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Blind Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer Talks About ‘No Barriers’ And Receives Victory Award®

At age 13 Erik Weihenmayer lost his eyesight due to a condition called retinoschsis, characterized by the abnormal splitting of the retina’s neurosensory layers. Determined not to let his blindness become him, Erik learned to rock climb. Through time, he took that determination further – from simple rock formations to daring challenges very few humans would try – conquering all seven summits of the world and boldly attempting kayaking down the roiling rapids of the Colorado River. Erik recently spoke to MedStar NRH Team Members at a special event, held at the Carnegie Institute in Washington, D.C. Weihenmayer talked about…

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How The MedStar NRH Care Team Handles Complex Cases

In an instant with the crack of a bullet, the spin of a car, or the sudden burst of vessels in the brain, lives are irrevocably changed. For U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise, the innocence of a baseball game was shattered when a gunman aimed his weapon at the field where members of Congress were practicing for an annual game scheduled for the next evening. His grave bullet wounds and his difficult journey through multiple surgeries and infection have been well documented. But like so many other patients with complex injuries, survival is just the first step in a recovery that…

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New Sports Medicine Outpatient Center Opens at Baltimore's MedStar Franklin Square

BALTIMORE - MedStar Health’s orthopaedic and sports medicine’s pre-eminence in the region continues to grow with the opening of the latest orthopaedic and sports medicine physician and therapy site on the campus of MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. “The new center features the expertise of MedStar Health orthopaedic and sports medicine primary care physicians, as well as MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network’s physical therapists in one location to serve this large east Baltimore County community,” says John Brickley, MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network vice president for ambulatory operations and network development. “The program occupies two floors of the Medical Arts Building directly…

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MedStar NRH Wins Prestigious Five-Year NIH Grant

A joint MedStar NRH-Georgetown University program has been awarded a five-year, $3.5 million grant to promote career development of the next generation of academic rehabilitation clinician-scientists. One of just four networks nationwide to receive the National Institutes of Health award, the MedStar NRH-Georgetown program is the only one in the nation designed to foster the independent research of a multidisciplinary group of researchers who will develop future treatments.  These scholars will include individuals with any advanced neurorehabilitation-related degree including physicians (neurologists, neurosurgeons, geriatricians, physiatrists), as well as physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, bioengineers, and others.   Multidisciplinary Research…

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