December 2000 Table of Contents
Thousands of scientists and clinicians are working steadily on little pieces of a very large puzzle. Their studies have added to our knowledge about how to repair the damaged spinal cord and restore function to the injured nervous system.
The Paralyzed Veterans of America Veterans Benefits Department assembled staff from across the country and headed west for the annual National Service Officer Continuing Education Program (NSO CEP) Seminar. The August 14-17 event took place in "The Biggest Little City in the World"—Reno, Nev.—at the Reno Hilton.
Medicare beneficiaries have a new health-insurance option. As of September 1, 2000, Sterling Life Insurance Company has expanded its Option 1 plan to Medicare-eligible individuals in 25 states. Sterling's Option 1 is a Medicare+Choice private fee-for-service (PFFS) plan.
Women with spinal-cord injury need to prepare for the future when thinking about healthcare. Many individuals with SCI, as well as their physicians, operate in the "acute" mode—they deal with problems and issues as they arise. Not enough people make plans for a healthy future. Thanks to better healthcare, self-advocacy, and improved social programs, women with SCI must plan to live into old age.
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The staff at San Diego VA Healthcare System SCI Center are a top-notch bunch. Read about a visit to the facility for an annual checkup.
Most people are not familiar with bidets. Just what are they?
Is advocacy a reality or a dream?
Amid sensational mystique, Edgar Cayce had uncanny insights that have had astonishing validity for many ailments and disorders. Are the treatments he advocated really medicine or just plain luck? What did he offer people with SCI/D?
Nobody knows your condition better than you, and no one can have a bigger impact on your health than you. What can you do to have and remain in good health?
T J Frazier Limited has launched a new all-terrain vehicle for people with mobility impairments.
Volkswagen receives award for its involvement and commitment to the disability community.
Here are some tips on turning a bedroom into a home office.
...Guest ranches, or "dude ranches" as they are more commonly known, have been around since the late 1800s, and Stagecoach Trails is one such accessible facility. Located in western Arizona, Stagecoach opened November 15.
...Is a dream vacation to Micronesia for you?
...President's Message: The holidays are an exciting time for many—but not for people in hospitals.
...There are five Armed Forces Recreation Areas in the world. Where are they, and who can use them?
The ten-year anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) came and went. Is accessibility any better?