May 2002 Table of Contents

 

Fall in Love With Florence

Whether your passion is fine art, history, shopping, religion, medieval towers, renaissance palaces, authentic Italian food, or world-renowned museums, you will love this charming—and surprisingly accessible—city.

Receive, Retool, ReBoot

An Atlanta paraplegic leads a successful effort to give away recycled computers to people with disabilities.

Warriors & Winners

From their miracle on ice to their mountain magicTeam USA made their country proud at the Winter Paralympics.

Time Well Spent

Visit the Paralyzed Veterans of America's Web site (www.pva.org) for a report on PVA's Advocacy & Legislation Seminar in Washington, D.C.—an effective force for shaping public policy and protecting the interests of people with disabilities. (Or order the May 2002 issue of PN/Paraplegia News to read Blake and Uchic's article.)

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Also in this issue:

Reasons & Remarks:

PN Editor Cliff Crase reflects on the Winter Paralympics' humble origins.

Healing Options:

A new laserpuncture clinic for treating SCI and other disabilities opens in France.

Money Talks:

We all have financial dreams. Here's how to make them come true!

Sexuality & SCI:

The year 2002 promises to be an exciting one in the sexual arena when the second-generation "Viagras" make their debut.

Travel Tips:

How to charge your wheelchair or scooter battery while traveling overseas.

On the Job:

Pointers on what you can do to enhance your job opportunities and what state agency is there to help you, and an update on a Supreme Court decision on workplace disputes.

Computer Corner:

Four tips to help you get the most from your speech-recognition software.

Mobility & More:

How to find your center of gravity, what's on the wheelchair-technology horizon, and where to call if you want to participate in a research study.

Research & Education:

A foundation celebrates 25 years and more than $30 million in grants for basic science, clinical, and technological research of SCI/D.

Diagnosis: MS:

New forms of imaging and new ways of analyzing the results provide amazing details about how MS progresses and how treatments affect the disease.

Living Well:

What is hepatitis C? Are you at risk? And what can you do to treat it?

People in the News:

An author with diverse interests, and a man who like to share his knowledge with his community.

News Beat:

A disability advocate dies, seminary doors open, artists express freedom, a nation is called to "be prepared," and an enabling Web site launches.

Sports & Recreation:

Reports on a St. Thomas dive program, the upcoming Veterans Games, summer programs for kids and adults with disabilities, and a group that's working hard to make the great outdoors accessible to all.

And Finally:

Equal opportunity is everyone's right—isn't it?



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