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August
11,
2017
As post-doctoral fellows in Shepherd Center’s Hulse Spinal Cord Injury Lab – fresh from obtaining their doctorates in basic science research – Jennifer Iddings, Ph.D., and Stephen Estes, Ph.D., have the opportunity to apply
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August
08,
2017
Shepherd Center has been recognized again as one of the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in their 2017-18 Best Hospitals rankings. The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part
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July
25,
2017
For Chase Treadway, now 32, a jump into the shallow end of a pool on the fourth of July in 2009 resulted in a C-6-to-C-7 complete spinal cord injury – an injury that Chase assumed meant his life would be limited. A few years later, though,
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July
20,
2017
Laurie Nash, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board-certified rehabilitation psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist who joined Shepherd Center in 2009. She became director of Shepherd Center’s Psychology Department in 2016. Q: How soon do patients
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July
17,
2017
Requests range from the routine, “Where is the grocery store? How do I get my mail? Can you fax something for me?” to the slightly more complicated. For example, a patient’s pregnant wife needs to find a local obstetrician, or a
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July
13,
2017
Shepherd Center has developed a free, first-of-its-kind mobile app that will guide parents on how to better teach their teenagers to become safe drivers. Partnering with the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) and IT
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July
11,
2017
On April 27, 2016, 24-year-old music student David Francisco Platillero was riding his bicycle in Nashville, Tennessee, when a motorist ran a red light and hit him. His L-1 fracture was initially thought to be a complete spinal cord
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July
07,
2017
The medical staff at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, didn’t expect Madison Cawthorn to survive the automobile accident he had in 2014 when a friend fell asleep at the wheel. He sustained numerous injuries, including a
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July
06,
2017
By Edelle Field-Fote, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA Director of SCI Research and Co-Project Director, Shepherd Center SCIMS Program The year 1970 seems like a lifetime ago. Richard Nixon was president, and the United States was still embroiled in
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July
04,
2017
Thousands of spectators turned out today to watch this year’s Wheelchair Division of the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta. The 36th annual 10K race drew 62 wheelchair athletes from seven countries. This year, Tatyana McFadden, 27,
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July
03,
2017
Shepherd Center has announced that Wesley Chay, M.D., joined the hospital’s medical staff on July 3, 2017. He is leading two interdisciplinary treatment teams in Shepherd Center’s Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit (CRU). “Dr.
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