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Major Wheelchair Issue in Illinois

Access to wheelchair repair services for Illinois wheelchair users could take an estimated 60-90 days due to a provision in the Save Medicaid Access and Resources Together (SMART) Act. For example, one supplier currently must hold 700 repair orders due to this Act.

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Protecting Your Skin While Staying With Family and Friends

The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it some of the busiest travel days of the year as people embark on pilgrimages to spend quality time with family and friends.  For those of us who use wheelchairs staying with families and friends may mean dealing with less than idyllic bathroom access—and in some cases,…

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How To Go About Getting the Proper Back Support

Guest blog post by Bob Vogel My previous column, The Importance of Back Support in Overall Health With SCI, discussed how crucial proper back support is; having a positive effect on everything from pressure reduction in the lower pelvis—meaning reduced risk of pressure ulcers—better posture, reducing or eliminating back and neck pain, healthier shoulders, to…

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How SCI And Gluten Created A “House Worthy” Mystery

Guest blog post by Bob Vogel The month of May marked the final episode of  “House”, the TV show about a misanthropic medical genius who headed a team of diagnosticians. A theme of each episode was a medical mystery–the patient’s life hanging in the balance. The symptoms would mimic a malady or disease, tests would…

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Push Girls—So Far, So Good!

Guest blog post by Bob Vogel There was a huge amount of press coverage leading up to the June 4 debut of Push Girls–a 14-episode reality TV show about the lives of four women with SCI (spinal cord injuries) airing on The Sundance Channel, Monday evenings at 10:00pm—including an in-depth cover story in New Mobility…

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SCI, Scuba Diving and the Art of Cognitive Restructuring

Guest blog post by Bob Vogel In my pre-SCI (spinal cord injury) days I competed on the professional freestyle snow skiing circuit. Vying for the upper echelon of the sport, I soon discovered the difference between top athletes is as much mental as it is physical. I also had a few hurdles to overcome, not…

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6 Summer Travel Tips

Guest blog post by Bob Vogel Summertime is finally here! Time to hit the open road, vacation in the sun, leave the familiar routine behind and enjoy new places, sights, sounds and adventures. Summer travel also presents challenges ranging from having enough gas to make it to the next town to remembering to apply sunscreen…

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Aging and SCI: 4 Steps to Staying Healthy for the Long Haul

Guest blog post by Bob Vogel   The common saying that dogs resemble their owners (or is it the other way around?) — is becoming more apparent for Schatzie — my 10-year-old German Shepherd Service dog — and me these days. At 52, — 27 years as a T10 para — my goatee is graying…

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