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Monthly Archives: February 2006

World Association of Persons with disAbilities

World Association of Persons with disAbilities has a major advocacy to assist persons with disAbilities to become economically self sufficient. Go to their site and look around at some of the various work...

The Lance Armstrong Foundation Supports the Missouri Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative

The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), which in November joined with dozens of other patient advocacy groups as a member of the Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, has endorsed the Missouri Stem Cell Research and...

Through new therapy, some partially paralyzed patients approach walking

DALLAS — It takes a body harness, a sophisticated exoskeleton and a quarter-million-dollar treadmill, but Albert Pruitt walks. Pruitt, who has been partially paralyzed since 1976, is taking small steps, literally and figuratively, at the...

Nurse heads program to lower injury rates

Virginia R. Corrigan knows how devastating brain and spinal cord injuries can be. While working in the trauma unit at Christiana Hospital in 1993, the critical care nurse found herself caring for a 19-year-old dying...

Hoping to walk again

WILLIAMSPORT -- Robin Larson had just turned 20 when he and his buddies decided to play water tag in a pond. He dived in, hit the bottom, broke a vertebra and injured his spinal...

IKAN Sports Foundation

We’re here to help people who are quadriplegic due to spinal cord injury as well as those affected by diseases such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida and more reach for...

Key lawmakers oppose easing stem-cell rules

A car wreck more than 20 years ago left Danny Heumann paralyzed from the chest down. The Ann Arbor man now runs an organization that raises money for spinal cord injury research. He says there...

Safe Kids – Car seats, boosters save children’s lives

Most parents know that babies and toddlers need to be restrained in car seats — properly installed and adjusted — every time they ride in a car. Unfortunately, sometimes we don't do nearly as...

Levitra effective for ED due to spinal cord injury

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The impotence drug Levitra is helpful for men who have erectile dysfunction (ED) caused by spinal cord injury, according to a report in the medical journal Neurology. "In a recent...

Christopher Reeve Foundation Opposes Administration’s Research Budget

SHORT HILLS, N.J., PRNewswire/ -- The Christopher Reeve Foundation (CRF), a national, non-profit organization dedicated to funding research for cures and treatments for spinal cord injuries and providing resources for people living with disabilities,...