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Rare Disorders Aren’t as Rare as You May Think

February 28th is Rare Disease Day. According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, 1 in 10 Americans, and 1 in 20 people worldwide, may live with a rare disorder at some point in their lives. In the US, rare … Continue reading

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Los trastornos raros no son tan raros como usted puede pensar

El 28 de febrero es el Día de Enfermedades Raras (en inglés). Según la Organización Nacional de Trastornos Raros (NORD, por sus siglas en inglés) (en inglés), 1 de cada 10 estadounidenses, y 1 de cada 20 personas en el … Continue reading

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Cuando duele mover: Mantener un estilo de vida saludable con los síndromes de dolor crónico y de fatiga crónica

El mes de mayo es el Mes Nacional de la Aptitud Física y Deportes (en inglés) y el Consejo del Presidente sobre la Aptitud Física, Deportes, y Nutrición está ofreciendo recursos e ideas para ayudar a las personas a #MoverseEnMayo (#MoveinMay en … Continue reading

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When it Hurts to Move: Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle with Chronic Pain and Fatigue Syndromes

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition is offering resources and ideas to help people #MoveInMay with the 0 to 60 website and smartphone apps that provide informational resources on … Continue reading

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“If you have a body, you are an athlete”

That quote is from Nike founder Bill Bowerman and it’s inspired many people to get active. If you think your disability is keeping you from exercising, there are some amazing people who want to change your mind. From chair yoga to … Continue reading

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May is Arthritis Awareness Month!

May is Arthritis Awareness Month.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), arthritis affects one in five adults and 1 in every 250 children the United States.  The CDC, Arthritis Foundation, and other organizations are partnering to … Continue reading

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Celebrating Fibromyalgia Awareness Day! Your Voice Matters!

May 12th is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.  This year’s theme is “Your Voice Matters.”  Fibromyalgia  (FM) also known as fibromyalgia syndrome, fibromyositis, and fibrositis, is one of the most common chronic pain conditions.  The disorder affects an estimated 10 million people … Continue reading

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Working Toward Success: Special Journal Edition Reveals New Evidence on Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities

Research from the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Employment Policy and Measurement is the focus of an upcoming special issue of the Journal of Disability Policy Studies, now available online ahead of print. Policymakers consistently express an interest … Continue reading

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Mental Health Month Focuses on Early Screening and Intervention

May is Mental Health Month, sponsored by Mental Health America (MHA)! For more than a century, MHA has focused on community-level efforts to promotion the mental well-being of Americans. This year’s campaign is B4Stage4, encouraging people to be screened early to … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Physical!

It’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, led by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition! The observances this month focus on the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle for everyone, including people with disabilities. This can range … Continue reading

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