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Get free dogwoods by joining foundation



Published: Sun, August 12, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Get free dogwoodsby joining foundation

Ten free white flowering dogwood trees will be given to each person who joins the National Arbor Day Foundation during August 2001. The trees are part of the nonprofit foundation's Trees for America campaign.

Trees will be shipped for planting between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10 with planting instructions. They are six- to 12-inches tall.

Send a $10 membership contribution to Ten Dogwoods, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, Neb. 68410, by Aug. 31.

Spinal-cord research

Research to understand and treat spinal cord injuries is flush, and scientists believe it's only a matter of time and hard work before major advances are made.

Science journalist Luba Vikhanski takes readers on a journey in her new book, "In Search of the Lost Cord" (Dana Press/Joseph Henry Press, $27.95). You meet all the scientific players and watch their research unfold. Also check out Dr. Wise Young's Web site for spinal cord injury victims and their families: http://carecure.rutgers.edu/.

Eye care information

UThe National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, offers information on its Web site about vision, eye care, eye diseases and disorders. See www.nei.nih.gov or call (301) 496-5248 to have information sent to you.

UThe American Health Assistance Foundation has published a booklet, "Living with Macular Degeneration," that offers helpful information on age-related macular degeneration. The booklet costs $5. To get one, call (800) 437-2423 or visit the Web site www.ahaf.org.




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