By Lizette Borreli | 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.
By Susan Scutti | 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.
By Cindy del Rosario | 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.
By Makini Brice | 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.
By Makini Brice | 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.
By Christine Hsu | 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.