POST-POLIO NEWS ARCHIVE

 

 

It began with a headache: KC polio survivor is one of last iron lung users in U.S.

 

Ohio Polio Network turns 25 as an independent organization

 

'I didn't know I had parents until I was seven': Polio's forgotten survivors

 

Still dancing after all these years

 

Hastings senior makes hundreds of hats for people in need

 

SHOP LOCAL: Doffie is back in store

 

To Your Good Health

 

Remembering A Time When Polio Paralyzed America

 

Those Living With Disabilities Thank George H.W. Bush

 

Polio cases no longer declining; WHO fears global resurgence

 

Rotary Club of Topeka hears personal story about polio

 

Why It's Hard For Doctors To Diagnose Polio-Like AFM

 

AFTER A MYSTERIOUS ILLNESS PARALYZED HER SON, THIS MOM TURNED TO POLIO SURVIVORS FOR ANSWERS

 

Post-Polio Syndrome Fact Sheet

 

Respiratory Muscle In Post-Polio Syndrome: Highlights

 

Meeting Your Doctor? You'd Better Speak Fast

 

Vaccine breakthrough brings researchers closer to eliminating polio worldwide

 

New light on an old disease still lived in the now

 

Nelson man an upright citizen as new brace technology fitted

 

Notable Neighbor Jack Williams: He's 88, a polio survivor and a witness to the Miracle of Hickory

 

Woman finds her forever home with longtime friend, fellow quadriplegic

 

Physical Exercise in Post-Polio Syndrome: Highlights

 

SENIOR LOOKOUT: Post-polio syndrome: What to know

 

Group of people with polio and affected by the post polio...

 

World Polio Day celebrates history in the making

 

Rotary on a mission to stop the global spread of polio

 

'Never give up' : Rotary honors World Polio Day

 

20,000 flowers planted at Stoke Mandeville Stadium to mark World Polio Day

 

No new patients, but numerous old patients struggle

 

Polio-like Virus Hits Northern Illinois

 

Polio forgotten but not gone | Opinion

 

Lifesaving Breath

 

Polio 'truths' revealed at Rotary Club

 

Cenla polio survivor joins local movement to eradicate the disease

 

Polio survivors threaten 'campaign of protest' against Rehab

 

Remembering A Time When Polio Paralyzed America

 

2018 WE'RE STILL HERE! Essay Contest Results

 

 

 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A POLIO SURVEILLANCE OFFICER

 

Brandon artist Tecari Shuman: 'Colors are important to me'

 

Downey Doings: Rancho opens new hospital wing

 

Pam Tubbs, Navy captain-turned Norfolk Rotary president

 

Butterfield Award Scholarships To Three Students

 

Trailblazing TV reporter, disabilities advocate Pam Henry dies

 

Letter to Editor - Greater Anglia Trains Flirts with accessibility perfection

 

In Memory of Gloria A. Jones

 

Iron lung keeping woman alive for decades now one of last remaining in US

 

SWIM, Inc. at Sussex County YMCA looking to build on 10 years of success

 

World Health Organization Polio eradication information

 

Systemic atrophies primarily affecting the central nervous system G14- Postpolio syndrome

 

Warwick Rotarians hear of work helping survivors of Polio

 

Registration opens for Ohio Polio Network Conference

 

United Spinal Association Applauds Cap on Uber Licenses

 

70 years ago Girls' camp curtailed due to polio

 

Brian braced for a new lease on life

 

Amid the opioid crisis, some seriously ill people risk losing drugs they depend on

 

Helping people with disability

 

Surgery Gone Wrong: Doctor To Pay Rs 10 Lakh To Polio Patient For Operating On Wrong Foot

 

The modern fight against post-polio syndrome ramps up as sufferers fight misdiagnosis and rising costs

 

Still many miles ahead for Barry

 

Polio Survivors to hold 25th anniversary event in Tullamore

 

Kasich: Technology such as Milo can improve lives of developmentally disabled featuring Central Ohio Polio Network member Patti Ruble

 

Curb Cuts

 

Polio Comes Home Pleasure and Paralysis in Candy Land

 

 

Soldiers Place 230,000 US Flags at Arlington National Cemetery

 

In Memory of Frank J. Baughman

 

 

 

September event to highlight polio survivors

 

Local history: Polio epidemic claimed 13 lives in Tuscarawas County in 1927

 

Through polio and post polio, Walker stays strong

 

 

 

Respiratory and Sleep problems in Post-Polio

 

Welcome to The BreatheBB Forum for all people who can benefit from noninvasive ventilatory care

 

Dr. Bach's general information on Non-Invasive assessment and treatment for neuro-muscular issues regarding breathing

 

Dr. Bach, his bibliography/publications and 'precautions'

 

 

 

Wheelchair users in UK to be given enhanced rights for bus travel

 

"Living in polio's shadow" - Adelaide Advertiser

 

Joanne Sage's Handicap Van for Sale

 

In Memory of Joanne Sage - Our Tribute to a Fellow Polio Survivor and Good Friend

 

In Memory of Joanne Sage

 

 

Home Modifications - United Spinal Association

 

Funding for Disabled Veterans in need of Home Modifications

 

Grants for Home Modification: 16 Resources for Homeowners with Disabilities

 

 

My long quest for wheelchair accessible buildings in Lahore

 

Barrie Smith: Deadly outbreaks of disease a reminder to have your family vaccinated

 

SOOKE HISTORY: 1953 polio epidemic took Sooke by storm

 

NEWS FROM THE EUROPEAN POLIO UNION

 

The modern fight against post-polio syndrome ramps up as sufferers fight misdiagnosis and rising costs

 

In Memory of Jim Kirchheimer

 

In Memory of Ruby Adams

 

In Memory of Madonna Ruth Kutcher and Madonna's story "I am a Polio Survivor"

 

HSE battles new wave of polio issues 30 years after last recorded case

 

HOUSE VOTES TO GUT THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT TO NIP 'ABUSIVE LAWSUITS'

 

KC woman one of few relying on iron lung to help her breathe after polio paralyzed her

 

America's last iron lung users on their lives spent inside obsolete ventilators

 

Sun City Workshop teaches method for chronic pain relief

Honoring Dr. Forest Tennant's 50-Plus Years in Pain Management

 

The Invisibility of Being Old, Disabled or Both

 

Polio book best seller

 

ADA suit against marketplace reinstated on appeal

 

The activity that helped a disabled Boca man, 77, re-energize his life

 

Are you old? Infirm? Then kindly disappear.

 

Post-Polio Care Past, Present, and Future Conference

 

 

Researcher explains why polio vaccines may not be enough to eradicate the virus

 

Why you should get polio vaccination even though polio is eradicated in India

 

How 1957 polio epidemic changed lives of Belfast women

 

Tributes to former teacher and poet Nick Matthews from Sandwich

 

Arthur C Clarke at 100: still the king of science fiction

 

Post-Polio Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Prognosis

 

America's last iron lungs

 

The Last of the Iron Lungs

 

In Memory of Russell Currier Sage

 

In Memory of Linda Sue Rowland Straub

 

Senior MSP cites Post Polio Syndrome awareness as "unacceptable"

 

Bill Gates predicts polio will be eliminated this year as a report reveals there are just 12 cases left worldwide

 

Lincoln polio campaigner rubs shoulders with the stars at premiere of film 'Breathe'

 

Custom-trained service dog 'has given me freedom,' says polio survivor

 

Polio survivor shares his story for World Polio Day

 

The Late Effects of Polio: Do you know the signs?

 

Rotary Club sponsors Crab Soup Competition for Polio

 

Mental health focus of Polio Day 2017 event in Bendigo

 

Polio survivors perceptions of a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation programme

 

Nancy (Baldwin) Carter 1936-2017, Founder of the Nebraska Polio Survivors Association

 

In Memory of Kathleen Boris

 

Seated dance class has Sunshine Coast seniors in a spin

 

America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass

 

Polio's painful aftermath: Group reaches out with information and support for survivors as they age

 

Polio victim helps others

 

Wheelchair bound grandfather's charity swim

 

Polio survivor takes to the track

 

Grants for Home Modification: 16 Resources for Homeowners with Disabilities

 

Mid Ohio Valley Post Polio Group

 

Sales Tax Holidays

 

 

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

 

Dundalk woman shortlisted for Silver Surfer award

 

Clinical Trials Post-Polio Syndrome

 

Treatment with L-citrulline in patients with post-polio syndrome: study protocol for a single-center, randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial

 

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Post Polio Clinic

 

'I endured six months in an iron lung with polio - now illness has struck again 55 years on'

 

Opportunity to interview Anne Wafula-Strike MBE ahead of Disabled Access Day

 

Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities

 

Gillingham and Rainham MP Rehman Chishti to speak about post-polio syndrome in House of Commons

 

Marilyn Shuler: 'Accepting who you are is the key to everything'

 

In Memory of Patty Harding, Akron Post-Polio Support Group

 

United Spinal Association Writes President Trump to Maintain Provision in Affordable Care Act: Employment for Wheelchair Users and All People with Disabilities at Stake

 

Three Australian polio survivors are travelling to India to help the WHO's polio eradication initiative

 

Grandmother of disability-rights movement, Zona Roberts: "We will prevail"

 

ND study finds challenges in helping elderly stay at home

 

In Memory of Isabel Pfahl, longtime member of the Akron Post-Polio Support Group

 

We are saddened by the passing of long time OPN member Paul J. Everson

 

Chronic Illness Masquerading as Acute Problem: Post-Polio Syndrome

 

Robotic Exoskeletons Are the New Wheelchairs

 

80-year-old Zhejiang farmer has cared for his son with polio for last 50 years

 

Woman to beat post-polio blues with Himalayan dream

 

Tronetti: Winning the war against polio

 

Braun Lift Recall

 

Clinical Trial Study of "Post-Polio Syndrome"

 

Living in an Iron Lung: 'It was a long, airtight coffin-shaped box with my head sticking out at one end'

 

Polio survivors race against the clock

 

Polio Patients in Northern Italy, a 50 Year Follow-up

 

Celebrating 65 years helping the community

 

Best Exercise And Treatment For Post Polio Residual Paralysis

 

Post-polio Syndrome

 

 

For Chinese Orphan with a Disability, Life in the U.S. Brought the Strength to Help a Friend Left Behind

 

'Time/Life (Song for the Whales and Other Beings)' Review

 

Hilton Head arts giant Joe Bowler dies

 

The Bulletin British Polio Fellowship November/December

 

Remap Oxfordshire celebrates 40 years of custom-making household objects for disabled clients

 

The Larooco Log: A Rare and Intimate Glimpse Into the Life of FDR

 

Polio - a disease that haunts victims even later in life

 

Ulster man who contracted polio as child tells his story

 

A Reboot For Wheelchair That Can Stand Up And Climb Stairs

 

When the First Iron Lung Was Used in Boston

 

Polio Child My Life From A Children's Hospital to Post-Polio Syndrome

 

Polio survivors face new disability

 

Post Polio Syndrome: What is it, and why does it matter?

French displays collection at gallery

 

 

Many unaware of late effects of polio

Points of View Fran Henke photographs pomes and polio

 

 

Polio: In the Shadow of Fear

 

Book shares personal insights into a frightening disease now all but forgotten

 

Mother Teresa Made Him Believe He Could Fly - And He Did

 

Find support group for lingering pain of post-polio syndrome

 

In Reaction to Zika outbreak, Echoes of Polio

 

Post-polio syndrome cut Pam's therapist career short

 

Polio survivor's tale of terror, hope; post-polio syndrome and its treatments; how ethics consultants help hospital patients: Upstate Medical Universitys HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 31, 2016 (audio archived program)

 

Back-to-school: Where to save with sales-tax holidays

 

Storytellers: Make this election count with Emily Ladau

 

 

EMERGENCY AIRPLANE EVACUATIONS FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS & DISABLED TRAVELERS

 

Are your parking lots ADA compliant? Here's what businesses NEED to know

 

Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group celebrates Anniversary

 

Disability Voter Registration Week July 11 - 15 Wood County, WV Proclamation

POLIO SURVIVORS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

 

Plant-based Polio booster vaccine

 

CDC - VACCINE INFORMATION STATEMENT Polio Vaccine

 

Iron lung exhibit of late '50s state fairs controversial

 

10 Things to Know about the ADA and Beyond

Polio survivor group aims to create community, educate in Hickory

 

Pennsylvania Polio Survivors Network - July 2016

Radio Interview with Dr. Richard L. Bruno, PhD

 

Ted Hill: Post-polio patients need Elvis moment

 

Important New Paper published on Anestheria and Polio

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United Spinal's 5th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill Gathers Wheelchair Users to Advocate for Veterans and People Living with Spinal Cord Injuries/Disorders

 

 

A Pioneering Force: The author's mother was widowed with three young children at age 53, but she never let polio compromise her independence.

 

Outcomes of Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients With Poliomyelitis

 

Post-polio syndrome: The sequel

 

Tributes paid to Birmingham 1950s polio campaigner

 

Asymmetrical bone loss in a patient with poliomyelitis: an indication for anti-osteoporotic therapy

 

Polio struck terror in Houston and across the nation

 

Post Polio Syndrome: What is it, and why does it matter?

 

In Memory of Joanne Gellner (1929 - 2016)

 

In Memory of Tammie Tschappat (1947 - 2016)

 

In Memory of Paul Croley (1920 - 2016)

 

APRIL 26, 1954 Polio vaccine trials begin

 

Oklahoma City polio victim receives 87 roses honoring her birthday, post-polio group work

 

How Polio Survivors Can Avoid Tracheostomies

 

Area children treated with Salk polio vaccine in 1955

 

Decades later, Polio still lingers with Johnson

A World of Her Own

 

North West Region scoops gold at National Indoor Games

 

Waterford resident memorializes women who helped cure her polio as a child

 

Casey's Pond resident returns to slopes at age 74

 

Venice's gondolas become accessible to wheelchair users

 

Experiences and perspectives of patients with post-polio syndrome and therapists with exercise and cognitive behavioural therapy

 

Maine Jewish Film Festival serves up 'Breakfast at Ina's'

 

Poliomyelitis/Post-Polio Syndrome

 

Post Polio Syndrome: A guide to management (British Polio)

 

Post Polio Syndrome (PPS)

 

Polio: forgotten but not gone

 

'The most feared disease of childhood and adolescence' and 'a deafening silence': polio and post-polio in Australia

 

Handicapped Bathrooms: Use as a Last Resort, unless you Actually Need One!

 

Making strides with an upright walker

 

Congratulations & Many Thanks to Ruth McCort

 

Navigate the Maze of Pain - American Chronic Pain Association

 

Wind Crest Resident Determined to Beat His Post-Polio-Syndrome Hits Ski Slopes Again

 

In Memory of James M. Ellison

 

Polio Survivor Turned Doctor

Laugh and the world laughs with you

 

EX-COUNCIL WORKER REVEALS 65-YEAR FIGHT WITH POLIO

 

New research shows British population shocked at plight of Polio survivors

 

7 Facts About Sci-Fi Visionary Arthur C. Clarke

 

In Memory of Randall A. Vannoy

 

Co-enzyme Q10 does not help fatigue in post-polio patients

 

Strive For Good Health - Part II Polio PPS Post Polio Syndrome

 

Mennonite Heritage Center exhibit highlights work of Fritz and Trudi Eberhardt

 

REMEMBERING TWO GREAT BISHOPS

 

Post-polio syndrome: Australia's forgotten disability

 

Post-polio syndrome Little-known condition links patients to their past

 

 

Mid-Ohio Valley PPSG Warren Peascoe - Third Runner-up in PHI Contest

Faces of Polio: 60 years after vaccine, crippling disease and survivors' memories linger

 

Polio eradicated in all but two countries

 

FLEXIBLE FITNESS: Post-Polio Syndrome

 

Idaho Rotarians celebrate World Polio Day

 

Living with Polio

 

'HOW WE SURVIVED AND SURPRISED!'-THE STORY OF POLIO SURVIVORS IN IRELAND

 

Paralyzed by polio at 9, Loveland woman fought her way back

 

Documentary celebrates Chicago breakfast restaurateur

 

In Memory of Theodore Edwin Deaton

 

Post-polio syndrome: A little-known condition links patients to their past Northwest GA News

 

Post-polio syndrome: A little-known condition links patients to their past Georgia Health News

 

Charity asks for Spinnaker Tower to go turquoise

 

Guide to Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs

 

Polio survivor spreads word in Lake Country about the disease's second blow

 

Disabled artist wins spot in ArtPrize

 

Polio - Post-Polio Treatment

Ohio Polio Network Conference scheduled at Tuscora Park

 

Post-polio conference to be held this fall at Tuscora Park

 

Paralyzed Men Gain Movement Without Surgery

 

The History Of Polio In The U.S. And Efforts To Eradicate The Disease Globally

 

Vaccinations have always been controversial in America

 

Hoping to shine a light on polio syndrome

 

Post-polio syndrome: Stricken as children, graying Central New Yorkers confront backlash of disease

 

Village of PWD dreams

 

Jonas Salk: what is polio?

Jonas Salk: why he was disliked by the medical community

Jonas Salk: the man behind the lab coat

Jonas Salk: the vaccination debate

Jonas Salk: his other achievements in medicine

 

Polio survivor Shirley Hazlewood self-publishes book about disease

 

NYC's first-ever Disability Pride Parade not in very accessible location, with nearby subway stations lacking elevators

 

Yellow Dot Program Could Be The Key To Saving More Ohio Drivers When An Accident Occurs

Senate Bill 91 To enact Revised Code to establish the "Yellow Dot" motor vehicle medical information program

 

Cause of Elyria church fire not yet determined

The church where the Lorain County Post-Polio Support Group met for so many years had a horrible fire. We are taking up a collection for them to thank them for being so good to us over the years...never charged us a cent and let us have a key. They are a wonderful group of people.  Jo Sage

 

The Wheelchair Gets a Makeover - and a New Name

 

Artifical neuron mimicks function of human cells Stockholm, Sweden

 

First bionic leg brace fitted in Minnesota

 

OF THAT UNSPOKEN FEARED POST-POLIO SYNDROME ---

 

2016 First Australasia-Pacific Post-Polio Conference

 

Brown: Owner backs off promise of rental subsidies

 

Iowa Polio Stories Sent To The Iowa Polio Stories Web Site

 

Polio's second act

 

European summit puts PPS in the spotlight

 

Post-Poliomyelitis Syndrome as a Possible Viral Disease

 

When mobility chairs go off their rockers

 

How A Pittsburgh-Made Polio Vaccine Helped Beat A Disease That Terrified A Nation

 

Memorial acknowledges 80 years of disability support

 

Bernice Krumhansl Award - Ernest Johnson, M.D.

 

Ernest Johnson, M.D. Tralalitiously Yours

 

 

Akron Post-Polio Support Group mourns the passing of Frank R. Pfahl

 

Polio comes back to haunt childhood victim more than 60 years after original diagnosis

 

Help polio charity sow seeds in schools (British Polio Fellowship)

 

Lives of People with Disabilities

 

Post-polio syndrome: Stricken as children, graying Central New Yorkers confront backlash of disease

 

Supporters of California vaccine bill rally

 

Make A Difference Day Awards: Missouri town helps seniors

 

Amid debate about vaccines, polio remembered as a scourge defeated

 

Phil Power: A broken back, polio and the test of character

 

How-To: Yoga Poses from Your Wheelchair

 

Why Using a Wheelchair Is the Opposite of Giving Up

 

Bay Cliff Post Polio Wellness Retreat

 

Chicago's Cardinal: Francis George rose to lead hometown's Catholics

 

 

Defeating Polio, The Disease That Paralyzed America

 

Jonas Salk's Polio Vaccine Makes A Comeback

 

 

Seattle Polio Survivor Describes Lasting Impact Of Disease

 

Polio Australia: Improving Health Outcome for Australia's Polio Survivors

 

'Four feet instead of two': A polio survivors baseball legacy

 

Wood Co. Society Telethon Eclipses $100k Goal Post-polio support the oldest support group in the valley, of any sort (Mid-Ohio Valley PPSG)

 

In Memory of Howard A. Palmer

 

Restless Legs Syndrome and Post-polio Syndrome

 

Thousands With Disabilities To Get Rental Assistance

 

'51 Broughton grad shares story of surviving polio

 

Decades After Recovery, Polio Strikes Back

People with disabilities want appropriate accommodations

 

In Memory of Frederick S. Gallo (1939 - 2014)

 

In Memory of Marie M.Gessler (1929 - 2015)

 

In Memory of Jeremiah Allen Range (1944 - 2015)

 

Jim Gellner, Akron's dear and most wonderful post-polio member and friend has passed way

 

Doctors save the limb of 55-year-old farmer

 

Polio survivors band together for solace and strength

 

Long-standing poliomyelitis and psychological health Study NIH

 

This Day in History: February 23rd- Eradicating Polio

 

McMaster University - Polio Genomics Study Letter (pdf file)

 

Jonas Salk, the Polio Vaccine, and The Shot Felt 'Round the World'

 

8 Things You May Not Know About Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine

When polio held Houston in fear

 

A path to pain

 

United Spinal Association Demands Wheelchair Accessible Taxicabs in DC for Those With ALS, Other Spinal Conditions

 

A polio survivor speaks: 'Let them have the vaccine'

 

PPS Health

 

Local woman benefits from aquatic therapy

 

Post-polio by Jack Briggs

 

7 Examples of discrimination most people with disabilities experience every day

The Moblity Resource

 

Researchers crack code to halt infections by common cold and polio viruses

 

'It's going to change my life' - polio sufferer extols virtues of bionic leg

 

The Iron Lung

 

When Ike Trusted a New Vaccine

 

The Dangers of Not Vaccinating Your Child

 

Can We Ever Really Eradicate a Disease?

 

Polio once scourge of America's children

 

Polio and PPS: 1952 Survivor's Notes

 

Man with post-polio syndrome skis again

 

Binghamton native talks about surviving Polio

 

Fatigue and Functional Capacity in Persons with Post-Polio Syndrome

 

World War Two veteran who dedicated his life to helping polio sufferers to receive MBE

 

Watch Mario DeSantis play 'Auld Lang Syne': A tale of resilience, despite the echoes of polio

 

Helen W. Solomon (1917 - 2014)

 

St. John Providence Health System Symptoms of Post-Polio

 

Flagler College Radio disc jockey with post-polio syndrome signs off

 

Passion for babies births decades-long career

 

Polio: A Hidden Part Of Jamaican History

 

Dr. Ernest Johnson 1924-2014: Founder of Ohio State rehab unit was advocate for disabled

 

OPN and the Post-Polio Community mourn the passing of Dr. Ernest (Ernie) W. Johnson

 

The Salk Polio Vaccine: 'Greatest Public Health Experiment in History'

 

In Praise of Joni Mitchell

 

A-J Remembers: Polio patients fought hard for their victories

 

Itzhak Perlman honored with Salk Award

 

Carrollton group offers support, fellowship to those suffering from post-polio

 

New book -Three Quick Steps by Robert Emmett

Vaccine-resistant polio strain discovered

 

Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle launch exhibition supporting the British Polio Fellowship

 

Post Polio Syndrome - the hidden legacy of a disease that cast a 50-year shadow

 

Post Polio Syndrome sufferer fights on despite debilitating condition

 

Local woman was Polio poster child nearly 70 years ago

Wildflower power against Post Polio Syndrome on the eve of PPS Day 2014

 

Oye! Health What Is Post Polio Syndrome? New Polio Québec Video

Rotary Club to celebrate Golden Anniversary

 

"Post-Polio Experts Present" posted on Polio Place during WERE STILL HERE! week

 

Polio survivors reunite in the Twin Cities

 

Illness is a life sentence

 

'The Roosevelts', Documentary Series on PBS

 

THE ROOSEVELTS: An Intimate History PBS September 14th

The Roosevelts An Intimate History (video)

 

Iron lung serves as polio reminder

 

Local polio survivor overcame challenges

 

Charles "Todd" Lee (03/11/1932 - 06/29/2013) Memorial

 

Abilities Expo Boston

 

'One in a Million:' Polio hasn't stopped Dietz from reaching out to help

 

Surviving on Kindness: Dallas man in iron lung recounts life guided by compassion

 

"I'm a fighter": 90 surgeries later, Corina Zalace hasnt let polio keep her down

 

Polio facts

 

'Disabled By Polio, But Enabled By Determination': How Paralympian Anne Wafula Strike MBE Can Inspire Us All

 

Remembering those who never forget: Polio survivors share their story

 

Ankle-foot orthoses that restrict dorsiflexion improve walking in polio survivors with calf muscle weakness

Officials Declare Overseas Polio as Public Health Emergency

 

Building and evolving an answering service

 

Patsy Soderstrom Shellie (10/7/1938 - 06/28/2014)

 

Michigan Polio Network - From the Chair - Summer 2014

 

POLIO SURVIVORS TO GATHER IN ST. LOUIS (MAY 31-JUNE 3)

 

Remembering Jazz Legend Charlie Haden, Who Crafted His Voice In Bass

 

Westbrook: Polio was the frightening enigma of the 1950s

 

Debilitating disease forges strong friendship

 

Aging With Grace For Boomers With Disabilities

 

'New Life, No Instructions,' by Gail Caldwell

 

Maries Candies owner shares father's polio plight

 

Polio and Famous People Who Survived It - PBS

 

THE POLITICAL FIGHT AGAINST POLIO

 

Ciro de Quadros, 74, Dies; Leader in Ridding Latin America of Polio

 

Polio victim urges survivors to act

 

Not until the 1950s were rehab programs available for polio

 

Aldenham pupils given talk on polio

 

Polio robbed me of my dad and my sporting dreams

 

Q&A: Polio's History and Why It's Again Becoming a Threat

 

WHO sounds alarm on spread of polio

 

Pay attention to post-polio syndrome

 

Reinvented Wheel can run smoothly down steps

Softwheel Video

 

Living with Polio

 

Today in WSJ History April 25, 1955: Polio Vaccine

 

Flatwoods woman thrives despite polio

 

Apr 26, 1954: Polio vaccine trials begin

 

Sixtieth Anniversary for Polio Pioneers

 

Lookback: Muskegon County takes polio precautions in 1950s; disease did strike once in 1997

 

Geography in the News: Polio Returns with Tenacity

60th anniversary of polio vaccine, first administered in Pa.

 

Salk Institute Open This Weekend For Look At Research

 

March Of Dimes Honors Founder FDR At Presidential Library

 

United Spinal Hosts Free Webinars - Motion Therapy Technology & Transitioning to Mobility devices

 

New virtual sailing program helping master disabilities (video)

 

64-year-old paralympian overcomes challenge after challenge

 

Survivor creates support group for post-polio syndrome

 

Sesame Stairs (video)

 

Neurological conditions among older people are falling off the health agenda

 

Polio-like sickness in Northern California

Is a Wave of Poliolike Symptoms in California Cause for Alarm?

Ottawa polio survivors watch polio-like disease in US

Polio Mimic: How the New Virus in California Compares

 

Afghanistan polio: First case in Kabul since 2001

 

Wheelchair User Refused Service, Blocks Bus

 

United Spinal Hosts Free February Webinars: Access to Catheters & Home Modifications for Wheelchair Users

 

Unlikely hero: Polio victim saved 10 lives

 

Polio Rushes through Southern Oregon in 1935

 

'Curse of the Cat People' Star Ann Carter Dies at 77

 

Full accessibility exposes more to B'dian product

 

The Future of Universal Design

 

Kings Lynns Sue, 66, still fighting off the legacy of childhood polio

 

Polio no obstacle in McShane's rise to success

 

CDC reports its top 5 health threats for 2014; HPV, superbugs on the list

 

Penn State Mont Alto chancellor talks about polio

 

Polio survivor continues to inspire

 

Anne Wafula Strike: Forgiveness Is Secret To Success

 

Dr. Robert Eiben, Cleveland's "Polio Doc" and pediatric neurology pioneer dies at age 91

 

A Nurse Gains Fame in the Days of Polio

 

The Late Effects of Polio: An Overview

 

Advice for polio sufferers

 

A Polio-Free U.S. Thanks to Vaccine Efforts

 

Dr. George Henry Koepke; 1916-2013: Toledo native a medical pioneer

 

Brazilian polio survivor who has lived 43 years in a hospital

 

60 years in an iron lung: US polio survivor worries about new global threat

Thanksgiving Memory: Mom Gives Up Dreams to Help Polio-Stricken Son to Walk

 

Steve Harley: How polio struck and stopped me sliding on my knees like Mick Jagger

 

Kindness: Polio survivor wages battle against crippling disease

 

Shadow of U.S. polio epidemic likely to be seen for years to come

 

Polio's second act: Local Rotary Club aims to increase awareness of post-polio syndrome

 

A SHOT TO SAVE THE WORLD

 

Post-polio awareness week educates public about symptoms

 

Post-polio symptoms hard to endure

 

Polio survivors share story and warn disease is still around

 

Savannah Polio survivors share experiences on World Polio Day

 

How a Ballerina Can Inspire Us to Eradicate Polio

 

Wheels For Warren In The Works

Tooling Around With Mel Warren

 

When a Pittsburgh filmmaker met Bill Gates

 

WPI explores possibility of developing robotic assistants

Man with Pine ties who found polio vaccine honored

Woman Lived in Iron Lung 61 Years

Polio: A killer on the run

Polio strikes back. Decades after initial disease, survivors feel new effects

Post-Polio Syndrome Support

Salk vaccine eased polio fears

You Don't Need Feet to Dance documentary

A reminder for post-polio survivors

Post-polio syndrome sufferer raising awareness of condition

 

United Spinal Supported by global Spectrum hosting 'Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Night' Benefits nationwide

 

 

Paracanoe World Championships: Kenyan fisherman races world's best

 

Transcranial direct current stimulation improves sleep in patients with post-polio syndrome

 

The disease that comes back to haunt you

 

Polio outbreak created mystery, fear and quarantines Museum recalls the summer without children, in 1950

 

Rehabilitation in Patients with Postpolio Syndrome Should take a Multiprofessional and Multidisciplinary

 

Post-polio syndrome sufferer raising awareness of condition

TV Footage Shows Some Of The First Polio Shots Given In The U.S.

 

Golf has been a saviour by Edmontons John Peterson

 

Polio survivor speaks about keeping the disease at bay

 

Decades after initial disease, polio survivors feel new effects

 

Decades later, polio survivors face new challenges

 

Age rules out qualification for DisabilityCare aid - Australia

 

The Myth of FDRs Secret Disability

 

Rare 1944 film clip shows a wheelchair-bound FDR

 

Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group marks 25th Anniversary

 

Polio changed our nation

 

Post-Polio Nutrition

 

Overlapping Syndromes, Post-Polio and ME/CFS: An open letter from Mia Farrow

 

Polio: Share your story

 

Idaho StoryCorps: An Idaho Woman's Life With Polio

 

BYGONE DAYS: County rallies to fight polio

 

New book explores experiences of polio victims alongside medical, scientific landmarks

 

Local survivors of polio overcome physical barriers (June 9, 2013)

 

Speech to Parliament - Global Polio Eradication and Post-Polio Syndrome June 3, 2013

Why You Should Worry about a Case of Polio in Somalia

 

The uphill climb Polio no barrier to a life of adventure and wonder (May 16, 2013)

 

book review: Apps reveals how polio affected his life

 

Polio and its crippling effects Part II (May 13, 2013)

 

Restored iron lung has special meaning for one family

 

Bartee Haile: Polio turned summer into the season of fear

 

How Ken Sutcliffe survived the peril of polio (May 9, 2013)

Boy crippled by polio overcomes his handicap by learning to walk on his HANDS (May 8, 2013)

 

'I survived polio as a child, but still suffer' (May 6, 2013)

 

April 30, 1955 Seven More Idaho Youngsters Confirmed as Polio Patients (May 6, 2013)

 

Victims of polio relive nightmare (May 7, 2013)

 

Polio and its crippling effects (May 6, 2013)

 

Rotary raises money for Texas Polio Survivors' Ass'n (May 3, 2013)

 

Gresham's Vivienne Lewis, Oregon's Mother of the Year, raised large family while enduring post-polio syndrome

 

Dearth Of Research Makes Mysterious Post-Polio Syndrome Hard To Treat (April 26, 2013)

 

St. Louis organization is still serving polio survivors (April 26, 2013)

A Look Back First Polio vaccines hit St. Louis in 1955 (April 22, 2013)

 

Lynnwood woman, 86, on March of Dimes from start (April 24, 2013)

 

Hilary Koprowski, Who Developed First Live-Virus Polio Vaccine, Dies at 96 (April 20, 2013)

 

3 Connecticut Men A Major Presence In Polio Hall of Fame

 

Memories of polio evoked (April 15, 2013)

 

Scooter Store goes belly up (April 15, 2013)

 

Scooter Store scaling back operations under bankruptcy (April 15, 2013)

United Spinal Welcomes New Board Member: Joseph Gaskins to Energize Advocacy Efforts (April 15, 2013)

 

Hilary Koprowski, polio vaccine pioneer, dead at 96 (April 14, 2013)

 

The Day Polio Began Losing Its Grip on America (April 12, 2013)

 

Hospital on Wheels in Ganjam district (April 5, 2013)

 

Mechanical Engineering Professor Invents Portable Mobility Assistant Device (March 29, 2013)

 

Music Fest to benefit polio survivors (April 3, 2013)

 

Polio vaccine celebrated: April 12, 1955 (April 8, 2013)

 

Polio remains serious threat, doctor warns (April 7, 2013)

 

Navigating the Seating and Mobility World with Post-Polio (Post-Polio Health Winter 2013)

 

Pathways to Wellness for Polio Survivors Theme of NJ Conference

 

Dr. Jacquelin Perry, Surgeon Who Aided Polio Victims, Dies at 94 (March 23, 2013)

 

“The people just push themselves more than most of us,” she said in an interview with The New York Times Magazine in 1985. “They’ve put up with signs of strain to live a normal life. I always say people who had polio are overachievers, because so many of them are out to prove they can do just as well as those who didn’t have it. But now, the strain has accumulated, and tissues are aging prematurely.”

 

New chapter opens in polio fight (April 1, 2013)

 

CELEBRATING BAY CLIFF (March 31, 2013)

 

After being diagnosed with polio at age 10, a Kearney woman travels across the world to help (March 16, 2013)

 

 

Dr. Jacquelin Perry dies at 94; polio specialist (March 14, 2013)

 

The Ten Commandments of Post-Polio Syndrome New Mobility June 1999)

 

Rancho legend Dr. Jacquelin Perry mourned

 

Polio Network of New Jersey Announces Annual Conference (March 13, 2013)

 

On the Move Post Polio Syndrome with Dave & Suzie Larwood - Youtube (March 1, 2013)

 

Iron lung moves from London to help polio fight (February 13, 2013)

Polio plea (January 31, 2013)

 

Polio: Do you know about the disease?

Jazz bass legend Charlie Haden yearns to perform again

 

 

Polio Survivor Offers Guidance for Others Living with the Disease

 

Bill Gates on a mission to rid the world of polio by 2018

'Last night The British Polio Fellowship welcomed Gates’s stand as “fantastic news” but called on him to also remember sufferers of the neurological condition Post-Polio Syndrome, including 120,000 people in the United Kingdom.'

 

My childhood polio helped me survive the darkest days of my life

 

Rotary International's innovative campaign Add your photo. Save a child from polio.

 

Ursinus talk reveals what influenced Dr. Salk, credited with eradicating polio

 

Take 5: 'Hyde Park on Hudson' edition

 

Polio-stricken man returns to Coimbatore from Canada to spread awareness about the disease

 

Polio's Late Effects

 

Post-Polio Syndrome: A Rising Health Problem Among Women

 

The War Against Microbes (29 Min Video)

 

Struck by polio, but never struck down

 

Chesapeake man's train mania takes him across globe

 

Franklin Roosevelts Personal Polio Crusade, 75 Years Ago

 

Iron lungs gave polio sufferers hope

ChangeMaker: Don't Call Him Disabled

 

New Year's resolutions: Weight loss and exercising

 

Problems can erupt 40 years after polio infection

 

Post-polio syndrome doesnt stop Osmond from volunteering

 

PBS - Independent Lens - Lives worth Living Documentary about the Disability Rights Movement

On  Mon. Dec. 17 from 10:00 to 11:00 p. m., both WOUB (9) and WPBY (12) will show Independent Lens. Check your local PBS Station to determine if it will be aired in your area.

If you did not get to see this program, parts of it can be viewed at this link:

Independent Lens film clips Disability Rights Movement

 

Handicap Accessible Homes An Experiment in Living

 

Part 1: 'Sometimes you feel so alone'

Part 2: Polio Risks Persist

Part 3: 'Determination is something you develop'

Part 4: Rotary helps in climb to eradicate polio

 

Journalist wrote of polio struggle - Columbus,GA Ledger - Enquirer

Part 1: 'I WAS STRUCK DOWN BY POLIO'

Part 2: 'I WAS STRUCK DOWN BY POLIO'

Part 3: 'I WAS STRUCK DOWN BY POLIO'

Part 4: 'I WAS STRUCK DOWN BY POLIO'

PART 5: Warm Spring Polios Exhibit an Attitude of Determination to Walk

 

Virus survivor tells Rotary Club of fight with post-polio syndrome

 

AGAINST THE ODDS Cancer survivor encourages oral cancer screenings - Dayton, OH Polio Survivor Hank Deneski

 

CBS The Power of a uniquely American Song

 

OUT OF THE PAST: Remembering the epidemic of polio

OUT OF THE PAST: Senator from Panama City challenged polio quarantine

OUT OF THE PAST: Salks vaccine defeats polio

 

COMING HOME: Memories of polio

 

Grandpas walk through childhood polio

 

Polio survivor finds more than just a service dog

 

Teacher trying to get back on her feet and painting again

 

Early voting sites opened Tuesday in West Virginia Warren and Judy Peascoe

 

On World Polio Day, honor FDRs legacy

 

 

Iron lung comes to CREHST to raise polio awareness - Richland, WA

 

Wiping Out Polio: How The U.S. Snuffed Out A Killer

2012 Ohio Polio Network Conference Registration Form

 

2012 Ohio Polio Network Conference Agenda

 

2012 Ohio Polio Network Convention Bernice Krumhansl Award Nomination Procedure

 

Tuscarawas Bargain Hunter: Post-Polio conference at Tuscora Park

 

The New Philadelphia Times Reporter: Polio conference Sept. 29 at Tuscora Park

 

 

Scunthorpe polio victim, 70, helps charity with inspiring talks

 

Crippled soldier holds his line

 

Sister's Polio Battle Inspired Bill Murray To Play FDR

 

As pretty as a picture (but a lot more deadly): Killer diseases from anthrax to the Black Death as you've never seen them before

 

Polio Survivors Demand Inclusion Of Skate Soccer In Paralympic Games

 

Documentary the story of Ghanas skate soccer team, a group of polio survivors Video

 

His wheelchair opened up world of athletics

 

Committee for Crippled Children and Adults is focused on helping those in Wayne County

 

Old Iron Lung Showcased At UConn's New Nursing Museum

 

Polio victim orchestrated 1952 drive for iron lung

 

Polio legacy still with Aust: committee

 

Committee reports on polio lasting legacy

 

Alberta eases fears of polio vaccine shortage

 

Post-Polio Clinic Held

 

Remember: Polio -- Disease 'struck terror' into York County

 

Sarasotan is first in U.S. with revolutionary leg brace

 

Post-polio syndrome can affect polio survivors years later

 

Oregon woman dreams gold Disabled athlete going to London

 

 

Centre teaches more than trotting

Woman donates late husband's handicapped equipment to family from church

The male carers: Its not in a mans nature to do this

Vancouver care centre celebrates 60th anniversary Post-polio patient arrived in 1973

Mismatched Men's Dress Shoes Offer

Little White House pools opening this weekend

Bonnie Holland shares life story with Rotary

 

This Amazing Device Just Made Wheelchairs Obsolete for Paraplegics

The Visual MD

Post-Polio Syndrome as Devastating as Real Thing

UsersFirst Empowering Wheelchair Users

Christmas photo tells another tale

Everything Health - Polio Survivors

Device helps Fremont teen stride toward goals

Kelly: Polio survivor perseveres

Nancy Sprowls chose arts over articles, and Brunswick area has reaped the rewards

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Ohio Polio Network Board Member and Past President Chic Carlson

Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group Meets For Christmas Dinner

 

Mother, daughter don't take mobility for granted

 

Treatment has given me back my independence

 

Remembering Rose: Cline saved many soles in his lifetime

 

 

Christie Declares Post-Polio Awareness Week

 

Polio gone from Australia but not forgotten

 

Loveland Rotary Club fundraising to eradicate polio worldwide

 

World Polio Day: New Ideas to Combat Old Disease

 

On World Polio Day, Eradicate The Disease That's 99 Percent Gone

 

A cup of water in dark of night changed his life

 

Polio survivor reflects on 60 years

 

The End Of Polio, Hugh Jackman: Ice Cream Kills Kids

 

 

Legacy of Bethesda scientist kept alive in cabin

 

In his latter years, when Sir Arthur was wheel-chaired by Post Polio Syndrome and direct observations became difficult, he even coupled a television camera to the telescope.

 

FDR would be very proud of Warm Springs' continuing role to help the disabled

 

Making her mark: Artist with post-polio syndrome gives proceeds to animal rescue

European Conference on Polio

 

Bay Cliff hosts one of a kind retreat for Polio survivors

 

Can Polio Come Back in Old Age?

 

Polio Scare in Alberta Canada in the 40's and 50's

 

The Post-Polio Community Mourns the Loss of Frank Craig

Photos and Obituary

 

We are deeply saddened to report that Margaret Meyer has died

Photo and Obituary

 

Polio continues to color survivors' memories

 

Cruel syndrome brings return of polio symptoms

 

A Retreat for Roosevelt in Georgia Burns Down

 

Franklin D. Roosevelt's cottage in Warm Springs, Ga., burns down

 

 

'The nation has experienced a great loss': Cottage built by Franklin D. Roosevelt burns to the ground in electrical storm

 

How polio has returned to haunt its victims in old age

 

Polio Virus Does New Harm in at Least 80% of Aging Survivors

 

Old Greenwich's Dowling defies odds to compete in triathlon

 

Polio Wreaks A Painful Vengeance On Survivors

 

The lady knows no limitations

 

How I Got This Body: Exercising for life

 

Taking steps to care for vaccines' victims

 

Gettysburg Being Fought Again - pt 2

 

Gettysburg Being Fought Again

 

Survivors who beat polio must fight again

 

15% worldwide have physical or mental disability

 

Catonsville mason has built 27-year career despite polio

 

Polio survivor: even a mild case affects Ron Kelsey over 60 years later

 

Lebanon woman has Iron Heart

 

Polio: The scourge of the 50s

 

Polio survivor lives normal life

 

Amazing polio pictures

 

Polio Videos By Upper St. Clair Students Need Your Votes

 

Polio survivors face new struggles years after the disease fades

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario takes tour of United Communities Credit Union Complex

Post-polio: Childhood disease carries life-long effects

Don't let polio eradication slip away again

New Jersey Post-Polio conference scheduled for April 16

Award for champion of the disabled

Rotary clubs to host polio awareness dinner

It is still around

A lifelong love of dancing has helped keep her healthy

Comfort, compassion in crisis

Love is Blind gala promises to shed light on living with a disability

Thank You for Stopping Polio

Trading Bells in New York City and Across Europe Ring Loud in Fight Against Polio

Overcoming polio

Polio Survivor - Eugene man doing his part in the effort to eradicate the virus

Post-polio syndrome's poster child

Life's about making music with what's left over

Neglected and rusting deep below Grand Central station, the armoured train that helped heroic Roosevelt keep his polio secret

Modern Woodmen give man with polio wheelchair ramp

Polio survivors demand insurance coverage for respirators in Taiwan

Compassion learned early by Butler Hospital nurse Jean Sung

Baltimore conference celebrates famous cell line

Greenville woman finally finds way to lose weight despite physical limitations

Able to Travel Offers People with Disabilities Accessible Travel Packages to Popular Destinations Around the World

Able To Travel

National Rehabilitation Hospital Post-Polio Program

Lauro S. Halstead, MD, M.P.H.

Polio Pioneer Helps Survivors Hold On To Strength

Heres why they all call her Sweetie

Missoula program helps disabled women lose weight

Up for every challenge

United Spinal Associations Action Online Magazine PostPolio

Polio Days

Happily, It is a Wonderful Life

Computer helps man with polio maintain independence

Congo Brazza: A Polio Epidemic

Postpolio Syndrome: The Second Time Around (Part 1)

Medical experts warn against post-polio syndrome

No Cure for Post Polio Yet

Polio/Post-Polio United Spinal's Action On-line Magazine

United States House of Representatives declared January 23, 2011 as "Ed Roberts Day"

Wii bowling keeps seniors fit

Common Misconceptions About Handicap Access

Can Magnetic Therapy Relieve Pain?

Polio still around after vaccine

Local woman nominated for KLTY Christmas Wish

Poor Sleep Decades After Polio

Beverly mom always had more to give

When Nature Calls - Fond memories of Miller

Despite losses, woman keeps singing

Onley brings message of acceptance to students

Paralysed inventor to sell robotic 'trousers' for $100,000 that let patients walk and even climb stairs

Skelton gives farewell speech to Congress

"I’ve led a charmed life in many ways, but as a youngster I learned that a person’s life can change forever in an instant. After contracting polio, I was fortunate to receive treatment at the Warm Springs Foundation in Georgia. Polio affects each person differently, but all Warm Springs patients learned valuable lessons about life – never let illness define you, never be limited by the expectations of others, never give up, and never stop working. By applying the belief that nothing is impossible if you work hard, thousands of Warm Springs alumni, including myself, have led happy and productive lives."      

Polio could not stop this braveheart from scaling new peaks

People with disabilities: We are people first

Revisiting Polio

Pat's a grateful survivor

Stonehaven woman reveals legacy of polio

Adkins: Surviving polio and its painful, limiting complications

Polio - the Last Word

A history of polio 1580 B.C. - 2009 A.D.

The Next Page: Saving the world

Inspirational Novella Coincides with World Polio Day October 24

Winnipeg woman remembers St. Andre

"Polio" by Staff Benda Bilili

Defying disease

Post-Polio Syndrome

EFNS guideline on diagnosis and management of post-polio syndrome

Walking not for a cure, but to shine a light

Excerpt From Philip Roth's "Nemesis"

IRS to Hold Special Open House Saturday, Sept. 25 for Veterans and Persons with Disabilities

I AM STILL LIVING WITH THE LEGACY OF CHILDHOOD POLIO

F&M Bank seeks charities to provide wheelchair ramps for disabled homeowners

Lifeline telephone assistance keeps Ohioans connected

1935 Photo at the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, GA.

Alan Alda childhood plagued by polio

PPS Internet Resources

Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Breath of Life: Post-polio survivor breathes in joy

Polio survivor refuses to slow down

What is the treatment for post-polio syndrome?

Ohio Home Medical Providers Call on Congress to Preserve Homecare as an Option for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Mayor moots private Bill on post-polio syndrome (India)

POST-POLIO syndrome is a neurological condition which can occur in people who have had polio

The British Polio Fellowship

Dr. Gott: Polio posing?

Dr. Donohue: Polio can pay a second visit

Painful legacy of the 'forgotten disease' polio

Daily Ginger Consumption Found To Ease Muscle Pain

A world in a backward spin

Where was the polio vaccine discovered?

ADA In Your Community Poll

Grifols Agrees to Acquire Intellectual Property for Treatment of Post-Polio Syndrome From Pharmalink AB

Post-Polio Syndrome: Polio Revisited

European Conference on Post Polio Syndrome Copenhagen August 31 - Sept 2, 2011

What's Up Doc? Grandmother may have post-polio syndrome

Film reveals Pittsburgh's polio stories

The Polio Crusade PBS - Watch it On-Line

Additional Videos on Polio

"Reclaim Function!": International Conference in Stockholm Aims to Improve Rehabilitation Medicine

Salk Institute celebrates 50 years of discovery, growth

Jonas Salk Faced Down Fears, Doomsayers To Conquer Polio

Information needed in search for brother who was stricken with Polio

Paralyzed with fear: A polio survivor's story

Award for Otto Bock's electronically controlled knee joint

A survivor, Kooiker urges on final push to eliminate polio

I remember when: I was polio pioneer in a test group for vaccine

Post Polio Syndrome Week - No Presidential Proclamation Required (Post Polio Research)

First round of polio vaccinations in US given Feb. 23, 1954

Polio is only a plane ride away

Joyful night for group of polio survivors

Courthouse fixes handicap parking signage, Yakima, Washington

New Jersey Polio Card

Post Polio Syndrome the struggle continues

One step at a time: Salt Lake City researcher records post-polio syndrome

For Some Survivors, Polio Won't Fade Into the Past

Fighting polio with "gentle hands"

University of Utah collecting polio survivors' stories

New Jersey distributes polio warning card (anesthesia)

American West Center at University of Utah Looking for Polio Survivors

WHO: New vaccine critical in wiping out polio

Jordan Rich Show Polio:Forgotten But Not Gone January 10th

Post-Polio Syndrome

PPSRL Post-Polio Internet Resources (December 1, 2009)

Links to Videos from the Wellness Retreat at the International Post-Polio Conference, Warm Springs, GA have been added to the Links Page

Disabilities and the Flu

What is Poliomyelitis?

FAQ: Post Polio Syndrome

Polio: Forgotten, but not gone

Heat will be on in new program (Australia)

When polio scourge hit Nevada County

Footnotes: Small Steps

Five decades after polio vaccine: Four nations still feel scourge

PolioToday.org

Nigeria: Our Battle Against Poliomyelitis -Donald

Nordic Walking Classes Coming to Senior EmPower Day

Common Viral Infection in Infants May Persist Long-term in the Central Nervous System

Fellowship honour for dedication

FDR in Warm Springs, Georgia

Retirement Living TV Healthline Presents: Polio Revisited

The documentary still airs on Retirement Living TV from time to time, Wasser said. Its next scheduled showing is July 17 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. (Comcast Cable Channel 175 and Verizon FiOS Channel 245). ***Note: This is the introduction. We will let you know when we hear that it will be broadcast again on RLTV.***

Polio Pioneer Helps Survivors Hold On To Strength

Dr. Lauro Halstead is one of only a handful of doctors in the U.S. who specializes in polio — and he speaks to his patients with authority.

Watch Videos: Shades of Grey Post Polio Syndrome by Post Polio Victoria (Australia)

Polio Network Victoria (Australia)

The Final Inch (The Largest Non-Military Army in History Fights to Win its Final Battle)

Crusade follows fight against Polio (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Feb 2, 2009)

The Polio Crusade (PBS Watch On-Line)

Hutchinson Kansas man shoots film about polio survivors (Published January 19, 2009)

October 12-18, 2008 WERE STILL HERE! campaign

Study seeks source of fatigue with people with PPS

Polio Survivors Ask

Nancy Baldwin Carter, BA, M Ed Psych, Omaha, Nebraska, (n.carter@cox.net)

 

Q:  I recently attended a banquet given to raise funds meant to help eradicate polio worldwide. Others at our table seemed to believe that this was the end of it—that once we get everyone immunized, there would be nothing more to do regarding polio. Why don’t people hear as much about ongoing needs of polio survivors as they do about efforts to eradicate the disease?

 

A:  The simple answer is that the CDC and Rotary International and others have spent a good deal of time and money organizing and publicizing this most successful eradication effort (and thank goodness for that). But so far nobody has approached our post-polio cause with anything close to that much vitality.

 

More to the point, perhaps, is what can WE do? A vigorous grass roots effort on the part of polio survivors and their families could create a domino effect, finally attracting the attention of those in an excellent position to assist us in meeting our goal.

 

And what is this goal? To alert health professionals, policy makers, and the general public to the fact that polio survivors are active individuals within their communities with successes to tell, and for many of us, unmet needs.

 

One huge need is for rehabilitation as well as re-rehabilitation. Polio survivors remember the role rehab played in taking us from polio patient to functioning member of society as we recovered from the disease initially. Worldwide, rehab efforts, although limited in some countries, still exist. And now the cause is just as great for re-rehabilitation as those of us with the late effects of polio struggle to get back on our feet from this second blow.

 

We hope for doctors, therapists, medical institutions to see our plight and come pounding on our door. We look for policy makers to steer others in our direction. We dream of energizing those in our communities in the same way FDR brought them to our side all those years ago.

 

It all starts here, with you and me and each of us.

 

After a death in my family last month, someone asked where she could send a memorial. I suggested the research division of PHI, to help boost the amount of money available for promising grants. Shouldn’t people know that right now we’re close to finding a definitive diagnosis for post-polio syndrome—and that this could lead to breakthroughs in treatment?

 

A few days later she called to ask if I minded her sending the money to a homeless shelter, instead, since they have a current need. Of course the shelter is worthy. And in her mind, post-polio is so remote it presents no urgency whatsoever. That made me sit up and pay attention. What can I do to make a difference? What can I do to get others to take notice?

 

I’ve been looking over ideas various groups have proposed. Did you see the “button” suggestion? Wearing buttons with the WE’RE STILL HERE logo on them? Brilliant, I thought! I could wear one, and everywhere I go people would ask who “WE” are and why they should care if we’re “STILL HERE.” A Johnny Appleseed of post-polio, that’d be me. How does that quote go? If everyone lit just one little candle, what a bright world this would be!

 

Or I could reach lots of people at once by being part of producing the skit right here in Omaha that’s offered on the PHI website this year. What a kick!

 

Take a look at the bright green logo at www.post-polio.org and discover some great possibilities. You’ll see. And remember this: Anything we can do is a zillion times better than doing nothing at all.

 

Nancy Baldwin Carter, B.A, M.Ed.Psych, from Omaha, Nebraska, is a polio survivor, a writer, and is founder and former director of Nebraska Polio Survivors Association.

 

Source: Post-Polio Health International (www.post-polio.org)