December 2007 Table of Contents


Healthy Aging
After SCI

Growing older brings certain problems, but you can take important steps to remain active.

The World of
"Off-site" Homes

At lasta fully accessible, reasonably priced, comfortable, beautiful, energy-efficient "Home Sweet Home"?

Scholarly Pursuits

Monetary awards help post-secondary students reach their education goals.

Two Left Feet

Biofeedback therapy may not work for everyone, but it appears to be helping this PN reader overcome some of the damage caused by MS.

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PVA President's Message

Veterans give the best gift to each and every American.

Reasons & Remarks

Presidential candidates have yet to state positions on disability and veterans' issues.

Mobility and More

Device aids in transport of people up and down stairs. Also: Florida students develop mobility-assistance devices.

On the Job

Raytheon event looks at barriers and challenges people with disabilities face when trying to enter the work force. Also: Web site profiles employment success stories.

Just for Women

Yes, indeed; a baby is on the way! And everything works out just fine.

Fish Tales

Coverage of the 6th Annual Lake Winnipesaukee NEPVA Bass Tournament. Also: The final stop on the 2007 PVA Bass Tour on Keystone Lake in Oklahoma (site of the cover photo for this month's PN).

Healing Options

Injection of ice-cold saline solution into injured football player leads to discussion of clinical experience regarding spinal-cord cooling.

Caregiver Connection

Caregiving has become a national healthcare policy issue.

Veteran Advisor

VHA Medical Centers have authority to garnish retirement or other income.

Travel Tips

Author draws on experience in writing "101 Accessible Vacations."

Access Through Architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Florida Southern College is a slice of real American architecture.

People in the News

Pioneer in advancements for disabled shooters retires. Also: Gordon Mansfield takes VA job, and Marilyn Hamilton launches speaking and consulting company.


Florida Gulf Coast PVA thanks staff at VA hospital during installation and awards dinner.

Sports and Recreation

Coverage of the 11th National PVA Trapshoot Circuit year-ending event. Also: Tennis and softball.

Research Update

Results of mobility study at the University of California at San Diego. Also: Jerry Segal continues to help patients at Magee.


Device assists people who have difficulty bending or lifting their legs. Also: A flexible handrim, an oxygen tank holder, an adjustable shower seat, and a device to improve range of motion.

And Finally...

Collings Foundation provides author a flying thrill of a lifetime.

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