May 2013 Table of Contents
These suggestions will have wheelchair users spinning through a fun and safe summer season.
Because of a change in the VA prosthetics process, veterans are facing a tougher time getting medical equipment.
Social media is helping wheelchair users from around the world connect and share information like never before.
Weight management is important for people with spinal cord injury, and these tips are the key to staying trim and healthy.
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Adaptive hand controls and high-tech instruments allow paraplegics to enjoy soaring high above southernCalifornia.
A range of issues challenges women with spinal cord injury who are considering the use of birth control.
Spinal cord injury is a devastating event that requires mental as well as physical adjustments.
Events like the Ms. Wheelchair pageants offer the chance to inspire and advocate for women.
Stem cells continue to be a major player in research to find a cure for spinal cord injury. A patient in one study is showing promising signs.
Development of new technology for people with disabilities is a detailed process that takes a lot of input and work from many different groups.
Testimony before a congressional committee spells out issues and concerns of veterans.
Paralyzed veteran Bruce Gamble drives across America to publicize his book and check off an item on his bucket list.
Iraq War veteran Bryan Anderson finds success in show biz.
Book by Rhonda Evatt explains joy despite disability.
Autobiography details the artistic path of Robert Florio.
Sequestration of veterans funding will affect vets as well as the operation of VA.
Team USA edged for bronze in world curling competition.
Melbourne Music Marathon is the first US Handcycling Federation sanctioned race this year.
Website offers tools and information for involvement in sports.
PVA supports anew bill that helps ensure funding for VA.
Inaugural disability conference and expo scheduled for August.
Mike Utley Foundation awards grants.
Keystone PVA receives new accessible van from Toyota.
Favorite songs are examples of long-term goals.
Two types of grants help severely disabled veterans in adapting housing to their special needs.