Disabled girl can stand after using device for horses
Sophie Wade, of West Yorkshire, suffers from cerebral palsy - a condition that affects tightens her leg muscles, making it difficult for her to walk. (pictured with her mother, Gina, 42) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cerebral palsy patient, 11, says first words
The hope and anticipation felt by Holly Greenhow and her family when their flight touched down in Los Angeles was tempered by not a little trepidation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity in pregnancy tied to cerebral palsy risk in kids
Study findings show an association between a woman's weight during pregnancy and the risk of cerebral palsy, not that maternal obesity causes the condition. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Cerebral Palsy Risk
But study authors stress that a cause-and-effect link wasn't proven (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Cerebral Palsy Risk in Kids
But study authors stress that a cause-and-effect link wasn't proven Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cerebral Palsy, Pregnancy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Pregnancy BMI Linked to Risk of Cerebral Palsy in Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Higher BMI means higher risk (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - March 7, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Being fat in pregnancy increases risk of cerebral palsy
Carrying extra pounds around the waist is linked to a range of conditions that can harm an infant's brain that are linked to cerebral palsy, University of Michigan researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal Obesity May Increase Child's Risk for Cerebral Palsy Maternal Obesity May Increase Child's Risk for Cerebral Palsy
Maternal overweight or obesity in early pregnancy may increase the risk of having a child with cerebral palsy, a nationwide study suggested.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Cerebral Palsy Risk in Kids
TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 -- Women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy may be increasing the chances that their baby could be born with cerebral palsy, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at information on more than 1 million children... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 7, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Parents should know 'there are options' in Canada for cerebral palsy surgery, father says
A Toronto father whose son had surgery to treat his cerebral palsy says the procedure is readily available here in Canada and parents should make sure which operation is right for their child before heading to the U.S to have it done at a much higher cost. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

5 Big Things We Have To Lose If Republicans Repeal Obamacare
As Republicans look at ways to replace or repair the health law, many suggest shrinking the list of services insurers are required to offer in individual and small group plans would reduce costs and increase flexibility. That option came to the forefront last week when Seema Verma, who is slated to run the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the Trump administration, noted at her confirmation hearing that coverage for maternity services should be optional in those health plans. Maternity coverage is a popular target and one often mentioned by health law critics, but other items also could be watered down or eli...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Louisville-area medical director: 'I can do anything you can do. I might just do it differently'
Dr. James Jason Miller took over as medical director for Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital on Nov. 1. But that is just his most recent accomplishment in a life that was challenging from the very beginning. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and had numerous surgeries when he was a child. He was told that he would never be able to walk or to ride a bike. But his physical condition didn't slow him down, and he learned how to do all of those things. Now, he races cars as a Porsche driving instructor … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Comparison of the psychometric properties of two balance scales in children with cerebral palsy - Jeon YJ, Kim GM.
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to compare the item difficulty degree between the Pediatric Balance Scale and Fullerton Advanced Balance scale for children with cerebral palsy. [Subjects and Methods] Forty children with cerebral palsy (male=17, fem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The WE-Study: does botulinum toxin A make walking easier in children with cerebral palsy? Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial - Br ændvik SM, Roeleveld K, Andersen GL, Raftemo AE, Ramstad K, Majkic-Tajsic J, Lamvik T, Lund B, Follestad T, Vik T.
BACKGROUND: Intramuscular injections of botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) have been a cornerstone in the treatment of spasticity for the last 20  years. In Norway, the treatment is now offered to two out of three children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). However... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Boys In Chairs: That Time I Couldn't Masturbate By Myself Anymore
In the summer of 2014, I wrote a blog post entitled, "Boys and Girls in Chairs: The 'Right' to Get Off". In the post, I spoke pretty candidly about my experiences with masturbation and the trials and realities of performing this act when one is as disabled as I am. It was light and funny with a few quips here and there about "choking the chicken thrown in for brevity". Towards the end of that post I asked, "What happens if one can't do it themselves?" At the time, I was talking about a hypothetical person. I never considered -- really considered -- the realities of what it might feel like to n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE publishes guideline on cerebral palsy in children
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 31, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month
Untitled by Tim Bish is licensed under CC0. January is Birth Defects Prevention Month and several states in our region want to inform residents about what can be done. In the U.S., birth defects affect 1 in 33 babies and cause 1 in 5 infant deaths every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN). The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), in partnership with NBDPN, hopes to raise awareness for infections like cytomegalovirus (CMV), which can cause birth defects. CMV is a common infection which affects more than half of U.S. adults by age 40 and whi...
Source: Network News - January 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Brian Leaf Tags: General (all entries) Health Literacy Oklahoma Public Health Resources Source Type: news

NICE seeks to improve diagnosis and treatment of cerebral palsy
NICE ’s first guideline on cerebral palsy aims to improve diagnosis and treatment across the country. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Speechless’ Just Schooled Everyone On Disability 'Inspiration Porn'
ABC’s “Speechless,” a sitcom about a family with a son who has a disability, tackled why it’s often offensive to call people with disabilities “inspirational.” And it’s done so, so well. “Inspiration porn” is a term used to describe a common tendency in which able-bodied people condescend to those with disabilities by suggesting they are brave or special just for living. Ray DiMeo, a character in “Speechless” who is the younger brother of a teen with cerebral palsy, explained it perfectly in Wednesday night’s episode: “It’s a portrayal of p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multimorbidity in middle-aged adults with cerebral palsy - Cremer N, Hurvitz EA, Peterson MD.
BACKGROUND: Individuals with cerebral palsy have less lean body mass, greater relative adiposity, and lower fitness and physical activity participation; and yet, the prevalence of age-related multimorbidity in this population has yet to be established. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Triad of constraints in bicycle riding in children with cerebral palsy - Sugden D.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Concurrent Disabilities Can Complicate EMS Assessment and Treatment in Emergency Situations
Nearly 20% of the population of the United States has some form of disability—that's about 56.7 million people. Of those, more than 12 million need help with daily living.1 It can be a challenge, sometimes, to sort out if the reason for the 9-1-1 call is related to a patient's disability or not. Although it's not practical to provide guidance on every possible disability, what follows are some general suggestions for working with patients who have special needs or disabilities, and who are experiencing either an unrelated medical or traumatic emergency or an exacerbation/complication of their current condition. The B...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Katherine Koch, PhD, NRP Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

Nationwide Children's saved $1.36M with small-scale electronic-records initiative
Joint research by Nationwide Children's Hospital and the medical data analytics program at Ohio State University suggests that hospitals can significantly reduce spending on health care by learning from the data of a small group of similar patients and working outward – rather than trying to fix the whole problem at once. A one-year study applying the approach to 131 children treated in the Columbus hospital's cerebral palsy specialty program resulted in savings of $1.36 million and better results:… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 20, 2016 Category: Health Management Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Stronger together: Families of girls with SPG47 find support in each other
Imagine your child is diagnosed with a rare neurological condition. So rare that there are only a handful of reported cases, and those are from halfway around the world. This was the case for Chris and Kasey Edwards of Massachusetts and Kevin and Angela Duffy of Pennsylvania. Their daughters’, Robbie and Molly, are among only 11 children in the world to be diagnosed with an extremely rare genetic disorder, called spastic parapalegia-47 (SPG47). “When they told us how rare this was, our minds were going in a thousand directions,” says Kasey, Robbie’s mom. “We didn’t know what to think.&rd...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 20, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Department of Neurology Dr. Basil Darras hereditary spastic parapalegia HSP type 47 living with rare disease SPG47 Source Type: news

Activist With Cerebral Palsy Has An Inspiring Message For Kids With Disabilities
There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as Jeison Aristizábal accepted CNN’s Hero of the Year award on Sunday. The activist, who has cerebral palsy, battled prejudice at a young age because of the disorder. Aristizábal, 33, has used his struggles and experiences to pay it forward to hundreds of kids in his native Cali, Colombia that have disabilities but lack resources to live a full life. The 2016 CNN Hero of the Year was selected from this year’s top 10 CNN Heroes after a six-week online vote. Hosts Kelly Ripa and Anderson Cooper announced the winner at “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute,&r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of three weeks of whole-body vibration training on joint-position sense, balance, and gait in children with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled study - Ko MS, Sim YJ, Kim DH, Jeon HS.
PURPOSE : To observe the effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) training in conjunction with conventional physical therapy (PT) on joint-position sense (JPS), balance, and gait in children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: In this randomized contro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Santa Goes Above And Beyond For Boy With Special Needs
For 6-year-old James Epps, the prospect of meeting Santa Claus was very exciting, but also a bit overwhelming. James has special needs, so big crowds and social interactions can be difficult for him. But a kind Santa went above and beyond to make this Christmas experience a happy one for James. And they took some awesome photos to remember it.  On December 2, James’ mom Alison brought him to “Santa’s Special Visit” ― an event at Restoration Community Church that offers kids with special needs in their Tennessee community the chance to meet the jolly man in red. Having the opportunity to inte...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Verily launches Liftware smart utensils
Verily Life Sciences, the healthcare play owned by Google parent Alphabet (NSDQ:GOOGL), said this week it launched the Liftware Level smart utensil designed to aid individuals with limited hand or arm mobility. The Liftware Level is designed to help individuals who have hand and arm mobility issues, including those with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, Huntington’s disease or post-stroke deficits. The device operates by constantly monitoring the position of the hand, based on the handle, and intelligently adjusting the angle of the utensil, either a spoon or fork, so the user can ea...
Source: Mass Device - December 8, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Verily Source Type: news

Does Nintendo Wii Balance Board improve standing balance? A randomised controlled trial in children with cerebral palsy - Gatica-Rojas V, M éndez-Rebolledo G, Guzman-Muñoz E, Soto-Poblete A, Cartes-Velásquez R, Elgueta-Cancino E, Cofré Lizama E.
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the effect of systemic exercise programs to improve the standing balance with the Nintendo Wii system is very limited and its post- treatment effectiveness is unknown in cerebral palsy (CP) patients. AIM: Primary aim was to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Somerset disabled teen receives more than 100 Christmas cards after mother's plea
Giorgia Cole, from Midsomer Norton, Somerset, was born with cerebral palsy and epilepsy but doctors fear she now has the onset of heart failure and may only have a short time left. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giving thanks: Stories of volunteerism, gratitude and giving back
Thanksgiving Day is a time rich in family, gratitude and appreciation. In honor of the holiday, we are celebrating the patient families who have traveled through our doors and the selfless acts of kindness and volunteerism that follow. Donating platelets and cycling for a cause Ten years ago, Adam Nussenbaum’s son Max was treated at Boston Children’s and overcame a life threatening illness. Today, Adam gives his time — and platelets — to help those in need, and he is doing so in celebration of Max; his daughter Kate, who donated her bone marrow to he...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 24, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Our Patients’ Stories bone marrow transplant cerebral palsy Dr. James Kasser Family Advisory Council Heart Center Kawasaki disease Learning disabilities NICU patient partner platelet donation scoliosis Source Type: news

Experience Journals: Grateful for the families at Boston Children ’s Hospital
Danny Deitz, above with his parents, is a heart transplant patient of Dr. Elizabeth Blume’s The Experience Journals Project shares the stories of kids, teens, and health care providers at Boston Children’s Hospital. This project features the collective wisdom of over 250 families and 150 health care professionals. While each Journal has a different topic, every Journal includes providers who are grateful for the chance to work with the amazing children and families at Boston Children’s Hospital. Here are some of their experiences, in their own words: Thank you I think probably the most challenging a...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 23, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Experience Journal Source Type: news

Elijah laughs: Augmentative communication device helps boy with cerebral palsy
A computer voice utters a simple statement. Sometimes, it’s “My name is Elijah.” Other times, “My parents are Brian and Leah,” or “I feel happy.” For the first time in his life, Elijah can tell his mother, ‘Yes, I want a hug.’ Another phrase — “I love the Patriots” — is often repeated. And a brown-eyed, curly-haired kindergartener’s eyes light up. He smiles and laughs out loud. It’s a whole new world for 5-year-old Elijah Gauthier, says his mom, Leah. Leah and her husband Brian have taken Elijah, who has severe cerebral palsy and is n...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 22, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Augmentative communication Boston Children's at Waltham cerebral palsy Source Type: news

Comedian with cerebral palsy talks humor and Oprah
For Zach Anner, humor was the key to dealing with his cerebral palsy when he was growing up. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congenital virus in children with cerebral palsy more common than thought
(University of Sydney) Congenital infection with cytomegalovirus is more common in children with cerebral palsy than previously thought, a new Australian study has reported in the Journal of Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Effects of Nintendo Wii-Fit ® video games on balance in children with mild cerebral palsy - Tarakcı D, Ersoz Huseyinsinoglu B, Tarakci E, Razak Ozdincler A.
This study compared the effects of Nintendo Wii-Fit( ®) balance-based video games and conventional balance training in children with mild cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: This randomized controlled trial involved 30 ambulatory pediatric pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effects of Nintendo Wii( ™) training on occupational performance, balance, and daily living activities in children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy: a single-blind and randomized trial - Atasavun Uysal S, Baltaci G.
This study aimed at assessing how the addition of Nintendo Wii( ™) (NW) system to the traditional therapy influences occupational performance, balance, and daily living activities in children with spastic hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy (CP). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Effect of playground environments on the physical activity of children with ambulatory cerebral palsy - Pratt B, Hartshorne NS, Mullens P, Schilling ML, Fuller S, Pisani E.
PURPOSE: To compare the effect of 2 different playground environments on the physical activity of children with ambulatory cerebral palsy during their playground play. METHODS: Five 7- to 8-year-old children with cerebral palsy (Gross Motor Functio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Motor vehicle crashes during pregnancy and cerebral palsy during infancy: a longitudinal cohort analysis - Redelmeier DA, Naqib F, Thiruchelvam D, R Barrett JF.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the incidence of cerebral palsy among children born to mothers who had their pregnancy complicated by a motor vehicle crash. DESIGN: Retrospective longitudinal cohort analysis of children born from 1 April 2002 to 31 March 201... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Correlation between the gross motor performance measurement and pediatric balance scale with respect to movement disorder in children with cerebral palsy - Kwon HY, Ahn SY.
[Purpose] To determine whether the Gross Motor Performance Measurement is useful in predicting the future score of the Pediatric Balance Scale, this study examined the correlation between the 2 measurement tools with respect to movement disorder in childre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child with cerebral palsy who can walk says physio should be available on NHS
Ben Baddeley, from Staffordshire, underwent selective dorsal rhizotomy treatment privately after he was refused NHS funding. His doctor is backing calls for it to be available to others. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disability: Longing for the Male Gaze
Having cerebral palsy means I don ’ t get sexually harassed by men. But it ’ s no fun being invisible. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JENNIFER BARTLETT Tags: Women and Girls Cerebral Palsy Sexual Harassment Disabilities Source Type: news

Cerebral Palsy
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 16, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Police force helps boy with cerebral palsy check off item on his bucket list
It isn't easy to tread through rocky terrain to get to your dream destination when you're wheelchair-bound with cerebral palsy. It is, though, when you have a team of police officers determined to make your dream come true. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-Pregnancy Weight and Cerebral Palsy Risk
But, study found overall odds remain quite low (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Slightly Raise Baby's Cerebral Palsy Risk
But, study found overall odds remain quite low Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cerebral Palsy, Obesity, Preconception Care (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Slightly Raise Baby's Cerebral Palsy Risk
THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 -- Some women who are overweight or obese before pregnancy may face a slight increased risk of having a baby with cerebral palsy, a new study suggests. After reviewing data from two Nordic countries, researchers also found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Higher Maternal BMI Associated with Higher Risk for Cerebral Palsy in Offspring (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM As a woman ’s pre-pregnancy body-mass index increases, so does the risk for cerebral … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 7, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

White River Medical System Adds Three to Medical Team (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Anitsira Collado, Dr. Joaquin Duarte and Dr. Mahiry Romero-Salinas have been hired as physicians at White River Health System of Batesville. Collado completed a residency in internal medicine at the Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York. Romero-Salina also completed her residency in internal medicine at the Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York. Duarte completed a residency in internal medicine from the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago. Gary L. Bebow, administrator and CEO of White River Health System, has been recertified as an associate of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Beb...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 5, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The ABCs of Cerebral Palsy
Approximately 2 in 1,000 children are born with the neurological disorder. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Norman Y. Otsuka, M.D. Source Type: news