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2009-04-17 03:00:00

Grady to develop world-class Trauma Center and Neurological Intensive Care Unit ATLANTA, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marcus Foundation today announced a $20 million gift to Grady Health System to improve emergency care to trauma and acute neurological injury victims throughout Georgia. The gift will enable Grady to expand hospital space for trauma and brain injury victims and improve time-dependent therapies for stroke and acute neurological emergencies. The new facilities will be named...

2008-08-05 15:01:02

DETROIT, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Southeastern Michigan Traumatic Brain Injury System (SEMTBIS), housed at DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Wayne State University, was recently awarded a 5-year grant totaling $1.7 million, from the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). The grant earns RIM the rare distinction of being one of only 16 Centers of...

2008-08-03 12:00:32

By Rebecca Palmer Deseret News Four years ago, Maggie Anderson's spine was crushed when the minivan she was riding in hit black ice, flipped and landed on her. Anderson will forever regret not strapping on a seat belt that day in Idaho. But at 21, she's found joy in life, good friends and even a chance of escaping her wheelchair. Hope first came days after the crash, when she realized she could roll over. Three years later, after intensive daily therapy, Anderson's right leg moved....

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2008-06-30 10:25:00

A new assistive technology developed by engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology could help individuals with severe disabilities lead more independent lives. The novel system allows individuals with disabilities to operate a computer, control a powered wheelchair and interact with their environments simply by moving their tongues. "This device could revolutionize the field of assistive technologies by helping individuals with severe disabilities, such as those with high-level spinal...

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2008-06-19 09:00:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Wednesday it had approved a medical device that allows people to breathe without a ventilator.  The implantable device, called the NeuRx DPS RA/4 Respiratory Stimulation System, was tested about five years ago on actor Christopher Reeves. Developed by Oberlin, Ohio-based Synapse Biomedical Inc., the device provides electrical stimulation of the muscles and nerves in the diaphragm, allowing spinal cord injury patients to breathe for at...

2008-06-18 09:01:17

CLEVELAND, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Synapse Biomedical Inc. (http://www.synapsebiomedical.com/) announced today it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its NeuRx DPS(TM) for ventilator-dependent Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) patients who lack voluntary control of their diaphragms. With the FDA's approval, SCI patients and their caregivers throughout the U.S. can now access this technology that was previously only available to clinical trial participants....

2008-06-16 18:00:39

West Gables Rehabilitation Hospital, a 19-year regional provider, has added the Lokomat(R) system to its line of therapy services. The hospital's clinical team will celebrate the addition of the Lokomat with a demonstration/open house on June 26 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the first floor gymnasium. A program highlighting the equipment's capabilities and introducing the hospital's clinical team will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Lokomat uses robotic locomotion therapy on patients suffering...

2006-02-27 23:08:10

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Body weight-supported treadmill training (BWSTT) or conventional over ground mobility therapy seem to provide comparable improvements in walking for patients with mild to moderate impairment following an acute incomplete spinal cord injury, according to a new report. The findings were somewhat of a surprise to the researchers. "We initially expected that BWSTT would be more effective to regain walking ability than the conventional over ground mobility...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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