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ASIA Impairment Scale: A Quick Communications Tool

The American Spinal Injury Association's ASIA impairment scale is used to describe a person's functional impairment as a result of experiencing a spinal cord injury. If you or a loved one has ever suffered a spinal cord injury, you know firsthand that the terminology and lingo, including the ASIA impairment scale, can be overwhelming and even frightening.  Although it is the responsibility of health care providers to ensure that they are using plain language and communication clearly to p… [Read More]

Move Over Movember: November is also National Diabetes Month

We're about done with November, and you know what that means! No, not eating turkey and the end of Movember facial hair-okay, not JUST eating turkey and the end of bad facial hair-but it's also the close of American Diabetes Month. This month is filled with events aimed at raising awareness and funds to help find a cure for this disease; however, diabetes still does not get nearly the amount of exposure that it deserves. One in every 12 people across the globe has either type-1 or type-2 diabe… [Read More]

Movember Proves to be Epitome of Successful Health Communications Campaign

It's that time of year when men all over the world decide that they would look really good with a moustache. Yes, it's Movember, and even if you hate the fact that the man in your life is sporting a moustache take heart in knowing that it truly is for a good cause. The Movember campaign is sponsored by the Movember Foundation, which "is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men's health." The campaign began in 2003 in Australia to raise awareness of prostate and tes… [Read More]


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