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Peer Mentors Model a Life Well Lived

Returning home after a life-changing illness or injury is a positive step in recovery, but it can take time to adjust. Our peer mentor program helps patients and families through the transition.

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What is a Ventilator, and How Does it Work?

Traumatic injuries to the spinal cord at the neck-level (cervical) can result in damage to the nerves controlling the breathing muscles. Learn more about how a spinal cord injury (SCI) affects these nerves.

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USGA Hosts Second U.S. Adaptive Open with Help from Clinicians

USGA Hosts Second U.S. Adaptive Open with Help from Clinicians

On July 12, the U.S. Golf Association (USGA) hosted the U.S. Adaptive Open at Pinehurst No. 6. This year marked the second edition of the tournament and, just like last year, was made possible by the vital contributions of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab team members.

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Lungs

How does a spinal cord injury (SCI) affect breathing?

Not all spinal cord injuries affect breathing. The location of the injury on the spinal cord and the nature of the injury determine whether breathing is affected.

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Parent Holding Child

The 2 Most Common Myths of Childhood Speech Development

Advice from a speech-language pathologist about two common myths about speech therapy for kids.

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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report for 33rd Consecutive Year

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report for 33rd Consecutive Year

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab again has been recognized as the national leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation, topping the U.S. News & World Report list for the 33rd consecutive year. It remains the only hospital of any kind to hold this distinction.

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New Class Graduates from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab-Funded CNA Training Program at Oak Point University

New Class Graduates from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab-Funded CNA Training Program at Oak Point University

On Friday, July 14, the new class of graduates from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s Oak Point University CNA Career Accelerator Program received their certificates in a ceremony attended by colleagues, family and distinguished guests.

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Jeff and Physical Therapist

Jeff’s Journey of Healing & Hope After a Rare Diagnosis

When Jeff became paralyzed by Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), your generous support helped him recover mobility, independence and hope.

Patient Story

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Pablo Celnik, MD, Appointed to Lead Shirley Ryan AbilityLab as Next CEO

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab announced the appointment of its next leader: Pablo Celnik, MD, a physiatrist, physician-scientist and internationally recognized leader in neurologic rehabilitation and academic medicine.

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Marathon Runners

Ways to Train for a Marathon, Besides Running

When training for a marathon, taking care of your body between running sessions can help you go faster for longer with fewer injuries.

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John and Joan Wories

John Finds the Words Again After Stroke

Since his time at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, John has reached many of his goals. He participates in community activities, serves as a greeter at church, reads books, writes correspondence without an editor and even travels solo again.

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Maya Yuen

New Robert R. McCormick Foundation Center for Hope and Equity to Be Led by Maya Yuen

Meet Maya Yuen, manager of the newly created Robert R. McCormick Foundation Center for Hope and Equity.

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