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While the popularity of football has never been higher in the U.S., major concerns are being raised about the safety of the game from the highest professional level to the youngest youth leagues. Alan Schwarz of the New York Times has written extensively on the subject. Among his findings, doctors now say there is a […]
Reports on a breakthrough in using brain cells to stimulate muscle cells in paralyzed limbs
Discusses article reporting progress in design of helmet to reduce risk of spinal cord injury in sporting accidents.
Came across this interesting article discussing how many Americans are pursuing experimental therapies for injuries and medical conditions outside the United States that are not available or not approved in this country. The story that caught my eye was that of Greg Minow, who was paralyzed in a sports accident. Doctors in the United States […]
Found this inspiring story of the remarkable recovery of spinal cord injury victim Duane Morrow who through sheer grit and determination has, with the help of an intensive physical therapy program at Atlanta’s Shepherd Center, gone from being a quadriplegic unable to care for himself to riding horses, playing golf and competing in national wheelchair […]
According to a recent article, a review of data on spinal cord and head injuries from snow sports such as skiing and snowboarding in 10 countries found that the number of skiers and snowboarders suffering head and spinal cord injuries rose substantially between 1990 and 2004. Experts say the increase is probably due to greater […]
Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett suffered a severe spinal cord injury on September 9, 2007, while making a tackle on a kickoff against the Denver Broncos in the first game of the 2007 season. Initially, Everett was unable to move and doctors feared he would be paralyzed for life, but they have become more […]
It was recently reported that Denver District Court Judge Sheila Rappaport tripled the punitive damage awarded by a jury against Qwest Communications to a former worker, Andrew Blood, who was paralyzed while working on one of Qwest’s telephone poles — from $18 million to $63 million. Qwest was also ordered to pay $21 million in […]
A study led by Dr. Harsh Grewal, a pediatric surgeon at Temple University School of Medicine and Hospital in Philadelphia, and recently published in the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, recommends that children involved in a car accident with any sign of external injury such as bruising should be immediately evaluated for vertebral, spinal cord […]