Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Tag: Pregnancy

Spinal Cord Injury and Pregnancy

Spinal cord trauma is most often due to accidents and usually involve the Cervical and Thoracic spine. Spinal cord injuries do not prevent conception,...

Unwavering Quadriplegic Becomes a Mom

As with many women, Michelle Carston of Westfield always knew she wanted to be a mom. After a 1993 diving accident, when doctors told...

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, accounting for more than 30% of all of their cancers. While spinal cord injury itself...

What is “Autonomic Dysreflexia?”

Autonomic Dysreflexia, also known as Hyperreflexia, means an over-activity of the Autonomic Nervous System causing an abrupt onset of excessively high blood pressure. Persons...

Complications

If you recently experienced a spinal cord injury, it might seem like every aspect of life just became a lot more complicated. After all,...

Sexuality and Spinal Cord Injury

Maintaining a healthy sex life after spinal cord injury is an important priority to many people. Fortunately, over the past few years a large...

Stem-cell research: “It’s where most of my hope lies”

It's been nearly two years since David Busta held a book in his hands, combed his hair, pedaled a bike or took a step...

Stem cell quest takes family to Bahamas

FENTON TWP. - Giving Karly Pollack a second chance at a normal life may come from an experimental stem cell transplant not performed in...

Paralysis pioneer

A Chinese neurosurgeon's experimental operation using fetal cells is giving paraplegics hope but stirring medical and ethical concerns. Strolling briskly through the dim halls of...

Chinese doctor treat paralysis with fetal cells

BEIJING - Strolling briskly through the dim halls of Chaoyang Hospital, neurosurgeon Huang Hongyun says his pioneering medical work using fetal cells to treat...