January 2012 Table of Contents
Service, education, and the arts have led Dallas Lee on an interesting journey. His involvement with the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival began five years ago when he submitted a dramatic reading that won first place at the local competition.
The world's best athletes with disabilities are headed to England for the 2012 Paralympics. Three Paralympians share their feelings about what representing the U.S. has meant to them.
Top spinal-cord-injury researchers gather for inaugural PVA Summit, discuss the advancement of spinal-cord medicine and healthcare.
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For avid readers, an e-reader can be a great thing. Here's now to understand what they are, what to look for, and how to prepare to purchase one.
Be authentic to who you are deep inside, listen to your heart's whispers, and trust your intuition.
Even with today's medical miracles, it's a real possibility that you or your spouse could become incapable of handing your own medical or financial affairs.
Some people are more likely to develop flu-related complications if they become sick from influenza.
The Veterans Job Bank goes beyond basic job-searches. It connects vets' military specialty with civilian skills, and allows companies to ensure their website job postings are "in the bank."
Process helps job candidates and employers meet their needs.
Partnership is designed to help vets find jobs online.
An accessible tour includes the romanticism of the Rhine River.
If you have a new disability and haven’t yet traveled by air, the following information may help you.
Oxygen equipment enables people with disabilities to travel.
People with disabilities need more than access to waterways and docks. They need a way to actually board the watercraft.
If a product or service sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The FDA offers a new Internet resource to help consumers protect themselves from bogus health products.
Woman with SCI inspires artist to create wheelchair series of digital art.
White House honors U.S. Army veteran who co-founded facility for homeless and disabled veterans.
The air quality in our homes can be a cause for concern. Respiratory disabilities in the U.S. have the highest rate among children under 18 and the fourth highest among adults. Senior citizens and people with physical disabilities may also have weakened immune systems and could be more vulnerable to mold. For this reason, moisture and humidity levels must be controlled.
Taxol is a drug used to treat a variety of cancers. It could be considered for treating spinal-cord injury.
Manual-wheelchair users can burn extra calories, according to a University of Tennessee study.
A shiny new pickup truck "with all the bells and whistles" can put anyone in the spotlight.
Research accessible vehlcles online.
Van manufacturer rolls out OnStar FMV services.
Tale targets young children in response to bullying of kids who are "different."
Help for understanding brain injury and spinal-cord injury.
Romantic tale focuses on dancer's life after disability.
Enjoy the rocking movement right in your wheelchair!
Jeans that fit your lifestyle.
Speakers and two new awards scheduled for spring disability conference.
Search tool helps connect with helpful services and programs.
Making personal health records system available to patients of more than 25,000 physicians across the country wins VA award.
Company offers keyboard and mouse replacement solutions for free.
PVA Bass Tour kicks off new season in Georgia.
Convenience is the name of the game for Senior and Access passes to the national parks.
Familiar faces sweep the titles at the Arizona PVA Trapshoot.
Fitness and Wellness program promoted through handcycling and other high-energy sports.
Reserves and National Guard personnel may qualify for educational benefits.
The PVA Education Foundation funds numerous educational projects that benefit and serve people with spinal-cord injury/disease, their families, and caregivers.
Andy Rooney was a great patriot and lover of America who shared his opinions. VA Secretary Shinseki has made headway in transforming his department's attitude.