Spinal cord injuries from sports remain uncommon

Spinal cord injuries from sports remain uncommon

The National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research found that from 1977 to 2006 there were 222 spinal cord injuries causing permanent damage at the high school football level, compared to 9 at the professional level.

Education could be the answer.

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Petaluma girl with spinal cord injury focus of fundraising campaign

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/6321075-181/petaluma-girl-with-spinal-cord?ref=TSMThree years after her spinal cord was severed in a car crash, 8-year-old Jazzlin Mejia is still meeting Petaluma residents who want to support her recovery.

Residents turned out Sunday night for a “Dear Jazzy” benefit that sponsors hoped would raise …

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BioTime CEO Shares Promising Updates On Spinal Cord Injury And Dry AMD Therapies

http://www.benzinga.com/general/biotech/16/11/8725240/biotime-ceo-shares-updates-on-spinal-cord-injury-and-dry-amd-therapiesA couple of months ago, one of BioTime’s affiliates, Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc (NYSE: AST), of which they own roughly 50 percent, presented some data on spinal cord injury, he said. It’s early data. However, it is great to see six different patients …

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A paralyzed monkey can walk again, thanks to a wireless ‘brain-computer’ interface

http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-12-03/paralyzed-monkey-can-walk-again-thanks-wireless-brain-computer-interfaceAccording to Susan Harkema, who directs spinal cord injury research at the University of Louisville, scientists have known for a long time that mammals can regain movement after spinal cord injuries, with the help of stimulation or drugs.

But she says …

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New beach resort will cater to people with spinal cord injuries

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/12/02/beach-resort-cater-people-spinal-cord-injuriesA world first facility has opened on Sydney’s northern beaches to support people living with spinal cord injuries.

The $22 million centre will help people with disabilities reconnect with everyday life.

The pristine resort has breath taking views and a …

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Pro wakeboarder seriously injured his spinal cord

http://www.grindtv.com/surf/pro-wakeboarder-ben-leclair-seriously-injures-spinal-cord/Ben Leclair was rushed to a trauma center in Orlando and was in emergency surgery a few hours later to stabilize the spinal cord injury he suffered.

Details are still not entirely known, but R2R states that Leclair was to have another surgery Tuesday …

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