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Articles Tagged: Spinal Cord Injury Education

SpinalMap eBook

Published: March 19, 2014 | Category: Information

SpinalMap-ebookSpinalMap: An Essential Read for Partners, Friends, Colleagues and Care Givers of SCI patients.

SpinalMap, has been described by a rehab professional as an “essential read” for both recently injured people as well as family, friends and associates of people who have suffered spinal cord injury. Continue Reading »

Spinal cord injury: as many as 500,000 people suffer each year

Published: December 2, 2013 | Category: Information

As many as 500,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year. People with spinal cord injuries are 2 to 5 times more likely to die prematurely, with worse survival rates in low- and middle-income countries. The new WHO report, “International perspectives on spinal cord injuries”, summarizes the best available evidence on the causes, prevention, care and lived experience of people with spinal cord injury. Continue Reading »

What Kids Should Know About Spinal Injuries in Sports

Published: September 17, 2013 | Category: Answers

Spinal Injuries in SportsA push to alert high school athletes about neck injuries

A new push is under way to raise awareness of a little-understood but dangerous risk to young athletes: damage to the cervical spine.

It could be a hard tackle in football, a cross-check in ice hockey or a fall off the top of a cheerleading pyramid.

A new push is under way to raise awareness of a little-understood but dangerous risk to young athletes: injuries to the cervical spine, the highly vulnerable area between the first and seventh vertebrae that protects the spinal cord connecting the brain to the body. Players and teammates may not instantly recognize the severity of the damage, and the wrong move can damage or sever the spinal cord, resulting in paralysis or even death. Continue Reading »

Pharmaceutical leader kicks off week of working on wheels

Published: October 2, 2012 | Category: News

Eight keen employees swapped their legs for wheelchairs at Merck Sharp and Dohme’s Auckland office this Monday for Wheels at Work Week.

Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) is an international pharmaceutical company providing medicines and vaccines. It is the first Auckland business to take part in this campaign in support of the New Zealand Spinal Trust. Continue Reading »

United Spinal Presents Free Webinars on Healthy Living for People with Disabilities & their Caregivers

Published: August 29, 2012 | Category: News

NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — United Spinal Association’s membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host two free webinars this September for people living with disabilities and their caregivers that will focus on ways to discover a healthy & active lifestyle and how to overcome the challenges of chronic health issues such as spinal cord injury (SCI), MS, polio, ALS or spina bifida.

“For people living with disabilities and their caregivers, the challenges of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle can be overwhelming at times. But with the right strategy and outlook, it’s within everyone’s reach. These webinars will build a foundation for many to discover better health, as well as happiness and success,” said Marlene Perkins, VP of Corporate and Community Relations at United Spinal. Continue Reading »

Cape May lifeguard seeks beach improvements to reduce spinal-cord injuries

Published: May 17, 2010 | Category: News

CAPE MAY – Shore towns do not like bad publicity, but this year, the city will spend $10,000 from its beach revenue to print a quarter-million brochures explaining to tourists that they could break their neck or back swimming or body surfing.

The city is taking the step due largely to the persistence of Chad de Satnick, a local lifeguard who broke his neck surfing Continue Reading »

Local ‘celebrities’ to learn trials of spinal cord injuries

Published: May 10, 2010 | Category: News

Winnipeg’s police chief is one of five notable Winnipeggers participating in an event to give them an idea of what it’s like to live with a spinal cord injury.

The Canadian Paraplegic Association’s second annual Chair-leader program, which is being held this week, matches a local “celebrity” with a person who suffered a spinal cord injury. Continue Reading »

What is a spinal cord injury- Finetech Medical

Published: January 18, 2010 | Category: Videos

What is a spinal cord injury? This short clip shows what is meant by a spinal cord injury and explains how this can effect the bladder and bowel.

Determined2heal Foundation

Published: December 3, 2009 | Category: Links
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Determined2heal

Spinal Cord Injury Information – The Determined2heal Foundation provides strategic information on Spinal cord injury.