Breathing and Sleep Symposium for Polio Survivors

The Salk Institute has posted the video from the Breathing and Sleep Symposium on their website at www.poliotoday.org. We received this note from Gladys: “I have watched the presentation all the way through again, and the information that was shared by our presenters is extremely valuable for all polio survivors to see…not just those with […]

Polio: The Irrversible Mistake

Ray Taylor has updated his PowerPoint presentation “Polio: The The Irreversible Mistake”. Click here to download the PowerPoint from our Downloads section. As part of the presentation, a new video has been produced. It has been uploaded to YouTube to help educate all regarding Polio and the Polio Survivors and Associates Rotary Action Group. You […]

Polio survivor is devoted to immunizing and educating

By Christina Macone-Greene SPECIAL TO THE UNION-TRIBUNE Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 12:02 a.m. ESCONDIDO— Jack Campbell didn’t celebrate his sixth birthday with a party like most kids do. Instead, polio confined him to an iron lung for a month at Los Angeles County Hospital. That was before Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine in […]

PolioToday.org

http://poliotoday.org/   PolioToday.org is published by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. This website is designed to raise awareness of post-polio syndrome and to be a resource for polio survivors. Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed the first safe and effective polio vaccine, founded the Salk Institute in 1960.

Introducing the European Polio Union(EPU)

The European Polio Union (EPU) is a European umbrella organisation for national organisations that support people who have had polio and for people that are currently coping with Post Polio Syndrome (PPS). The EPU aims, by bringing all those organisations together, to strengthen their force, to learn from each other and to help each other. […]

Where do I get help?

PHI (Post-Polio Health International)’s mission is to enhance the lives and independence of polio survivors and home ventilator users through Education, Advocacy, Research and Networking. We have published many articles over the years which discuss options for managing pain and have posted them on our website www.post-polio.org. We recommended the following… Sacroiliac Pain: A Physical […]

Virus scare familiar to those who remember polio

By Linda Hersey Contributing Writer SOUTH PORTLAND (May 7): When Penny Pachios Carson grew up in Cape Elizabeth, families avoided crowds because they feared catching polio. [0] So Carson played at the beach instead. No one knew at the time that sewage discharged from town pipes into the bay carried the polio virus. Three Cape […]

“Managing Post-Polio”, A Guide to Living and Aging Well with Post-Polio Syndrome, Lauro S. Halstead, M.D., NRH Press, Second Edition 2006

            Dr.Halstead is one of the early doctors to identify what came to be known as “post-polio syndrome” (PPS).  He helped organize international conferences in Warm Springs in the early 1980’s and has continued his interest and work at the National Rehabilitation Hospital.  Joan Headley, Senior Advisor to our Polio Survivors Action Group is one […]