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Post-Polio Health (ISSN 1066-5331)

Vol. 24, No. 3, Summer 2008
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cover of Post-Polio Health newsletterShingles Vaccine: Should Polio Survivors Receive One?
Although difficult to view, the cover photo is intended to be educational, so you will speak with your physician. My internist's office does not keep the vaccine on hand, but after observing the excruciating pain my Uncle John endured, I had them place an order for me.

Inside this issue

Study Tour of United States and Canada
It is interesting to see ourselves as others see us. Among her observations of the tour sites, Community Officer Mary-ann Liethof, Australia, points out the need for outreach to younger polio survivors who have emigrated to the US. However, it has become more difficult for anyone to enter the US, and preference is given to nondisabled people. Typically, people with disabilities who enter the US now were disabled in a refugee camp.

My Story about Polio is an article by a younger survivor, Dai-Ming Tang, who describes his treatment by others as he grew up in Shenyang, China. Page 7 also contains information about a new book and a new blog, both by polio survivors.

Plan now to attend PHI's 10th International Conference, Living with Polio in the 21st Century, and the pre-conference Post-Post Wellness Retreat.

Learn how you can participate in the 2008 WE'RE STILL HERE! campaign
and promote awareness of post-polio issues.
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PHI's (then Rehabilitation Gazette) first conference was held in 1981 in Chicago, Illinois.
The "Proceedings" from the 1981, 1983 and 1985 conferences are now online.
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