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Monthly Archives: August 2012

There’s a reason it’s called Murderball

The Paralympics event wheelchair rugby may be as tactical as chess, but it’s rather more brutal to play There is such an almighty clanging, thunking, whirring and shouting that if I didn’t know better I...

Therapies for spinal cord injury: On the cutting edge of clinical translation

The Journal of Neurosurgery (JNS) Publishing Group is proud to announce publication of the NACTN/AOSNA Focus Issue on Spinal Cord Injury, a supplement to the September issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, which...

Legacy of a fearless fighter

The Paralympic Games were the creation of one remarkable man. It was on November 9, 1938, Kristallnacht in Germany, when Jewish property was destroyed wholesale and about 30,000 Jews arrested, beaten, murdered or dragged off...

United Spinal Presents Free Webinars on Healthy Living for People with Disabilities & their...

NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host two free webinars this September for people living with disabilities and their caregivers that...

No traffic fines for research

AB 1657, which would devote $1 from certain traffic tickets to fund spinal cord injury research, is well-meaning but misguided. If the state is going to increase traffic fines, the revenue should pay for...

Injured bride describes accident

CHAMPION - Amber Hogue felt her neck snap, and the mother of six immediately started praying. The 31-year-old woman said her head slumped forward into her lap, and she couldn't feel anything from the neck...

Latest Breakthroughs and Treatments in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Bring Top Clinicians and Researchers...

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The best and the brightest minds in spinal cord injury medicine will convene this week for Paralyzed Veterans of America's Summit 2012 to discuss the latest breakthroughs and...

More Injured Veterans Seek Rehabilitation Through Sports, Compete in London Paralympics

The international multi-sport competition for athletes with disabilities hits London on August 29. On a September day in Afghanistan last year, Lt. Brad Snyder was running to help a group of fellow servicemen who...

Nervous System: Facts, Function & Diseases

The nervous system is a complex collection of nerves and specialized cells known as neurons that transmit signals between different parts of the body. Vertebrates — animals with backbones and spinal columns — have...

Access all areas: holidays for people with disabilities

Passport, euros, sunglasses, wheelchair … people with disabilities here tell their inspiring travel stories IBIZA STAG PARTY This summer I flew to Ibiza for 10 days for my stag party with a load of mates. Following...