August 2008 Table of Contents


Power-chair Policies

Rapid changes are taking place. It's time to raise your voice and be heard!

A Living Laboratory

Is it a home? Is it a laboratory? Noit's a super facility that is both, and building it has been at times as much a challenge as those faced by the "Man of Steel."

In My Right Mind

A second round of biofeedback therapy to relieve symptoms of MS leads to improved mobility, agility, and quality of life.

May It Please the Court...

How does a case get to the Veterans Court�and what happens when it gets there?

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PVA President's Message

PVA is in it for the long haul, making sure the people who fought for their country receive the best healthcare and benefits for the rest of their lives.

Reasons & Remarks Redivivus

Specialized care should not be sacrificed in the search for healthcare solutions.

On the Job

PVA opens second voc-rehab center, this one in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Richmond center, which opened in 2007, has helped many disabled veterans in job search activities.

Healing Options

Recent research by Dr. Carlos Lima involving transplantation of tissue into SCI site, as well as lab studies involving this procedure.

Proper Use of Wheelchair Tiedowns and Occupant Restraint Systems

How to maximize the safety and crashworthy aspects of Wheelchair Tiedowns and Occupant Restraint Systems (WTORS) in your vehicle.

ALS Awareness

Awareness Month spotlights those with ALS and also those who have loved ones fighting the disease.

Diagnosis: MS

Twenty-year study helps predict clinical course of multiple sclerosis.

A Closer Look

Soldiers' Angels provides support for deployed military personnel and their familes.

Eating Habits

How we eat and what we eat, for the most part, come from our early years.

Sports and Recreation

Proceeds from golf tourney to help fund PVA's third Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Center, in San Antonio. Also: Billiards, trapshooting, pheasant hunting, and more!

Fish Tales

Results from Vaughan PVA's Land of Lincoln Bass Tournament and Zia PVA's Charity Bass Team Tournament.

VA & Computers

Confusion seems to exist as to who can or cannot get a computer from a VAMC.

Menopause and Women with SCI

Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo., is site of the most extensive comparison studies involving menopause in women with SCI and the general population.


Lakeshore Foundation opens housing facility. Also: Youth invited to participate in Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest.

And Finally...

You can be prepared for just about anything.

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