November 2010 Table of Contents
Veterans Day, November 11, is when we pause and salute the members of the U.S. Armed Forces, present and past. Many people pay their respects at national cemeteries. What do you know about these final resting places?
You've decided to continue your education. How will you finance it? What should you look for on a campus? Plus, this year's PVA scholarship recipients.
The concept to move toward more positive language was more than an effort to be politically correct.
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Medallions are for the veterans who died after 1990 and are buried in a private cemetery with a family headstone.
Apply for financial aid using a four-step plan.
Returning servicemembers face a bureaucracy bogged down with backlogs, staff shortages, and a lack of prudently spent dollars.
Editor Hoover thanks those officers who served PVA over the last term.
Subjects include "the quad belly," changing the name of the Department of the Navy, dual compensation, VA formulary question, and the Disability Navigator Program.
What are the benefits of this vitamin, and how can you be sure you have enough of it?
Breast-cancer screening can save your life! You should ask these questions.
In Tampa, Mike Aldred tackles the problem of attendant services at gas stations.
Ride-Away offers van rentals at 11 locations.
Find ways to accelerate the process so 20 years from now the world is significantly more accessible.
A mechanical engineer and a quadriplegic businessman figure out how to put a wheelchair into a truck or SUV.
PVA is adamant continued growth in spending for the programs managed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is imperative.
Kristy Lacroix recommends cruises as the ultimate vacations for families that have a wheelchair user.
Costa Rica can be the ideal tropical paradise for your vacation.
The Tubby II Bath Chair
Around the House
Charles Schwab, AIA, CAPS, CGP
Architect Charles Schwab discusses the Specially Adapted Housing grant (SAH) and universal design (UD) regarding entries and building costs.
To lower your tax-bite, it is wise to take certain steps now, as the end of the tax year approaches.
New law also exempts CD veterans from prescription co-payments
Does gender or etiology affect rehab outcomes in older adults with incomplete paraplegia?
Three more diseases for which a veteran may be granted service-connected benefits on a presumptive basis for Agent Orange exposure.
Jack Powell, former PVA executive director, dies in September.
Researchers announced a new medication for men with erectile dysfunction.
VA's "Blue Button" allows veterans to download personal health information.
The new facility will be on the same campus as the University of Colorado Hospital complex in Aurora, site of the former Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center.
VA is ensuring benefits are delivered in a transparent way that clearly outlines all available options.
The $52-million project will be done in three phases and is expected to be finished by early 2013.
What if every gift you bought this holiday season also resulted in a donation to the charity of your choice?
VA National TEE (Training, Exposure, Experience) Tournament partners Professional Golf Association instructors with disabled veterans to teach them golf techniques.
A way for wheelchair users to bowl without special equipment
Interested sailors with disabilities are welcome to participate in this four-day training/racing program.
The freedom to venture off the beaten path.
4th Annual Rocky Mountain Shootout
The booklet ADA: Know Your Rights—Returning Service Members with Disabilities.
In the United States about four in ten adults use some form of complementary and alternative medicine.
This book helps sensitize children to issues faced by military families.
New shopping and networking resource for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Exercise is beneficial for everyone, but it is especially important for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
A refusal to accept the status quo led to triumph in business—and in life.
The Wyng bath system combines toilet and shower seat.
Slip-On Gait Belt Handle slides over a gait belt.
Bases have a flush, integrated trench drain and cover that is level with the floor.
The Mount’n Mover™ is designed to accommodate a wide range of attachment needs.
PVA Service Office Roster
Coming events from November 4, 2010, through March 4, 2015.
"Old Glory," from its beginnings to today's regs on proper flag etiquette.