How one reporter tied immigration rhetoric to losses in health coverage | Center for Health Journalism
One woman who emigrated decades ago from the former Soviet republic of Georgia skipped chemotherapy for her multiple myeloma in 2017 out of fear that she might be deported. Two other cancer patients who had overstayed visas were scared to seek legal status because they feared their relatives could face repercussions, according to an attorney for the New York Legal Assistance Group who assists patients in a hospital. As a result, the immigrants died without getting health care coverage that the organization believed they were qualified to receive.
Area Agency on Aging of East Texas presents events around East Texas for Older Americans Month | Tyler Morning Telegraph
In observance of Older Americans Month, the Area Agency on Aging of East Texas will present events in five counties to emphasize the importance of seniors staying active and provide information about local programs and services for seniors that can enrich their physical and mental well-being. The events, which are scheduled throughout May in Smith, Van Zandt, Rains, Gregg and Rusk counties, will be free, feature exhibitor booths and provide lunch and door prizes. Most of the events will have speakers. The Smith County event took place on Wednesday.
Microsoft is putting big money into a new effort aimed at ramping up development of technologies benefiting people with disabilities. The company said Monday it will commit $25 million for a five-year program that will make artificial intelligence tools available to developers with the goal of creating “accessible and intelligent” solutions. “By innovating for people with disabilities, we are innovating for us all,” Microsoft President Brad Smith wrote in a company blog posting about the new program. “By ensuring that technology fulfills its promise to address the broadest societal needs, we can empower everyone — not just individuals with disabilities — to achieve more.”
A student with a disability at Hudson Public Schools will have the proxy of a robot in class.
U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling’s office says Monday the student will be able to participate in class and interact with others through a robot, who will attend classes in the student’s stead.
The agreement between the DA’s office and the school district addresses how the auxiliary aids and services provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act can be used in school to allow a student with a disability to use remote technology to communicate and attend class.
When a loved one starts suffering from dementia, taking away the car keys isn’t the only tough conversation many families need to face – they also need to talk about removing any guns from the home, some doctors argue. One in three people aged 65 and older in the U.S. owns a gun, and another one in eight lives with someone who owns one. Up to 12 million Americans with dementia could be living in a household with a gun by 2050, researchers estimate.
Two colleagues seem to be using parking spots they don’t deserve. But deciding whether to bring this up with management depends partly on sorting the facts from rumors — and dubious assumptions.
Virtual doctor visits are getting more popular, but questions remain about who pays | Washington Post
Tucked into the federal budget law Congress passed in February was a provision that significantly expands the use of telemedicine — long a hyped health-care reform and now poised to go mainstream within five to 10 years. “There’s much broader recognition of the benefits,” said Mei Wa Kwong, executive director of the Center for Connected Health Policy, a research group that promotes telemedicine in Sacramento. “The law is the latest to make telemedicine more accessible. But we still have a ways to go before most consumers are aware of the option.”
Author and teacher Jinan has defied all obstacles in Lebanon, where disability largely remains a taboo subject. Jinan has been protesting for better accessibility at polling stations in Lebanon’s 2018 General Election.
People with disabilities are suffering from cuts to public transport and a lack of adapted taxis, according to Disability Wales. The group claimed it means many disabled people cannot get out and about. Campaigners said disabled people need access to a range of transport options, including buses and trains. The Welsh Government said it is committed to making all modes of transport accessible. One authority – Bridgend – is considering cuts this financial year of £188,000 in the cash it gives to bus firms.
The information and links provided here are a courtesy. The National Advisory Board does not necessarily endorse or share the views contained in any article, report or web site. No link provided here should be considered an endorsement of any opinion, product or service that may be offered in the article or at the linked-to site.