January 2016

Eat Well Live Well: Boosting Your Immune System

By | January 1st, 2016|

For many of us with SCI, winter means we need to be prepared to do battle with nasty bugs.

December 2015

Penalized for Working: Teacher Loses Appeal, Personal Assistance

By | December 17th, 2015|

Jenny Weast fears her 29-year-long teaching career may be over. On Nov. 27, Jenny Weast, a teacher from Oakmont High School in Roseville, [...]

Is Suicide an Option? Depends if You’re Disabled, says Study

By | December 8th, 2015|

The results of this study aren't surprising, says lead researcher Emily Lund. A joint Utah State University and Mississippi State University study finds [...]

What Makes Us Happy

By | December 1st, 2015|

Tim Gilmer speaks with fellow wheelers in this uplifting story that celebrates family, relationships and vocations.

Accessible Yoga: Sharing Serenity

By | December 1st, 2015|

Shakti Bell enjoys her warrior pose in the perfect setting. It seems like there is a new yoga style invented almost every month, [...]

The Great Caregiver Quest

By | December 1st, 2015|

Illustration by Mark Weber For quality attendant care, first you have to assess how many hours a day you require personal assistance, and [...]

Para/Medic: Bladder Irrigant Solutions for UTI Reduction

By | December 1st, 2015|

Q. I’m in my 23rd year as a T9 para. I manage my bladder with intermittent catheterization, drink plenty of water and cath at least [...]

November 2015

From Athlete to Spectator: Learning to Enjoy the Game

By | November 18th, 2015|

We have just started attending Georgetown men’s basketball team games as part of our 12th season as season-ticket holders. I must confess that the first [...]

Finally, a Home Wheelchair Scale

By | November 1st, 2015|

Brenda Baraniak, 59, a T7-8 para for 26 years, has been frustrated since her injury at the absence of wheelchair scales to track her weight.

Look, Ma! — No More Pee Spills!

By | November 1st, 2015|

Paralympian Bert Burns says the Melio leg bag has brought him a new level of freedom.

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