JACKSON, Miss.—The Mississippi Psychological Association has honored a Methodist Rehabilitation Center neuropsychologist for excellence in his field.

Dr. Mark Sherer, director of the neuropsychology department at Methodist Rehab, was awarded the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award for the sustained productivity of superior and significant research in psychology.


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HATTIESBURG, Miss.--Methodist Rehabilitation Center’s quad rugby team will practice at the Family YMCA in Hattiesburg on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Jackson hospital’s team is on the move around Mississippi showcasing the exciting sport and recruiting new athletes.


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JACKSON, Miss.—Based on findings from the Center for Neuroscience and Neurological Recovery (CNNR) at Methodist Rehabilitation Center, the New England Journal of Medicine today posted on its Web site (nejm.org) research that indicates the West Nile virus may cause an acute poliomyelitis-like syndrome associated with flaccid paralysis. Research findings from the CNNR were also published on Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.


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FLOWOOD, Miss.—It took everything he had, but Doug Price held off a hungry field of challengers to take yet another overall victory in the annual Reunion Race.

Price led a field of wheelchair racers, runners and walkers over the 5K course in what was the largest race in the event’s 17-year history. More than 350 participated in either the run, walk or one-mile fun run.


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JACKSON, Miss.—With a little help from a few guys who had a big win in Utah last winter, Methodist Rehabilitation Center has a new sled hockey team—the first of its kind in Mississippi and one of only a few in the nation.

Members of the 2002 gold medal-winning US Paralympic sled hockey team came to Jackson to put 20 physically challenged athletes from around the state through a clinic to learn the game.


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JACKSON, Miss.—As a part of Think First, Methodist Rehabilitation Center’s statewide injury prevention program, physicians and staff at the Jackson hospital are encouraging parents to always think first about seatbelt safety, especially during National Baby Safety Month.

Dr. Rahul Vohra, medical director at Methodist Rehab, encourages parents to make sure children are properly secured in an appropriate child safety seat.


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FLOWOOD, Miss.—On a day when Mississippians gather to celebrate the power of healing, Cory Hunter is happy to be alive and a believer in the cause.

The 19 year-old brain injury survivor from Petal will be on hand September 14 at Methodist Rehabilitation Center’s annual Reunion Race to visit the men and woman who helped him rebuild his life and to cheer on friends who will run, walk and roll over the 3.1 mile race course.


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FLOWOOD, Miss.—Like a lot of Mississippians, Tom Burnley didn’t know much at all about hockey before a minor-league team started checking, icing and shooting in Jackson three years ago.

“Even then, I still never really followed the sport,” he said. “I was just interested.”

So when Burnley participates in a sled hockey clinic held this weekend by Methodist Rehabilitation Center, he’ll be in the unique position of playing in his first hockey practice without having ever actually watched a game in person.


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BRANDON, Miss.–It all happened so fast for Cynthia Turner.

One morning, she woke up with a tingling feeling in her feet, she recalled. “I thought it was from moving furniture the day before, but it started getting worse, so I made an appointment for the next day with a neurologist.”

She didn’t make it that far.

By that evening, her body was stiffening and when she went to the refrigerator, she fell down. “I had to call my husband to help me,” she said. “I couldn’t move.”


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BRANDON, Miss.—Al Page enjoys living too much to let his stroke slow him down. And it hurts him too much to see fellow stroke victims not living up to their potential.

Page, 63, often visits stroke patients at Methodist Rehabilitation Center where he was treated for a stroke. When he speaks to patients, he’s on a mission to dispel myths about disabilities and limitations.


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