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December
06,
2017
As a medic and firefighter, Adam Bacon, 36, of Lexington, S.C., had previously seen and helped care for people with catastrophic injuries. But nothing could have prepared him for the day he would sustain a devastating cervical spinal cord injury. It
November
23,
2017
The last few months of the year – and also the first few of the next one – give us the opportunity to both reflect in gratitude of the year passed and also to anticipate the promises of the year ahead. At Shepherd Center, we are
November
17,
2017
November 4 marked one of Shepherd Center’s finest hours – a triumph of great philanthropy, showing the high esteem in which the nationally recognized spinal cord, brain injury and related conditions treatment center is held by Atlantans.
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
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
October
11,
2017
So much has improved over the past few decades for Americans with disabilities. In general, the public has become more aware that people with disabilities deserve equal opportunities in society and workplaces. Sidewalks, buildings, even houses have
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
September
28,
2017
Researchers studying methods of exercise delivery and their effects on people living with multiple sclerosis have been awarded $5.7 million in funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Collaborating on the research are
September
25,
2017
L.A. Dodgers teammates Kyle Farmer and Alex Wood have teamed up with Athletes Brand on a limited-edition T-shirt to honor former Shepherd Center patient Chance Veazey, a mutual friend and teammate when they played baseball at the University of
September
13,
2017
Donald Peck Leslie, M.D., has a list of career accomplishments that is extraordinary. He’s served as Shepherd Center’s medical director for the past 13 years, before which he served for 10 years as associate medical director and
September
08,
2017
With Hurricane Irma projected to hit metro Atlanta on Monday afternoon, Sept. 11, as a tropical storm with winds of 40 to 50 miles an hour, Shepherd Center is closing its outpatient programs and taking other steps to prepare for the storm, said