People with multiple mental disorders may age several years faster, study finds | CNN Health
People with mental disorders have been found to be at higher risk of developing age-related diseases, but not necessarily at greater risk of aging faster — until now. Experiencing mental disorders early in life may lead to poorer physical health and accelerated aging in adulthood, found a study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.
Biden picks another Obama veteran to oversee Medicare, Medicaid | Washington Post
If confirmed, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure would lead $1 trillion agency in second-most powerful post at Health and Human Services Department
Center for Disability Services holds vaccine clinic for persons with developmental disabilities | News 10 Albany
The Center for Disability Services is holding a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on February 17 at 9 a.m. Albany County and Albany Medical Center, with the approval of the New York State Health Department, have allocated 450 doses of the Moderna vaccine to be administered to people who live in intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) group homes, as well as workers.
From CA farmworkers to elderly Cuban Americans in FL, Latinos face barriers to getting vaccines | KTLA
Rigoberto Montesinos, a veteran of the Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba, was so worried about side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine that he initially wasn’t going to get it, relenting only when two friends died from the disease.
An Aging Burlesque Dancer’s Unlikely Romance | The New York Times
The burlesque dancer Coby Yee began her stage career in San Francisco, in the nineteen-forties. She rose to popular acclaim at night clubs like the Chinese-themed cabaret Forbidden City, which was staffed and run entirely by Asian-Americans—and which Yee herself, along with her family, later bought and operated. Even as, in the late sixties, burlesque began to be crowded out by the arrival of San Francisco’s full-nudity strip clubs, Yee continued to dance. (Forbidden City closed in 1970.) Although, practically speaking, Yee’s stage shrunk, she herself didn’t lose the glamour and pizzazz that had made her a renowned night-club entertainer, nor her desire to dance and perform. In the early two-thousands, at a dancing night for seniors held at a San Francisco pizza restaurant, Yee, by then in her early seventies, met Stephen King. A gangly, courtly man nearly twenty years her junior, King had been an aspiring experimental filmmaker and a holdover from the city’s countercultural, antiwar movement. “It was so natural, despite our huge differences,” King says, in the documentary presented above. “As soon as we started dancing, it’s all we needed to do, you know? To be close, to fall in love, even to make a life together.”
Disability Club social media site to boost social connections, online accessibility for people with a disability | ABC (Australia)
When 26-year-old Nathan Johnston tried to connect with people during the peak of last year’s COVID-19 lockdown, he realised how challenging it could be for people living with a disability to use social media networks like Twitter and Facebook.
Preparing for the Disability Day of Mourning | ASAN
Black History Month | GLSEN
#BlackHistoryMonth is an opportunity to advocate for inclusion of Black and queer history in classrooms year-round. Educator Amanda Egan strives for this inclusion by ensuring events often erased in curriculum, like the Stonewall Riots, are taught to her students.
Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio provocateur and cultural phenomenon, dies at 70 | The Washington Post
Rush Limbaugh, who deployed comic bombast and relentless bashing of liberals, feminists and environmentalists to become the nation’s most popular radio talk-show host and lead the Republican Party into a politics of anger and obstruction, died Feb. 17 at 70.
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