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Parenting by the Numbers

Parenting by the Numbers

Raising five children and 14 grandchildren from a wheelchair? How does Tammy Johnson do it?

Jason Becker: In Rare Company

Jason Becker: In Rare Company

Jason Becker was a world-class guitar player when ALS struck. 25 years later, he’s still making music.

FDA Approval: From Mouse to Meds

FDA Approval: From Mouse to Meds

A lot of us are anticipating a miracle drug that will allow us to shed our wheels to walk again, or at least live a pain-free life.

Chanda Hinton Leichtle

The Chanda Plan for Health

In 2005, Chanda Hinton Leichtle started The Chanda Plan Foundation, hoping to offer acupuncture, massage, chiropractic care and adaptive yoga to people with disabilities. Having experienced the benefits of these integrative therapies, her initial dream was to offer funding for those who can’t afford or lacked insurance coverage for the alternative integrative therapies. The Chanda […]

11 Fuel-Saving Strategies for 2014

11 Fuel-Saving Strategies for 2014

With fuel prices stuck on high, using better planning, driving and vehicle maintenance practices can help you get more miles to the gallons and better value as you top off your tank. Frank Kelly, wheelchair user and certified mobility consultant for IMED Mobility, Roseville, Minn., says while newer vans are getting better mileage, he knows […]

Wheelchair Accessible Travel: Destination USA

Wheelchair Accessible Travel: Destination USA

As wheelchair-using travelers, we must find creative solutions to be able to go where we want — at an affordable cost. NM talks with four couples whose wanderlust took them to farflung national destinations.

Women Who Cath

Women Who Cath

For most wheelers, catheterizing comes with a disability of MS, SCI, polio, spina bifida or other condition that can cause your brain and bladder to stop talking to one another. Cathing helps relieve the bladder, but for women who cath, a shorter urethra causes a higher risk than men of contracting urinary tract infections. With […]

Book Review: Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity

Book Review: Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity

Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity. By Ben Mattlin. Reviewed by Roxanne Furlong

Matthew Sanford’s adaptive yoga can be practiced anywhere, including at the office.

Desk-Ercise: Take Your Workout to Lunch

As we all know, sitting in a chair all day can create stiffness, muscle loss and weight gain. Add to that tension, stress and fatigue if you are working at a computer for hours at a time. With a well-planned “desk-ercise” routine, you can eliminate or at least alleviate side effects due to a seated […]

Book: 22 Accessible Road Trips

Hitting the Road

Book Review: 22 Accessible Road Trips, by Candy Harrington. Reviewed by Roxanne Furlong