May 2010 Table of Contents
The men and women who tackle the challenges of sports activities impact AT and rehabilitation research.
Learning about the issues and challenges facing not only veterans but all people with disabilities helps PVA chapters carry out the agenda in their own communities.
Life doesn't end after spinal-cord injury, and neither does a satisfying sexual life for men. Numerous treatments are available for SCI-related ED—but how effective are they?
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Let’s Show Some Respect
The traditional observance has diminished, and many Americans have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day.
Up in the Air?
PVA’s Mid Winter Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting in February, the issue of air travel again became a topic of discussion.
Letters praise PN, discuss pumping gas in Oregon vs. elsewhere, and express appreciation for an article about cathing.
High-Quality Healthcare for Women Veterans
One-Stop Shop Healthcare for Women Veterans
Professional model looking for answers to simple questions regarding everyday issues for women in wheelchairs.
Mobile Medical Records
All your medical records in the palm of your hand.
Being more proactive about your health starts in the doctor's office so speak up.
Dignity. Independence. Style. Specialty clothing for the disabled community.
Hot Topic: Assistive Technology
A symposium, showcasing talks by leaders in the field regarding the application of the latest strategies in treatment, rehabilitation, community reintegration, and full participation of people with disabilities.
Mobility Option: Powered Exoskeleton
The ReWalk™ Exoskeletal Powered Walking System is nearing the end of clinical trials in the U.S. By the end of 2010, people who are paraplegic and others with paralysis may have a new solution to facing the world eye to eye: standing!
Scooter in a Bug
With donations from a Rotary Club and People-in-Need grants, I purchased a Pride Go-Go scooter. Although it can be separated into three parts, I was not strong enough to lift each one into the car trunk. I needed a system that would let the scooter remain fully assembled and be lifted in and out of the car with little help on my part.
New Look for NMEDA
At its 19th Annual Conference, held February 10–12 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev., the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) unveiled a new logo.
Access the Benefits You Have Earned
What benefits are available to veterans? In addition to PVA National Service Offices, how and where can you get them? One good resource is the National Association of County Veteran Service officers (NACVSO).
It is important to design and build a bathroom to reflect the precise needs and preferences of users with disabilities.
Research Infrastructure Shortfalls
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Health
Senior PVA national service officer addresses some veteran questions about post-traumatic stress disorder.
Access on Land Tours
Ports of call Tour companies are willing to accommodate people with disabilities.
Accessible Cabs Roam D.C.
At last, Washington, D.C., has some accessible taxicabs on its streets!
Experience Montana’s “Big Sky” country paddling the Missouri River
Offshore Fishing: Rec and Rehab
Service members from Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Fort Belvoir’s Warrior Transition Unit were treated to a week of relaxation and offshore fishing.
Forge New Paths
Chad Waligura wanted to rejoin the hunt but found limited resources for spinal-cord injured individuals. His cure? Create Follow Me Outdoors (FMO).
The fourth season of the PVA/NWPA National Wheelchair Billiards Series began with the Mid-America PVA Sooner Shootout.
Helen Hayes Hospital Adapted Sports & Recreation program
Roth or Traditional?
Should you have Roth IRA or contribute to a traditional IRA? Which is best for people with disabilities? What exceptions might apply?
The Hearings Must Go On
VA Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA, the Board) hears more than 65 hearings despite government shut-down.
Annual PVA Accessible City Awards bring a host of clever ideas from young minds.
In May 2000, a computer worm nicknamed “the Love Bug” arrived in the e-mail boxes of tens of millions of computer users.
The Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA), has launched a new and improved National Resource Directory Web site.
Off-road Power Chair
Imagine the monster truck of wheelchairs.
A touch-free door-opening system designed to reduce the spread of germs
Put “Memorial” Back
It's just a long weekend to many people, but Memorial Day should be a time of remembrance.