October 2016

Wall-Mounted TV: The Giant Monitor that Saved my Posture

By | October 21st, 2016|

Using a laptop as a powerchair user can be a pain in your neck and shoulders. Read how one man got around this by plugging his PC into his wall-mounted TV using a standard HDMI cord.

Redliner Activity Monitor May Save Shoulders

By | October 11th, 2016|

The Redliner activity monitor may prevent shoulder injuries by alerting manual wheelchair users when they are pushing too hard.

Diabetes and SCI: Control Your Carbs and Exercise!

By | October 3rd, 2016|

People with SCI are more likely to acquire diabetes. If you’re one of them, don’t despair — with effort, the disease is manageable.

How to Find a Qualified Surgeon and/or Seek a Second Opinion

By | October 3rd, 2016|

Q. I’m 44 and a T8 paraplegic. I recently found out I have Charcot’s spine and was referred to a surgeon who wants to extend my rods down to L3. He says he has done lots of this type of surgery, but hasn’t done it on someone with a spinal cord injury...

Bladder Meds and Dementia: Time for Botox?

By | October 3rd, 2016|

For more than 50 years I wore a condom catheter and leg bag every hour, every day and night. Now I go without, with confidence.

September 2016

Paralyzed Teen Jerika Bolen Dies, as Planned

By | September 23rd, 2016|

Jerika Bolen, the teen at the center of a controversy over whether people with nonterminal disabilities should be allowed to end their lives, has died.

Travel Opportunities for People with Disabilities Have Increased, but Is it Too Late For Me?

By | September 21st, 2016|

There are more accessible cruises and resorts. But I wonder if it is too late for me.

Companion Platform Lets Walkers Hitch a Ride on Power Chairs

By | September 14th, 2016|

Judi Chapman invented the Care E On companion platform because she couldn’t keep up with her husband’s wheelchair. Ankle problems had slowed Judi down ...

An Undreadful and Upbeat Story About Neck Surgery

By | September 1st, 2016|

It’s not all sawbones and sutures. It’s full of personality and positivity. So stick around and meet the cast.

Eating Right When the Budget’s Tight

By | September 1st, 2016|

10 tips on how to get healthy foods in your diet and save money.

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