February 2015

United Spinal Resource Center: Providing Resources and Resolve

By | February 1st, 2015|

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.

November 2014

Open Enrollment Begins for Affordable Care Act

By | November 14th, 2014|

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 [...]

July 2014

Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready for a Disaster?

By | July 29th, 2014|

If your neighborhood was flooded during a disaster, could you escape to a safe place? Do you know what you'd do if your [...]

Poor Seating May Cause Quad Gut

By | July 22nd, 2014|

When most of us become quadriplegics, we eventually see one thing happen — our paralyzed muscles begin to deteriorate, and that includes the muscles in [...]

Say ‘Sesame’ and Steps Disappear!

By | July 16th, 2014|

With the steps retracted, this wheelchair user rides the lift to the front door. Imagine pushing up to a building where you're face [...]

June 2014

FantomWorks’ Wheelchair Accessible Muscle Car

By | June 13th, 2014|

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 [...]

April 2014

Para/Medic: Peristeen: New Option for Bowel Management

By | April 1st, 2014|

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

March 2014

Toddler Wheelchairs Let Kids be Kids

By | March 25th, 2014|

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 [...]

February 2014

Para/Medic: Unna Boot Compression Therapy For Wounds

By | February 1st, 2014|

Q. A friend of a friend who is a T6 para gets swelling in her lower legs. Somehow she developed a sore on the outside [...]

January 2014

SCI Tips: How to Survive Frigid Temperatures

By | January 13th, 2014|

While the environmentalists and climate change deniers battle it out over why last week’s polar vortex happened, we folks with SCI or similar disabilities need [...]

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