October 2010 Table of Contents
When it comes to feedback from PN readers, the subject of airline travel makes people's blood boil!
The Games were created to provide opportunities for newly disabled veterans to gain sports skills and be exposed to other wheelchair athletes.
Are the medical recommendations you're getting "junk" or "treasure" when it comes to your health?
National Family Caregivers Month 2010 (November) celebrates current achievements and future advances.
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It’s not that the regulations don’t go far enough, but that carriers continue to violate the regulations.
Female athletes shine at this year’s National Veterans Wheelchair Games.
Trying to enforce ADA, ACAA, and rail regulations is an enormous job. Our staff cannot do this by themselves.
Without question, air travel has advanced since 30 years ago. However, air carriers, for the most part, have been dragged kicking and screaming into agreeing to transport people with disabilities.
Gas station/parking abuse, wheelchair placards, handicap parking, body language, and suggestions for financial support.
Plans in a plan book are a good starting place. Revisions are often required and encouraged to make a stock home plan fit a lot, conform to local codes or neighborhood and personal home styles, and offer the best accessibility.
Russia's approval of Merck Serono's Novectro (oral cladribine) is a landmark in the treatment for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS).
Two new vehicles provide the disability community with access to two of the most popular minivans currently on the market.
New platform lift now available
Public comments on proposed guidelines needed.
India will test an all-terrain wheelchair designed specifically for use in developing countries.
Research suggests a connection between diabetes and long-term spinal-cord injury.
Spider Therapy is a technique which allows patients with motor disorders more freedom of movement than traditional physical therapy does, aligning the body correctly, and giving significant input into the central nervous system.
New research focuses on treatments for Gulf War Veterans.
Two studies yield key insights on Alzheimer’s risk gene called TOMM40.
Demonstration of FES technology is used at Expo to maneuver a prosthetic arm.
Speech Recognition Software is not all created equal. The software and the microphone make a difference.
PVA submitted testimony at a hearing which was examining programs to assist veterans with military-trained skills transition to the civilian work force.
A new website designed to help returning service members with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) succeed on the job.
The federal government is improving their efforts to employ workers with disabilities.
Here's an option to meet oxygen needs while traveling.
12-night cruise was an opportunity for people to enjoy the beauty of this region.
Work begins on the FY 2011 Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs (VA) appropriations bills.
Ensuring these men and women gain quick access to VA care in SCI centers is critically important.
The number of new claims for disability compensation has risen to more than 1 million per year.
Two changes that would address some PVA concerns are in Sections 19 and 21.
VA hopes to better serve veterans who are visually impaired, elderly, or immobilized and those living in rural and highly rural areas.
The Money Follows the Person
New accessibility standards to be developed for medical diagnostic equipment.
The driving force behind the development of these function-restoring procedures has been Dr. Chuan-Guo Xiao.
New rules concerning PTSD.
Expert contributors from multiple disciplines cover many topics.
The fascinating tale of the development and rise to prominence of the drug Copaxone, one of the first agents to significantly impact the course of multiple sclerosis.
An interactive blog is designed for kids with special needs, teachers, parents, caregivers, and pediatric clinicians.
A new resource to help cope with—and improve the quality of life.
Conditions tested the skills of the 36 competitors.
A day-long clinic to introduce people with disabilities to the sport of rowing.
Highlights of the Illinois, Wisconsin, and Washington shoots.
Thirteen players showed up to see if they could put an end to the title run of reigning champion Charlie Hans.
The Games were charged by the passion and energy of the young athletes, coaches, fans, and countless volunteers.
Kyle Otto proves practice does make perfect.
PowerHockey is a fast-paced, skilled sport for people who use power wheelchairs.
The mercury hit triple digits, but the fishing was even hotter.
Suicide prevention, Agent Orange Claims and $1.8 billiom for Care & Services top this update from the VA
Stories from or about caregivers requested for Caregiver Hall of Honor.
21 months in prison and $807,781 in restitution result in $3-million power-wheelchair fraud scheme.
High style and high performance garments.
A variety of events are taking place in disability communities all over the country. New entries in this issue.
How and why do you become an advocate?