May 2015 Table of Contents
Follow Lisa Munsterman, BSN, RN, CRRN, during her shift at the VA Long Beach Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders Health Care System to get a glimpse into the daily life of an SCI nurse.
Whether on the ocean or on land, there’s a lot to see and do in San Diego during the 69th Annual PVA National Convention.
Gene therapy, the latest research in a cure for SCI, uses genetic material as opposed to stem cells, to promote regrowth.
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There are about 1 million WWII veterans still alive, but they’re in their 90s and the VA estimates nearly 500 of them are dying every day.
We have to give McDonald credit. He’s working fast and making major changes in an entrenched system that many of us thought wasn’t possible.
The resident prosthetics authority at Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) was honored this spring with one of the nation’s top awards in rehabilitation science and technology.
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is calling a new committee established by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) “encouraging.”
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) and other national organizations came together earlier this year to work on helping provide support for caregivers of wounded and ill military members and veterans.
The new Fully Developed Appeal (FDA) program was a key point of discussion raised by Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) during a roundtable about the backlog of disability benefits appeals at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Despite bad weather, Paralyzed Veterans of America’s (PVA) annual Advocacy and Legislation Training Seminar was a success.
If you or a family member has a disability that began before the age of 26, you may be able to benefit from a new type of savings account called an ABLE account.
U.S. Navy SEAL veteran Greg McPartlin now owns a popular watering hole in Coronado, Calif.
The sun brings plenty of health benefits, especially for people with spinal-cord injury or disease.
Gary Goldish, MD, and a pair of biomedical engineers are putting a new spin on standing wheelchairs.
In April of 2014, results from a study in which electrical stimulation applied to the spines of four participants with spinal-cord injury (SCI) at the University of Louisville shocked the nation. The stimulation helped the men voluntarily move paralyzed limbs.
Almost 70 million people in the world use a wheelchair. But getting a wheelchair, necessary services and appropriate health care providers doesn’t come easily for many.
Researchers from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) report the cancer drug epothilone may help people with spinal-cord injury (SCI).
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is using a new tool to help protect veterans from complications because of opioid medications.
Osteopenia and osteoporosis are common, and yet overlooked, complications for people with spinal-cord injury or disease (SCI/D).
For the first time in two decades, two retired military veterans from the National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s High Performance Pool participated in the USA Men’s National Selection camp.
A new handcycling event has been added to the 2015 Paralyzed Veterans of America’s (PVA) adaptive cycling clinics.
There’s only a little bit of time left to send in your applications for the 2015 National Veterans Golden Age Games.
Registration ends at the end of May for the 2015 Far West Valor Games, which are funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
John Arbino and David Coffield finished tops in their divisions at the fourth annual Virginia Mid-Atlantic Paralyzed Veterans of America Air Gun Tournament held March 12 at the Colonial Shooting Academy in Richmond, Va.
Pennzoil and the Joey Logano Foundation each presented checks for $22,222 to Paralyzed Veterans of America.
The VA can help you get sports and recreation equipment. These tips will help get you started.
My life is full of ups and downs, just like any other.