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November
13,
2017
Shepherd Center volunteer and Brain Injury Peer Visitor Association Director Ann Boriskie was awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Award at the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) annual Hospital Hero Awards luncheon Nov.
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October
16,
2017
Shepherd Center, in collaboration with MobileSmith, has added a home-based exercise program to its free mobile app SCI-Ex, which promotes fitness for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). The update includes video demonstrations of adaptive exercise
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October
09,
2017
Shepherd Center is collaborating with Microsoft to collect user feedback on the accessibility and usability of its products and services from people with disabilities. The Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC) now connects Shepherd
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October
02,
2017
A regenerative medicine clinical trial, which includes some Shepherd Center patients, reports that 67 percent of a second group of study participants with spinal cord injury have recovered two or more motor levels on at least one side during a
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Features

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November
08,
2017
Ashley Payne, 28, has always had two passions: animals and the outdoors. That’s why the photo here means so much to her. The picture was taken in August 2017, a year after a neurological attack left Ashley unable to walk or even crawl. The
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November
03,
2017
After rehabilitation for a spinal cord or brain injury, Shepherd Center provides assistance from vocational rehabilitation case managers for those wishing to return to work. They assist clients in returning to their previous jobs, pursuing new
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November
01,
2017
“This is a video of me chasing my dream,” reads the caption on 32-year-old Quinn Hogan’s Facebook page. Dated May 29th, 2017, the video shows Quinn inching down the hallway at Shepherd Center with the aid of a walker. The
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October
25,
2017
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant often used by patients as an oil to manage the symptoms of chronic conditions.  In a new Shepherd Radio podcast, Ben Thrower, M.D., the medical director of the
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Blogs

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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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May
28,
2017
It’s a tragic situation when 22 U.S. veterans take their own lives every day. That’s a needless loss of more than 8,000 service men and women a year. I’ve lost brothers in combat and have witnessed the sad plight of many when
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May
13,
2017
My son, Matthew Pollard, was admitted to Shepherd Center on March 26, 2005 due to injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was only 16 years old at the time, and looking forward to anything less than a hardship was virtually
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After son's "near death" accident, mom's on mission to change dorm policy
At the age of 20, Clark Jacobs had to fight to learn how to walk and talk again.
12
Sep
2017
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Freak accident inspires new rules over college bed rails
For the first time this semester, the University System of Georgia is requiring campuses statewide to offer bed safety rails for students for free.
09
Aug
2017
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