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Are People With Disabilities More Likely to Get Injured?

If you already have a disability, chances are you are more likely to get injured on the job—and off the job—according to a new study.

Four Tips for New Caregivers

New caregivers experience a lot of stress during that initial transition from hospital to home. But planning ahead can make the transition smoother and set a foundation for a healthier caregiving experience.

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Your Weight Matters Convention Set for Dallas

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) now has a forum for you to discuss obesity and get answers to your most important questions.

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Family Who Didn’t Expect to Win NMEDA Local Heros Accessible Van Says Experience Was Inspiring

Missy and Ken Davert were handed the keys to a brand-new 2012 Honda Odyssey with VMI’s Northstar conversion on July 19.

2012 Product Trade Show Still Open to Consumers

Medtrade, the durable medical equipment trade show for providers and clinicians, sets up shop at the Georgia World Congress Center Oct. 15-18.

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Premium Airplane Seats: To Pay or Not to Pay?

The Mobility Project checked with the major domestic airlines to find out their policies regarding reserved seating for wheelchair users.

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OTs Awarded Prizes for Aids to Daily Living

Aids to daily living manufacturer Maddak recognized occupational therapists for their product design efforts.

Home Health Agencies to Bring the Polls to Homebound Individuals This Election Season

People unable to leave their homes will still get to the polls this year, thanks to a new initiative called Bring the Vote Home.

VA Up for Sequestration Cuts Again

Although Veterans Affairs (VA) was spared from sequestration budget cuts in April, the department is once again under the knife for January 2013.

New Law to Provide Jobs for Veterans With Disabilities

The Veterans Skills Jobs Act, recently signed into law by President Obama, will create more opportunities for veterans with disabilities say representatives of Paralyzed Veterans of America.

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Not Sure Where to Tune In For Paralympics Coverage?

The U.S. Olympic Committee has expanded coverage of the games online and on television, citing more coverage of this Paralympics than any previous year.

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Going for Gold

Meet Team USA Athletes Competing in the 2012 London Paralympic Games

At the 2012 London Paralympic Games, a team of 133 men and 94 women from the United States will compete for gold in 19 sports.

N.C. Law Gives Patients Choice, Coverage of Physical Therapy

At the end of June, North Carolina passed legislation that will enable patients to choose their physical therapist and ensure physical therapy services are covered under health benefits plans.

National Senior Games Association Heads South

The National Senior Games Association has relocated to Kissimmee, Fla.

Pitt Grant to Fund Study of Improvements for Wheelchair Users

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Pitt) and UPMC were awarded a $4.5 million grant to study improvements for people with spinal cord injury (SCI).

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MS Society: Every Day Matters

New program chronicles lives of five people living with MS and the influence of positive psychology on their overall well-being.

AAN Guideline Outlines Drug Treatments for Involuntary Movements in Huntington’s Disease

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has released a new guideline for treating chorea—uncontrollable jerky movements often experienced by people with Huntington’s disease.

Study: Blood Test Could Track ALS Progression

A new study shows that the earliest stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gherig’s disease might be detectable with a blood test.