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  • Imagine Yourself in a Wheelchair

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    August 17, 2014 | 9:51 pm

    There is a very high probability that sometime soon, you or a loved one in your family will need to use a wheelchair to get around, either temporary or permanently.  Right now, researchers estimate that about 2.2 million Americans use a wheelchair for mobility and that number is...

  • Quadriplegics Play a Murderous Game

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In 2003, Dana Adam Shapiro was stunned by an article about quadriplegic rugby -- a.k.a. murderball -- played by testosterone-amped athletes who ram the hell out of each other in souped-up wheelchairs.

    The quadriplegics, at least partially impaired in all four limbs, were...