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Health Fair Helps Spinal Cord Injury Patients Live Healthier Lives

Friday, October 21, 2005

WHAT:           A day-long health expo for spinal cord-injured (SCI) patients and their families to expose them to new information that can help them live more fulfilling, healthier lives.  As healthcare and technology improves the life expectancy of SCI patients, many are dealing with new life issues. For example, many SCI patients gain weight due to inactivity, and as a consequence, have many of the problems associated with excess weight:  high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc.  In addition to seminars, free osteoporosis, blood pressure and weight/body mass index (BMI) screenings are available.

Topics to be covered throughout the day include:

·        Legal and financial planning (9:45 a.m.)

·        New treatments for SCI patients (10:15 a.m.)

·        Nutrition for SCI patients (11:30 a.m.)

·        Aging with SCI (1:30 p.m.)

·        Creative Expression from a Seated Position (2:45 p.m.)

·        Approaches to Pain in SCI (3:30 p.m.)

WHO:             University of Rochester Medical Center’s Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation                              

WHEN:           Saturday, Oct. 22

                        9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:        Strong Rehabilitation Center

                        Clinton Crossings Building D

                        4901 Lac De Ville Blvd.

Media Contact

Germaine Reinhardt

(585) 275-6517

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