October 2011 Table of Contents


Phone Home

Technology lets Kyle Hoff run the whole house from the palm of his hand.

Help for the Helpers

Identifying family caregivers is important for good health.

Real Heroes

The 31st National Veterans Wheelchair Games showcase much more than competition.

Living History

If you think historical buildings are boring, think again! Visiting them is even better when they're accessible.

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Double the Honor

U.S. Marine Corps veteran is the "Spirit of the Games."

Inflammation in Chronic SCI

In inflammation, the body responds to trauma or infection by mobilizing the immune system to initiate the healing process. It can also intensify damage.

Endless Opportunities

Camile Araujo is passionate about Yoga Nidra as well as empowering other women in chairs.

Aging with SCI: Not for Sissies

Life is a marathon that requires endurance, not a 100-meter dash with no thought for tomorrow.

Build It Online

Build your own wheelchair-accessible van!

New Conversion Vans Available

Redesigned wheelchair-accessible vans may offer better gas mileage.

Off-Road Wheelchair?

Arizona innovator creates gas-powered wheelchair.

Visit Civil War Battlefields

Tours are designed especially for wheelchair users.

When in Rome…

Accessible tours include much historical information.

Paddlin' Project

Support vessel for canoe adventures on Mississippi River is named after longtime PN editor Cliff Crase.

Bedroom Addition Provides In-Home Healing

Including universal design in a bedroom addition can make it easier on caregivers as well as care receivers.

Bradley S. Duerstock

Wheelchair-using neuroscientist creates technologies that allow him to work in his laboratory at Purdue University.

James S. Krause

Courage Center presents Medtronic National Courage award for outstanding contributions to people with disabilities.

Patrick McDonald

Athlete sports pink wheelchair to support breast-cancer research.

The "Masculine Hormone" and SCI (Part II)

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TST) may enhance functional recover after injury.

Investment Taxes: Countdown to 2013

Why you should look at the time between now and 2013 as an opportunity.

Workplace Rights

Who has them? Who enforces them?

Good Business

Employment centers help vets find jobs.

Employment Q&A

Where can you get help and information?

"Ad Us In" forum

Strategies to increase employment of people with disabilities in small business.

Committee Focuses on Employment

Senate committee examines successful practices promoting employment for people with disabilities.


October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Get Moving

VA website touts adaptive sports for rehab and recovery.

A Vet's Best Friend

New "Path" for Veterans

Therapeutic-horse group has new name.

Drive Time

Vehicle-donation program for vets

Ready for Richmond

Planning is well underway for the 32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

Historic Fishing

PVA National "Capital Clash" Tournament takes place on the historic Potomac River.

Championship Sailing

Trapseat saiing event offers America's Cup-style racing.

Eight Times the Charm

Charlie Hans earns another billiards title.


Play golf right in your own home.

Care Alternative

FEe-basis program for VA-healthcare recipients.

A Cool Adventure

The U.S. military resort in Seward, Alaska, has a lot to offer!

the GI Bill and Upcoming Changes

This year's changes may impact how you use your education benefits.

Life-Saving Card

Keep medical records handy in an emergency.

Rollin' in Style

New line of adaptive clothing is available.

Driving Freedom

Portable hand controls now available.

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