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Pennsylvanians With Disabilities Call for an End to Institution-Only Options

Less Expensive In-Home Care Best Option for Disabled and Budget PHILADELPHIA, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, Disabled In Action of PA, the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumer Association, Liberty Resources and numerous advo...

Americans With Disabilities Applaud President Obama's Intention to Sign the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities

WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD), representing a broad constituency of Americans with disabilities and disability organizations, praises Monday's announcement of President Barack Obama's intention to sign the int...

Hospice Foundation of America Presents New Educational Webinar on 'SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES THROUGH ILLNESS, GRIEF AND LOSS'

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally-known experts Claire Lavin, PhD, and Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, will discuss the importance of helping those with intellectual disabilities face illness and grief during Hospice Foundation of America's (HFA's) new live online webinar on Tuesday, September...

Abilities Expo - THE Event for People With Disabilities - Is FREE and Happening THIS WEEK at the Schaumburg Convention Center

Both Mayor Daley and Governor Quinn have issued proclamations commending this event. CHICAGO, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of anticipation, Abilities Expo ( www.abilitiesexpo.com ) - the premiere event for people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and healthcare professio...

Allsup Medicare Advisor(SM) Expands Service; Helps Seniors and People with Disabilities Make Best Medicare Choices

People now have objective, personalized support to learn about all Medicare options, enroll in the plan that is best for them and receive significant healthcare savings; new service adds online convenience Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) June 17, 2009 -- Allsup today announced...

Children and Adults with Disabilities Benefit from Circle K's Unwavering Commitment

PHOENIX, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Arizona has been the beneficiary of Circle K's community involvement for over twenty-five years. Locally and nationally Circle K has remained the largest corporate sponsor for the organization that provides comprehe...

Senseless Budget Cuts Will Gut California's Cost Efficient Home Care Program and Force Seniors and People with Disabilities Out of Their Homes and into Institutions

SEIU Launches Month of Protests, 48-Hour Vigil, Class Action Suit and Ad Campaign with Affected Californians, Families and Caregivers LOS ANGELES and SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seniors, people with disabilities and the people who provide the care that permits them...

Kids With Disabilities Benefit From Marianjoy Golf Camps

WHEATON, Ill., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At Marianjoy's Youth Golf Camp, children of all ages and ability levels can learn the fundamentals of the game of golf. While increasing flexibility and range of motion, children also improve their self-confidence as they learn a new skill. For...

Older Adults, People With Disabilities Urged to Be Better Prepared for Emergencies

New 'ReadyPA' Materials Offer Tips on Creating Personal Support Networks HARRISBURG, Pa., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older adults and individuals with disabilities can be better prepared for emergencies with the help of new resources offered by Pennsylvania's ReadyPA campaign, the ...

Accessible Air Travel Guide for People With Disabilities From United Spinal Association

NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association ( www.UnitedSpinal.org ) has released an updated version of the Accessible Air Travel -- A Guide for People With Disabilities with expanded regulations for the Air Carrier Access Act -- the law that mandates air travel accessi...

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Disabilities in Medical Technology

Lack of Medicare Part D Coverage for All Medically Necessary Prescriptions Endangers Older Americans and Those with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities

Coalition of Patient and Consumer Groups calls for Legislative Action to Ensure Access to 'Off-Label' Drug Treatments WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-six patient, family caregiver and health professional organizations are calling upon Congress to pass legisla...

Autism Studies Presented at Mid-Atlantic Research Consortium Meeting

... Consortium (MAC) of the federally sponsored Intellectual and Developmental disabilities Research Centers (IDDRC). The consortium met on April 27 to focus on autism... of Health, committed to researching causes and treatments of developmental disabilities and mental retardation. "The goal of all our centers, both at CHOP and thro...

New Study Confirms That the Supports Intensity Scale Assessment is Effective in Measuring the Support Needs of People With Intellectual Disability and Making Funding Decisions

...dy was conducted with 274 adults with intellectual disabilities currently receiving funding from a state developme...American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental disabilities (AJIDD). The SIS is a planning tool developed by ...ican Association on Intellectual and Developmental disabilities to assess needs of people with intellectual and de...

Further Analysis From ATHENA Study Showed That Multaq(R) (dronedarone) Reduced the Risk of Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

...st important independent risk factors for stroke. Stroke is a major public health problem because this acute event often causes permanent neurological disabilities and death. Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke by up to 5 times. It also is responsible for 15-20% of all strokes, which if caused by AF,...

Further Analysis From ATHENA Study Showed That Multaq(R)(Dronedarone) Reduced the Risk of Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

...st important independent risk factors for stroke. Stroke is a major public health problem because this acute event often causes permanent neurological disabilities and death. Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke by up to 5 times. It also is responsible for 15-20% of all strokes, which if caused by AF,...

Seventy Years Old and Going Strong With Down Syndrome and No Dementia: The Case of 'Mr. C' Causes Major Interest in the Scientific Community

...the study's co-author and Director of Intellectual disabilities Research at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Balti...of Chromosome 21. Intellectual and Developmental disabilities is among the top journals in special education and...ican Association on Intellectual and Developmental disabilities (http://www.aaidd.org ). Founded in 1876, AAIDD...

Modigene Awarded Israeli Government Grant to Support Development of Its Longer-Acting Interferon Beta

...e insulating myelin layers of the brain and spinal cord. If unchecked, over time the immune system attack on myelin leads to poor coordination, severe disabilities and premature death. Annual sales of interferon beta were estimated to be $4.3 billion in 2007. "This generous new grant from the OCS is an importan...

Repligen Announces Plans to Initiate a Phase 2b Trial for RG2417 in Bipolar Disorder

... with substantial morbidity and mortality, ranking worldwide behind only unipolar depression and alcohol abuse among psychiatric illnesses for related disabilities and overall economic burden of illness. The lifetime financial burden of bipolar disorder in the United States is about $625,000 per patient, dependin...

Mitchell, Military TBI Task Force Highlight the Importance of Traumatic Brain Injury Research; Mitchell Endorses Ground Breaking Traumatic Brain Injury Study

...ly operational this year to care for those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, including those with TBI. Many brain injury survivors have long-term disabilities including difficulties with memory and problem-solving, as well as stress and anger issues. "The hidden effects of brain injuries can surface long aft...

Repligen Reports Positive Phase 2a Clinical Trial Results of RG2417 for Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

... with substantial morbidity and mortality, ranking worldwide behind only unipolar depression and alcohol abuse among psychiatric illnesses for related disabilities and overall economic burden of illness. The lifetime financial burden of bipolar disorder in the United States is about $625,000 per patient, dependin...
Disabilities in Medical Dictionary

Disabilities

Disability is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as "a ... Some disability rights activists use an acronym TAB, "Temporarily Able-Bodied" ... Developmental disability is a term used to describe life-long, disabilities attributable to mental and/or...

Learning Disabilities

Learning disability, is a disorder in which a person has a difficulty to learn effectively, caused by an unknown factor or factors. The unknown factor is the disorder that affects the brain's ability to receive and process information. This disorder can make it... Interactive guide to ...

Developmental Disabilities

Developmental disability is a term used to describe life-long, disabilities attributable to mental and/or physical or combination of mental and physical impairments, manifested prior to age 18. The term is used most commonly in the United States to refer to disabilities ... Information on ...

Poison Control Centers

...k. Please direct all poison related questions to our toll free hotline. ... The Texas Poison Center Network complies with the Americans with disabilities Act of 1990. ... will be answered by one of the specialists at the Poison Center . ... KidsHealth>Parents>First Aid & Safety>Home ...

Physical medicine

...d rehabilitation are the health care specialties focused on ... physical medicine and rehabilitation Medical specialty treating chronic disabilities through physical means to help patients return to a comfortable, physical medicine n. The branch of medicine that deals with the treatmen...

Hemorrhagic stroke

...gic ) information center covers causes, prevention, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, incidence, ... We improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities by providing high ... Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain breaks or ruptures ... ...

Head Injury

...eath in children. The injury can be as mild as a bump, bruise (contusion), or cut on the head . ... About 5.3 million people have permanent disabilities from head injury . Nearly 50% of people who have a very severe head injury die. ... Head injury is classified as either closed or open...

Hammer

...on film from the early 1970s that gave him his moniker. B.J. Hammer (Williamson) gets... Founder Alvina Hammer believed that individuals with disabilities had the right ... Hammer Joined Advocates for the Disabled Rally Against Funding Cuts ... Hammer Heads Deluxe - It's smashariffic fun from ...

Galactose

... ( PGC) is a national, non-profit, volunteer organization ... Galactose in Foods. Recipes and Products. Potential Complications. Cataracts. Learning disabilities ... Galactose (Gal) (also called Brain Sugar) is a type of sugar which is less sweet ... Galactose and glucose are produced by hydrolysis ...

Flu

...llergic rhinitis, seasonal allergies, food ... Here are 10 flu misconceptions -- and the realities: ... Schools Prep for Swine Flu Closures. disabilities No Problem for These Campers ... Information about colds and the flu from American Academy of Family Physicians. ... counter medicines can I t...
Disabilities in Biological News

Statin does not appear helpful for children with learning disabilities caused by genetic disorder

Use of simvastatin by children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a genetic disorder that can cause learning disabilities, did not result in improved cognitive function, according to a study in the July 16 issue of JAMA . Characteristics of NF1 (incidence 1:3,000) include skin disorders, pro...

Genetic marker linked to problem behaviors in adults with developmental disabilities

A common variation of the gene involved in regulating serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain may be linked to problem behaviors in adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, new research indicates. The findings were published in the July 2009 issue of the American Journal on I...

Robotics research: Enhancing the lives of people with disabilities

Robots may be the solution for people with disabilities who are struggling to regain the use of their limbs, thanks to a research team that includes engineers and students from Rochester Institute of Technology. The study utilizes physiological information, or bio-signals, produced by the human...

MSU lands $2.1 million grant to take part in national autism study

...r make up the Centers for Autism and Developmental disabilities Research and Epidemiology Network. The network was...ren with autism, children with other developmental disabilities and children without a developmental delay or disa...n with autism to children with other developmental disabilities and children without any developmental delay or di...

Early brain activity sheds new light on the neural basis of reading

...nt clinical application in relation to developmental dyslexia (affecting between 15-30 million people in the US alone) and those with acquired reading disabilities through injury or disease. A better understanding of normal reading processes could potentially help these individuals. The research team used a ne...

The genetic X-factor

...l X chromosome genes in 208 families with learning disabilities - the largest screen of this type ever reported. ...edge of the complex of genes that lead to learning disabilities in clinical practice. "We already offer genetic...provision of diagnostics to families with learning disabilities and allow us to develop more comprehensive genetic...

'First aid' for brain cells comes from blood

...has now shown in stroke models that a stroke in mice with no functioning Treg cells in their blood causes much greater damage to the brain and greater disabilities than in animals with functioning Treg cells. An analysis of the immune system showed that mice without this cellular "First Aid" produce much more inf...

Autism Speaks funds $5 million to studies on genetic and environmental risk factors for autism

...current with the emergence of autistic behavior," explained Dr. Piven Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental disabilities who directs IBIS at UNC-Chapel Hill. "It is our hope that this study will lead to a much deeper understanding of the pathophysiology underlying the d...

NEC Foundation of America awards grant to NJIT

...k at a special luncheon and tour of the facility last month. The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for Children with Orthopedic disabilities at NJIT has developed a prototype of the Hands-Up video game software, with the support of the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Di...

The effect of parental education on the heritability of children's reading disability

...evels of education. The researchers concluded that on average, poor instruction or lack of reading practice may often be the main influence on reading disabilities in families with low socioeconomic status, while genes may be the main influence on reading disability among children in families with high socioecono...
Disabilities in Biological Technology

Mental research at UW-Madison could correct disabilities

Madison, Wis. -- UW-Madison scientists have research on the brain. In the past few months, university biomedical researchers have been pouring their time and effort into projects that can combat neural disorders and help patients live normal lives. With the projects now entering the area of hum...

AMERIGROUP Praises Expansion of State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

...Corporation, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, improves healthcare access and quality for the financially vulnerable, seniors and people with disabilities by developing innovative managed health services for the public sector. Through its subsidiaries, AMERIGROUP Corporation serves approximately 1.6 mil...

AMERIGROUP Corporation Named One of Best Places to Work in Healthcare

...Corporation, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, improves healthcare access and quality for the financially vulnerable, seniors and people with disabilities by developing innovative managed health services for the public sector. Through its subsidiaries, AMERIGROUP Corporation serves approximately 1.7 mill...

DynaVox Releases Software Version 1.05 for DynaVox V and Vmax

...iving an opportunity for a better life to the millions of adults and children around the world challenged by significant speech, language and learning disabilities caused by conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease), stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's ...

Healthcare Scoop Expands Consumer Conversation to Dialogue with Premier Healthcare Organizations

...w, hasn't existed," said Stump. "Courage Center is an innovator in meeting the health care needs of this community, especially empowering those with disabilities to realize their full potential," said Jan Malcolm, CEO, Courage Center, which sponsors a profile page on the Healthcare Scoop. "That's why we're exci...

AMERIGROUP Corporation to Discuss Third Quarter Earnings on October 23

...Corporation, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, improves healthcare access and quality for the financially vulnerable, seniors and people with disabilities by developing innovative managed health services for the public sector. Through its subsidiaries, AMERIGROUP Corporation serves approximately 1.7 mill...

$1.6 Million Agreement to Accelerate Fragile X Research, Inspire Hope

...nd Developmental Disabilities, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental disabilities and the Data Coordinating Center at Columbia University. Fragile X syndrome is the most common known cause of inherited intellectual disability and ...

Touch Bionics a 2008 da Vinci Award winner

...daptive and assistive technology. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society understands well the difficulties people experience when faced with physical disabilities and created the da Vinci Awards to recognize the most innovative projects that enable participation and contribution in all aspects of society. "We ...

AMERIGROUP Reaches Agreement in Principle to Settle Illinois Qui Tam Litigation

...Corporation, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, improves healthcare access and quality for the financially vulnerable, seniors and people with disabilities by developing innovative managed health services for the public sector. Through its subsidiaries, AMERIGROUP Corporation serves approximately 1.7 mill...

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Opens Two Warm, Supportive Patient Centers: Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center and Family Resource Center

...ter to surgery. -- Accessible health services for women with disabilities, facilitated by the design input of Breast Health Access for Women with disabilities (BHAWD), a program of Alta Bates Summit since 1995. The Family Resource Center supports community education and outreach, with a focus on cancer...
Disabilities in Biological Definition

Down syndrome

...e, causing highly variable degrees of learning difficulties and physical disabilities . It is named for John Langdon-Down , the British doctor who first descri...eory, culminating in the murder of many people with Down syndrome and other disabilities by the Nazi government in Germany in the 1930s - 1945 , and the creati...

Rudolf Steiner

...ideration. In 1939, Doctor Karl Konig founded the Camphill Movement in Scotland as a place to provide treatment for children with severe learning disabilities . There are currently more than a dozen Camphill Villages and eight Colleges providing a home for more than 1000 residents. Social threefolding...
Disabilities in Biological Dictionary

Transition

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