Tag Archives: health

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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Glaucoma Awareness and the Importance of Eye Health

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Currently, 2.7 million people in the United States over age 40 have glaucoma—a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve and destroy eyesight. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach … Continue reading

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A Study to Test the Effectiveness of Health Information in ASL in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

The Cancer Genetics Education for the Deaf Genetics Projects team, which is made up of researchers at Gallaudet University and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), is working to make health information available in ASL. To this end, they … Continue reading

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