What you need to know about limited access to Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and SCI/D centers during the coronavirus pandemic. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking action as the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to have a major effect on life across the country. The VA issued a press release on March […]
PVA is investing more than $750,000 in these research grants to try and improve the lives of veterans and others with SCI/D.
Researchers are studying how stem cells extracted from discarded teeth could one day improve the lives of people with SCI By Jennifer Best Imagine a world in which patients with spinal-cord injuries (SCI) carry their own cure. Within days, a week or a month of their injury, they could be inoculated with self-derived stem cells that […]
The Department of Veterans Affairs has long been touted as the best health care option for those with SCI/D
A unique surgical technique is helping people with SCI gain better use of their hands and wrists by rewiring nerves around their injury.
The power of the human brain to help someone with spinal-cord injury and disease (SCI/D) connect with the world and even fly a plane got the 2017 Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Summit + Expo off to a strong start Tuesday morning in National Harbor, Md. By Brittany Martin Paralyzed Veterans of America Summit + […]
A free program imported from the United Kingdom is helping people with SCI experience the freedom and fun of riding an adapted two-wheeled motorcycle By Lisa Nicita Michael Mays was freezing. It was windy, and the thermometer revealed it was only about 38 degrees outside. This was Pennsylvania in October, with the weather jumping wildly […]
Adaptive sailing isn’t part of the official schedule of events for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, but participants at July’s 37th annual Games in Cincinnati got a chance to virtually set sail By Andy Nemann Jennifer Graebert explains how to sail during a virtual trail of sailing at the NVWG. (Photo by Courtney Verrill) Adaptive […]
Women with SCI/D share what it’s like finding love or a job, raising a family and staying healthy By Brittany Martin Women’s issues have caught national headlines recently with marches, rallies and protests across the country, but women with a spinal-cord injury or disease (SCI/D) face a whole host of other issues that their able-bodied […]
Coronary artery disease is the most common form of heart disease, and knowing the signs and how to prevent it will keep you and your ticker going strong