Category Archives: paraplegia

IN BRIEF: A Study Questions The Benefits of Cranberry Juice Against Urinary Tract Infections

IN BRIEF: A Study Questions The Benefits of Cranberry Juice Against Urinary Tract Infections

We have posted several times about the efficacy of cranberry juice against Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) [1] Cranberry juice has been accepted by the nutrition and alternative medicine communities as the first line of defense against UTIs [2,3] UTIs affect particularly women, and people who must  use  a wheelchair for mobility. How …Read the Rest

MND BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis: Beta interferons (β-IFNs) might not slow disability progression

MND BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis: Beta interferons (β-IFNs) might not slow disability progression

A new study by the University of British Columbia casts doubt on the benefits of the Interferon treatment against Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Here is the YouTube video from the press release The video tries to mitigate the setback with warm fuzzy statements about future research, but the tone of the …Read the Rest

Wheelchair and Walker Friendly US Parks and Recreation

Wheelchair and Walker Friendly US Parks and Recreation

  Hey, wheelchaired public: It’s out there! Go for it! Parks: visit the wheelchair friendly Louisiana Coast! Texas Parks and Wildlife ;”Wheelchair Accessible Wildlife Viewing Sites in Texas” National Parks and Services ; Trails Wheelchair Accessible  California Parks Accessibility US Army Corps Of Engineers (USACE) ; “USACE Recreation Parks Wheelchair …Read the Rest

MND BRIEF: fMRI Brain Imaging  Enables Severely Motor Disabled To Communicate

MND BRIEF: fMRI Brain Imaging Enables Severely Motor Disabled To Communicate

In addition to not being able to move limb, in severe quadraplegia,  motor-disabled patients can become unable to communicate verbally too, since voice is the result of neuromotorial ability. Those disabled individuals are often fully conscious and awake, making their situation prison like. An amazing development of fMRI technology has crossed …Read the Rest

What’s New In Wheelchair Design (June 2012)

What’s New In Wheelchair Design (June 2012)

This is June 2012… what new designs are  cooking or even available for the wheelchair community? Here is our selection [truly, these are not paid advertisements..]   Manual Wheelchairs: Nordigo system Essentially, you row this wheel chair instead of spinning its wheels. Easier? Possibly, but certainly uses a different set …Read the Rest

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