November 2015 Table of Contents

 

Care Collaboration

Department of Veterans Affairs newly appointed Under Secretary of Health, David Shulkin, MD, appeared in front of almost 800 spinal-cord injury and disease (SCI/D)-focused health care providers at the Paralyzed Veterans of America 5th Annual Summit and Expo

Long-Term Care in Long Beach

The VA's first West Coast long-term care facility for veterans with SCI/D is being hailed by residents and PVA

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Ensuring Care

Along with the extended lives of WW II paralyzed veterans comes a requirement for more resources that meet their unique and complex needs

Care to Rely On

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald's first year in office

Working with SCI/D

For many individuals with spinal-cord injury or disease (SCI/D), employment is a vital part of their lives, not only for financial reasons, but also to maintain their independence

Financial Focus: Year End Planning

It's the perfect time to do some planning for your 2015 taxes

One Step Forward

One U.S. Army veteran says he's done more in four years than during his entire military career

You Made My Day

Volunteering at the local veterans hospital can be rewarding

Caregiver Connection: Willing to Help

Why is it some people are so willing to help while others are not?

PVA points: Food City Funds

Food City steps in to support PVA

PVA Points: Hockeytown Help

PVA's Michigan chapter has say in new NHL arena

Newsbeat: Bucket Benefits

The viral Ice Bucket Challenge is seeing some key research for people with ALS

Newsbeat: Service Animals

The Department of Veterans Affairs is making sure its rules regarding service animals on its property are consistent with federal laws

Newsbeat: Stem Cell Study

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago are exploring a new therapy using stem cells

Newsbeat: Airport Access

Amendments to Department of Transportation accessibility requirements should make it a bit easier to get through many of the nation's airports this holiday travel season

Sports & Rec: Theide, Pilotte Shoot to Wins

Trapshoot in Wisconsin

Sports & Rec: Fenton Rolls

Trapshoot in Keystone

Sports & Rec: LA Making Paralympic Play

One of the biggest cities in the United States is making a power play to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Sports & Rec: Groulx, Sanchez Lead Team USA

Paralyzed Veterans Racing (PVR) Team members Will Groulx and Oz Sanchez helped lead Team USA to a golden end to the road cycling season

Sports & Rec: Winning in Colorado

Mountain States Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America Bowling Invitational

And Finally: Being Grateful

Getting ready for the holidays



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