Tag Archives: spinal cord injury

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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ASIA Inaugural Fellows Include Eleven NIDILRR-Funded SCI Researchers

The American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) recently awarded the first group of Fellows. Eight of the sixteen fellows are current or former principal investigators (PIs) of NIDILRR-funded research projects in spinal cord injury, including the Model Spinal Cord Injury System … Continue reading

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Spinal Cord Injury – Looking Back and Looking Forward

In honor of National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, NARIC Director Mark Odum shares his insight on the past and future of spinal cord injury. More than 40 years ago I broke my neck diving into and hitting my head … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for May 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. NIDILRR-funded Research: Aquatic exercise therapy for people with Parkinson disease: A randomized controlled trial (J75815) (English). This article describes a study that evaluated … Continue reading

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Is there a difference between recreational therapy and activity programs?

Recently, we wrote about recreational therapy. However, if you have visited a long-term care center or similar facility, you may have heard of their activity program. You might be wondering: Are activity programs the same as recreational therapy? There are … Continue reading

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Chronic pain and disability: Pain Awareness Month

The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) defines chronic pain as “ongoing or recurrent pain, lasting beyond the usual course of acute illness or injury or more than 3 to 6 months, and which adversely affects the individual’s well-being.” In other … Continue reading

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ACL and NIDILRR designate 14 new SCI Model System Centers

As part of their celebration of National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) announced the designation of 14 new Spinal Cord Injury Model System Centers across the US: September is National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) … Continue reading

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It’s Almost National SCI Awareness Month and We’re Celebrating with Even More Research!

This was one of our most popular posts for 2015 and now we’ve UPDATED IT for 2016 (including international research)! In addition to these selections, we’ll be sharing a host of ready-to-use resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere. Follow … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for April 2016

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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