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Be Productive While Stuck in Bed

Be Productive While Stuck in Bed

Bedrest sucks. There’s no way around it. But thankfully there are more and more options to increase your productivity and happiness should you get stuck in bed for a long time (or if you simply spend a lot of time in bed). The Super Gorone Desk caught my eye as one of the better options […]

Will Polio Return?

Will Polio Return?

So, American parents are deciding not to vaccinate their children because of a misinformed (in my opinion) fear that vaccines might harm their babies. Now, diseases that had been practically wiped out – measles and whooping cough – have returned in alarming numbers. Cases of mumps are also on the rise. What’s next, polio? All […]

United Spinal Resource Center: Providing Resources and Resolve

United Spinal Resource Center: Providing Resources and Resolve

Rena Smith was desperate for help when she contacted the United Spinal Resource Center after her daughter Brittany was paralyzed last August. Less than two weeks after sustaining a gunshot wound, the doctors were talking about sending Brittany home — not because she was ready, but because she didn’t have insurance.

Open Enrollment Begins for Affordable Care Act

Open Enrollment Begins for Affordable Care Act

The open enrollment period for health insurance starts Saturday, Nov. 15, and United Spinal is working with the White House to educate Americans with disabilities about the Affordable Care Act and to help get them enrolled. Since the Act went into effect last year over 7 million Americans have now enrolled in the healthcare marketplaces […]

Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready for a Disaster?

Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready for a Disaster?

Do you know what you’d do if your life was threatened by a disaster? Though the headlines rarely report it, too many people with disabilities died during the blockbuster storms Katrina, Sandy and Irene. We may never know how many died, were injured or left homeless by the tornadoes that recently ripped through the middle […]

Poor Seating May Cause Quad Gut

Poor Seating May Cause Quad Gut

When most of us become quadriplegics, we eventually see one thing happen — our paralyzed muscles begin to deteriorate, and that includes the muscles in our abdomen. This is when the “quad gut” rears its ugly head — one of the most unattractive aspects of having a cervical spine injury. What our bodies are doing […]

Say 'Sesame' and Steps Disappear!

Say ‘Sesame’ and Steps Disappear!

Imagine pushing up to a building where you’re face to face with a flight of concrete steps at the front door and no accessible entrance in sight. Then, with a push of a button, a section of the staircase slides back and is replaced by a wheelchair lift. Once you get to the top, you […]

FantomWorks' Wheelchair Accessible Muscle Car

FantomWorks’ Wheelchair Accessible Muscle Car

FantomWorks, a TV show on Velocity dedicated to restoring and modifying custom classic cars, has outdone themselves. No muscle car had ever been made powerchair accessible before, until FantomWorks. They’ve partnered with the Wounded Wheels Project to create a completely powerchair accessible SS Chevy Chevelle, and it’s guaranteed to make you drool. For a car […]

Bob Vogel

Para/Medic: Peristeen: New Option for Bowel Management

Use of Peristeen can reduce bowel accidents, prevent constipation and reduce UTIs.

Toddler Wheelchairs Let Kids be Kids

Toddler Wheelchairs Let Kids be Kids

Children with disabilities are denied so many opportunities and learning experiences when they can’t move around independently, which is why I’m so excited to see the recent development trend of toddler wheelchairs. Finally, a way has arrived to help these little guys to interact with the world. Why is this important? Kids with disabilities often […]