January 2011 Table of Contents


Win the Battle of the Bulge

You might just want to begin the new year with a healthier lifestyle.

Turning Off Pain

Research has found possible ways to target the problem of neuropathic pain.

Flair for the Arts

This national festival results in learning, exploring, fellowship, and celebrating the healing power of the arts.

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Three “Power”-ful Must-Do’s

Good nutrition, plenty of sleep, and lots of the right kinds of liquids are prime ingredients for good health.

Get Going!

Ways to get and stay in shape

Physical Activity: How Much Is Enough?

Physical activity provides profound health benefits.

Resources to Increase Physical Activity

NCPAD offers dynamic interactive tools for health promotion and fitness.

Research Study: How to Encourage Exercise

The inMotion Exercise Research study compares two approaches to helping people with MS or SCI become more physically active.


According to statistics, 85% of severely disabled veterans are unemployed.

Changes Ahead

Gradual changes are happening in the magazine in order to update PN's look and feel.

You Said It...

Readers comment on hotel beds, tough love, spousal discrimination, and handicap parking.

Veterans Day U.S.A.

Veterans Day has an interesting history, dating back to 1918 and the end of World War I.

A Home that Makes House Calls (Part 1)

Universal Design benefits every family and individual, not just those with special needs.

Hand Controls for Karts

Hand controls give injured troops the thrill and buzz of karting.

Folding Scooter

The Luggie folding scooter fits into a stylish suitcase.

From Strength to Strength

Improve the strengths you already have, and use them to counteract your weaknesses.

Congressional Controls

Changes in the U.S. Congress after last fall's elections may affect the veteran and disability communities.

Lifespan Respite Conference

Conference addressees family caregivers' need for respite.

TSA Advisory Committee

Airport screening issues for people with disabilities.

Greyhound Advisory Committee

Greyhound's disability advisory committee meets.

Activity Monitors for Wheelchair Users

A monitoring device and software help track real-life activity.

Research Developments

Scientists from around the world gathered for the annual European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) conference.

NCL to Provide Interpreters and Accessible Buses

The U.S. Department of Justice and Norwegian Cruise Line resolve a lawsuit regarding discrimination.

The iPad: Digital World at Your Fingertips

Why the iPad works for quads.

Fashion with Flair

Being fashionable isa challenge.

Forum for Women Vets

Participants built toolkits customized for their respective constituents.

Captain Courageous

Although he is quadriplegic and uses a ventilator to breathe, Lynn Moers has found out how to follow his dream: sailing.

Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance

Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of some veterans.

Work-from-Home Scams

Work-from-home opportunities sound good to many people with disabilities, but they often have legal ramifications.

The Gap Widens

A 2010 survey of employers doesn't have good news for workers with disabilities.

Bringin’ in the Bass

The "Okie Open" PVA Bass Tournament attracts 60 anglers.

Oryx Hunt in New Mexico

After seven years of applying, the author is finally drawn for an oryx.

Billiards Begins with a Bang

Pool players turn out for two PVA/NWPVA Billiards Series events.

National Parks: Accessible to All

The National Park Service presents the 2010 National Accessibility Achievement Awards.

Family-Caregiver Research

Participants are needed for a study of family caregivers of veterans.

VA Home Loans Soar

The VA Home Loan program helps a record number of veterans keep their homes.

Support for Families of Low-Income Vets

Services to low-income vets and their families who might become homeless.

Model Community

VA's first model community for veterans opens in Washington, D.C.

TiLite Acquires Three Rivers

TiLite acquires Three Rivers Holdings, LLC, designer of the Natural-Fit Handrim, the GameCycle, and the SmartWheel.


Conferences, meetings, and other events for members of the disability community.

New VA Blog

VA launches its first blog.

How to Regain Your Life

Getting Back in the Game reveals what lies in store after spinal-cord injury.

Continence Care

A website offers urinary-health education resources.

E-book for Healthcare Professionals

Bladder Management for Adults with Spinal Cord Injury is now available as an e-book.

Advocacy and Beds

Help solve the issue of motel/hotel beds not having clearance for Hoyer-type lifts!!

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