December 2011 Table of Contents


Access to the Sky

Treehouses created for people with special needs are accessible as well as award-winning.

House Call

Telehealth is expanding access to care for people with disabilities.

Hitting the Links

Connecting disabled veterans with golf and other adaptive sports enriches lives.

Get Ready...Get Set...Cruise!

If your holiday gift to yourself is a formal cruise, here's some practical packing advice from an experienced traveler on wheels.

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SCI/D and Cholesterol

New study looks at heart disease, a leading cause of death for this population.

Take as Directed

Medication nonadherence is a big problem with family caregivers as well as people who have chronic conditions.

Get the Picture?

New technology helps veterans deal with the effects of cognitive disability.

You Are Your First Line of Defense

Taking responsibility for ourselves results in the power to shape our lives.

Flower Power

ALS campaign adopts sunflower as symbol of hope.

NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System

Ides of March: Good News for Travelers

Compliance date set for provisions governing hotel reservation policies.

Experience the Heartland of Imperial Russia

Wheelchair users can enjoy Russia's treasures on an accessible tour.

Accessible Websites and Kiosks

Effort will ensure equal access to air transportation for all travelers.

Money for Disability Jobs

Disability Employment Initiative grants support collaborative efforts.

Social Security Benefits

Eligibility for disability benefits and veterans benefits differs.

Opportunity Funding

Organizations that help improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities get financial boost.

Employment Hearing

Discussion urges creating and developing new opportunities.

OTCs Fight Pain-Pill Addiction

An over-the-counter medication can be used for more severe pain.

Carry What You Want

Product helps users carry stuff on wheelchair's front tubing.

Push in Comfort

Device makes pushing wheelchairs easier.

No Leg Straps

Urology product provides a better alternative.

LeMar Murphy

Voc Rehab Center helps vet gain employment.

Laura Nimz

PVA member is strong role model.


Disabled angler finds life is good in U.S.

Energy Medicine

Energy medicine concepts are at the core of numerous alternative disciplines.

Innovative Products Awards

New ideas help improve life.

Have You Heard?

VA launches outreach campaign to eliminate homelessness.


Disability conference will take place in Honolulu in March.

Grant Aids SCI Research

Kessler Foundation receives federal funding.

A Long Journey

9-Ball Classic is final stop in billiards series.

Top Honors

New Hampshire event caps PVA Bass Tour season.

Setting Sail

Claggett clinic and regatta scheduled for July.

DOD & VA Quicken the Pace to Benefits

Joint initiative will provide service-connected compensation to eligible vets within 60 days after separation from active duty.

Vital Volunteers

Nothing can be more effective than one veteran helping another!

Wish List

What I would like the VA SCI System to provide as holiday gifts to make our lives easier.

Washington Update

Action on the Hill will impact veterans and members of the disability community.

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