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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Flying Against the Odds

In 2004, a skydiving accident left Jim Carlaccini with a T-12 complete spinal cord injury. Always having an interest for aviation since a young age, he didn't let the accident stop him from getting...

Michele Lee’s Spinal Cord Injury Patient Story

Michele Lee, 26, is a woman with a good job, an apartment in the city, a talent for painting and an independent, adventurous spirit. She doesn’t let being in a wheelchair keep her from...

Walking 500 Miles for SCI

Carolina Gonzalez-Bunster is walking 500 miles in 32 days. Beginning on August 1, Gonzalez-Bunster, 26, will be embarking on an 800-kilometer walk, just under the length of the east coast of Florida, along the northern...

ADA publishes practice guidelines for nutrition care for patients with spinal cord injury

The American Dietetic Association has published new evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines for registered dietitians on nutrition care for patients with spinal cord injury. The guidelines contain systematically developed recommendations to assist practitioners in appropriate nutrition...

Eric Westacott Foundation Raises Over $30,000 to Help Young Quadriplegic Boy

The Eric Westacott Foundation has raised over $30,000 for physical therapy for 11-year old Alex Malarkey. The funds will allow young Alex to participate in two separate two-week programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute's International...

Once a helping hand, now in need of aid

Time running out on local man's medical coverage PANAMA CITY — Pictures of Michael Harris and children in wheelchairs, children with cancer and veterans home from Iraq line the walls of his hospital room at...

Human clinical trials for stem-cell research on cards

AHMEDABAD: In what is seen as a boost to the stem cell research in the country, India would soon get to host human clinical trials for therapies using umbilical blood cord (UBC) stem cell. Chennai-based...

The paralysis buster: Jab and exercise combination could help sufferers regain the use of...

A jab that helps heal damaged spinal cords and eases paralysis is being developed by British scientists. It is hoped that patients such as car crash victims could be given back the use of their...

Paralympics Offer Wounded Veterans a Chance to Dream

Some Go for the Gold; Others Just Want to 'Feel Normal Again' CHICAGO -- When Maryland native Keith Buckman regained consciousness in a Bethesda hospital last July, he knew he would never again play football,...

Bounce Back – Reclaiming life after a spinal cord injury

A spinal cord injury can be devastating. It only takes a second, but it lasts forever, changing every aspect of a person’s life.