June 2012 Table of Contents
History is on display as the National Veterans Wheelchair Games return to Richmond, where they began.
The Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research at Yale University is helping scientists better understand how to repair incomplete nerve injuries and treat neuropathic pain.
The Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD) is focused on understanding and helping women with disabilities.
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Caregivers don't get enough respite and don't have enough time for themselves.
The second generation of the PerMMA wheelchair will tackle steps as well as challenging terrain.
Three disabled vets will receive new vehicles as result of PVA/Pennzoil contest that supports employment program.
Paralyzed Veterans of America is part of a group working to make Washington, D.C., cabs more accessible to wheelchair users.
A fleet of brand-new wheelchair-accessible taxicabs has been approved for New York City.
Informally interacting with others can create job opportunities.
The nonprofit National Disability Rights Network says government funding isn’t doing what it should to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace.
A high school diploma might not be the only way for people with disabilities to prove they’re qualified for a job.
When it comes to quality of patient experiences, a study shows that as state and federal mandates are met, patients ultimately suffer.
Wheelchair users must be informed about the dangers and symptoms of blood clots in their legs.
Cholesterol is an essential molecule, especially for brain and spinal-cord functioning.
Scholarship program helps PVA members and their immediate family members obtain a post-secondary education.
New forms expected to help speed the claims process.
People with disabilities have new online resource for daily living products.
College football hero Eric LeGrand and actor John Larroquette help share the message that the 54 million Americans with disabilities have abilities.
Decision made in PVA trademark infringement lawsuit.
Notes of hope and love tell polio survivor's stories of growth.
Rugby player Matt Hampson struggles to adjust to life after spinal-cord injury.
Rob Oliver's autobiography chronicles experiences and lessons learned after paralysis.
Life isn’t always a bunch of roses, but then, it’s not all thorns, either.
Finance, VA healthcare cuts, and travel benefits are major issues at annual Advocacy and Legislation Training Seminar.
In testimony before joint Veterans' Affairs committees, PVA President Bill Lawson addresses VA funding and staffing shortages.
Civilian healthcare providers are being pressed to tighten up. Veterans can't wait until they have a medical problem to establish their entitlement to treatment.
The VOW to Hire Heroes Act is a comprehensive jobs package that will aggressively attack the unacceptably high rate of veterans’ unemployment.
The 26th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic shows that adaptive sports are powerful medicine.