July 2011 Table of Contents
Will one be helping out in your home?
Collaboration for patients' health is the name of the game!
The wonders of the universe will literally be at your fingertips when the Paralyzed Veterans of America National Convention rolls into the Houston, Tex., area.
While Pittsburgh has had many monikers over the years, it's now a place where heroes become legends.
Candidates for PVA national offices face many issues.
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Therapies fall into many categories: drug rehab therapy, speech therapy, psychotherapy, aromatherapy, chemotherapy—the list goes on and on.
Through conversations with so many hospitalized vets, I know that PVA has justified its existence.
Help is Nearby
Paralyzed Veterans in rural and sparsely populated areas have difficulty getting informed and timely care for medical problems.
You Said It...
Readers sound off about PVA Awareness Month and Chosin, Korea.
Around the House
Charles Schwab, Architect, AIA
"Smart" (green) appliances help the environment, and when they are incorporated into Universal Design, the result benefits everyone.
As an instructor, Kaag does not accept excuses and knows each of his students and how to get them to take their workouts to the next level.
Robotics provides an exciting alternative or supplement to traditional rehabilitation, training, and assessment.
This study may facilitate development of an effective therapy for many neurological disorders, including SCI.
Toyota and Braun donate a wheelchair-van conversion to the ALS Guardian Angels Foundation.
The ALS Association has contributed $55 million to find treatment and a cure for ALS.
Online patient social media site, PatientsLikeMe, supplements the work done in clinical trials.
Final regs to implement the ADA Amendments Act simplify determining who has a disability.
How can we avoid spam, phishing, and computer viruses—the pitfalls of being connected on the Web?
Travel with Dogs
Find canine-friendly hotels/motels in Southern California.
Wilderness Inquiry trip explores the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Morgan's Wonderland offers accessible fun in San Antonio.
Wheelchair-accessible taxis have begun operating in Washington, D.C.
TSA expands its existing program to allow all veterans to proceed with Security safely and with dignity.
The Cody Unser First Step Foundation will examine the benefits of scuba for people with disabilities.
Highlights of the New England PVA/Boston Billiards 9-Ball Classic.
Two-time Olympic champion Mariel Zagunis and 2010 Wheelchair World Team member Ryan Estep raised more than $2,000 for the U.S. Wheelchair Fencing Team.
Man vs. Fish
Central Florida PVA hosts the 25th U.S. Open Bass Tournament in April 2011.
More than 50 disabled anglers and others participated in the Mid-America PVA “Okie Open” Bass Tournament.
Learn more about the 2011 Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tour, a BASS sanctioned event.
Are aging wheelers sentenced to a future of increased dependency and further loss of function?
Apply Now for VA’s Caregiver Program
New rule provides additional support to eligible post-9/11 veterans who elect to receive their care from a primary family caregiver in a home setting.
Honoring those who have advanced rehabilitation and showcases innovations for the future of research.
Adverse drug events harm more than 1.5 million people and kill several thousand annually.
VA and Easter Seals announce partnership to provide training for family caregivers of seriously injured Post-9/11 veterans.
Triumph Through Faith and Sports
“Please God, don’t let me go out like this. This is where my story begins writes Bill Renje.
It’s often hard to admit you need assistance.
Yago’s Heartbeat,based on a true story,chronicles the friendship between a snail and a small child in a wheelchair.
VA is reaching out to veterans in crisis and their families to raise awareness about suicide prevention resources.
Six new spinal-cord-injury (SCI) consumer information factsheets available.
Studies suggest researchers may have found a mechanism necessary for prompting immune attacks in MS-like disease in mice.
MS research and new technologies are making headway in finding what causes the disease, how to stop it and how to reverse its damage.
Information about MS trials dominate the 63rd Annual American Academy of Neurology Meeting.
Cal-Diego PVA's 23rd annual spring shooting event includes pistols as well as shotguns.
My HealtheVet is the VA's official Personal Health Record website.
A listing of events around the U.S. and elsewhere for people with disabilities.
Result: Better Healthcare for Everyone
As part of its nationally recognized "Research Week," the VA celebrates exceptional care for veterans.