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Girl With Muscular Dystrophy Petitions For American Girl Doll With Wheelchair [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 12/31/2013 - 16:26

Melissa Shang, a 10-year-old girl with muscular dystrophy, launches petition for an American Girl doll with a wheelchair.

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Boys At Higher Risk For Premature Birth As Well As Birth Complications

By | Mon, 11/18/2013 - 12:06

A series of studies finds that boys are more likely to be born premature, making them susceptible to developing infections, disabilities, and other conditions.

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Federal Panel Warns Of Looming Long-Term Care Crisis

By | Sat, 09/14/2013 - 17:19

Currently, 12 million Americans of all ages living with some cognitive or functional impairment rely on long-term care, and that number is expected to grow.

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President Obama Promises Disabled Veterans Aid

By | Sun, 08/11/2013 - 18:00

In a speech before the Disabled Veterans Association in Orlando, Fla., President Obama reaffirmed his administration's commitment to helping veterans affected by war to get the assistant they deserve.

Allergies Are a Disability, Says Court

By | Thu, 01/10/2013 - 14:16

The Iowa Court of Appeals has ruled that severe allergies may be counted as a disability.

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Ancient Bones Show That Caring for the Disabled Is as Old as Society Itself

By | Fri, 12/21/2012 - 15:21

A growing pool of archaeologists are finding evidence that, even in ancient times, humans have banded together in order to take care of severely ailing and disabled people.

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As Old As You Feel: Positive Views on Aging Help Seniors Bounce Back From Disability

By | Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:31

Study found that older adults who describe themselves as spry recover more quickly from serious disabilities than seniors who describe themselves as decrepit.

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Exposure to Common Weed Killer Linked to Rare Birth Defect

By | Fri, 09/28/2012 - 15:25

Exposure to a common weed-killer may increase the risk of a rare nasal birth defect, according to a new study.