Improving the quality of life with educational and recreational opportunities for individuals with spinal cord injuries.

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Buckeye Wellness is joining forces with Center for Stroke and Hand Recovery under the new name Center for Neurological Wellness. Located on Harper Road in Solon, OH, the Center for Neurological Wellness is a specialized fitness clinic that has been created to provide a continuation of care for people with physical or neurological limitations such...
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Women living with spinal cord injury (SCI) are a special population representing the intersection of gender and disability.  Spinal cord injury can impact all aspects of one’s life: medical and care needs, education and employment, psychological health, and social life.  These impacts can be layered upon identities that bring life meaning: partner, colleague, friend, child,...
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Mary Jo Roach, PhD As part of the SCI Model System grant, MetroHealth led a research project looking at blood alcohol levels at the time of a traumatic spinal cord injury and functional outcomes. The project was a collaboration with four Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems; Harvard University, University of Pittsburg, The Ohio State University...
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It was August 2023.  I was out late with friends, having fun.  I turned down the wrong street, and my life forever changed.  There was a crowd standing outside in the street.  I was just driving through, and they started shooting at my car – with a bullet piercing my back. I am now paralyzed...
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The Model System Knowledge and Translation Center (MSKTC) is a national center that helps facilitate the knowledge translation process to make research meaningful to those with Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Burn Injury. In previous articles, we have featured the Factsheets on Autonomic Dysreflexia, Managing Pain, Wheelchair Information, and more.  The next resource...
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Healthy living is a comprehensive approach to well-being that embodies various aspects of mental, emotional, and physical health. It can involve a range of practices beyond diet and exercise. Allowing yourself to explore alternative therapies can assist with pain management, stress, and overall body balance. Here are a few alternative methods for you to try. 
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Peristalsis is the involuntary muscular contraction that moves digested food through the intestines.  Spinal cord injury (SCI) changes your peristalsis.  Instead of food passing through the body every 18-24 hours after eating a meal, for those with spinal cord injury it can be up to twice as long. Regular bowel movements are essential to remove...
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Springtime is the time of rebirth and rejuvenation. Fresh air and sunshine are the best medicine for all of us after a long and cold winter season.  We all know that!  One of the most popular activities that everyone can participate in is BIRDWATCHING!  
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As the weather warms up, our Chapter has a lot to look forward to this Spring - but first, have you checked out our blog recently?
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This past January was the 28th anniversary of my injury. It’s hard to believe that I’ve spent more than half my life in a wheelchair, though I still remember the day as if it were yesterday! There are some years that go by and I completely forget the date until it’s passed. But during this...
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