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June
14,
2018
Shepherd Center has launched a mobile responsive redesign of MyShepherdConnection.org, an educational website providing resources for patients, families, caregivers and healthcare professionals. The new mobile-responsive design allows the content
May
31,
2018
A national survey by Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has found that younger patients may underestimate the urgency of stroke symptoms and delay seeking medical help. Only one in three participants under the age of 45 said they were likely to visit
May
10,
2018
Alana Shepherd is the 2018 recipient of the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Hero of Global Health Award for her contributions to securing Atlanta’s spot as the global health center. Shepherd was recognized at the Bill Foege Global Health Awards, presented
April
24,
2018
The spring 2018 issue of Shepherd Center's quarterly magazine is now available for download as a PDF file here. Subscribers to the print version will receive copies via postal mail in the coming days. Shepherd Center’s Disorders of

Features

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July
02,
2018
This is Talbot Kennedy’s sixth year participating in the AJC Peachtree Road Race, a 10K run whose route passes right in front of Shepherd Center. A former patient who sustained a spinal cord injury during a high school trampoline accident in
June
26,
2018
Q: What kind of patients do you see at Shepherd Pathways? A: We see adults with brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, stroke, dual diagnosis (brain injury and spinal cord injury), and non-traumatic brain injuries such as cancer and
June
21,
2018
Back pain can be debilitating, preventing participation in everyday activities. At Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute, doctors offer a variety of treatments and comprehensive care for chronic back pain, one of the most common types of pain that
June
19,
2018
Randall “Randy” Laird, 37, served six years in the U.S.Army, including a hellacioustour of duty in Iraq duringthe battle of Fallujah. A platoon sergeant, Randy served as a fire support specialist attached to a mechanized infantry unit fighting in

Blogs

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June
13,
2018
Mentorship is a funny thing when it comes to fatherhood. If you are lucky, you have a dad or another father figure to emulate when the time comes to be a dad yourself. When you are a father with a physical disability, it may seem like no one can
May
13,
2018
The opening sentence of her essay reads, “Heroes do not need super powers; they simply need to show up when it counts. They need to be there in the good times and in the bad times.” At the time, I did not see myself a worthy subject for this
January
26,
2018
Caring for a person with a spinal cord or brain injury or a neurodegenerative disease can be challenging and overwhelming, especially in the early stages of diagnosis and rehabilitation. Ann Boriskie, founder and director of the Brain Injury Peer
Atlanta Magazine: Sarah Morrison in Women Making a Mark 2018opens in new window
Shepherd Center President and CEO Sarah Morrison has been recognized by Atlanta Magazine's Women Making a Mark program.
30
May
2018
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WJBF: Triumph Over Tragedyopens in new window
Christopher Grubisa shares, highlighting his progress at Shepherd Center as a patient who has experienced quadruple amputations.
08
May
2018
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11Alive: Sarah Morrison Executive Profileopens in new window
Executive Profiles: Shepherd Center CEO Sarah Morrison The local nonprofit rehab hospital has been helping people with disabilities for decades. Shepherd Center CEO Sarah Morrison sits down with David Rubinger on 'Atlanta Business Chronicle's BIZ'
23
Apr
2018
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Washington Post: Shepherd Smash Rugby Team Goes Undefeated at U.S. Quad Rugby Association’s 2018 Atlantic Sectional Tournamentopens in new window
Meant to engage athletes with disabilities to both their upper and lower bodies, wheelchair — or quad — rugby has become the world’s fastest-growing wheelchair sport, according to USQRA. Beyond the physical benefits and instilling confidence in people with disabilities — in and out of the gym — the sport also is a way to shatter stereotypes, players and supporters say.
25
Mar
2018
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WSBTV: Emily Bowman becoming powerful advocate against drunk drivingopens in new window
Former Shepherd Center patient Emily Bowman speaks out against drunk driving as she continues rehabilitation after sustaining a brain injury.
15
Feb
2018
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