News tagged with disabled people

Autonomy and relationships among 'good life' goals

Young adults with Down syndrome have a strong desire to be self-sufficient by living independently and having a job, according to a study into the meaning of wellbeing among young people affected by the disorder.

Apr 18, 2014
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Big gap looms for poor in Obama health care law

(AP)—President Barack Obama's historic promise of health insurance for nearly all U.S. residents looks unlikely to be fulfilled as envisioned—with nearly two in three uninsured low-income people who would ...

Jul 01, 2013
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Accenture forecasts fast retail clinic growth

Consulting firm Accenture says it expects the number of retail health clinics in the U.S. to double by the end of 2015, as they help meet a surge in demand for care from millions of people who will gain insurance coverage ...

Jun 12, 2013
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Better support for state care leavers

A Victorian study examining the experiences of young people with a disability as they transition out of state care has detailed the lack of post-care accommodation and support.

Jun 03, 2013
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Older people in Africa have limited functional ability

The number of adults living into older age in sub-Saharan Africa is rapidly growing yet many older men and women will have an illness or disability that limits their ability to function, according to a study by researchers ...

May 07, 2013
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NY homes for elderly under scrutiny after Sandy

(AP)—A nursing home and an assisted living facility in New York are under scrutiny after The Associated Press disclosed that hundreds of elderly and disabled people forced to evacuate by Superstorm Sandy ...

Jan 04, 2013
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Innovative, off-road wheelchairs hit the US market

The rugged, low-cost wheelchairs designed by SF State's Whirlwind Wheelchair program have helped thousands of people in developing countries. Now they're available in the U.S., where they are opening up new ...

Dec 14, 2012
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