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Monthly Archives: June 2004

Spinal cord injury treatment raises hope

Published: June 14, 2004

The initial trial of a controversial method for treating spinal cord injuries within two weeks of an accident suggests it may be partly successful. More patients recovered some sensation and movement than would normally be expected, the company behind the trial claims.

Court quizzes quadriplegic

Published: June 14, 2004

Cape Town – Quadriplegic Ian Hamilton, who is claiming R23m in damages from the minister of safety and security, was quizzed in the Cape High Court on Tuesday on his financial affairs.

Hamilton was shot by a mentally unstable woman in Stellenbosch 10 years ago and is confined to a wheelchair.

Local man sees St. Louis doctor credited with ‘Superman miracle’

Published: June 13, 2004

MINER – Terry Cole has no self pity. Although he is disabled and uses a wheelchair, he doesn’t allow these circumstances to slow him down in any way.

“You can’t sit around feeling sorry for yourself,” Cole said. In fact, he advises others with aches, pains and disabilities to “quit whining.”

Shooting victim builds new life

Published: June 12, 2004

Spinal cord injury didn’t stop Kent Hehr

There it was in the middle of his face, itching. And it would take Kent Hehr some six months to do what he had done millions of times before — reach up and give his nose a scratch. Relearning simple tasks and how to live a new life was all about baby steps, hard work, confronting fear and moving on.

Paralysis pioneer

Published: June 12, 2004

A Chinese neurosurgeon’s experimental operation using fetal cells is giving paraplegics hope but stirring medical and ethical concerns.

Strolling briskly through the dim halls of Chaoyang Hospital, neurosurgeon Huang Hongyun says his pioneering medical work using fetal cells to treat paralysis and other nervous system ailments is swamping him with attention.

Stem-cell research flourishes

Published: June 12, 2004

Amid controversy and federal limits, study goes on in the region. New Jersey will even fund an institute, but a Pa. abortion law deters some.

Stem-cell research is flourishing at major universities, medical centers and Biotechnology companies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey despite radically different political climates in the two states.

What About Help With Rehabilitation, Training Or Education?

Published: June 10, 2004

If you are likely to benefit from rehabilitation, you are referred to a state rehabilitation agency or private organization for rehabilitation services. Social Security pays for the services if you are successfully rehabilitated. If you recover from your disability while in an approved rehabilitation or training program that is likely to result in your becoming self-supporting, benefits will continue until the program is over.

For example, if you were in a nurse’s aide training program and your condition improved so that you were no longer disabled, benefits ordinarily would stop.

New Nerve Cells

Published: June 9, 2004

Every year, thousands of people end up paralyzed when their spinal cords are injured. Right now, these patients almost never fully recover. But, as this ScienCentral News video reports, one nanotechnologist says there may be a way to grow back injured nerve cells—and repair damaged spinal cords, so that paralyzed patients can leave their wheelchairs behind.

Chinese doctor treat paralysis with fetal cells

Published: June 9, 2004

BEIJING – Strolling briskly through the dim halls of Chaoyang Hospital, neurosurgeon Huang Hongyun says his pioneering medical work using fetal cells to treat paralysis and other nervous system ailments is swamping him with attention.

The cell phone jangles. Lecture invitations mount. E-mails pour in from around the world.

Now Enrolling for Proneuron’s Phase II Study

Published: June 9, 2004

The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Are Now Enrolling for Proneuron’s Phase II Study of ProCord for Neurologically Complete Spinal Cord Injury Announcement Made at the Rally for the Cure in NYC