Monthly Archives: March 2004
“Friday Night Lights,” a film about the 1988 Odessa Permian High School Panthers football team, is currently in production in Central Texas. On Tuesday the stars took a break from filming in Taylor and announced plans for a benefit concert in the area.
By Gabe Romain, Betterhumans Staff
“Stepping on the gas” could lead to better spinal cord treatments
A two-pronged strategy of enhancing growth and halting growth inhibitors greatly improves the Regeneration of nerve fibers and could lead to new treatments for spinal cord injury and some eye and brain diseases.
SHORT HILLS, N.J., March 2 /U.S. Newswire/ — The Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center (PRC), a program of the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF), is sponsoring Gary Karp for a second round of speaking engagements at four new locations in Florida — three in Miami and one in Fort Lauderdale — to educate the public on healthy living with paralysis. Author and public speaker Karp, who sustained a spinal cord injury in 1973 after falling 25 feet from a tree, hopes to turn the common perceptions of life with a Disability upside down-one person at a time.
WASHINGTON — A 12-year-old Iraqi girl, who was paralyzed in a misguided U.S. mortar attack, arrived in America for treatment Saturday, thanks to the efforts of Iowa National Guard members and Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa.
Maj. Sharnell Hoffer, 31, was at Andrews Air Force Base to greet Ma’rwa Ahteemi when she arrived. Hoffer is a pediatrician who cared for Ma’rwa while serving with Iowa’s 109th Medical Battalion.
Wheelchair users dive at Monterey aquarium
It was 5:15 p.m. and Steve Lyon was preparing to get vertical for the first time in two weeks.
Zipped into his dry suit — warmer, more comfortable than a wet suit — he sat on a concrete deck, about 10 feet from the edge of what looked like a medium-sized swimming pool.
A new spinal cord injury group in Naples is gathering steam, with weekly and monthly events to keep members busy and its first major fund-raising effort in the works.
“We are here for anyone with any spinal debilitation that would cause a change in their quality of life,” said Mindy Idaspe, group founder.
Damage to the spinal cord does not stop with the initial injury, but continues in the hours following trauma. Paradoxically, this delayed, secondary damage is not all bad news because Secondary Injury processes present windows of time in which treatment may reduce the extent of Disability. The effects of methylprednisolone demonstrate that such treatment is possible and present a model for the development of other treatments.
Two major themes about secondary damage recurred throughout the workshop. The first theme reflects increasing recognition that similar cellular processes contribute to damage in many different neurological disorders.
WILLOW OAK — A Mulberry wo-man was seriously injured Monday night when she was struck and dragged by a vehicle driven by her boyfriend, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.
Kimberly Richmond of Jamie Street had gotten out of her boyfriend’s truck after an argument and was on the shoulder of Bailey Road and Levin Street about 5:30 p.m. when she was struck, a sheriff’s report said.
Hartford-AP, Mar.1, 2004 Updated 5:37 PM ) _ Advocates of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes said today that legislation is gaining support.
State Representative James Abrams of Meriden says he believes there are enough votes to pass the bill this year in the House of Representatives.