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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Sit-Ski Success

From school project to the Paralympics A sit-ski that started as an extracurricular project for some University of Calgary students will be on display at the Paralympics in Whistler, B.C., this week and may soon...

State Budget Puts Spinal Cord Injury Research in Jeopardy

State trooper Paul Richter was lying on the ground, looking up at the man who had just shot him. Death seemed all but certain. The Queens-born Richter had been shot in the leg, arm...

News on the underlying mechanisms of spasticity

A recent paper in the journal Nature Medicine sheds some important new light on the underlying mechanisms of spasticity that often develops after a spinal cord injury. Involuntary contractions of muscles, or spasticity,...

Texas artist battles spinal cord injury through painting

He lost the use of his limbs but found a love for art -- now a local artist is on a mission to help others with spinal cord injuries. Jared Dunten is on a mission of hope.

Little girl with spinal injury a big inspiration

Three months ago, 11-year-old Mackenzie Saunders injured her spinal cord while playing soccer and was unable to walk. The times that followed could have been her darkest hours. Instead, her irrepressible attitude has made her a...

BOTOX(R) (OnabotulinumtoxinA) Receives FDA Approval for Treatment of Upper Limb Spasticity in Adults

IRVINE, Calif., Mar 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN) today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BOTOX(R) (onabotulinumtoxinA)...

Wheelchair can’t slow down NFM high school track sensation

A North Fort Myers High School track athlete is breaking boundaries and inspiring even her toughest competitors.

Paralympic torch lands in Toronto on way across the country

TORONTO — Three years ago, Master Cpl. Jody Mitic stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan and along with losing both of his legs, he also thought he would never be able to play sports...

Volunteer recognised for promoting spinal safety message

Volunteer recognised for promoting spinal safety message Disability Services Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk today paid tribute to volunteer Wayne Leo for promoting spinal safety and injury prevention to 250,000 children across Queensland. Ms Palaszczuk was attending...

Teaching the paralyzed to walk again

A California scientist was able to get paralyzed rats running again, but can he do the same thing for humans? HealthFirst reporter Leslie Toldo tells us about a new treatment that could revolutionize treatment of...