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Daily Archives: June 5, 2005

Spinal cord unit provides support for whole family

Published: June 5, 2005

HOWLAND — Patients touch balloons, pick up bean bags and tighten bolts in Forum Health Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital’s Occupational Therapy room.

They are part of a new program, the Spinal Cord Injury Center of Excellence, which opened May 12.

Rebecca LeBron, clinical supervisor of occupational and recreational therapy, said the hospital spent the past three years preparing to be a center of excellence.

Developing Nervous System Sculpted By Opposing Chemical Messengers

Published: June 5, 2005

La Jolla, Calif. — A newborn baby moves, breathes and cries in part because a network of nerves called Motor neurons carry signals from the infant’s brain and spinal cord to muscles throughout its body.

Thanks to new research by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, we are closer to understanding how these complicated network connections are wired up during embryonic development.

Fetal Cells Nix Rules, Fix Hearts

Published: June 5, 2005

Ten heart failure patients who received controversial fetal stem cell injections are all showing signs of rapid recovery three months after the treatment, surgeons who performed the first-time procedure said this weekend.

The treatments, which took place in Ecuador, have raised sharp ethical questions over the mere use of fetal stem cells, which some oppose on principle. But the case has also raised new concerns over rushing forward with unproven stem cell treatments.

Caring for Your Baby’s Health – What New Dads Need to Know

Published: June 5, 2005

capsuleLOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 6, 2005–Awaiting the birth of a newborn can be as daunting as it is exhilarating for many dads-to-be. Many expectant fathers find themselves wondering: Do I have what it takes to be a good parent? Will I be able to handle the fussing and fatigue? How will I know if I’m doing everything possible to ensure my baby’s well-being?