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Top Spinal Cord Danger For Kids: Crashes

Published: February 21, 2007

(WebMD) Motor vehicle accidents are the top cause of spinal cord injury in kids, a new study shows.

The researchers urge kids to wear seat belts to help prevent such injuries.

“Motor vehicle accidents are by far the No. 1 cause of pediatric spinal cord injury within the United States, accounting for more than 55 percent of cases,” write the researchers. They add that nearly 70 percent of the children and teens who suffered spinal cord injury in auto accidents weren’t wearing seatbelts when the accident happened. The findings are based on two large national databases of hospital discharge records from 1997-2000.

Firm takes giant step

Published: February 21, 2007

FOXBORO – Patients with acute spinal cord injuries could regain partial movement and sensation with the first step of what could be a giant leap forward in Star Trek-like technologies designed to regenerate nerves.

Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems announced Tuesday that it submitted a Humanitarian Device Exemption to the Food and Drug Administration to obtain market clearance for an implantable nerve growth stimulator.

I need help in getting something so I can use my computer. Can...

Published: February 21, 2007
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I’m a C3-C5 Quadriplegic with very little movement. If your able to move your head there are a few products to choose from…

Here is what I use…

I use a “Headmaster” to move my mouse. It has a sip/puff switch that I use to click.