November 2011 Table of Contents


Singing in the Shower

A great hand-held shower unit hits the right note in any accessible bathroom.

For the Record

Historical projects put veterans' personal stories on display.

High-Tech Holidays

These electronic gifts can make life a little easier for just about everyone.

Setting Goals & Determining Direction

PVA leaders convene in Texas to make plans for the future.

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When Disaster Strikes

PVA helps its members recover after economic and property loss following a natural disaster or tragedy.

Story of Survival

Albert N. Brown, the oldest living survivor of the Bataan Death March, was a prime example of American courage and determination.

What Is Diabetes?

The national obesity epidemic, even in wheelchair users, has led to an increase in Type II (adult onset) diabetes.

Lucas van der Woude

Professor wins Paralympic Scientific Award.

Rory Cooper

Rory Cooper, PhD, is inducted into Hall of Fame.

PVA Scholars

PVA Awards 13 Scholarships

Common Cause?

Gene may support possible underlying cause of ALS.

New Research Grants

The ALS Association funds studies in several countries.

Cogane Gets Orphan-Drug Status

FDA okays use in treating ALS.

Top Year-end Investment Tips

Making some wise decisions before December 31 can affect financial goals as well as taxes owed in April.

20 Years of Hope

The AgrAbility Project gives disabled agricultural workers hope and help.

Active Duty for Training: Entitlements

Not all servicemembers qualify for VA benefits and entitlements.

Generic Viagra: Just Around the Corner

Turning to the Internet for affordable erection medications will not be necessary.

Cruise Needs?

This company delivers equipment right to your stateroom!

Land & Sea

There's something for everyone on a Mediterranean cruise.

A Wearable Robot

Exoskeleton promises to augment wheelchair users' mobility.

Exercise and Mood

Study may offer new option for people who are depressed.

Living Design

National demonstration home is scheduled to open.

Smithsonian Art

Smithsonian showcases works by disabled artists.

Just a Call Away

VA program connects veterans with VA care.

Digital Health

VA takes big step in managing healthcare records.

Let the Sun Shine In

Veterans Games heading to Tampa in 2013.

Good in Green Bay

Shooters enjoy pistol, rifle, and trap events.

Wheel Into London

Paralympics competition schedule released.

Sail Away

Clagett Regatta draws Paralympic hopefuls.

Legislative Highlights

Support dogs, hotel reservations, and children's healthcare

Information Center

Video on research, resource for small businesses, accessible vehicles, and a new PSA.

New products for daily living

Fishing reel, wheelchair cushion, and travel scooter are in the news.

From the Pens of Babes

Elementary school kids share what they know about veterans.

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