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Spinal Cord injuries could no longer be a lifelong prognosis

“For people who become paralyzed after a spinal cord injury, the condition is usually permanent, but a new study suggests that zapping the spine with electricity during physical training could help paralyzed patients regain movement. 73 more words

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Boston Strong 2014

My heart is in Boston today, as I think about the Marathon last year and the tragic events that resulted in people dying, losing limbs, suffering brain injuries and more. 240 more words

Push To Walk

"51 Needed" - Arash Recovery

At times when Life presents a hurdle or three in my path, instead of allowing a wave of self-pity was over me, I remind myself to be grateful that I am not facing that challenge from the vantage point of a wheelchair.     178 more words

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Electrical implant that allows paralyzed men to stand on their own is a potential 'life-changer,' researchers say

Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man’s spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they’ve done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke. 628 more words

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Electrical implant helps paralyzed men move their legs but doctors warn it isn’t a cure

By Maria Cheng

LONDON — Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man’s spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. 625 more words

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Low-Oxygen Treatment Helps People with Incomplete Spinal-Cord Injuries Walk Better

A recent study conducted at Emory University’s Center for Rehabilitation Medicine showed that short periods of breathing low oxygen levels can help patients with incomplete spinal-cord injuries walk better. 130 more words

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Spinal Cord Injuries and Stem Cell Research

Spinal cord injuries are tragic, debilitating injuries that happens to thousands of Americans every year. It is an injury characterized by either a partial or complete severance of the spinal cord resulting in paralysis in some areas of the body. 722 more words