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“Westmoreland celebrates Americans with Disabilities Act’s anniversary”

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This July 26, 2014 TribLive News article talks about celebrations held in Westmoreland County, PA at their county courthouse to celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which is an act that in the disability community is compareable to the civil rights act that added protections for race and ethnicity.  the ADA offers protections against the abuse or neglect of people with disabilities in addition to setting standards for things like accessibility of public places and work place accommodations.

This is the internationally recognized symbol ...

This is the internationally recognized symbol for accessibility (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print”

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This July 25, 2014 WESA 90.5 Pittsburgh NPR article talks about what we don’t see with current drug labeling that could help us make a more informed decision if it was there.

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English: National Public Radio headquarters at 635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Wyden Hearing Statement on Keeping the Promise of Social Security”

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This July 25, 2014 InsuranceNewsNet.Com article talks about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the need to shore it up by 2016, but also reminds us that it is a benefit that is earned and not simply a handout.

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English: A collection of pictograms. Three of them used by the United States National Park Service. A package containing those three and all NPS symbols is available at the Open Icon Library (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

““Housing First” Helps Keep Ex-Inmates Off the Streets (and Out of Prison)”

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This July 23, 2014 Next City article talks about how something as basic as safe affordable housing can mean the difference between success and failure for a person who has been released from jail or prison. The article points out that someone released from prison who ends up on the streets is in an all out survival mode that makes it difficult for them to even think about continuing things like mental health treatment, or finding a job, because the people are so focused on things like trying to figure out where their next meal will come from.

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English: Affordable Housing Project – Fareham Finally finished development of shared equity/ affordable housing at the corner of West St and Trinity St. Fareham. Very conveniently situated right in the town centre.1094008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Corbett care plan no longer cuts aid for disabled”

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This July 24, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about the ongoing negotiations between the Corbett administration and the federal government over Corbett’s alternative to medicaid expansion.  The article indicates that workers with disabilities who receive MAWD will continue to receive coverage at this point and that for now the threat of losing that medical coverage has been lifted.

“Postpartum Depression Risk Reduced By Epidural Analgesia”


Baby on mother's belly right after birth, skin...

Baby on mother’s belly right after birth, skin covered in vernix and some blood. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This July 23, 2014 MedicalResearch.com article talks about research that seems to indicate that a woman who has an epidural while giving birth may have a decreased risk of postpartum depression, compared to women who give birth without an epidural.


“It’s time to stop calling them alcoholics and addicts”

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This July 21, 2014 TimesOnline Editorial piece talks about person first language as it pertains to people with substance abuse disorders.

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English: Yokosuka, Japan (Sept. 22, 2005) – Sailors discuss the Navy Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation Program at the 3rd annual USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Health Fair. The health fair gave Yokosuka Sailors an opportunity to learn about making healthy lifestyle choices and it also educated them on fitness resources at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Tucker M. Yates (RELEASED) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)




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