February 2010 Table of Contents
More than $1 million in grants will help advance spinal-cord-injury research, as investigators search for a cure and better quality of life.
How do national service officers stay updated on all they need to know?
When you’re dealing with bladder issues, the wrong choices can cause a host of health problems.
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Also in this issue:
Rachel Cowan, PhD, receives prestigious award.
Surgery was the answer to her incontinence issues.
List of the most common techniques
It’s time to hold the VISN and hospital directors accountable for the proper use of funds.
New rules for getting DME from Social Security have adverse effects.
Remodeling for a Better Life
Universal design bathroom results in greater independence.
Many Minds, One Vision
Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP) will improve quality of care and quality of life for people with SCI/D.
Workplace accommodations help quad in job.
Website addresses critical issues.
Employers learn about employment provisions’ misconceptions.
Employers and job seekers link conveniently.
Program helps veterans find work.
Boeing receives DOD award for supporting AbilityOne.
Women’s Sexual Response
Sex drive for a woman is not simply an internal force such as hunger or thirst.
How to Regain “The Edge”
Computer helps high quad live a full life.
Advance Appropriation Now Law
VA healthcare programs to receive predictable, sufficient funding.
VA charges not accurate, place burden on vets, their families, and caregivers.
Funding levels match administration’s request.
Bill provides support to family caregivers of severely disabled veterans.
Voluntary insurance plan helps people who become disabled.
Special Adapted Housing inadequate, needs updating.
Railroad needs funding to fulfill obligations.
Lets eligible vets automatically qualify for SSDI.
AARP roundtable focuses on accessible housing.
Local VA medical centers are not receiving adequate funding.
VA Home-Loan Refinancing Programs
Two types of home-refinancing loans are available for veterans.
VA will recognize ALS as service-connected without proof of a relationship to service.
The Hidden Hurdle
Women with SCI have specific health concerns that need addressing.
Thomas Randall “Randy” Snow
Wheelchair athlete leaves huge legacy.
NFL Football player embraces his disability.
Organization Changes Name
Well-known MS center is now Can Do Multiple Sclerosis.
Study suggests benefit in mice.
Two nutritional approaches may have neuroprotective potential.
In Search of Velvet Bucks
Hunt of a lifetime results in dream deer trophy.
SCI doesn’t have to stop you from hunting deer.
Memphis wheelchair-pool tournament proves competitive and enjoyable.
Trapseat has become a World Sailing class for sailors with disabilities.
Power soccer tournament offers quality and excitement.
Faster Benefits Delivery
Pilot program expands to speed up application process.
Pittsburgh facility for wheelchair research and development is recertified.
VA focuses on family caregivers.
Through Life’s Journeys
40 years of life as a quad.
Fitness is important for everyone. There’s something special about wheeling around.
Booklet offers tips on disability etiquette.
Book tackles restrictions for developing better chairs.