Tag Archives: health

Can Work be Good for Your Health?

As we close out October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we are exploring the connection between employment and health. Some research has shown that being employed may have several health advantages for working-age people with disabilities, including access to healthcare … Continue reading

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Let’s Take a Peek at NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains: Health and Function

Welcome back to our series that highlights NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains. This month, we will be looking at NIDILRR’s Health and Function Outcome Domain. This outcome domain focuses NIDILRR-funded research that addresses challenges to individual care, services, and supports for people … Continue reading

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What is Diabetes?

According to the National Institute on Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Diabetes occurs when your blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, is too high. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that helps glucose from the … Continue reading

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Making Your Way in the World – Resources for Young People with DS and Their Families

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Down Syndrome Society. Down syndrome (DS) is a genetic disorder that results in intellectual and developmental disability. It can also cause physical disabilities, such as heart conditions, and sensory disabilities, … 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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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community -April 2015

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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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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White House Disability Community Call for February 2014

February’s White House Disability Community Call dealt with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it affects people with disabilities. The ACA is important to people with disabilities because it allows access to coverage to individuals who may have previously … Continue reading

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Participants Needed for a Health Information Needs Study

The Model System Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC), which is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), is conducting a study on the health information needs of African Americans and Latinos with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Currently, … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Jan 6 – Friday Jan 10

Health: Chicago Tribune— Daily Pot Tied to Age of First Psychotic Episode In a study of adults who experienced psychosis for the first time, having smoked marijuana daily was linked to an earlier age of onset of the disorder, according … Continue reading

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