Thursday, September 23, 2021

Tag: Health Care

Patients rave about spinal-cord therapy, but insurance won’t cover it

Families of two paralyzed Bay State teens are calling on insurance companies to step up and fund the life-altering therapy that they say has...

Study Shows Rising Rate of Brain and Spinal Injuries in ATV Riders

Young Riders Have Highest Injury Rate—Helmets Could Reduce Risk Newswise — Brain and spinal cord injuries related to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) appear to be increasing,...

Miracle Paralyzed Dad Shares His Family’s Story…40 Years After Football Injury

Paralyzed on Oct. 30, 1970, from spinal cord injury during Cornell football game, 60-year-old Long Island man speaks about re-inventing his life after tragic...

Robust Regeneration of Injured Nerves Achieved for First Time in Adult Mammalian Spinal Cord

BOSTON, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers for the first time have induced robust regeneration of nerve tissue connections in injured adult spinal cord sites...

Quadriplegic, and empowered

I didn't die that day. Many were told and thought I would, but many more believed I wouldn't. Twenty years ago today circumstances collided: a...

United Spinal Association and National Spinal Cord Injury Association Develop Free Guide to Understanding...

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association (www.unitedspinal.org) and National Spinal Cord Injury Association (www.spinalcord.org) have joined forces to create an informative...

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...
UR Medical Center CEO Brad Berk

URMC chief Dr. Brad Berk returns after devastating injury

Being paralyzed and totally dependent on others gave Dr. Brad Berk lots of time to think. As chief executive of University of Rochester Medical Center,...

Healthy Eating for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

19-year-old Dominique Harris is a C5-C6 quadriplegic and former patient at National Rehabilitation Hospital.

Will Spinal Cord Injuries Fall Through the Cracks in Haiti?

Haiti Needs Spine-Specific Medical Aid, Doctors Say Medical professionals are concerned that one class of injury -- spinal cord trauma -- may not be getting...