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2014-02-27 16:27:43

AccountingDepartment.com, long time supporter and fund raiser for the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation, announced support of Rare Disease Day on February 28, 2014. POMPTON PLAINS, N.J., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccountingDepartment.com announced its support for Rare Disease Day, an annual event that focuses on raising awareness for patients and families living with rare diseases. Held on the last day of February each year, Rare Disease Day is a global event meant...

2014-02-26 08:28:37

- University Opens Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Clinic - SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., has opened an Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC) clinic. The facility is a multi-disciplinary clinic to help children affected with this rare disease that causes sporadic paralysis of the limbs and a range of other developmental challenges. The AHC clinic is the outgrowth of Vanderbilt's leading research into...

2013-10-30 15:59:23

Improving standing balance in children with cerebral palsy is crucial to improve cognitive and motor functions. Studies have shown differences in sitting balance between children with cerebral palsy and normal children. Are there differences in standing balance between children with diplegic and hemiplegic cerebral palsy? Valeska Gatica Rojas and colleagues from the Laboratory of Human Motor Control, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Talca, Chile detected standing posture balance in...

2013-07-23 23:31:52

The IntimateRider can now assist stroke survivors and their partners in finding new ways to enjoy a satisfying sex life after a stroke. Burnsville MN (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Stroke survivors and their partner now have a new way to improve sexual relations after a stroke. A healthy sex life is an important part of returning to a normal routine for most stroke survivors. Discovering sexual success and dealing with change is a part of recovery and sex can be good for physical and mental...

2013-07-09 00:20:33

SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to a generous donation of $169,000 by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous, the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation (AHCF) will fund additional research through Vanderbilt University, bringing them closer to a cure for Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC). AHC is a rare disorder that causes sporadic paralysis of the limbs and a range of other developmental challenges. It is found in less than 800 people worldwide and...

2012-12-27 05:00:30

Researchers of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)'s Department of Rehabilitation Sciences have developed a novel treatment for people with hemiplegic arms because of stroke or unilateral cerebral palsy in order to speed up their recovery. Coined "Remind to move," the treatment requires the patients to wear a specially made sensory cueing wristwatch (SCW-V2), which is designed to provide pertinent sensory signals at a fixed interval. (PRWEB) December 26, 2012 Researchers of The...

2012-10-22 15:25:01

Actor, Author and Stroke Survivor Kevin Sorbo Delivered "True Strength" Keynote DENVER, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elijah Rutherford, 9, suffered a stroke before birth. By age six, Elijah noticed that few were raising awareness about pediatric stroke, a leading cause of death in children in the U.S. He wanted to educate the world that children, babies and even unborn babies can have strokes. He began taking his teddy bears, Pat and Patricia, to visit children who had...

2011-06-27 07:48:00

LIVONIA, Mich., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There is no cure for the disorder affecting 4 year old Matthew, but today he has a new hope to find a cure for Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood by winning a $250,000 grant in the Vivint Gives Back online contest. The rare children's disease, Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC), is a permanent, painful neurological disorder that causes attacks of temporary paralysis that can last minutes or days. AHC is often misdiagnosed as cerebral...

2010-12-23 05:15:00

LIVONIA, Mich., Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Little Matthew Wuchich, 3, is the face of Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC). His story helped spur an intensive viral campaign for votes in the $250,000 November Pepsi Refresh contest. Matthew's humble "please" at the end of his videos helped propel the little known AHC Foundation into the nation's hearts and the winner's circle with a dramatic win in the final minutes of the contest. Matthew has returned to YouTube during the busy...

2010-12-06 11:20:00

LIVONIA, Mich., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- There is no cure for the disorder affecting Matthew, 3, Spencer, 6, "rap star" Zach, 8, or Alaina, 10, but today the children have a new hope to find a cure for Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC). Heartwarming videos featuring the children won the hearts of thousands and prompted online and text votes that catapulted AHCF into the winner's circle in the final minutes of the Pepsi Refresh contest last Tuesday night. AHCF is officially a...