April 2011 Table of Contents
The world is opening its doors to people who use mobility devices or have difficulty walking.
What's the status of a cure for spinal-cord injury/disease? When will we see results?
From the patients' perspective, what issues must be considered?
Hundreds of fallen servicemembers' families "climb aboard" for a fun-filled time of renewal.
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You’ll love Prince Edward Island!
Despite accessibility concerns, travelers with disabilities can get a lot out of a visit to St. Augustine.
PVA's "Summit 2011 & Expo—Delivering Excellence, Achieving State-of-the-Art Health Care," will bring together leaders in the field of spinal-cord injury and disease (SCI/D).
The PVA Research Foundation has awarded millions of dollars for research in applied and basic science.
You Said It...
Letters from readers sound off on PN's use of "an able-bodied wheelchair user" on the February cover; a confusing caption under a photo of a patient's bathroom; and VA's need to develop a listing of state and local benefits as well as federal ones.
The simple act of gratitude, if practiced daily, can produce numerous positive health and emotional benefits. It's an important part of well-being, and psychology has lent it scientific credence.
The hormone estrogen has broad therapeutic potential much beyond its more obvious roles, including as a possible protective agent after neurotrauma.
Sixty years ago, the movie The Men not only launched Marlon Brando's career but also introduced movie-goers to a new type of people: survivors of spinal-cord injury (paraplegia).
The Home Office, Designed for All
A home office is one of the most used rooms in a house. When it is a Universal Design room, it is beneficial to everyone.
Facebook allows people with disabilities to connect or reconnect with friends, family members, and fellow students as well as make new friends and even find love!
Career websites can help with your job search.
Manpower's Project Ability program, which places people with disabilities into high-demand jobs with employers nationwide, has expanded into the Boston market.
Interview blunders could be costing you a job. Here's what not to do.
Disability Matters Awards represent businesses that are good role models for their initiatives in the disability.
PVA encouraged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to issue regulations requiring accessible furniture and medical equipment.
Department of Transportation's disability forum on the Air Carrier Access Act
Enacted in 2003, SCRA provides military members certain rights upon being activated for service or upon receiving notice of a permanent change of station.
The co-authors of The Independent Budget are pleased the President’s proposed budget has given veterans an overall increase—even though it does not meet IB’s recommendations.
James Sanders had trouble transferring independently. So, he went to his workshop and solved these problems.
Mike McLaughlin had good help during a deer hunt in Indiana.
When traveling with a firearm, be sure to report any problems.
Check out sled hockey events.
New faces, new winners!
National tour schedule for Soldier Ride announced.
$7.5 million awarded to the U.S. Olympic Committee to enhance recreation and sporting activities for disabled veterans.
Aid and Attendance" is a monetary benefit to help compensate veterans unable to care for themselves
By March 1, 2013, participants in all benefit plans—including Social Security, military retirement pay, and any other federal system—must choose an electronic option to receive their funds.
VA is launching new and enhanced services supporting family caregivers of seriously and injured veterans.
Invacare Corporation joins the Medical Mart project.
Events and activities across the nation and around the world.
Kids with disabilities can have more independence to explore their environment.
Helps users by providing support
High visibility in daylight and darkness
Protect your personal information, and never provide your Medicare number to anyone but your healthcare providers.