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Monthly Archives: May 2005

Does everyone who sustains a spinal cord injury use a wheelchair?

No. Wheelchairs are tools for mobility. High C-level injuries usually require that the individual use a power wheelchair. Low C-level injuries and below usually allow the person to use a manual chair. Advantages...

Alternative Stem Cell Bill Added to Debate

With a closely divided House poised to vote today on whether to expand federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, opponents are offering fence-sitters what they say is an embryo-friendly alternative: a bill...

How disability is determined:

Social Security uses a step-by-step process involving five questions: Are you working? If you are and your earnings average more than $700 a month, you generally cannot be considered disabled. Is your condition severe?...

House to debate stem cell research funds

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House debate over stem cell research opens with emotional appeals from celebrity supporters as well as parents who "adopted" their children as embryos and are fighting a bill that would...

Are You Interested in Wheelchair Research?

This is an informational resource and notification of a study does not obligate you to participate. You do not need to be located in nor are you required to travel to Pittsburgh in...

Autonomic Dysreflexia

Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD), also known as Hyperreflexia, is a potentially dangerous complication of spinal cord injury (SCI). In AD, an individual's blood pressure may rise to dangerous levels and if not treated can lead...

Spinal Cord Injury Treatment and Cure Research

When someone sustains a spinal cord injury (SCI), one of the most difficult issues to deal with is that there is no "cure" at the present time. One would think that, with the "explosion...

About Pressure Sores

A Pressure Sore (or bed sore) is an injury to the skin and tissue under it. Sitting or lying in the same position will begin to cut off the flow of blood to that...

Prevention

A sixteen year old was the front seat passenger with her young, inexperienced boyfriend John at the wheel. They were on their way home from a friend's party where John had had a few...

Range Of Motion

The body, under normal circumstances, is constantly moving. This movement, often times an unconscious act, will keep the joints loose and prevents pressure sores from occurring by evenly distributing the bodies weight. Individuals that...