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Parkinson Society Canada Introduces Parkinson's Disease Guidelines

Parkinson Society Canada has released the first Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson's Disease to help provide consistent diagnosing and treating.

Reach out to Congress to Support Complex Rehab Technology Act

The National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART) wants you to join the fight to support legislation for a separate benefit category for complex rehab technology.

Study: Sensor Technology Could Help Aging Adults Stay Independent

Researchers at the University of Missouri are trying to extend how long seniors can continue to live at home and maintain independence through motion-sensing technology.

Team USA Announces Tennis Team for Paralympics

Nine players have been selected to represent the United States in tennis at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London

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Adaptive Playground Opens in Wyomissing, Pa., July 7

IM ABLE Foundation’s first Get Up and Move Day kicks off at Opportunity House from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7.

Disability Orgs Applaud Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act

The ruling means Americans of all abilities will have access to affordable healthcare coverage.

Vitamin D May Have Role in Mobility Disabilities

Vitamin D, that little nutrient found in milk and developed by exposure to the sun, might be key to preventing mobility impairments, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Arthritis Foundation Releases New Ease-of-Use Label

A new label is making it easier for people with arthritis to identify products to help them with everyday tasks.

NMEDA Announces Winners of Local Heroes Program

Alberto Cruz, of Willimantic, Conn., Ken Davert, of Bay City, Mich., and Ron Miner, of Frankfort, Ill., have won the National Mobility Awareness Month Local Heroes contest.

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Ride for Kelly Brush Foundation Sept. 8

On Sept. 8 in Middlebury, Vt., bicyclists and handcyclists will pedal pavement to help athletes with spinal cord injuries experience sports.

Studies Show Older Adults Benefit From Occupational Therapy

Recent studies published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy show that older adults can benefit from occupational therapy.

Sunrise Medical Updates Electronics, Motors on Quickie Power Wheelchairs

PG Drives Electronics and Linix motors have been added to the Quickie S-646 SE and Quickie P-222 SE Group 4, rear-wheel–drive power wheelchairs.