August 2016

Starting a Support Group

By | August 1st, 2016|

Peer support groups can increase life expectancy, decrease depression and improve quality of life. They can also be hard to find.

What You Need to Know About Bladder Cancer and SCI

By | August 1st, 2016|

The risk of bladder cancer for people with spinal cord injuries is 15 times higher than that of the general population, but there are ways to even the odds.

Anticholinergic Medications and Dementia: Clarification, Perspective, Options

By | August 1st, 2016|

Q. I’m 49, in my 10th year as a T7 complete para. I take VESIcare to manage my bladder spasms. For me it has minimal side effects, mainly dry mouth and drowsiness, but it’s difficult to tell if the tired feeling is from the drug or life as a para ...

51 Years A Para

By | August 1st, 2016|

“No,” I said. “I will not stay and I will not wait another minute. I am out of here.” I called my wife, told her to pick me up and discharged myself.

July 2016

Adults with SMA Question Teen Jerika Bolen’s Decision to End Life

By | July 25th, 2016|

Jerika Bolen, who has spinal muscular atrophy type 2, plans to turn off her ventilator with the full support of her mother Jen.

DNC Changes Platform to Include Long Term Care

By | July 23rd, 2016|

After being left out initially, community integration, including a right to long term care services, was added to the platform of the Democrat National Convention [...]

Medical Marijuana More Acceptable — and Refined — Than Ever

By | July 1st, 2016|

Innovation in the safe, legal use of medical marijuana heralds a new age with refined strains and delivery methods, and possibly more relief than ever before.

China Trials Suggest Walking Can Unlock SCI Damage

By | July 1st, 2016|

The China SCI trials are very successful — people with complete injuries are walking again, and regaining control over their bowel and bladder.

My SCI Taught Me to say “Yes” to New Experiences

By | July 1st, 2016|

Since his T11 injury, Steve Dalton has learned to say "yes" to new experiences. Now, he says his life is better than it was before his accident.

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