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In the Stacks – Research on Pain and Disability

In Part 1 of our Pain Awareness Month blog post, we looked at some of the ready-to-use resources from projects in the NIDILRR community that have looked at pain as a disability and as a secondary condition to physical and … Continue reading

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Pain May Be a Fact of Life, but There Is Help and Hope for Relief

September is Pain Awareness Month, sponsored by the American Chronic Pain Association. Millions of Americans live with pain from injuries, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, cancer, and other disabilities. Pain can be acute, with a beginning and end, or it can … Continue reading

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The Better Living Toolkit: A new resource from the Arthritis Foundation

May is Arthritis Awareness Month.  The Arthritis Foundation has introduced a new resource, the Better Living Toolkit that allows individual’s to understand their arthritic disease and develop a treatment plan unique to their individual needs with the goal to live … Continue reading

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Celebrating Fibromyalgia Awareness Day! Your Voice Matters!

May 12th is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.  This year’s theme is “Your Voice Matters.”  Fibromyalgia  (FM) also known as fibromyalgia syndrome, fibromyositis, and fibrositis, is one of the most common chronic pain conditions.  The disorder affects an estimated 10 million people … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, July 14 – Friday, July 18

Human Interest: Nordstrom ads feature models with disabilities (Fox News) Fashion retailer Nordstrom has been using models with disabilities since 1997 and continues the tradition in its annual July catalog. It includes, among others, a woman in a wheelchair modeling … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup — Monday, Feb 17 – Friday, Feb 21

Education: Start-up opens digital door for students with autism (The Philadelphia Inquirer) With financial support from the University of Pennsylvania, among other sources, Autism Expressed teaches digital skills to students with autism in Philadelphia. Founded by a teacher who saw … Continue reading

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Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Announces two Research Study Opportunities for Individuals with SCI and/or MS

The Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS) is now offering two research study opportunities for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and/or Multiple Sclerosis (MS):  (1) Effectiveness of Physical Activity for Improving Mood in People Aging with MS or … Continue reading

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