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2011-08-17 13:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A former up and coming Australian snowboarder who after a horrific accident was told that he would never get out of bed again and was a 'quadriplegic for life', has had parts of his body 'woken up' at the internationally acclaimed Project Walk Recovery Facility in Carlsbad, California. Eleven years ago, Josh shattered his neck and crushed his spinal cord in a 'stupid' snowboarding jump on the Australian snowfields. Doctors told the boy his...

2011-07-13 05:00:00

Executives and friends of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to participate in the 2011 Triathlon/Duathlon for Autism in Belmar SHORT HILLS, N.J., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 31st, executives and friends of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation will participate in the 2011 Triathlon/Duathlon for Autism in Belmar, New Jersey, proving once again Christopher Reeve's edict that "nothing is impossible." (Logo:...

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2011-05-20 11:14:46

Rob Summers was left paralyzed after a car accident in 2006 but is now able to stand and take steps after electrical stimulation of his spinal cord in what researchers described as a breakthrough in treating paralyzing injuries, Reuters is reporting. Summers, a 25-year-old former college baseball pitcher, can now also move his hips, knees, ankles and toes. He also regained some bladder and sexual functionality, researchers said on Thursday. Susan Harkema, lead researcher of the study from the...

2011-04-12 00:00:27

The PUMPâ“ž¢ is a new power wheelchair accessory enabling a person with a spinal cord injury to easily empty their leg bag directly into a toilet or urinal with a simple press of a button. It allows urinary leg bag users to increase their fluid intake without worrying they won't be able to independently empty their leg bag later. In addition to allowing the user to empty their leg bag into any toilet or urinal, The PUMP user can reduce the size of their leg bag by...

2011-03-19 00:00:29

The PUMP is a new power wheelchair accessory from BIOTX Ltd. enabling a person with a spinal cord injury to easily empty their urinary leg bag directly into a toilet or urinal with a simple press of a button. Although designed primarily for people with tetraplegia or quadriplegia, The PUMP will also benefit those who are paraplegic who have difficulties in emptying their urinary leg bags. The PUMP provides a person with a spinal cord injury with a higher degree of independence, dignity and...

2011-02-26 00:00:27

Online community to select winners of "Share With the World the Faces and Place of your Life" Reeve Foundation photo contest. Short Hills, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB) February 24, 2011 The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has launched an online photo contest to showcase favorite portraits and travel destinations of the paralysis community. Applications for the 2011 Reeve Foundation Faces & Places Photo Contest are being accepted through March 11, 2011. Individuals can submit photos in two...

2010-09-16 05:00:00

Tickets now on sale SHORT HILLS, N.J., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation today announced television host, actress, singer, playwright, songwriter and author Kathie Lee Gifford will host the second annual Born for Broadway, to be held Monday, October 4th at 8:00 p.m. at New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street, New York. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100511/REEVELOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100511/REEVELOGO)...

2010-01-25 13:43:01

 The application of a cervical collar on a trauma victim can cause more harm to the patient, leading to secondary injuries or even death, according to experts at Baylor College of Medicine in a study that appears in the current online edition of the Journal of Trauma. "Cervical extrication collars are put on about 15 million times a year in the United States alone by emergency medical personnel or doctors in hospitals to protect the cervical spine in case of a bad injury. It is known...

2009-11-09 14:02:25

Study supports expansion of first human trial to include those with cervical spinal cord damage The first human embryonic stem cell treatment approved by the FDA for human testing has been shown to restore limb function in rats with neck spinal cord injuries - a finding that could expand the clinical trial to include people with cervical damage. In January, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration gave Geron Corp. of Menlo Park, Calif., permission to test the UC Irvine treatment in individuals...

2009-10-21 13:14:00

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced today that Alan T. Brown has been elected to the Board of Directors. As part of the leadership team, Brown will be instrumental in continuing the Reeve Foundation's mission of curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. Brown, a quadriplegic since 1988 and...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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