Friday, June 18, 2021

Monthly Archives: March 2011

Adaptive Equipment for Spinal Cord Injury

People who are living with spinal cord injury can do just about anything that anyone else who is not paralyzed can do: they just have to find alternative ways to do it. Part of...

United Spinal Association and National Spinal Cord Injury Association Will Merge

United Spinal Association and National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), two leading nonprofits with more than 125 years of combined service to the disability community, have recently announced their intended merger unifying resources to...

Hard work gets a paralyzed bride-to-be ready to walk down the aisle

It was a warm, rainy night, and Mike Belawetz and Jennifer Darmon went for a stroll in a flower garden along the Windsor riverfront in Canada, looking at the Detroit skyline. He walked by...

Basic care can prevent pressure sores

We're finishing our discussion this week about how to identify and manage various pressure ulcers on people who are most susceptible to them, such as people required to be at bed rest, people with...

More powerful roadside bombs lead to increase in spinal injuries among troops

LANDSTUHL, Germany - Stronger armored vehicles are preventing more servicemembers in Afghanistan from being killed by roadside bombs. But the bombs are still powerful enough to cause severe skeletal and spinal injuries, the worst...

‘Not having the right bowel care is demeaning’

Reg Penn, who is paralysed from the chest down discusses his distress at the bowel care he recently received The patient I was 18 years old when my spinal cord was almost completely severed in a...

Spinal-cord injury won’t stop local woman

'You almost don't even believe it when you see it. It's amazing — the little recoveries that propel you forward' AUSABLE FORKS — The night Michaela Bushey wiggled her toe, her mom, Angela, called everyone...

Spinal cord processes information just like areas of the brain

Patrick Stroman’s work mapping the function and information processing of the spinal cord could improve treatment for spinal cord injuries. “Basic physiology books describe the spinal cord as a relay system, but it’s part of...

Spinal cord injuries may lead to pressure sores

There are numerous other health issues that people with various types of disabilities have to cope with on an almost daily basis. Depending on the "main" disability, other issues such as high blood pressure,...

Teen overcomes and pushes forward

Like several of his classmates getting ready to graduate in June, John Demcovici ponders what tux to wear to the prom, works through his classes this final semester, and waits patiently for his college...