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Post-Polio Health (ISSN 1066-5331)

Vol. 24, No. 4, Fall 2008
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cover of Post-Polio Health newsletter$25,000 Grant Awarded to Advance Noninfectious Virus Detection in Polio Survivors
PHI's Board of Directors recently approved the funding of its fifth grant, which was selected from a group of eight applications. Rahnuma Wahid, PhD, the lead investigator of the 2007 grant team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has finished her work at UAMS, but the rest of the group has applied for funds from  NIH.

Rehab for Incontinence Solves Two Problems
Linda L. Bieniek candidly discusses her long-time struggles with incontinence and constipation, and describes her success in finding solutions.

The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 was passed with relative ease recently, especially for those of us who wrote many letters, articles and attended rallies in the late '80s. The article explains why the ADA of 1990 was amended.

The New Books page features the story of a polio survivor who has used "Seven Wheelchairs" and a new offering from The Hesperian Foundation, publisher of the popular "Where There is No Doctor.".

Learn about a unique program – Polio Wonder Welders – in Tanzania that provides opportunities for survivors.

Support for PHI's Activities: A reminder that PHI is member supported and so is The Research Fund. Won't you give the form on page 11 to a non-member and ask them to join? This fall, it seems prudent to revise page 11 to ask you to contribute to The Research Fund instead of bearing the expense of a separate mailing.

See you in Warm Springs in April of 2009 at PHI's 10th International Conference, Living with Polio in the 21st Century, and the pre-conference Post-Post Wellness Retreat.


logo for WE'RE STILL HERE! October 14-20, 2007 campaign
Thanks to all who participated in the 2008 WE'RE STILL HERE! campaign.



photo of Barbara Duryea accepting a check from Greg Petrilla

Barbara Duryea, JPMNPI, accepting a check from Greg Petrilla, Rotary Club 7330 to be used to assist polio survivors needing bracing and custom-made shoes. Mary Grattan-Neely (not pictured), Rotary Club 7330, reported that the total amount donated was $2,000.




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