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NM Turns 25: Our Journey, 2010-2014

NM Turns 25: Our Journey, 2010-2014

Our final installment of New Mobility’s 25th anniversary “Legacy” section brings us to the present.

Para/Medic: New Study Helps in Choosing Cushions

Para/Medic: New Study Helps in Choosing Cushions

How do you replace a cushion? When?

Stop Sending Disabled Kids to "Special Land"

Stop Sending Disabled Kids to “Special Land”

Kids head back to school this week bursting with stories about their summer fun — swimming, hiking, biking, roasting marshmallows around the fire, telling ghost stories during camping trips. You have to wonder, though — do disabled kids have as many stories to tell or did they spend most of their summer indoors, in front […]

Illustration by Mark Weber

Everyday Negotiating

Living successfully with a disability requires good negotiating skills. The key is to stay focused on your goal.

NM Turns 25: Home, 2007-2009

NM Turns 25: Home, 2007-2009

NM explores feeling at home in a changed body and mind, as well as the literal places we call home.

Michael Collins

Everyday Advocacy: More Rehab Needed

During the past few years, the length of hospitalization after disabling injuries or other serious problems like a stroke has been getting steadily shorter.

Joanne Smith and Kylie James

Eat Well, Live Well: Pressure Sore Rx: Prevention!

Pressure sores are more than just a pain in the ass — or any other boney prominence. These severe skin breakdowns can significantly hinder our quality of life and in some cases be life-threatening.

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Robin Williams, Depression and SCI

Robin Williams’ battle with depression was not news to those of us who are fans. Although mind boggling to some, most brilliant minds carry the traits of both extremes — exuberance and despair — Williams was no different. The criticism on his suicide has, however, left me saddened. How can we judge? We never know […]

Aging With SCI: Good News, Bad News

Aging With SCI: Good News, Bad News

Living longer means we face the typical trials of aging on top of chronic disability issues.

Para/Medic: Using Antibiotics Responsibly

Para/Medic: Using Antibiotics Responsibly

Taking antibiotics every time you are feeling run down is akin to playing Russian Roulette.