February 2012 Table of Contents
Real life isn't always pretty. But with someone by your side who understands your struggles and helps you overcome them, there is life after the "meet cute."
Is it holiday depression or just sadness? Feeling "down" during the winter months is common for wheelchair users, but there are ways to improve your mood.
After injury, your anger, fear, or embarrassment takes second place to your health and vitality. Put someone in your corner who will not let you fail!
Paralyzed Veterans of America has a great Paralympics tradition and will have a strong presence at the 2012 London Games.
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Strength-training workouts may increase voluntary strength in people with incomplete SCI.
Negative perceptions of living in a long-term-care environment should change for the better.
Body-awareness tactile imaging uses touch visualization to direct healing energy to where it's needed. Specific visualizations are relevant to spinal-cord injury.
People are doing a lot of creative enforcement of handicap-parking laws.
Legislation creates incentives for employers to hire veterans, increases vets' job training and counseling programs.
Panel says veterans with disabilities have particular needs in transitioning to and retaining civilian employment.
VA for Vets program helps veterans find careers at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Stem-cell treatment opens new avenues.
New DVD shows that even if you have a disability or mobility issue, you can still practice yoga.
A synthetic molecule targeting a specific gene may decrease the severity of spinal muscular atrophy.
People with disabilities needing some extra help with communications now have access to a multi-platform communication application for their Android products.
Product may ease process and complication of urination for people who are bedridden.
New Heights chair reportedly offers highest seat elevation as well as high performance.
Football coach Marc Strohmaier gets new wheelchair-accessible van.
Thanks to Toyota, nonprofit groups get more than a dozen special vehicles for people who have mobility impairments.
Rodeo Tilt-in-Space wheelchair wins Medtrade Fall award.
Here's how to fast-track the purchase of a mobility minivan.
Musician Alex Beaton's story makes me super proud to be an American.
Robert Samuels' book describes his battle with Guillain–Barre syndrome.
Original images show wheelchairs in a new light.
Picture book explores questions and concerns younger children might have about disability.
At maketheconnection.net, vets and their family members can connect with the experiences of other veterans.
Three institutions are teaming up to discover how people with disabilities can best access information in the new world of electronic health information.
Eight-week, competitive internship gives top law students from across the country an up-close look at disability advocacy in Washington, D.C.
Proposed housing for homeless, senior, disabled, and other at-risk veterans and their families.
The Human Engineering Research Laboratories is in a new facility that will enhance the mission of improving the mobility of people with disabilities.
Post-Polio Health International continues to provide information and support.
Paralympic and Olympic medalist, ten-time U.S. Open Wheelchair Tennis champion posthumously receives prestigious Paralympic Order
Racer is first track and field athlete to represent Bermuda at a major para-sport championship.
The Paralympic Sport Club network now includes 145 community organizations across the United States that offer ongoing opportunities to grow access to daily physical activity.
Event is fund-raiser for finding a cure for paralysis.
Veterans and servicemembers will head to Colorado Springs for the third annual competition.
When it comes to Combat Related Special Compensation, service officers are limited in the assistance they can provide. This information may help you understand some of the problems.
VA must pay an allowance to veterans who have a service-connected disability. But there are variables you should know about.