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November
24,
2014
When Bianca Cooper was lying in the emergency room of a suburban Atlanta hospital in December 2013, doctors and nurses discussed her massive hemorrhagic stroke unaware that she was a physician assistant with Kaiser Permanente. Bianca knew exactly
October
09,
2014
Research that revealed an "inner GPS in the brain” that enables virtually all creatures to navigate their surroundings is helping scientists better understand the brain and may lead to deeper understanding of brain injury and recovery,
June
04,
2014
Researchers at Shepherd Center are studying whether stimulating the brain before rehabilitation could yield greater gains in motor function for people recovering from stroke.Shepherd Center is one of 12 U.S. centers participating in a clinical trial
April
11,
2014
After his mother underwent brain surgery and her condition unexpectedly worsened, 5-year-old Isaiah Pegues asked his schoolteacher if his mother was going to die.Now, nearly three years later, Isaiah’s mom, Yvette Pegues, of Canton, Ga., is not only
February
28,
2014
An annual benefit basketball game, which pits attorneys against physicians to raise money for a program for people with brain injury, is scheduled for Saturday, March 15, at 6 p.m. at Decatur High School. The fundraiser – now in its third year –
February
06,
2014
Andee Poulos has a sense of humor, and it’s wonderful to witness – like the time a few weeks ago when her occasionally sarcastic father, John, said something a tad devilish about not being able to convince his daughter’s in-home caregiver to work
January
31,
2014
Like most young newlyweds, Becky and Jairo Cortes were filled with high hopes, eager to start their life together. Becky was about to begin her third year of nursing school, just two years away from beginning a career that would fulfill her dream of
January
23,
2014
The Rev. Martin Mwangi spent three months in a coma and was unable to speak for 13 months following a car accident in January 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya. He lost his sense of balance, had double vision and experienced outbursts of violence and extreme
October
04,
2013
ATLANTA, Oct. 4, 2013 – The SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center  has received  a $250,000 grant from Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to help support its rehabilitation and treatment program for service members. "It has been an honor to
September
30,
2013
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September
23,
2013
Sergeant First Class Chuck Wesson was thankful to have made it through four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and a peacekeeping mission in Kosovo without sustaining a major injury. At Fort Campbell, Ky., he was not so fortunate.On an afternoon