Latest cerebral palsy Stories

2012-01-24 20:17:44

The skeletal structure of the foot and ankle differs significantly between human sprinters and non-sprinters, according to Penn State researchers. Their findings not only help explain why some people are faster runners than others, but also may be useful in helping people who have difficulty walking, such as older adults and children with cerebral palsy. According to Stephen Piazza, associate professor of kinesiology, the research is the first to use magnetic resonance imaging to...

2012-01-19 12:00:00

Automated Security Alert provides option for United Cerebral Palsy clients. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 19, 2012 Push button medical alarms are great for people who can use the technology to call for help when they need it, but push button alarms won´t be of any help to people who can´t use their hands to activate the alarm. Pittsburgh-based Automated Security Alert is now working with United Cerebral Palsy to offer a device to their clients called the “sip n puff”...

2012-01-05 14:48:03

Normal everyday life for parents requires organization. Parents of children who require ventilators, oxygen, IVs and other tools to live, those day-to-day tasks can be time-consuming, difficult and stressful on the family. But researchers from Case Western Reserve University found that mothers who successfully integrate the care of the technology-dependent child into family life have families that function better. “It´s about the perception of the child´s illness,”...

2011-12-30 11:00:00

Beth Deloria of Allard USA will compete in 20 half-marathons in 2012 to encourage people with foot drop to reclaim their lives. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 Marathon runner Beth Deloria, Manager of Community Outreach for Allard USA, is taking to the streets to show the thousands of Americans who suffer from foot drop that they don't have to surrender their mobility to the neuromuscular disorder. Beth will compete in a 20-race schedule of half-marathons in 2012 to demonstrate...

2011-11-07 13:00:00

National Law Firm Partnered with Lubin & Meyer, Who Represented the Family and Brought Birth Injury Lawsuit to Trial Sokolove Law, the nationâs largest marketer of legal services, acted as co-counsel in a birth injury lawsuit that led to a South Hamilton, Massachusetts, family being awarded $7 million for the 2004 wrongful death of their infant daughter. A doctor and nurse practitioner were found to be negligent in their care for the child, who developed an infection that...

2011-11-07 16:48:13

New research raises the bar on what can been seen in the brain, supports the potential of high-field MRI for early identification of tiny brain injuries in the preterm infant Pediatric neuroscientists at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital are the first to use high magnetic field strength MRI to reveal tiny white matter injuries in the developing brain previously undetectable using standard MRI. Early, accurate identification of these lesions in the...

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