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Monthly Archives: June 2005

Crespi graduate overcomes injury through perseverance, exercise therapy

Mike McNamara's light blue-green eyes fairly glisten as he talks about walking on the USC campus this fall as a college freshman. Only two-and-a-half years ago, the possibility of him walking anywhere was in...

Poll: 74% oppose state Medicaid cuts

Governors have their work cut out for them in convincing the public to accept fundamental changes in Medicaid that could trim benefits and raise co-payments for the poor, disabled and elderly, a new nationwide...

Teens with spinal cord injuries

Seventeen-year-old Van Brooks felt somewhat out of place talking to adults with spinal cord injuries after his own paralyzing accident last fall. Sure, the older men and women gave him some good tips on...

Author Candy Harrington Breaks Down Barriers on the Fifteenth Anniversary of the Americans with...

This July, the United States is proud to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Since being signed into law in 1990, this landmark federal legislation has proved a remarkable success and...

Fight isn’t over, but polio on brink of eradication

Wiping out polio is proving tougher than expected, but world health experts say the disease's demise is tantalizingly near. In 1988, there were 350,000 cases. This year, there are just over 500 cases. But this...

IS IT WORTH BANKING YOUR BABY’S CORD BLOOD?

When Lisa Recker was pregnant, she was inundated with ads touting a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make the "best investment" in the future health of her child and her family: preserving the blood from her...

Purdue Scientists May Have Found Key to Halting Spinal Cord Damage

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., June 21 (AScribe Newswire) -- Purdue University researchers may have isolated the substance most responsible for the tissue damage that follows initial spinal cord injury, a discovery that could also improve...

Insulting Their Injuries

When President Bush Says Stem Cell Research ‘devalues Life,' What Is He Telling The Gravely Injured Troops Back From Iraq? More than 12,000 soldiers have been seriously wounded in the Iraq war since it...

A father apart with lots of heart

For Brian Vail of Mount Gilead, the answer has been to live for 10 years with the debilitating Lou Gehrig's Disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, well beyond the "norm" for his affliction. ALS has gradually...

Help N.Y. compete

And New York and the Rochester region to this point aren't in the game. The state Legislature should change that before it adjourns. At stake is $300 million in state funds that would flow to...