him paralyzed from the middle of his back down. When he learned about India's Dr. Geeta S... He began to have different feelings in the parts of his body that had been paralyzed for more than a decade. "My body continues to miraculously improve,&qu...

Rotary Marks Progress in Drive to Eradicate Polio

...hospitals and public wards for contagious diseases. I also have a son who's paralyzed from the waist down because of polio. This is a terrible disease and I woul...ounced an additional challenge in January 2009. Since 1985, when polio paralyzed more than 350,000 children in 125 countries every year, ending polio has be...

United Spinal Association's 2009 Independence Expo Aug. 7th-8th In Orlando: Improving Life for the Disabled and the Aging

...bility magazine. About United Spinal Association United Spinal is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post...

United Spinal Association Presents The 2009 Independence Expo: Improving Life for the Disabled and the Aging

... and New Mobility. About United Spinal Association United Spinal is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post...

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Benefit Concert Helps Colorado Disabled Iraqi War Veteran and National Sports Center for the Disabled Athletes

...in both winter and summer sports, but all of those days looked to be behind him as he laid in a hospital bed after enduring back surgery that left him paralyzed from the waist down after his unit came under enemy attack. Through rehabilitation, Lujan was able to go from using a walker to now being able to...

Coalition Continues Fight for Long-Term Services and Supports in Health Care Reform

...ngressional call-in day and published a full-page ad that appears in today's Roll Call. Participating organizations include Alzheimer's Association, paralyzed Veterans of America, SEIU, National Council on Aging, The Arc of the United States, and numerous consumer, service provider and labor groups. The...

United Spinal Association's 2nd Annual Disability Leadership & Policy Summit: Health Issues and People with Disabilities

...University Club. ABOUT UNITED SPINAL ASSOCIATION United Spinal is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post...

Disability Activist Urges Obama to Escalate Stem Cell Research to End Paralysis For Millions of Americans

...ly estimated. Given that nearly a quarter of these paralyzed Americans only have annual household incomes of $1...nt to the President on Disability Policy, has been paralyzed since 12, and has worked closely with the Christop... continue to focus on quality of life programs for paralyzed people, such as 'Operation Deep Down,' that uses S...

Spinal Network: The Total Wheelchair Resource Book

...ABOUT UNITED SPINAL ASSOCIATION United Spinal ( www.unitedspinal.org ) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post...

AAHSA Joins Sixty Aging and Disability Groups to Fight for Long-Term Services and Supports in Health Care Reform

...artnered on a full-page ad in Roll Call today and on a Congressional call-in day. Participating organizations include AARP, Alzheimer's Association, paralyzed Veterans of America, SEIU, National Council on Aging, The Arc of the United States, and numerous consumer, service provider and labor groups. The ad c...

Matthew Reeve to Run 2009 ING New York City Marathon for Team Reeve

...ts of the largest paralysis population survey ever conducted, which reported that 5.6 million Americans live with paralysis, 1.275 million of whom are paralyzed due to spinal cord injury. To honor this community, he will be wearing bib number 1275. "We all know someone -- a brother, sister, friend, neighb...

Accessible Air Travel Guide for People With Disabilities From United Spinal Association

...BLICATIONS" link. ABOUT UNITED SPINAL ASSOCIATION United Spinal is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post...

United Spinal Association Reports Positive Results of Stem Cell Transplantation to Treat Multiple Sclerosis: Study May be Key to Unlocking a Cure

...206) 667-4916. About United Spinal Association United Spinal is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post...

'Relearn, Evolve, and Adapt': Interdisciplinary Model for Thought Involves Psychology, Business, System Dynamics

... LEAWOOD, Kan., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Why are some people able to adjust to a continually changing environment while others find themselves paralyzed and frustrated by change? As the advancement and proliferation of technology in our world continues to create vast changes, the ability to adjust to t...

Study: Furniture tip-over injuries rising

...ing," says Shawn Stevenson, Michael's father. The TV fractured Michael's skull in two places, leaving him temporarily deaf on one side and his face paralyzed on the other. A new study finds injuries like this happen much more often than you might think. "Each year in this country, almost 15,000 children...

Denver Athlete to Compete in the Most Challenging Hand Bike Race in the World

...and quite frankly, I like the pain!" About Matt Updike : In September of 1997 at 26 yrs old, Matt was in an automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Matt was an extremely active guy at the time that had moved out west a couple of years before the accident from Upstate NY to exp...

Celebrated Architect Michael Graves to Keynote HEALTHCARE DESIGN.09 Conference

...ign, as well as branding services. In 2003, a sudden illness left him paralyzed from the waist down. Now confined to a wheelchair, Graves' designs continue...d from the National Courage Center and the Health and Design Award from the paralyzed Veterans of America, both awards recognized his outstanding contributions o...

American Stroke Association Provides Tips for Caregivers as Part of Stroke Month in May

...ing hospital admission for stroke." Wendy Sessler said she wished the list was available in 1996, when her mother suffered a stroke that left her paralyzed on the left side. "The things she did and said -- I didn't understand why," said Sessler, 43, of Kill Devil Hills, N.C. "No one told us what to ...

One in 50 Americans Lives With Paralysis

...eated by the late actor Christopher Reeve, who was paralyzed in a horse-riding accident in 1995, and his late w...bout one-fourth of households with a person who is paralyzed make less than $10,000 a year, while only 7 percen...e average age of those who responded that they are paralyzed is 52; considering spinal cord injury alone, the a...

United Spinal Association Joins National Disability Leaders for Historic Meeting at the White House

...t United Spinal Association United Spinal ( www.unitedspinal.org/ ) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post...
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