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Health

IV Therapy Boasts Restorative Trickle Effect  

Because many of us desire a quick fix, fast-acting IVs are an intriguing treatment option.

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Tech

How the Restaurant Industry Can Harness Technology to Improve Accessibility and Inclusion

Technological advances are helping pave a path towards a more widely accessible food service landscape – both in-person and online. Now, it is up to restaurants to embrace this technology and help build a more inclusive future.

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Health

Aphasia: A Commonly Misunderstood Communication Disorder

Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects two million Americans and occurs more often than Parkinson’s Disease, cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy.

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Health

People Report Fewer Negative Emotions Like Fatigue and Fear, and More Joy and Hope

A new study -- released June 2021 -- indicates a long-awaited, positive shift of feelings. ‍Some people, though, will take longer to see mood changes after the pandemic, psychiatrists say.

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Health

New Guidance May Change How You Control Your Asthma

Together, people with asthma, their caregivers, and health care providers can make informed decisions about asthma management based on new guidance.

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Health

Five Delicious & Heart-Healthy Chocolate Recipes

July 7 is World Chocolate Day! Here are reasons to celebrate: Dark chocolate is soothing and satisfying, and may have health benefits including some for heart health.

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Health

Debilitating Migraines and Headaches Significantly Spike During Coronavirus Pandemic, But Treatment Awaits

June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month. Alarmingly, there's been a nearly 70 percent rise in the number of migraine attacks during the pandemic and 84 percent of people have more stress managing their disease.

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Events

Here's Why You Should Eat More Ice Cream This June

To support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, do good and feel good by eating ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery to benefit Best Buddies International.

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Lifestyle

Study Affirms LGBTQ People are More Likely to Have a Disability than the General Population

The disability community intersects with every other minority group, and the LGBTQ community is no exception. But new surveys are revealing disproportionate findings.

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Health

Miniature Therapy Horses Are Just What the Doctor Ordered

Small horses are making a BIG impact! One equine organization is reaching more than 25,000 people each year at medical treatment sites, hospice centers, assisted living communities, veteran and first responder facilities, and even personal homes.

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Education

Braille Institute Offers 110 Free Online Spring/Summer Courses, Including Laughing Yoga and Making Technology Work For You

Learning is just a click away, thanks to free programs and services for those with low vision to no vision.

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Health

COVID-19 Increases Stroke Risk, according to an Orlando Neurologist

‍Fewer patients are being hospitalized with coronavirus thanks to the vaccines, but doctors are still seeing the pandemic’s severe consequences, such as stroke.

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Travel

Airbnb Offering Experiences and Stays With 'Accessibility in Mind' -- From Adaptive Hiking to Therapeutic Surfing

Airbnb is prioritizing accessible travel to amp up summer experiences and stays for travelers of all abilities.

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Health

5 Myths About Mental Illness — and What You Really Need to Know

Almost everyone can and will experience some level of anxiety, impulsiveness, or mood swings. The difference lies in the degree such feelings interrupt a person’s life.

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Lifestyle

6 Cliché Phrases That You’ll Never Hear Me Say -- A Guest Blog by 'Wheel Girl' Rachelle Chapman

A freak accident at her bachelorette party caused Rachelle Chapman to become a paraplegic. Through her blog, she embraces the opportunity to motivate others to find joy in every aspect of life, but she's not afraid to share her truth too. And that includes allowing herself to feel every human emotion... without guilt.

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Health

6 Reasons to Add Hydrotherapy to Your Self-Care Routine

Ready to plunge into self-care? Soak up the health benefits of adding hydrotherapy into your wellness regime.

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Seniors

Here's Why You Should Consider Seeing a Geriatrician

You know that pediatricians specialize in children; but did you know that geriatricians address the needs of older adults? The specialty of geriatrics is essential.

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Health

New 3D Printed Fetus Helps Doctors Better Plan for In-Utero Spina Bifida Surgery

New modeling technology allows surgeons to visualize complicated pre-delivery procedure to treat babies with spina bifida.

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Lifestyle

Give Yourself the "Green" Light for Eco-Friendly Health and Happiness

A green or eco-friendly lifestyle is beneficial for you and Mother Nature.

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Lifestyle

Mindfulness: What You Should Know About its Proven Impact on loneliness

Mindfulness practices can help curb loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

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Fashion & Beauty

10 Disability-Friendly Face Masks & Coverings

Inclusive designs can make face masks more comfortable for persons with disabilities. Additionally, disability-friendly options can enhance accessibility within medical and professional settings.

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Health

Is it Allergies or COVID-19? Here are 7 Symptoms to Note

To help shed some light on the differences between COVID-19 and spring allergies, consider these seven common symptoms and their possible causes.

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Tech

Announcing the Re-launch of AmeriDisability

AmeriDisability will relaunch its digital and social platforms to further serve the disability and senior communities.

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Travel

Holiday Air Travel Can Be Dangerous for Passengers with Disabilities

Here's how you can help the Paralyzed Veterans of America enhance safety when traveling by air.

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Seniors

5 Steps to the Retirement of your Dreams

Here's how to get your finances in order.

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Health

How to Cope with Holiday and Seasonal Blues

You want to embrace the seasonal red and green hues, but you're just blue. Here's what you need to know about holiday/seasonal depression.

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Lifestyle

Online Floral/Gift Company Launches Holiday Collection To Help Create Employment Opportunities For People Of Differing Abilities

Here's how holiday gift-giving can benefit the gift recipient and also expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

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Health

The Importance of Finding a Mental Health Care Provider You Can Trust

Should you be faced with a crisis, know how to find a reputable mental health care provider with the expertise you need and that you can trust.

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Travel

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to Hold FREE Webinar on Road and Rail Trips for Wheelchair Users

This session will cover the experience and understanding of wheelchair users traveling by road or railway.

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Tech

Mobile Voting Could Make Voting Easier for People with Disabilities

Utah County expands mobile voting for the November general elections and broadens eligibility to include the disabled community.

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Professional

How to Become a Service Dog Trainer

Yes, you love animals but are you ready to turn your passion into a profession?

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Health

How to Navigate "Step Therapy" and Other Treatment Obstacles Associated with Chronic Conditions

Unfortunately, insurance hiccups can cause challenges for patients. Your physician may be able to help you appeal coverage denials.

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Seniors

How Epilepsy and Seizures Impact Older Adults

Did you know that epilepsy is more likely to develop in older adults? Seizures can be easy to miss. Learn how to recognize the signs and how you can help.

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Health

The Alarming Trend of Involuntary Institutionalization During and After Disasters

The National Council on Disability issued a new report highlighting the unfortunate impact of disaster among the disabled community.

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Tech

Disability-Serving Website Features Virtual Tours for Accessibility Awareness

Able Eyes, a disability-serving website, allows people with disabilities digital access to locations to navigate accessibility before arrival.

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Lifestyle

5 Tips for Caregivers to Take Care of Themselves Too

"I care for my 100-year-old mom, and here's how I've learned to take care of myself too." - Elluz Peraza

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Health

Here's How Equine Therapy Benefits People with Disabilities

The activity has been shown to build core strength as well as help children gain self-esteem, discipline and empathy while also experiencing joy.

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Education

All Dental Schools to Train Students to Manage Treatment of People with Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities

Previously, patients with ID/DD were largely unable to obtain dental care treatment because dental students were simply not required to learn to manage their treatment.

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Health

Depression Is Far More Sinister Than Sadness – And Women Are Particularly at High Risk

There are quite a few classifications of depression. Here's a look at some of the more common types.

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Health

How Breast Cancer Can Increase Heart Disease Risk

Cardio-oncologists specialize in early detection and management of heart disease in cancer patients throughout all stages of cancer therapy and survivorship.

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Seniors

Ask the Expert: Vision Health as You Age

Here insight into the prevention and treatment of common vision-related diseases that come with age.

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Lifestyle

How to Make Halloween Inclusive for all Trick-or-Treaters

Halloween can be tricky for children with special needs, but don't fear... festive fun awaits.

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Education

Interested in Becoming a Special Education Teacher? Here are the Best Online Special Education Bachelor's Degrees

Education degrees are not always designed for teaching special needs children. Check out these specialty programs.

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Lifestyle

New Multi-Faceted Initiative to Address Needs of Female Veterans with Disabilities

Paralyzed Veterans of America is focusing on the unique needs of women.

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Travel

Two Airports Launch New Navigation App for Families with Developmental Disabilities

Access Houston Airports free app prepares children with developmental disabilities and their caregivers for the airport experience in a fun and engaging way.

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Lifestyle

10 Surprising Autumn Service Dog Safety Tips

Don't let proper care of service dogs fall by the wayside during the fall season.

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Seniors

How to Develop Care Plans to Help Both Older Adults and Caregivers

‍Developing and maintaining a care plan will help you balance both your life and that of the person to whom you are providing care.

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Entertainment

ASL Music Interpreters Amp Up Accessibility for the Deaf Community

Viral videos are stirring up noise about ASL music interpreters. But the conversation should remain focused on improving equal access for the deaf and hard of hearing community.

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How to Support a Friend with Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, for women, the three most common cancers are breast, lung and colorectal. Together, they account for one-half of all cases, with breast cancer alone accounting for 30% of new cases. Odds are you know a friend with breast cancer... here's how you can offer support.

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Sports

Adaptive Coaches Fiercely Flex the Limits of Fitness Training

Adaptive athletes are revolutionizing the fitness industry, from both the trainer and the trainee perspective. AmeriDisability connected with three adaptive coaches to learn more about the progression.

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Travel

3D Accessible Parking Effort to Create a More Mobility Inclusive Society

Seventeen dealerships (and counting) across the nation will install 3D Access Aisles to make parking more accessible.

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Lifestyle

Service Dogs are More than 'Man's Best Friend' for Veterans

Service dogs aren't just companions for veterans. These highly-trained animals provide essential support.

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Health

A Mother's Harrowing Tale of Her Child's Decline into Mental Illness – and Signs to Watch for in Your Teen or Young Adult

The incurable brain diseases of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder combined strike one in every 25 people typically as they are entering adulthood.

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Seniors

Medicare Open Enrollment: How to Save Money Next Year

All changes made to coverage during Open Enrollment (Oct. 15 through Dec. 7) take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

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Professional

Businesses Named “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”

The DEI helps companies measure their own progress on disability inclusion and challenges them to improve their policies and practices – not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s also good for business.

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Health

In-Utero Surgery Improves Outcomes for Babies with Spina Bifida

Because spinal cord damage is progressive during gestation, prenatal surgery is scientifically proven to be more effective than postnatal repair.

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Tech

5 Ways Technology is Transforming Hearing Aids

Tired of changing hearing aid batteries? Maybe you no longer need to.

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Health

6 Keys to the Best Possible Stroke Recovery

The American Stroke Association is sharing these important tips.

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Sports

First-Ever Sensory Inclusive Marathon Scheduled to Take Place This Month

Ready to race? Adaptive athletes and athletes and/or spectators with sensory issues are ready to lace up!

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Entertainment

Movie Industry Increases Prejudice Against People With Disabilities

As disability representation in film falls to a four-year low, RespectAbility offers free tools and resources for disability inclusion.

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Health

Common Questions About How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncture is effective for ailments including allergies, depression, hypertension, tennis elbow, morning sickness, malposition of the fetus and stroke.

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Lifestyle

How People with Chronic Disease Can Tackle Disaster Planning

6-in-10 Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease, stroke, cancer, or diabetes. These and other chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America. Extra precautions should be taken for disaster planning.

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Health

How Physical Therapy Can Help with Multiple Sclerosis

Someone newly diagnosed and with few symptoms might assume they don’t need PT, but this is one of the most important times to get started.

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Seniors

Teaching Grandkids About Kindness: Small Gestures to Put Smiles on Peoples' Faces

Seniors can be influential role models for youth. Positively impact your grandchildren by teaching the importance of kindness. Here are simple examples.

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Entertainment

Struggling with Serendipity: The Aftermath of a Disability-Resulting Car Crash

The memoir 'Struggling with Serendipity' tells the true story of a mom's crisis, a daughter's paralysis, and extraordinary travels that carried them from a small town in Ohio to Seattle, Harvard, Capitol Hill, and around the world.

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Lifestyle

5 Ways to Start an Accessible Lifestyle

Are you or a loved one newly reliant on a wheelchair or other assisted mobility device? Watch this video.

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Lifestyle

How To Prepare an Emergency Disaster Plan for Your Unique Disability Needs

Peak hurricane season is between August and October. Are you prepared?

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Fashion & Beauty

Here’s Why a Popular Health & Beauty Company Prioritizes Inclusive Product Design

P&G is focused on accessibility in the workplace, in homes and in the community. The motivation is personal to both those creating and benefiting from these inclusive efforts.

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Travel

How to Get Back on the Road After Paralysis

Here are tips and resources for adapting vehicles to match the differing needs of drivers with disabilities.

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Health

Mind Game: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

What is this anxiety disorder and how can it be treated?

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Entertainment

5 Disability Focused Podcasts Amping Up Inclusive Chatter

Tune into disability conversations with convenient podcasts.

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Sports

Soccer Superstar Carson Pickett Scores by Promoting Inclusion

Orlando Pride defender is a role model on and off the field.

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Professional

Record Low Unemployment Creates Opportunities for Americans with Disabilities

Jobs programs for people with disabilities can benefit both employees and employers.

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Health

Food Allergy Related Insurance Claims Up in Almost Every State in the Country

Maine (391 percent), North Carolina (332 percent), California (316 percent) show biggest increases; peanuts most common specifically identified food causing anaphylaxis

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Education

5 Tips for Attending School with Your Service Dog

It's back to school season. Is your service dog ready?

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Health

What Is Behavioral Therapy and How Can It Help?

Ready to take action? Behavioral therapies are action-oriented interventions.

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Tech

Young Entrepreneur Invents New Brace to Improve Limb Mobility and Comfort

The life-changing work of one college student is reaching far beyond the classroom to impact people with disabilities.

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Stomp Out Bullying – Signs to Watch for and How Stop It Dead in Its Tracks

Studies have found bullying has health and psychological repercussions – and the effects can last into adulthood.

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Sports

Here's Why Exercise is Important for People with Disabilities

Physical activity promotes physical and mental well-being.

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Seniors

How to Pay for Senior Living

Have you saved enough for housing?

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Seniors

10 Ways to Help Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

You don't have to suffer from pain caused by osteoarthritis.

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Health

Misdiagnosed?: The Undiscussed Medical Error

Here are seven questions that could save your life!

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Education

Seniors and Retirees Are Returning To College – Here's How You Can Too

It's never too late to further your education. Here's what seniors need to know...

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Health

Women and ADD: The Hidden Disability--What You Need to Know About Attention Deficit Disorder

For some women, having ADD is like being on an emotional roller coaster.

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Health

How Color Therapy Benefits People with Disabilities

Here's the silver lining to this holistic approach...

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Travel

Car Seat Accessories to Keep Kids with Special Needs Safe and Comfortable

Get in gear with specialized travel items for children with differing abilities.

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Health

How to Exercise Your Service Dog Indoors During Inclement Weather

Don't let a rainy day drown out your plans to exercise your service dog.

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Health

6 Tips to Reduce Out-of-Pocket Medication Costs

Medication can be costly. Are you stressed about the cost of your prescription?

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Health

5 Steps that Determine Whether You Qualify for SSA Disability

Since 2009, Disability Benefits Help has provided information to individuals who are seeking to apply for Social Security Disability benefits or have been denied after applying for Social Security disability. Here's some helpful info.

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Health

What are Cleft and Craniofacial Conditions?

July is National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month. Organizations across the country unite to raise awareness and assist patients and families.

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Health

How to Detect Juvenile Arthritis: Early Signs and Symptoms

Understand the signals that could help diagnose juvenile conditions.

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Lifestyle

How Inclusive Playgrounds Help All Children Learn and Play

Swing by an innovative, accessible play-space and let worries of barriers slide away!

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Lifestyle

How to Create a Lifelong Plan for Your Adult Child with Special Needs

Complicated planning can be simplified with the right support services.

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Professional

Create an Accessible Workspace with these Disability-Friendly Pieces

Do you have the adaptive equipment and tools you need to be successful in the workplace?

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Seniors

50 or Over? Why You May Want to Consider New Shingles Vaccine

Shingles erupts from the same virus that causes chickenpox.

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