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SCI and Your Immune System

SCI and Your Immune System

Researchers find what links autonomic dysreflexia to your immune system — and how you can benefit.

Bob Vogel

Para/Medic: Healthy Bones

Osteoporosis works differently in people with SCI than in the general population. Here are some dos and don’ts for healthy bones.

Letters: June 2014

Letters: June 2014

Flying with a wheelchair; Pazzo Pazzo; Colostomy

The Body in Trouble

The Body in Trouble

Here is my troubled body, dreaming myself into life: a guttering candle in a mound of melted wax, or a bruised pear, ripe beyond palatability, ready for …

Power Dressing

Power Dressing

The jury is responding not only to my words, but also to my visible persona — to the tiny woman in a wheelchair …

My Dinner With Death

What’s wrong with assisted suicide?” my friends asked. “If people want to die, who are we to stop them?”

I Am My Story

I Am My Story

Three years ago, while having a conversation with a dear friend who I met during a personal development seminar, I blurted out the words, “I’m not my story.” I said these words with conviction, power and assertion, and I knew there was truth to them. It was the type of truth that feels oh, so […]

Laughter Yoga for a Healthier You

Laughter Yoga for a Healthier You

Countless times I’ve been urged to take an adaptive yoga class to reduce stress and, hopefully, be healthier. But meditation and yoga poses never interested me until I heard about Laughter Yoga at the recent Abilities Expo at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center. Laughter Yoga, really? Beth Bongar, who calls herself the Laughing […]

Eat Well, Live Well: Chill Out This Summer

Eat Well, Live Well: Chill Out This Summer

For joint integrity after SCI/D: Mouth Watering Pineapple-Cucumber Gazpacho

Letters: May 2014

Letters: May 2014

Functional return, “wheelchair bound,” models on wheels.