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Shepherd Center Magazine Spring 2014 Edition Available for Download

The spring 2014 issue of Shepherd Center's quarterly magazine is now available for download as a PDF file (click here).

In this edition's cover story, former patients and Shepherd Center experts discuss the the importance of peer support, both formally, through support groups, and informally, through the friendships formed in rehabilitation.

The features section includes these articles:

A New Reality: Being Your Own Best Advocate
Shepherd Center experts provide advice for returning home following rehabilitation, including tips on how to advocate for yourself and stay well. 

Preventing Diving Injuries
Shepherd Center embarks on a mission to reduce the single most preventable cause of spinal cord injury. 

Moving Forward
Intensive walking program gives hope to people with mobility impairments. Shepherd Step offers treatment for people with incomplete spinal cord injury, brain injury and neuromuscular disorders. 

Clinical Trials: Pushing Rehabilitation Care Forward
Shepherd Center experts answer your questions about participation in clinical trials, which help advance rehabilitation care. 

Preparation for Independence
Shepherd Center’s recreation therapists do what it takes to get patients ready to reintegrate into the community. 

For more information, contact editor Katie Malone at

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.