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In Memorial


April 25, 1954 Massive Polio Vaccine Trial Begins in U.S.

April 12, 1955 Polio Vaccine Results Announced

April 12, 1955 From the Brink of Scientific Failure





Roy Rogers & Trigger visit young polio victim, Jimmy Hamilton at Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh. Jimmy died shortly after the visit in 1944.


Polio History Smithsonian Institution




Whatever Happened to Polio


Post-Polio Health International

Polio Place

Help us add to Polio Place: PHI is inviting you to send "Essays" about your polio experience for consideration of our new additional site - Polio Place. See examples at polioplace.org, Living with Polio, Relationships, Essays. If you have questions,

contact director@post-polio.org.




Thank You to our 2016 Ohio Polio Network Donors


Information about Amazon Smile



 Post Polio Support Group Meetings



August 12, 2017 Akron Post-Polio Support Group


August 21, 2017 Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group


September 9, 2017 Miami Valley Post-Polio Support Group



Ohio Polio Network Board Meeting

Skype (audio only)

Thursday, August 10, 2017


7:00 PM


Annual OPN Member Meeting

Westerville Public Library

Saturday, September 23, 2017

12:00 PM - 3 PM




 Links to Recent Articles


Mid Ohio Valley Post Polio Group


Sales Tax Holidays


Post-Polio Care Past, Present, and Future Conference


Hastings woman Fran Henke, who contracted polio at 3, says anti vaxxers could create another epidemic


How Dallas dealt polio a massive blow by vaccinating 900,000 people in two days


Disability Rights and Responsibilities for Commercial Landlords


Italian wheelchair hopes to bring users freedom


Occupational Therapy Presentation (PDF) by Carrie Stutler at the Mid-Ohio Valley PPSG Meeting


Post Polio Support Group Website - Ireland


Personal best beats polio


Chronic Illness Symptoms Study


The effects of a home-based arm ergometry exercise programme on physical fitness, fatigue and activity in Polio survivors


In Memory of Robert Schray (1935 - 2017)


After surviving polio, Nashville woman now helps others


Polio survivor donates books to medical centres


ROTARY CLUB NEWS: 'Aunt Sally' had it


Post-polio misdiagnosed, misunderstood, survivors say


Extreme Pain From Post-Polio Syndrome!


Sandwich poet Nick Matthews donates £500 Nationwide cash to Age Concern


Triple-figure birthday 'sort of crept up' on family


World Health Assembly 70: A Spectator's Guide To Program/Budget, Election, Polio Transition


Medical team can assist in choosing equipment


Polio Vaccine Pioneer Dies


Honor Dr. Julius Youngner by helping people who had polio


Julius Youngner, Pitt polio pioneer, dies at 96


Bay Cliff Health Camp Post Polio Wellness Retreat


The Benefits of Having Friends with Similar Disabilities


Diagnosing Post-Polio Syndrome in the Elderly, a Case Report


Polio: Health organisations call for final push to eradicate highly contagious disease


Madeline Adinolfe, 67, defied the odds and lived life to fullest


Polio survivor group talks of legacy and a new battle


Polio's misunderstood legacy: Facts about post-polio syndrome


Mayo Clinic Post-Polio Syndrome


Polio survivors fight for proper treatment of post-polio syndrome


How To Exercise If You Are Living With Post Polio Syndrome


His wife stared down polio, now she's waiting to see what else life has in store: Phillip Morris


Polio brings a lifetime of challenges


The Warm Springs Story: Legacy & Legend


PolioToday.Org Tell Your Story


University of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Research Laboratories: Research Study Recruitment


Polio Australia: What are the late effects of polio?

Mayo Clinic: Post-Polio Syndrome

British Polio: Polio & Post Polio Syndrome (PPS)


Upcoming Clinical Trial PPS



Tom House Presentation The healthy nervous system and the nervous system after an acute Polio illness with the after effects and the Post Polio Syndrome (PPS)(Video)


Access to Medical Care For Individuals With Mobility Disabilities


Polio Australia's July 2014 Polio Oz News

The End Of Polio Sign the Petition



PPS Internet Resources Updated 01/01/2017

NINDS Motor Neuron Diseases Information Page


How to File an ADA Complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice

Guide to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Standards

Guide to the ABA (Architectural Barriers Act)Standards


Network of Care For Seniors and People with Disabilities