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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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Health

What Is Behavioral Therapy and How Can It Help?

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

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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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Tech

Innovative Electronic Glasses Help the Visually-Impaired See Clearly

eSight glasses are intended for individuals with low vision or legal blindness.

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Education

Online K-12 Course Trains Schools About Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Do you have a child with food allergies? Ask his/her school to take this life-saving training course.

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Education

What Parents Need to Know about Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Here's what you need to know about learning disorders before the new school year begins.

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Professional

You're Invited to Celebrate ADA 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

E‍vent and resources to mark the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Lifestyle

13 Myths & Facts Pertaining to People with Disabilities

Help debunk misinformation surrounding people with disabilities.

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Tech

How the Internet Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

A voluntary online memory test can help researchers learn about Alzheimer’s disease.

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Sports

Adaptive Bicycles Pave the Way for Riders with Disabilities

People with differing abilities can enjoy the physical and emotional benefits of cycling.

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Health

Understanding Disability Insurance and Other Insurance Benefits

Voluntary benefits, like disability insurance, can complement traditional health insurance.

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Health

How to Manage a Chronic Illness in the Summer Heat

High temperatures and long-term sun exposure can worsen side effects for some chronic conditions.

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Professional

‘Yes She Can’ Organization Empowers Teen Girls on the Autism Spectrum with Job Skills

How one nonprofit is leading efforts to promote inclusive employment opportunities.

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Lifestyle

What ER Doctors Wish You Knew About Fireworks Safety

Here's how to prevent debilitating injury from fireworks.

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Seniors

How Seniors Can Safely Drive Longer, According to AAA Study

What's to blame for senior-aged drivers giving up the keys? A new study reveals findings.

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Professional

Resources for Addressing Mental Health Challenges at Work

Study reveals that employees are uninformed on mental health resources.

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Health

How to Recognize Unusual & Distressing Anxiety Symptoms

There are over 100 possible symptoms associated with anxiety disorder, many of which you'd never expect to be caused by anxiety.

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Education

Smart Ways to Keep Kids with Disabilities Off the “Summer Slide”

Seasonal brain drain is a reality, and children with special needs are especially at risk. Don’t let summer vacation drown out educational gains. 

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Lifestyle

7 Accessible Campsites for Outdoorsy Fun

Give accessible camping a try because research suggests there are beneficial, if not crucial, reasons to spend time in Mother Nature.

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Health

In A First-in-the-Nation Procedure, AdventHealth Tests Promising New Diabetes Therapy

Revita® DMR is a novel, non-drug treatment that may improve blood-sugar regulation in patients with type 2 diabetes by targeting the source of insulin resistance.

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Lifestyle

10 Summer Safety Tips for Service Dogs and Working Dogs

Safety precautions are always in season! Here's how to keep your service animal healthy during the summer.

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Professional

Etiquette Basics for Interacting with People with Disabilities in the Workplace (or Anywhere)

The D.C. Office of Disability Rights offers a two-fold approach to etiquette for interacting with people with disabilities: a humorous video and a serious do & don't list.

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Lifestyle

Your Taste Buds Will Salute These Patriotic Picnic Snacks

Feel good -- literally -- about patriotic celebrations with these healthy, feel-good recipes.

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Education

Twice Exceptional, Doubly Disadvantaged? How Schools Struggle To Serve Gifted Students with Disabilities

Parents say it’s often impossible to find schools to educate bright kids who have disabilities. Now some are fighting to change that.

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Professional

20 Self-Employment Ideas for Seniors to Take Charge of Their Destiny

It's never too late to follow your dreams! Seniors can find happiness with second careers.

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Travel

Tips for Visiting Theme Parks with Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Armed with pre-planning advice and practical tips, you and your family can enjoy a truly magical day together at a theme park.

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Education

7 Health & Wellness Self Management Programs for People with Disabilities

Through a self-management education (SME) program, you can do the things you want to do and live a healthier life.

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Travel

People With Disabilities Are Entitled to a Free Access Pass to National Parks

The Access Pass is a FREE pass available to United States citizens or permanent residents, regardless of age, that have a permanent disability.

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Health

7 Lifesaving Tips to Prevent Stroke and Stroke-Related Disability

Stroke is a leading cause of death and serious long-term disability. But you can reduce your risk with lifestyle changes.

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Lifestyle

20 Exceptional Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms with and without Disabilities

While mothers deserve to be praised every day, Mother’s Day, of course, lends itself to the occasion. Here are Mother’s Day gift ideas for exceptional mothers with and without disabilities...

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Health

Savor Every Gluten-Free Bite at these Celiac-Friendly Restaurants

Celiac disease doesn't have to hinder social eating. Dine at restaurants catering to gluten-free and other allergy-friendly diets.

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Lifestyle

American Legion Auxiliary Addresses the Needs of Caregivers Supporting Military & Veterans

May is Military Appreciation Month! American Legion Auxiliary is a longstanding organization supporting active military families and veterans.

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Health

The Blunt Lowdown on Medical Marijuana for the Disabled and Seniors

Cannabis culture has grown significantly overall. Medical marijuana has sparked much debate, but physicians and patients alike (including those with disabilities and seniors) assert it is a holistic treatment option offering vast benefits.

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Lifestyle

Egg-Allergy? Dye-Allergy? Here are Egg-cellent Easter Adaptions for Inclusive Celebrations

Don't skip Easter traditions because of food allergies. Hop to these alternatives...

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Lifestyle

8 Ways to Make Easter Egg Hunts Accessible

Easter egg hunts should be fun as well as inclusive for children with and without disabilities.

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Entertainment

Celebrities Pave the Way for Disability Conversations: Selma Blair is Talking About Multiple Sclerosis

There's a power to celebrities talking about their disability. It paves the way to much needed conversation and understanding! 

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Seniors

Will Your Family Have to Guess Your Health Care Wishes?

April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day — a time to educate and empower people of all ages to create their advance care plan.

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Professional

Make these Smart Money Moves with your Tax Refund

Filing taxes can be tedious and a bit stressful but, for many Americans, receiving a tax refund is welcomed.

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Health

It's not 'Just the Flu' for Seniors and People with Chronic Health Conditions

Adults 50 years of age and older are more likely than younger age groups to have a chronic illness, such as asthma or other lung disease, heart disease or diabetes that can be exacerbated by the flu.

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Tech

Rolling Through Paralysis with Innovative Technology

Have you ever imagined a lightweight device with the ability to make a paraplegic stand upright, move through doors with ease, and come to him or her at the touch of a button?

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Lifestyle

Susquehanna Service Dogs to the Rescue

Since its founding in 1993, SSD has placed over 300 service dogs with people throughout Pennsylvania and the surrounding states.

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Entertainment

The interPLAY Orchestra Strikes a Chord with Inclusive Ensemble

Everyone is born with a musical gene, attests Paula Moore, a conductor who says she’s seen proof in both her personal life and professional life.

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Professional

Sock Company Puts Best Foot Forward with Inclusive Workforce

Sometimes it takes years for a start-up company to attain profits. And sometimes, as with John’s Crazy Socks, a business realizes immediate success.

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Seniors

7 Heart-Healthy Habit for Seniors

Show your heart some love! Celebrated annually in February, American Heart Health month provides the perfect opportunity to look at how you can protect your heart through a healthy lifestyle.

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Entertainment

Microsoft Scores with Winning Super Bowl Ad Featuring Xbox Adaptive Controller

With a lack of touchdowns in the low-scoring game, many took to social media to declare Microsoft as the true winner thanks to its spot featuring the Xbox Adaptive Controller.

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Entertainment

9 Theater Companies Putting Actors with Disabilities Center Stage

Non-disabled actors play approximately 95 percent of television characters with disabilities in top ranked shows, according to a study by Ruderman White Paper.

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Professional

7 Disability-Related Considerations When Interviewing For and Accepting a Job

Job hunts are generally stressful for all, and more so for those with disabilities despite employment rights. To align with an ideal employer, here are disability-related considerations when interviewing for and/or accepting a job offer:

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Professional

Disability-Supporting Drink: How a Coffee Company Brewed Up an Inclusive Cause

For many coffee lovers, a cup of joe is just their main pick-me-up each morning but, for Diane Grover, coffee also supports a cause.

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