Not every disability is visible – one woman explains how having Parkinson’s affects her body confidence.
22-year-old on becoming America’s first vaccine millionaire: ‘I thought it was a prank call’ | Washington Post
At first, Abbigail Bugenske thought it was a joke — maybe even a scam. A man had called from a number she didn’t recognize and introduced himself as Mike DeWine, governor of Ohio. “I thought it was a prank call,” Bugenske told The Washington Post on Thursday, one day after her phone lit up and her life changed. “To make it even crazier, he said I had won a million dollars, so I definitely thought it was a prank call.”
‘Representation matters’: How these 4 Black women with disabilities are changing the narrative | Today
“In the Black community, we don’t talk about disability and if we do, it’s within the realm of jokes, making light of something, or using us as punching bags on the internet.”
From ‘Modern Family’ To ‘Superstore,’ Nicole Lynn Evans Talks Breaking Into Hollywood With A Disability | Forbes
As Nicole Lynn Evans sat on her couch in her apartment in Los Angeles to watch the premiere of season two of the Netflix show Special, she couldn’t help but be excited. She’d loved the first season of the comedy series, which was written by its star and creator, Ryan O’Connell, an actor with cerebral palsy. But this time, Evans was watching with an even stronger connection: she was hired by O’Connell as a recurring character who will appear in episodes five and six.
This week’s column is in response to B.R’s question from last week about the essentials for successful or optimal aging. The following five essentials are supported by research studies.
The Senate has confirmed health policy veteran Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as the Biden administration’s head of CMS, following a drawn-out approval process. As CMS administrator, Brooks-LaSure will have extensive oversight over the massive Medicare and Medicaid insurance programs and the exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act. With Tuesdays vote, Brooks-LaSure becomes the first Black woman to lead CMS.
State health officials today announced 59,494 more COVID-19 vaccine doses have made it into the arms of Illinois residents and workers. That brings the total number of vaccine inoculations statewide to 11,049,665, while 5,143,545 are now considered fully vaccinated, according to Illinois Department of Public Health figures.
I am a minority within a minority—hypersexualized, stereotyped, ignored. But none of those things defines me.
For many years, Jessica Duenas led what she calls a double life. She was the first in her immigrant family to go to college. In 2019, she won Kentucky’s Teacher of the Year award. That same year, Duenas typically downed nearly a liter of liquor every night. By the time she was 34, she was diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis, a serious inflammation of her liver that doctors warned could could soon lead to irreversible scarring and even death if she didn’t didn’t stop drinking, and quickly.
A Tribute to a Champion for Native Americans with Disabilities: We Lost Her Too Soon | Natice News Online
This past Wednesday, we lost one of the best advocates for Native Americans with disabilities in Indian Country. Cinda Hughes (Kiowa), well-known among circles in Washington, D.C., passed away from cancer on Wednesday. She was 59.
Encompassing mental health conditions and substance use disorders, behavioral health is a key component of whole health. At Anthem, we believe a comprehensive approach is needed to address the behavioral health needs of our communities.
When cases of COVID-19 began rising in Boston last spring, Pooja Chandrashekar, then a first year student at Harvard Medical School, worried that easy-to-understand information about the pandemic might not be available in the many languages spoken by clients of the Family Van, the health services and health literacy program where she was working at the time.
Award-winning actor, writer and producer Ryan O’Connell is on a mission to portray authentic disabled experiences on the TV screen in his Netflix series “Special.”
The Fresno Center and Anthem Blue Cross have launched a mobile mental health unit dedicated to helping underserved communities and people living in rural areas. The $100,000 mobile unit can be driven anywhere in Fresno County and can reach more than 5,000 people every month.
May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. It’s a perfect time to reminder employees about the benefits of short term and long term disability coverage. Less than half of employees in the U.S. have access to group disability insurance1 and can be vulnerable to lost wages if they are impacted by a disability. Employers can help protect the financial wellness of their employees by offering short-term and long-term disability benefits.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who lost her legs flying helicopter combat missions in the Iraq war, is waging a new fight: pressing authorities to deliver on a three-decades-old promise to make transit stations accessible to all. The Illinois Democrat toured renovations at Chicago Transit Authority stations after her election to the Senate. The authority’s director was excited the accessibility project would be completed within two decades, Duckworth recalled in an interview.
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