March 2012 Table of Contents
Getting tickets for the big game or concert shouldn't be a hassle for wheelchair users. New rules are helping to ease the pain.
Physical activity is strong option in treating people with SCI who have depression.
Communication can mean letting the eyes have control.
This conference is working to ensure people with disabilities reach their full potential.
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Fitness may play a part in easing the discomfort level of neuropathic pain.
Writing a book brings introspection regarding life's goals.
A caregiving "buddy" can relate to what you are going through.
FDA cautions consumers about stem cell treatments they are considering..
These disability-related items can go through Security checkpoints.
New VA ruling will help veterans who have ALS.
Clinical test results for olesoxime disappoint.
Two ALS organizations receive a $12 million boost.
Clinical trial database locates trials and specialists.
Houston physician goes beyond the call of duty to serve SCI veterans in her community.
U.S. Army veteran looks forward to the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Richmond.
Get health news, information, and latest research of concern to veterans.
Wheelchairs Can Jump! offers history of wheelchair basketball.
GI Bill site is one-stop shop for educational resources for veterans.
Book & iPad Holder puts things where you want them.
Stabilizer takes the hassle out of hip belts for wheelchair users.
Serving utensil aids people with limited hand dexterity.
Gas-pumping assistance in Florida could set a standard for the entire nation.
Gifts from groups such as the Semper Fi Fund and BraunAbility helped a Marine receive the gift of driving mobility.
During the December 16, 2011, broadcast of the Fox Business show “Stossel,” host John Stossel highlighted the many differences between power wheelchairs and scooters and discussed Medicare funding for these two technologies.
It's important to know the Social Security disability benefits that are available to you.
Office of Disability Employment Policy celebrates a decade of opening doors to employment opportunities.
Online tools help employers incorporate people with disabilities into their work force.
Federal agency opens up more jobs for people with disabilities.
Website aids disabled vets looking to work for the federal government.
Training videos instruct crew on how to best assist guests with physical disabilities.
L1 Enterprises receives a government contract to provide medical supplies to VA facilities.
VA rolls out 20 more Mobile Vet Centers.
Wonder what's accessible near you? This website provides the information.
PVA recognizes members who exhibit truly professional traits.
New resource, Warrior Transition Leader Medical Rehabilitation Handbook, describes best practices for the care and rehabilitation of wounded warriors.
Two wheelchair users fly alone to Argentina to hunt doves, proof that their independence is not completely gone. As for the hunting, each bagged 400 during just one outing. But bring a shoulder pad and gloves if you want to do the same!
Nevada trapshoot will include pistol and rifle events.
When testifying before the Joint Committees for Veterans Affairs, PVA needs more time to express the issues and concerns.
Will the conflict in the Gulf be a repeat of the long war in Vietnam regarding the American pullout?
VA amended its scheduled disability rating by revising the criterion to provide an evaluation of 100% for any veteran with service-connected ALS.