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Your respiratory system (or pulmonary system) is responsible for breathing. This system enables you to inhale oxygen into your blood and exhale carbon dioxide. Your body needs oxygen to survive, and carbon dioxide must be removed to avoid the build-up of acid in your body.
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The central piece of the new SCI Medical Home is an interdisciplinary annual clinic focused on preventative care occurring on Tuesday afternoons at the 3 North clinic of Old Brooklyn Campus of MetroHealth. Please note that the term “Home” suggests that this clinic is the center or starting point for most or all of your...
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by Dr. Christina Oleson The August edition of Spinal Cord, a leading journal in the publication of spinal cord injury research, features an article by Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Christina Oleson MD on the role of administering intravenous Zoledronic acid for the prevention of bone loss given in the first 21 days following ...
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by Dr. James Wilson, DO Pain after a spinal cord injury (SCI) is very common. Pain comes in different ‘flavors.’ Doctors often separate pain into neuropathic (from nerve damage) or somatic (from muscles, bones, or other similar body parts). One especially common type of somatic pain is shoulder pain. More than one-third of people with...
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Chronic pain is something that, unfortunately, many people with SCI live with.  In fact, up to 80% of people with SCI develop some kind of pain within the first year of injury. The SeePain Resource was developed because people living with SCI said they wanted more information about pain to understand it better, to learn more...
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When treating depression or depression-like symptoms, many don’t think of nutrition.  However, when focusing on consuming specific nutrients, especially those that help your brain, can improve your mood and provide energy needed to perform all the daily necessities of life.  Your gut health can also play a role in helping depressive symptoms because of the...
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Due to many circumstances, the MetroHealth Spinal Cord Injury Forum will be postponed for 2023.  We are working on a new date and will update everyone soon.  We want to bring the best event possible and are working hard behind the scenes.  
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According to Brigham Young University psychology professor and researcher Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, being socially connected is considered a fundamental human need.  Social support has been known to positively influence life satisfaction and health, and even mortality,  among those living with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and disorders.  Our connection to others enables us to better battle...
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Due to many circumstances, the MetroHealth Spinal Cord Injury Forum will be postponed for 2023.  We are working on a new date and will update everyone soon.  We want to bring the best event possible and are working hard behind the scenes. 
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Did you know there are over 125 miles of walking trails in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park ALONE?  That doesn’t include the Cleveland Metroparks, the Lorain County Metroparks, or other trails in Northeast Ohio.  You don’t have to go far in order to get to a trail.  But, if you are a wheelchair user, that...
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