Yearly Archives: 2006
PHILADELPHIA — For the first time in seven years, Mike Bartrum will not be in uniform for the Eagles when they take on the Giants tomorrow at the Meadowlands.
In a sport where serious injuries at a young age often signal the end of a potentially promising career, Bartrum enjoyed a rather charmed existence in the NFL after suffering a debilitating knee injury as a sophomore at Marshall University in 1990.
His hopes of being a pro quarterback dashed in college, Bartrum became Marshall’s long-snapper and a tight end.
Each year an estimated 500,000 persons sustain brain and spinal cordinjuries in the United States. The most frequent causes of theseinjuries are motor vehicle crashes, falls, sports and recreation,especially diving, and violence. Children and teens are at high-riskfor these devastating injuries, many of which are preventable.ThinkFirst, the National Injury Prevention Programs award-winningpublic education efforts target this high-risk age group.
TRENTON | After two years of political give and take, both houses of the Legislature passed a $270 million bond measure that advocates say will propel New Jersey to the forefront of stem cell research.
The bill now heads to Gov. Jon Corzine, who has indicated that he’ll sign the bill into law before Christmas.
Stem cell research has been hailed as a path toward revolutionary medical treatments and economic development opportunities. Opponents of the bill say it raises ethical questions and further burdens the state with debt not approved by voters.
Only women could be treated with unfertilized egg method
Scientists have found a way to make stem cells from unfertilized eggs, suggesting a potential alternative to controversial and technically difficult embryo cloning.
A group at Harvard University led by research fellow Kitai Kim and stem cell pioneer George Daley, an adviser to the California Prop. 71 stem cell program, reported success Thursday with the new method using mouse eggs. Similar experiments with human eggs are under way.
– Chrysler Group donates $50,000 to the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan to fund therapy programs to increase mobility – Chrysler Group also sponsors Michigan National Guard troops and donates funds to the Detroit Press Club
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 15 — Chrysler Group President and CEO Tom LaSorda presented $50,000 to the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) and $15,000 to the Michigan National Guard Thursday evening at the Company’s annual media holiday party.
People often misuse the word accident to describe an injury, says Adrian Dieleman, a chaplain for Chedoke’s Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program.
“These things are really not accidents. Ninety per cent of injuries are preventable. It’s a state of mind.”
This may sound like an odd thing for a hospital chaplain to say, but Chaplain Dieleman believes recognizing injuries for what they are helps people to accept their condition and move on. He knows this from personal experience.
AskPatty.com, Inc. is supporting United Spinal Association in an online holiday fundraiser during the month of December.
New York, NY (PRWeb) December 14, 2006 – AskPatty.com, Inc. announced today they will be supporting United Spinal Association in an online-based holiday fundraising effort during the month of December. The mission of United Spinal is to provide expertise, create access to resources and strengthen hope, thereby enabling people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) to fulfill their potential as active members of their communities.
Ask Patty has made a yearlong commitment to support United Spinal Association through donations, publicity, and partnerships. United Spinal not only supports people with spinal cord injuries and disorders in their everyday lives, but also created a Motorsports program: Living Life in Motion.
Cardington man hopes message helps others
CARDINGTON – Jeff Radel is reminded on a daily basis what drinking and driving did to his life.
The 26-year-old Cardington man lives with double vision in one eye, numbness in two of his fingers and slurred speech as a result of a brain injury – the consequence of a bad decision he made nearly two years ago.
Radel hopes that his story will inspire others to think before having that drink and climbing behind the wheel this holiday season.
“It’s better I tell others what I went through. Learn from my mistake before someone else gets hurt,” said Radel who now works as a Voice for Injury Prevention speaker for the Central Ohio chapter of ThinkFirst, an international prevention program that focuses on brain and spinal injuries.
The Arizona Biomedical Research Commission (ABRC) recently awarded Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Arizona State University (ASU) two grants worth $450,000 each to study spinal cord injuries and brain tumors.
Barrow’s grant application for spinal cord injury research scored the highest of all submitted grants. Researchers at Barrow and ASU will use the grant to develop new hydrogels (liquids that gel) to stimulate the ends of damaged fiber on the spinal cord to grow and bypass the injured or scarred area of the spinal cord.
New York Dragons WR/LB Chris Anthony started SpineLife, a not-for-profit organization, which assists athletes who have experienced spinal cord injuries or head trauma’s in sporting incidents. “Stand With Travis” is the first major project that SpineLife will undertake.
Anthony, who is entering his fifth season in the Arena Football League, was initially inspired to start SpineLife after tragically witnessing the death of Al Lucas — a player for the AFL’s Los Angeles Avengers — when the Dragons played the Avengers in 2005. Lucas passed away due to a spinal cord injury sustained in the game.