Meet The Boys With Cerebral Palsy Playing Tiny Tim On Broadway This Year | NBC Nightly News
Jai Srinivasan and Sebastian Ortiz don’t just share the role of Tiny Tim in this year’s Broadway production of “A Christmas Carol” — they share a diagnosis.
Engaging Employees to Measure Success: Innovative Approaches to Encouraging Self- Identification of Disability| EARN
In collaboration with the Office of Disability Employment Policy & the National Industry Liaison Group, EARN recently published guide focused on strategies companies can use to encourage employees w/ disabilities to self-identify
South Carolina Is the 10th State to Impose Medicaid Work Requirements | New York Times
Courts have blocked other states from putting in place their work rules for recipients.
Plant Compounds Used to Successfully Treat Alzheimer’s in Mice Now Shown to Prevent Other Effects of Aging | Good News Network
There are two drugs that have been developed by Salk Institute researchers to successfully treat Alzheimer’s in mice—and now, they have found that the very same drug compounds can also slow the aging process in the brains of healthy older mice. In mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, the investigational drug candidates known as CMS121 and J147 improve memory and slow the degeneration of brain cells. Now, Salk researchers have shown how these compounds can also slow aging in healthy older mice by blocking the damage to brain cells that normally occurs during aging and restoring the levels of specific molecules to those seen in younger brains.
The Decade in Retirement: Wealthy Americans Moved Further Ahead | The New York Times
Prospects for most Americans’ retirement security haven’t improved. For affluent households, however, the odds of a successful retirement have gotten much better. Retirement in America has become a tale of two very different realities in the decade now drawing to a close.
In 2010, the economy was just beginning to recover from the worst recession and financial crisis in recent memory. The unemployment rate was high, the stock market was coming back and millions of workers were worried that their retirement plans were ruined.
Hospital task force plans to address disability group report | San Francisco Chronicle
A task force formed to address concerns at the state’s only maximum-security psychiatric hospital met Friday to plan a meeting with a disability rights group that recently released a report detailing persistent problems at the state’s psychiatric hospitals. The Connecticut Valley Hospital Whiting Forensic Task Force plans to meet with public health officials and members of Disability Rights Connecticut next year in wake of the Nov. 26 report that detailed concerns like staff using restraints as a form of discipline, a dependence on psychotropic medications and inadequate abuse and neglect reporting.
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There will soon be a 911 for mental health emergencies | The Hill
With America’s suicide rates setting historic records, the FCC has advanced a bill that would create a new national suicide-prevention lifeline number, 988.
Anthem Will Use Blockchain To Secure Medical Data For Its 40 Million Members In Three Years | Forbes
Anthem, the second-largest health insurance company in the U.S, has started to use blockchain technology to help patients securely access and share their medical data. The company plans to roll out the feature, which is in pilot testing now, to groups of members in the next few months. All 40 million members will have access to it in the next two to three years, according to company officials.
71% of U.S. Adults Rate Mental, Physical Health Positively | Gallup
According to reports of their own health, seven in 10 U.S. adults are in good physical and mental health, including 20% rating both aspects “excellent,” 26% rating both “good,” and 25% rating one aspect good and the other excellent. Another 22% of Americans give mixed reports about their health, rating one aspect excellent or good and the other aspect “only fair” or “poor.” The remaining 7% rate both their physical and mental health in the more negative terms.
House Votes to Give the Government the Power to Negotiate Drug Prices | The New York Times
The high-profile measure would curb the price of prescription drugs and extend more benefits to Medicare beneficiaries.
Tis’ The Season To Be Ageist | Forbes
Older women face unique challenges in society due to a combination of age and sex discrimination. Nowhere are these challenges more apparent than in some popular games that will be under many Christmas trees this year thanks to mass distributors who take a cut of the profits, including Amazon, Walmart and Target. These games may be entertaining but the laughs are at the expense of older women, who are portrayed in negative, stereotypical terms that would likely provoke outrage if directed at racial, ethnic or religious groups.
Feds Work To Protect Parents With Intellectual Disabilities | Disability Scoop
Federal officials say that a state has agreed to change its ways after child welfare workers sought to remove children from their mom and dad allegedly because of the parents’ low IQs. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights said it has reached a voluntary resolution agreement with the Oregon Department of Human Services. Under the agreement, the state agency will follow laws protecting the rights of parents with disabilities and has committed to update its policies and procedures, create new training and undergo monitoring.
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