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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Discovery could help treat spinal injuries

U of A researchers uncover trigger that causes muscles to move without signal from brain EDMONTON - Research led by a pair of University of Alberta scientists has uncovered a surprising phenomenon that offers hope...

Path diverted — Spinal cord injury changes more than physical

To be honest, before my injury I was not a compassionate, sensitive person. I did not feel sympathy for the hungry kids in Africa, the oppressed citizens of China, or countless other dire, unfortunate...

Surfers with Spinal Injuries Ready to Hit the Waves

WILDWOOD CREST — On June 19, young people with spinal cord injuries will get a chance to ride surfboards here as Life Rolls On presents “They Will Surf Again.” Chad DeSatnick, who sustained a spinal...

Spinal Cord Injury Patients Help U-M Effort To Prevent Diving Injuries

Matt Kerry was built burly and strong, primed for athletic success, and recruited heavily to play football on a college scholarship. But one summer day on a Michigan lake, he made a split-second decision that...

Paralyzed Reno boy looks forward to new home

Jesse Eligio likes Bobby Flay and Rachael Ray. He likes spaghetti, hot dogs, pepperoni pizza and his older brother's Xbox. He likes his mom, Alicia, standing curbside in the morning and sending him off to...

Quarter century of helping the newly disabled

Guy Coulombe keeps on going EDMONTON - We've been handing out High Fives to various events and great folks. This week, though, we're going to give a High Five to someone who deserves to be celebrated:...

Automobile Accidents: The Leading Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries

The leading cause of spinal cord injuries are automobile accidents. The automobile accident rate has increased over the years, probably relating to the fact that there are more cars and more drivers than ever...

Answers to the 6 most frequently asked spinal cord questions

The art of spinal manipulation has been around for thousands of years, dating back to medicine men called "bone setters" at the time Socrates lived. Spinal manipulation, also known as spinal adjusting, is one...

Cape May lifeguard seeks beach improvements to reduce spinal-cord injuries

CAPE MAY - Shore towns do not like bad publicity, but this year, the city will spend $10,000 from its beach revenue to print a quarter-million brochures explaining to tourists that they could break...

Red light law may give cities a way to raise money

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist may have given the state and local municipalities a way to raise more money. This may allow them to avoid layoffs and perhaps even hire more people. And many governments...