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Monthly Archives: December 2006

Life is good after brush with death

With the wounded toll topping homicides, some survivors are gaining insight that makes them whole in a new way Cheating death can make you see life a whole new way. That's what happened to Ronnie...

A gift of independence

Ron Stewart asked a bunch of his friends to kick in $1,000 each to help buy a specially equipped car for Sean Corner, the 21-year-old rugby player paralyzed in a game in September. Only one...

Risk vs. hope: Heading overseas for stem cells

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - David Aldrich, 49, was paralyzed in a boating accident more than four years ago, and had made his wishes known. If he were hospitalized again and in a near-death situation,...

A ‘Miracle’ In Tennessee

A ‘Miracle’ In Tennessee: Charlene Caswell Transforms Herself From Quadriplegic to Hiker, With Help from The Hartford Walking away from a seemingly permanent Disability requires tenacity, excellent care and a talented, committed insurance team HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS...

Despite his terrible injury, he still rides the wave of life

Among the many stories of human courage and achievement, Jesse Billauer's might be one of the most inspirational. Born in California in 1979, Billauer became a star athlete at an early age. He excelled...

Virtual-reality systems help with disability rehabilitation

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — On most days, a tumor on Zvulun Muola’s spinal cord keeps him confined to a wheelchair, but today he is standing on a small, wooden dinghy gliding downstream, navigating...

Surgery seen to aid bladder control

WASHINGTON - Needing a wheelchair isn't always the biggest complaint of people left paralyzed by spinal cord injury — it's also the loss of bladder control. On Monday, Michigan doctors began a unique experiment...

Storing stem cells at AIIMS

NEW DELHI: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) now has another first to its name — it has set up the country's first cord blood bank in the government sector. Umbilical cord blood from...

Love Survives

Rick and Angel Young were married at Royal Victoria Hospital. With a pen held in his teeth, Rick Young carefully marked an X on his marriage certificate. It was a struggle. He had to try twice. But...

New Drug Giving Hope to Spinal Cord Patients

A new medication being tested at Philadelphia's Thomas Jefferson University Hospital gives hope to patients with severe spinal cord injuries. The drug Cethrin has been in safety trials, says Jefferson neurosurgeon James Harrop. Cethrin is...