News

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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
April
04,
2018
As you might have heard or read in Georgia news, health insurance giant Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Georgia and Piedmont Healthcare failed to reach a new agreement before their existing contract expired on April 1. With no contract, BCBS of

Features

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June
11,
2018
When the call came from the White House, Larry Mohr, M.D., initially turned the offer down. A young field artillery officer in the U.S. Army, Dr. Mohr had just returned from a deployment and was looking forward to spending time with his family.
May
30,
2018
Shepherd's Men, a team of active and former servicemen and civilians finished their epic seven-city run on Memorial Day, a day chosen for its significance in honoring fallen U.S. service members. Since 2014, Shepherd's Men has completed a
May
30,
2018
Since 1991, the Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Institute at Shepherd Center has set itself apart from others in the country. With Medical Director Ben Thrower, M.D., at the helm, a dedicated team of physicians, advance practice providers,
May
17,
2018
Patients who have sustained a catastrophic injury resulting in an amputation, multiple trauma, spinal cord injury or acquired brain injury often require additional levels of care when entering rehabilitation. The Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit at

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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