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Report: MS Caregivers Offer Insight Into Daily Challenges, Disease

The National Alliance for Caregiving, in partnership with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Southeastern Institute of Research, has released the results of a survey on multiple sclerosis (MS) caregivers.

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Older Veterans Gear Up for Golden Age Games

This week the 26th National Veterans Gold Age Games kicks off in St. Louis, where more than 700 veterans age 55 and older with a wide range of abilities and disabilities will compete in 14 events.

United Spinal President/CEO Urges Support of Complex Rehab Act

In his keynote address at the 2012 Continuing Education and Legislative Advocacy (CELA) conference in mid-April, United Spinal Association’s president and CEO Paul J. Tobin urged support of the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2012.

Rep Introduces Bill That Would Define Complex Rehab Technology

H.R. 4378 states that consumer access to complex rehab technology (CRT) is being limited by “inadequate coding, coverage and payment policies,” which also stifle the creation of new CRT products.

Study: Wheelchair Breakdowns Are Increasing Among Consumers with SCI

Survey participants reported on wheelchair breakdowns that required repair, and also reported consequences of those equipment breakdowns — such as missing school or work.

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Veterans to Climb Volcano as Part of No Barriers Rehab

No Barriers has selected its 2012 Soldiers to Summits (STS) team.

Researchers Stimulate Hand Movements in Paralyzed Monkeys

The study explores the use of a neuroprosthesis, a device that replaces lost or impaired nervous system function.