Tag Archives: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Focus on Public Health:  Importance of health screenings for people with disabilities

The first week of April was National Public Health Week, and the American Public Health Association (APHA) and its various partners came together to celebrate and advocate for public health.  This year’s overarching theme was “Creating the Healthiest Nation 2030:  … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 19 – Friday, May 23

Human Interest: How a brain treatment for OCD turned a man into a Johnny Cash fanatic (The Washington Post) “A case of musical preference for Johnny Cash following deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens,” published in the May issue … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Nov 18 – Friday Nov 22

Disability News Weekly Roundup Health: Science Daily— Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer at Risk of Early Aging Researchers found that frail health was associated with a greater risk for adult childhood cancer survivors of death and chronic disease. Being frail … Continue reading

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, … Continue reading

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Slides and Webinar Presentation on Incorporating Health and Disability into Local Public Health now Available!

On February 6th, 2013 the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in coordination with the ARC HealthMeet™ Project funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted the webinar “Incorporating Health and … Continue reading

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The Flu and Disability: Know the Risks

‘Tis the flu season and doctors are warning people with disabilities to be extra cautious during this time. Current studies suggest, that because of the various muscular, respiratory, or other physical conditions children and adults living with disabilities may experience, … Continue reading

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Second Impact Syndrome

Amid the recent growing concern over concussions in youth, collegiate, and professional contact sports is a lesser known yet serious head injury: second impact syndrome or SIS occurs when an athlete suffers a blow to the head too soon after … Continue reading

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