Alcohol Abuse

What do all of the following have in common? increased muscle spasticity fractures heart, liver, kidney, & brain damage pressure sores malnutrition urinary tract infections Answer: All of these problems are associated with mixing spinal cord injury with alcohol. A recent study indicates that just getting older makes us less able to handle alcohol. ManyContinue reading “Alcohol Abuse”

Bladder Cancer

You may have heard it from physicians, from family members who have been doing their reading, or from spinal cord injury survivors who go to other doctors or who were treated at different hospitals or rehabilitation centers: “You’re going to develop cancer of the bladder if you keep that catheter in.” Are they right? NoContinue reading “Bladder Cancer”

Cholesterol

So you’ve heard cholesterol is bad. Don’t eat red meat. Eat more fish. Stay away from eggs. Don’t eat fat. Exercise a lot. Maybe you’ve even heard that your spinal cord injury can make it worse. Is it hype, or is this a real problem that you need to deal with? Is your cholesterol levelContinue reading “Cholesterol”

College for Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Students, Families, and Educators

A college education is possible, even for students with disabilities. There are many options available, though the trick is figuring out what is right for you. To help students and their families, Maryville University has created this resource, “College for Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Students, Families, and Educators.” This guide is full ofContinue reading “College for Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Students, Families, and Educators”