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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Majority of patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries develop adverse events during acute care

The majority of patients recovering from traumatic spinal cord injuries developed an adverse event during acute hospital care at rates significantly higher than previously reported, according to results in a recently published study. Researchers conducted...

Pain, paralysis “just life” for Surrey man

It wasn’t that long ago that Dan Thomas thought he had it all. After years of hard work – he bought his first dump truck at 18, and had worked in the truck and excavating...

London’s bionic man making impressive strides

Mitch Brogan is among those rare few who refuses to take no for an answer. When doctors told him he would never walk again after suffering a spinal cord injury in 2006 that left him...

The most, and least, wheelchair accessible cities: a quadriplegic’s guide

Last week, CityMetric reported on RATP's interactive map of the Paris Metro. It has a button you can press to see where on the network people in wheelchairs can go. It's great. The only problem...

A year on from fall, life is looking up

Injured wakeboarder Brad Smeele is forging an independent life in a newly modified home after a horror crash left him a quadriplegic almost a year ago. The 28-year-old ploughed head first into a ramp when...

Paralyzed veteran opens Tampa center for those with spinal cord injuries

When the room was just four concrete walls, before it was outfitted with state-of-the-art therapy equipment and a sign that says "Never ever give up," Romulo and Gabriela Camargo invited a Toyota executive to...

Olfactory cells transplanted to treat spinal cord injury

Three years after they treated patients with spinal cord injury in a randomized clinical trial with transplanted cells from the patients' olfactory mucosa (nasal cavities) to build a 'bridge' to span the gap between...

20 Years Later: Travis Roy Reflects On Life-Altering Injury, Foundation

BOSTON (CBS) — It’s been 20 years since Travis Roy’s hockey career came to an end, just 11 seconds after it began. A freshman at Boston University, Roy took the ice as a Terrier for...

Woman with Disabilities: How Accessible is the Road to Motherhood?

There are 27 million women with disabilities in the United States according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these women will have babies independently and the old fashioned way, via cesarean or...

‘It’s never been a sad day’

Ten years after a car accident left her quadriplegic, Katie Charboneau is celebrating what she jokingly calls "Happy Broke My Neck Day." This may be seem morbid, Charboneau said, but being quadriplegic hasn't held her...