December 2001 Table of Contents


Standing Aids: Options & Opportunities

Today's state-of-the-art standers can provide strength and mobility for a wide range of users. Here's what's available and where to find it.

Life: The Ultimate Gift (Part 1)

This first of four articles takes a close-up-and-personal look at renal function and failure—and the therapeutic options.

Multiple Sclerosis: An Owner's Manual

Under no circumstances will the author ever refer to MS as Master Sclerosis!

New York City: 9/11/01, 8:48 a.m.

Like thousands of New York-area businesses and individuals, Eastern PVA and its staff needed to find a way to help the rescue effort following the terrorist attacks.

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Reasons & Remarks:

PN Editor Cliff Crase notes that finally a memorial will honor America?s 2.3 million veterans who became disabled for life while defending their country?s freedom.

Around the House:

Many gadgets and gizmos claim to make short work of food preparation, but before you load up your kitchen with useless tools, ask yourself these questions?

Mobility & More:

Cost assistance for qualified adaptive equipment on eligible Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

On the Job:

Meet the wheeler whose ideas literally are ?floating around in space.?

Money Talks:

The smart way start saving for your kids? (or grandkids?) college educations.

Travel Tips:

Accessibility is a given on this cruise and at these accommodations in Germany and Montana.

Computer Corner:

Getting back to basics.

Caregiver Connection:

When faced with life?s tragedies, do you emerge with lemons or lemonade?

Living Well:

Precautions that help prevent the spread of infections, at home and in the hospital.

Diagnosis: MS:

The national Multiple Sclerosis society spent nearly $30 million this year to support research programs. Here?s a glimpse at few of them.

Government Relations:

Some good news about flying, and an encouraging lawsuit settlement.

News Beat:

Check out these online resources.

And Finally:

If you recently experienced a significant physical disability, you are about to embark on a journey that has been well-traveled.

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