Friday, August 12, 2022

Tag: Injury Prevention

Quadriplegic Mark Manion shares his story

Mark Manion is a quadriplegic with a compelling story. Forty years ago this week he became a quadriplegic when he and his cousin were hit by a drunk driver as they began a cycling trip across the country.

HEALTH LINE: No Diving Into Lakes, Rivers and Oceans

Experts Advise Against Diving Into Natural Bodies of Water What lurks beneath the water? It sounds like a horror story title, and it certainly can be...

The SENSIMAT for Wheelchairs – Indiegogo Campaign

The SENSIMAT for Wheelchairs is a thin, wireless mat of pressure sensors that is inserted underneath a wheelchair cushion. The mat connects via Bluetooth...

New wheelchair device to prevent pressure sores

Pressure sores are the leading source of infection, hospitalization and mortality for wheelchair users. But a new wheelchair sensory system developed through a collaboration with...

Johns Hopkins Study: Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries on the Rise in U.S.

The number of serious traumatic spinal cord injuries is on the rise in the United States, and the leading cause no longer appears to...

Lifesavers Cut Spinal Injuries

Surf lifesavers targeting swimmers who put themselves in harm's way have dramatically cut the number of people getting suspected spinal injuries in the past...

Saving Children’s Spines

(NAPSI)—While between 1,500 to 2,000 children and adolescents sustain spinal cord injuries every year, you can help keep your kids out of such statistics. The...

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...

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...

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,...