January 2003 Table of Contents


Pain & SCI: Understanding Molecular Batteries

Approximately half a million people with SCI have chronic pain. Pioneering experiments have begun to tell us why.

In The Spotlight

This creative arts festival showcases art's therapeutic value—for personal triumphs, creative talents, and artistic excellence.

Accessible, Safe,
& Suitable

Are you eligible for help in making your home safe and accessible?

Heroes, All...

Veterans Day recognized America's military personnel, wherever and whenever they served.

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Also in this issue:

Reasons & Remarks:

PN Editor Cliff Crase remarks on the 20th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


New accessibility guidelines address is swimming pools, wading pools, and spas.

Diagnosis: MS:

The true story of a woman with MS who developed what has become an international home-care company for people with special needs.

On the Job:

When you interview for a job, federal law bars companies from asking certain questions. What are they?

Just For Women:

A new center provides fully accessible and respectful well-woman care for women with physical disabilities.

Living Well:

Are you just a little blue—or clinically depressed? Here's how to know—and what you can do about it.

Mobility & More:

New superlight wheels reportedly cost about half as much as most other high-tech wheels on the market.

Money Talks:

Here are some simple (and some not so simple) ways to transfer your wealth tax-free—now.

News Beat:

Awards, recognition, salutes, successes, and programs: updates on what's happening in your part of the world.

People In The News:

One quad's amazing 20-year art career and another's determination to stretch his limits and explore all life has to offer.

Research & Education:

A recent study examines health-risk behaviors and chronic health conditions in a nationally representative sample of working-age adults with mild, moderate, and severe functional limitations.

Sports & Recreation:

Fishing, hunting, sailing, shooting—it's all here.

Travel Tips:

Info on access in Europe, a Gulf Coast getaway in Alabama, an accessible B&B in Minnesota, special-needs transportation in the Sunshine State, and a new government resource that provides information on civil rights, education, employment, housing, healthcare, technology, and travel for people with disabilities.

And Finally:

Talk about discrimination...

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