Why You Need To Start Including Disabled People In Your Health Care Activism |The Establishment
The most affected group is also frequently the most ignored. With all the recent public discussion about the Affordable Care Act and women’s access to health care, I’ve seen a lot of posts urging people to “seek healthcare now, while you still can.” They suggest that readers stockpile their medications, schedule all their annual visits, and look into long-term birth control like IUDs. These tips are meant to help, and will help many. But they almost always leave people with disabilities and chronic health conditions out of the conversation — and we’re arguably one of the most vulnerable groups that can be affected by universal healthcare laws.
Why Grandpa Is Homeless | Pacific Standard
A sagging economy, a complex job market, and a lack of social programs have led to an increase in the number of elderly people living—and dying—on the streets.
How Your Morning Coffee Might Slow Down Aging | Time
To the age-old question “Is coffee bad for you?”, researchers are in more agreement than ever that the answer is a resounding “no.” A new study published in the journal Nature Medicine found that older people with low levels of inflammation — which drives many, if not most, major diseases — had something surprising in common: they were all caffeine drinkers.
‘I know they are going to die.’ This foster father takes in only terminally ill children | LA Times
The children were going to die. Mohamed Bzeek knew that. But in his more than two decades as a foster father, he took them in anyway — the sickest of the sick in Los Angeles County’s sprawling foster care system.
Applications Open for the ADVOCATES IN DISABILITY Award program
The Advocates in Disability Award (ADA) is a national awards program that seeks applications from young adults with a disability, between the ages of 14 and 26, who are dedicated to positively affecting the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. The program also supports an innovative project developed by the recipient to serve and empower individuals with disabilities.
Aging Is Feminizing Me and I Hate It | Wrinkles in Time
In a series discussing aging, writer Eileen Myles addresses her concerns on aging and her personal reaction to the effects of gravity on the female form.
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