Not for Sissies!

Holicky, Richard
July 2010
PN;Jul2010, Vol. 64 Issue 7, p12
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the causes of death for people with spinal-cord injury (SCI). It cites several factors that contribute to death of people with SCI which include heart diseases, malignant tumors and respiratory system diseases. Several disorders that may bring problem in growing old are discussed including upper-body pain, bone loss, and gastrointestinal problems. It also mentions some risk factors associated with heart disease including alcohol use, blood pressure and activity level.


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