May 2001 Table of Contents

 

Up and Over,
Down and Out

Portable ramps can open up a whole new world for the wheelchair user. Who makes them, and where can you get one?

Pain: An Invisible Disability

Add pain to spinal-cord injury, and the results can be devastating. Here are some keys to managing your pain.

When It Sizzles

Two articles offer tips for avoiding heat-related problems this summer and recommendations for preventing accidents in and around swimming pools.

Afloat on Lake Powell

Consider the lowly turtle, with his home always on his back. A year ago, the author, along with several friends and family members, decided to "play turtle" and rent a houseboat for five days.

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Also in this issue:

Reasons & Remarks:

PN Editor Cliff Crase introduces new VA secretaryand longtime friendAnthony Principi.

Healing Options:

Prostate disorders are much more common than would be expected. Here are some nutritional, herbal, and alternative approaches to this problem.

Money Talks:

Will the switch to decimal pricing be a boon for stock-market investors?

Around the House:

A look at trends and technologies in the assisted-living product arena.

Computer Corner:

Easy-access typing devices store notes quickly and easily.

Travel Tips:

A travel guide for people with breathing problems, two accessible vacation spots in Yosemite Park and Colorado, and a company that provides scooters for convention, trade-show, and conference attendees.

Mobility & More:

Profiling a wheelchair-accessible off-road vehicle and announcing the Web's first automotive decision guide.

Living Well:

Telemedicine—can it work?

News Beat:

President Bush proposes legislation to make work and everyday life easier for people with disabilities.

Fish Tales:

Who caught the big fish—and the big prizes—at the 2001 PVA National Bass Trail's first stop?

Sports & Recreation:

A nonprofit, volunteer organization gives people with disabilities the opportunity to fish, and two national trapshooting circuits merge.

Sports & Recreation:

A nonprofit, volunteer organization gives people with disabilities the opportunity to fish, and two national trapshooting circuits merge.

And Finally:

Self-advocacy is about sticking up for yourself when no one else really cares.



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