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Monthly Archives: August 2005

Alcohol Abuse

What do all of the following have in common? increased muscle Spasticity fractures heart, liver, kidney, & brain damage pressure sores malnutrition urinary tract infections Answer: All of these problems are associated with mixing spinal cord...

Am I Ready For A Van?

Most spinal cord injury survivors who are used to driving a car aren’t too excited about switching to a modified van. “They’re too big. They’re too expensive. They’re not very sporty or fun. They’re...

The Art of Breathing

Breathing seems pretty basic. Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. When you stop … well … you have a problem. Obviously, if you can't breathe, you've got problems. For some spinal cord injury survivors, that's just a part...

Bladder Cancer

You may have heard it from physicians, from family members who have been doing their reading, or from spinal cord injury survivors who go to other doctors or who were treated at different hospitals...

Bowel Problems

As a children’s book says, "Everyone poops." Although you may not talk about it or even think about it much, it’s important to your body and, yes, even your happiness. In fact, one study...

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, accounting for more than 30% of all of their cancers. While spinal cord injury itself does not place women at higher risk of breast cancer,...

Cholesterol

So you’ve heard cholesterol is bad. Don’t eat red meat. Eat more fish. Stay away from eggs. Don’t eat fat. Exercise a lot. Maybe you’ve even heard that your spinal cord injury can make...

Colostomies: A Radical Approach to Bowel Mangement

It freaks many people out, but to some spinal cord injury survivors, a colostomy is a perfectly reasonable way to manage those cranky bowels. In fact, in one study, nearly three-quarters of the spinal...

Cutting the Fat

Eating is one of the more enjoyable things life has to offer. That’s why what to eat and what not to eat – especially as it relates to our heart’s health – can be...

Diabetes

Long term spinal cord injury (SCI) and diabetes? According to some researchers the two go together like coffee and cream, like Bonnie and Clyde. Dr. Bill Bauman, for example, has studied diabetes extensively in...