Monthly Archives: February 2004
REW JOHNS, rugby league’s greatest drawcard, will put his playing future on the line tonight when he takes the field for the first time since suffering a career-threatening neck injury.
Shepherd Center, an Atlanta hospital specializing in care for patients with catastrophic injuries and illnesses, plans a $48 million expansion that will nearly double the size of the Buckhead facility.
Andrews Air Force Base Saturday evening, February 28, 2004
Washington, DC – Two American soldiers who recently returned to the United States after completing their tours of duty in Iraq will reunite Saturday evening, February 28, 2004, with 12 year old Ma’rwa Ahteemi as she lands at Andrews Air Force Base. Ma’rwa was a patient they cared for after she sustained a spinal cord injury in late November 2003, in an accidental US mortar attack on her home in the Sunni Triangle north of Baghdad.
Legislature debates how to best fix $401 million funding shortfall
MADISON — Thousands of jobs and services for the elderly, disabled and poor are at risk unless the Legislature and Gov. Jim Doyle can agree on a plan to fix a $401 million Medicaid funding shortfall, advocacy group representatives said Tuesday.
Three other Bahamians passengers injured
Twenty four year old Tavares Brown, a Bahamian student at Florida A&M University (FAMU) was paralyzed on Saturday, after the van that he was riding in overturned.
Spinal Cord Injury Can Result In Significant Psychological And Social Problems
Research from the Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Otago University, has confirmed for the first time that a high proportion of New Zealanders with severe spinal cord injury and subsequent chronic pain experience ongoing psychological and social problems because of their condition.
Ron Roskos literally fell into his job as head of the Utah Brain Injury Association.
Roskos was walking across the parking lot to work as an operations manager one day when he slipped on a patch of ice. He’s not sure how long he lay between two cars, unconscious, but that moment 13 years ago was the curtain dividing his life dramatically into “before” and “after.”
Researchers have found that a commonly prescribed antibiotic could be used to help prevent paralysis and other long-term Functional deficits associated with a partial spinal cord injury (SCI). Researchers in the field have known that a significant proportion of paralysis and long-term functional disorders associated with SCI are triggered by post-trauma tissue loss.
Florida A&M students and alumni rallied Monday in support of a student who was paralyzed and two fellow performers who remain hospitalized after their van overturned en route to Pensacola’s downtown Mardi Gras parade last weekend.
Your nervous system is composed of the Central Nervous System, the cranial nerves, and the Peripheral nerves. The brain and spinal cord together form the central nervous system. The cranial nerves connect the brain to the head. The four groups of nerves that branch from the Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, and Sacral regions of the spinal cord are called the peripheral nerves.