Health and Wellness News

Report to Congress on the Management of TBI in Children

This report on traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report outlines the impact a TBI can have on children and their families, identifies gaps in care and opportunities for action to reduce gaps, and highlights key policy strategies to address the short- and long-term consequences of a TBI.

Even for Experienced Wheelchair Users, Learning New Techniques May Save Wrists, Arms, and Shoulders

A recent study suggests that wheelchair users, including long-time users, may benefit from training programs (in-person or web-based) to improve their techniques in transferring to and from their wheelchairs (e.g., into cars or onto beds).

Voices of Experience: Living with Spinal Cord Injury

The Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System Center (MWRSCIS) is producing a 10-part video series focused on questions, issues, and concerns of hospitalized patients in the early days after SCI. The first two videos are available for preview on YouTube.

Rare Disorders Aren’t as Rare as You May Think

The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) recognized worldwide Rare Disease Day on February 28 with information and resources in this post.