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Eric LeGrand, Rutgers Player, Paralyzed From Neck Down

AP | DAN GELSTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand was paralyzed below the neck after making a tackle during a game against Army, and he will remain hospitalized f...

A Story of Real Love and Compassion

Valerie Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Valerie Sobel

On a rainy afternoon, a young man of 19 was driving home from work. His car slid, then went out of control and landed on an embankment. There was no other car involved, and he was trapped for some time.

Saudi judge Seeks To Punish Man With PARALYSIS

AP | SALAH NASRAWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — A Saudi judge has asked several hospitals in the country whether they could damage a man's spinal cord as punishment after he was convic...

How Not to Have Sex in Colorado: the Personhood Amendment

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Imagine it is November this year, in Colorado. Amendment 62, the "personhood" Amendment, has just been voted into law. A woman is considering making love to her husband-- should she first consult an attorney?

Connor Olson's Story: Kansas High School Holds Special Graduation For Cancer Patient

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Kansas high school student Connor Olson was diagnosed with bone cancer over a year ago, the news came at a difficult time for his school. A fello...

CDC: E.Coli Food Poisoning Down Last Year

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Americans suffered a bit less food poisoning last year. There were significant drops in illnesses from shigella and the most dangerou...

We Just Don't Know That Much About The Spinal Cord

Phil Perrier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Phil Perrier

In an era in which we have pills to give a 90 year old man an erection, and procedures to reattach limbs and create artificial hearts, doctors in America can do better by spinal chord injury patients.

Anatomy Of Isolation: ALS Sufferer Tony Judt's Experience Of Night

The New York Review of Books | Tony Judt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The following piece, from the current issue of The New York Review of Books, is by Tony Judt, director of the Remarque Institute at NYU. It is the fir...

Denver Marathon: Man Overcomes Paralysis To Participate

The Denver Post | John Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

His right knee ached because of a ligament strain, and his groin stung because of a hernia diagnosed just last Tuesday, but those were hardly the bigg...

James Cap, Paralyzed Man, Can Have Guns Rules Judge

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

SOMERVILLE, N.J. — A New Jersey judge says a quadriplegic blocked from buying a gun to go hunting has the right to bear arms even though he will...

To Honor Christopher Reeve's Legacy, We Need to Find Cures for Paralysis

Peter Wilderotter | Posted 10.07.2009 | Healthy Living
Peter Wilderotter

Five years after his death, Christopher's life continues to inspire. But our challenge for the next five years is to set the nation on a path to achieving his dream.

Will Reeve, 17, Recalls Favorite Memories Of Parents Christopher and Dana Reeve

people.com | Sharon Cotliar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

When he was a kid Will Reeve didn't understand why strangers called his parents, Christopher and Dana Reeve, "an inspiration." But now at age 17, he i...

Standing up for Abused and Neglected Children Takes on New Meaning

Brad Hunt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brad Hunt

We're all capable of being volunteers even if only in some small way. Think of what we could accomplish in this country if we all gave back to others some of the good we've received.

Bills Tight End Likely Paralyzed For Life

Democrat and Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Everett suffered a fracture dislocation of the cervical spine and an injury to the cervical spinal cord between the third and fourth vertebrae while m...