June 2007 Table of Contents


True Partners

Obtaining a service dog can be the start of a wonderful new journey to independence.

SCI & Pain Management

You can't see, taste, smell, or hear it. You can't feel it in someone else. Whether it's an ache, pure anguish, or some point in between, what causes pain—and what can we do about it?

Staying Home

Independent living is one challenge of aging with SCI/D. How can you find the right solution, at the right time, in the right place, for the right cost?

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Also in this issue:

PVA President's Message

Fun, camaraderie and competition abound at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

Reasons & Remarks

Craig Hospital celebrates 100 years of service.

Just for Women

Sexual response cycle varies from woman to woman and from disability to disability.

Mobility and More

Purchase of a used van turns into a horrible experience.

Money Talks

More valuable tips in making the right decisions with your retirement funds.

Travel Tips

Fully accessible is how the Las Vegas monorail is described.

People in the News

Disabled angler is fishing again. Also: The generosity of Joseph Badzmierowski.

ALS Awareness

U.S. Navy veteran is fighting a monster in ALS.

Sports and Recreation

Results from National Wheelchair Basketball Association tournaments.

Fish Tales

Chilly winds greet anglers at 2007 PVA Bass Tour opener.

Caregiver Connection

ID jewelry is designed specifically for family caregivers.

Healing Options

Weak signals can be strengthened to produce desired functional effect.

Veteran Advisor

Service dogs have their special place (see "True Partners" in this issue), but simply having pets around also provides benefits.


National Ability Center in exchange program with Thailand organization.

Information Center

"Disability Harassment" is one of the publications profiled.


Device provides way to exercise while lying in bed.

And Finally...

Help Our Patriots Employment Act helps workforce veterans.

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