February 2008 Table of Contents


The Truth About Relationships

A spinal-cord injury doesn't necessarily end loving, being loved, intimacy, or parenting.

Innovative Research
for a Better Life

PVA grants advance the understanding of spinal-cord injury and diseases.

Rehab Road Map

With input from research experts, this symposium's work will result in a crucial textbook for combat-amputee care.

Training for Tomorrow

An intensive session enables national service officers to offer the greatest assistance possible.

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PVA President's Message

Vets and their families benefit from our participation in Advocacy/Legislative Seminar.

Reasons & Remarks

Sidestepping the intent of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is corrected with enactment of ADA Restoration Act of 2007.

Ginkgo & Lipitor for SCI?

Two widely consumed and presumably safe medications may minimize neurological damage after injury.

Therapies for Men

Discussion of oral medications and alternative therapies for men with spinal-cord injury.


Milwaukee wins PVA's Most Patriotic City contest. Also: PVAF celebrates 50 years of service, and Invacare Top End launches new Web site.

Long-term-care Planning

More than half of all people will need some form of long-term care during their lifetime.

A Closer Look

Gateway PVA wins long battle to make Soldiers Memorial accessible.

Access Through Architecture

Many projects still have wheelchair-accessibility issues.

Veteran Advisor

Total disability rating can be attained if requirements are met for Individual Unemployability status.

Fish Tales

Volunteer boat captains rounded up in time to ensure successful NEPVA Bass Trail event.

Sports and Recreation

San Diego area adaptive golf program has evolved into weekly clinics, an annual tournament, and a series of mini-tournaments.

Information Center

Videos on overcoming obstacles after spinal-cord injury (SCI) and multiple sclerosis (MS). Also: Two books on the topic of MS, and a guide to living with SCI.


Two bathroom products are profiled as well as a wheelchair wheel that reportedly has a built-in brake system.

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