Tag Archives: spinal cord injury

Mental Health Impacts Us All

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mental health is “an important part of overall health and well-being” and “includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.” Mental health affects how people think, feel, and act, it helps … Continue reading

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National SCI Awareness Month – Tools and Resources for People with SCI, Caregivers, Family Members, and Others

More than 17,000 people each year experience a spinal cord injury. Here are a few resources from the NIDILRR and ACL community to help meet the challenges on the path ahead. Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for May 2020

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: I recently had a spinal cord injury (SCI) and have heard that exoskeletons can be beneficial to people with … Continue reading

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I’m Exceptional – and I Have Research to Thank for It

For National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, NARIC’s director Mark Odum reflects on his own injury and what it means to live beyond expectations. In 1974, I dove into a backyard swimming pool and my life changed completely. I became … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for August 2019

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: I am a Veteran with a disability. What information and resources are available for me? This edition of Answered … Continue reading

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The Model Systems Databases – A Wealth of Data at Your Fingertips

What are the leading causes of spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injury? How can a person’s age when they were injured impact their recovery? How many people with these injuries return to work? These are the kinds … Continue reading

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The Long View of Living with Spinal Cord Injury

Did you know NIDILRR has funded one of the longest-running studies of the effects of spinal cord injury (SCI) and aging, following the same individuals for more than 45 years? The current project, Aging and Spinal Cord Injury: A 45-Year … Continue reading

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The SCI Model System Centers – A Brief History

This National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month, we’d like to acknowledge the long history of the SCI Model System Centers! While NIDILRR is turning 40 this year, the SCI Model System Centers are actually closer to 50! In 1967 … Continue reading

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National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month – Start with the Basics

September has been designated National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month, thanks to a Senate resolution, and throughout the month we’ll highlight research and resources from the NIDILRR SCI community. The NIDILRR-funded National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center estimates there … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for August 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: Does chronic pain affect a person’s mental health and are there strategies to help deal with both? This edition … Continue reading

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