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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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Aging Well with a Disability? Go For It!

The National Institute on Aging has declared September 2015 Go4Life Month, focusing attention on the health benefits of exercise and physical activity for older adults. Exercise and physical activity can help improve physical fitness, strength, and balance; can reduce feelings … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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February is International Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation Month!

February marks this year’s International Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation (RT/TR) Month. To celebrate, we’d like to share the purpose and some of the benefits of RT/TR. Although RT/TR and Activities seem like just fun and games, there is a purpose for … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Jan 20 – Friday, Jan 31

Health: Automated system could efficiently identify high-risk osteoporosis patients (Science Daily) An automated system that identifies high-risk osteoporosis patients being treated for fractures and can generate letters encouraging follow-up is an effective way to promote osteoporosis intervention and prevent future … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup 11/4 – 11/8

Disability News Weekly Roundup -11/4-11/8 Health: Fox News— Depression: The Second Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide New research led by Alize Ferrari from the University of Queensland and the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research in Australia found that depression … Continue reading

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Exercise Guides for People with Disabilities

If you’re interested in free information on how to live healthily and exercise with disability, the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD) offers guides to exercise for people with disability. NCHPAD’s guides range from Pilates for individuals … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis Awareness

May is Osteoporosis Awareness month and in recognition, this blog will publish information on Osteoporosis along with material promoting bone health.  Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones gradually become weak and likely to break; the most common of … Continue reading

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ENACT Releases the Final Podcast of Their Initial 5-Part Podcast Series “Active Living with Arthritis”

The NIDRR-funded RRTC ENhancing ACTivity and Participation for Persons with Arthritis (ENACT) competes its initial 5-part series with the release of the fifth podcast in the “Active Living with Arthritis” series.  The series provides evidence-based information to assist people living … Continue reading

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ENACT Announces the Release of Forth Podcast in the “Active Living with Arthritis” Podcast Series

NIDRR-funded RRTC, ENhancing ACTivity and Participation for Persons with Arthritis (ENACT) has released the fourth podcast in the “Active Living with Arthritis” series.  The series provides evidence-based information to assist people living with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions stay active.  … Continue reading

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