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Hispanic Heritage Month 2015: Latinos with Disabilities and Independent Living

Independent living helps provide equal opportunities to people with disabilities in relation to housing, employment, education, community participation, and so on. It is a worldwide movement of people with disabilities who are working toward self-determination and equal opportunities. Independent living, … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month occurs every year between September 15th and October 15th. President Johnson made the proclamation for a weekly celebration in 1968 and Congress expanded the observance to a month-long celebration in 1989. September 15 was chosen to start … 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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Arthritis and Aging – Free Advice in Spanish from the National Institute on Aging and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Many older adults experience at least one type of arthritis. Whether it is osteoarthritis, gout, or rheumatoid arthritis, talk to your doctor about arthritis if you are experiencing ongoing joint pain or tenderness, joint swelling, joint stiffness, problems using or … Continue reading

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April is National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month gives everyone the opportunity to raise awareness about health and health care disparities that affect minorities and to demonstrate efforts to advance health equity. For the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the US Department of … 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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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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Highlighting a NIDRR Grantee: Dr. Fabricio Balcazar, PhD

During Hispanic Heritage Month, we are highlighting Latino researchers, NIDRR grantees, and NIDRR projects that focus on the Latino disability community and their particular issues. Today, we would like to introduce you to Fabricio Balcazar, PhD. He is a professor … 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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What are Craniofacial Anomalies?

Craniofacial anomalies (CFA) are a “diverse group of deformities in the growth of the head and facial bones.” (Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford) CFAs are present at birth and there are numerous variations which can range from mild to severe … Continue reading

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