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Monthly Archives: August 2006

Skin Deep: Imaging Technologies May Detect Pressure Ulcers

Skin Deep: Imaging Technologies May Detect Pressure Ulcers And Deep-tissue Injuries That Healthcare Workers May Miss For people with impaired mobility and reduced ability to sense injury, the risk is high for pressure ulcers that...

Playing a game with a head tracker

This video shows how it is possible to play a game with a headtracker.

T.O. veteran earns medals

Thad Taft, a 75-year-old disabled U.S. Air Force veteran from Thousand Oaks, received two gold medals at the 26th annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which took place recently in Anchorage, Alaska. At age 21, Taft...

$1.4 million in refunds urged

Charity raffle under scrutiny | Officials allege proceeds were spent for personal use. A new lawsuit has been filed after a spinal cord injury research fundraiser failed to award the prizes it promised. The Missouri attorney...

QUADRIPLEGIC MOM WALKS: After gymnastics move goes wrong, a remarkable recovery

RANDOLPH - As a child, Diane Niles loved doing cartwheels. She found them easy - up and over. So when her 12-year-old daughter, Ashley, was practicing the gymnastics maneuver for cheerleading, Niles said, ‘‘Here,...

Green light for stem cell program

SAN FRANCISCO — California's stem cell agency last week approved a four-year, $151 million grant program focused solely on human embryonic stem cell research — a move that agency officials said will cement the...

I hoped I’d be able to walk, says scam victim

Wheelchair-bound Justine Asher forked out R120 000 on what she believed was a "miracle" stem-cell cure that would allow her to walk again - only to learn that it had not been scientifically tested. The...

Slippery-slope concerns are valid

JUST when you think the debate over embryonic stem cells can't get any more degraded, an outfit called the Campaign to Defend the Constitution comes along and proves you wrong. The group took out two...

Little by little, stem-cell supporters gaining ground

When Bernie Siegel started pushing for stem-cell research three years ago, the tide was moving decidedly in the other direction. Laws were being proposed to put researchers in jail. To put patients in jail! Now the...

cotton to the core Jim MacLaren

When ex-football and lacrosse star Jim MacLaren graduated from Yale a little more than 20 years ago, he thought life's plan for him was to become an actor, a dream he maintained even after...