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New Issue of Spinal Column Magazine Features Patients Who are Dreaming Big After Stroke Rehabilitation

The fall 2016 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.

Strokes are unpredictable and can strike a person in the prime of his or her life. Fortunately, Shepherd Center is uniquely equipped to help patients recover and get back to a productive life through its comprehensive and integrated rehabilitation, use of cutting-edge technologies, activity-based therapies, education, peer-to-peer support, community re-entry programs and post-acute care. This edition's cover story features patients who have continued to follow their dreams after completing Shepherd Center's specialized rehabilitation program for stroke patients.

The features section includes these stories among inspiring patient profiles, event updates, honorariums and memorials.

New Research at Shepherd Center Seeks to Help People with Multiple Sclerosis Stay Active in the Workforce
Findings aim to yield new interventions and improve workplace conditions.

Relieving Pain with Listening, Empathy and Intervention
Shepherd Spinal and Pain Institute treats chronic and spinal cord injury-related pain.

Celebrating Milestones Helps Attorney Cope through Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
April Ross heads back to the courtroom after surviving an attack. 

Back to the Great Outdoors
Whether it's hunting, fishing or kayaking, Shepherd Center's outdoor therapy proves no activity is beyond reach.

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About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.