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  • Disabled girl in refrigerator: Mom lets disabled girl die, stuffs her in fridge
    Disabled girl in refrigerator: Mom lets disabled girl die, stuffs her in fridge
    A disabled girl found dead in a refrigerator caps a week of horrific abuse stories. One day after we reported on an emaciated teen that was starved and padlocked in her room, in surfaces the revolting account of 35-year-old Amber Keyes, a Houston...
  • Obesity risk more likely to be higher for disabled adolescents
    Obesity risk more likely to be higher for disabled adolescents
    Teens who have mental or physical disabilities are more likely to be obese than their non-disabled peers, says American Public Health Association(APHA). The findings were announced on November 17, 2014, at the American Public Health Association...
  • Disability trophy
    Businesses, individuals receive high honors for employing disabled folks
    The Employment Security Department recently announced that several Washington State businesses and two individuals have won the 2014 Governor’s Employer Award. This accolade honors companies that go above and beyond with recruiting, hiring,...
  • Many Americans with disabilities have poor nutrition
    Many Americans with disabilities have poor nutrition
    Research by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has revealed that a majority U.S. adults are not eating the 10 key nutrients recommended by nutritionists, and adults with disabilities have worse nutrition than the general population....
  • Tunnel 2 Towers
    First responders 5K fundraiser
    Join local firefighters and other first responders for the Tunnel 2 Towers 5K. This is a walk or run fundraiser that takes place at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs on September 6.This event will help raise money the Stephen Siller Tunnel to...
  • Assistance Dog
    Help provide a visually-impaired U.S. Veteran with an assistance dog
    “VSP has a deep commitment to supporting U.S. military members and veterans through our ongoing hiring efforts, employee-led veterans resource group and dedication to ensuring all have access to quality eye care and eyewear,” VSP...
  • World Cup scandal has people focused on wheelchair users
    World Cup scandal: Wheelchairs users aren't disabled? Ticket fraud rampant
    The tickets to see the World Cup are a hot commodity and fans would do about anything to have a good view of their team and cheer the players on. Apparently, this would include using a wheelchair, acting disabled and going to a special section...
  • Inactivity in disabled adults liked to risk of chronic diseases
    Association found between inactivity and chronic disease in disabled adults
    Working-age disabled adults who do not participate in any aerobic physical activity are 50 percent more likely than their active peers to develop chronic diseases, says a Vital Signs report released by the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Two ARF engineers well over 100 years combined
    Modern fitness and exercise sciences cannot keep adults fit
    According to Ask.com, America's fitness and exercise industry has annual revenues of over $26 billion, with 29,501 businesses operating gyms, health and fitness clubs, employing more than 573,000 people.According to a recent study from...
  • Sick and elderly are greater risk for hypothermia
    The Weather Inside is Frightful!
    The weather outside might be frightful but being in your own home can be just as scary. Hypothermia is a real risk factor for the sick and elderly, even in their own home. Hypothermia is what happens when your body temperature gets below 95...
  • Healthy Foods within Reach with SNAP
    Physicians: Cuts to Food Stamps Lead to Higher Medical Costs
    It never ceases to amaze me, how we keep trying to solve our budget problems by cutting aid to the most vulnerable members of our population, be it the disabled, the poor or the elderly. Not only does it make us increasingly one of the more un...
  • Holiday Shopping Bags
    Holiday Shopping Tips for the Chronically iLL
    The holiday shopping season has officially begun. Black Friday shoppers are out and about and the time to purchase gifts for holidays such as Christmas and Hanukkah is upon us. No matter if you like to shop early or if you like to wait until the...
  • Disabled riders
    City Council turns deaf ears to disabled and grants rate increase to GRTC
    Calling it a "tough decision," Richmond City Council on Monday night voted to raise fares and cut service hours for disabled riders on the GRTC's CARE system, despite opposition from many disabled Richmonders attending the meeting...
  • COLA to be smallest in years
    Your Social Security raise will be the smallest in years
    News sources reported on Sunday that for the second straight year in a row, the Social Security "Cost of Living Adjustment"(COLA) increase due in 2014 will be among the smallest since automatic increases were adopted in 1975.This means...
  • Try before you buy
    See-Try-Buy
    Have you ever heard or seen about an assisted device that you thought could make your life easier? Have you wondered if that item really works before spending you hard earn money? Wouldn't it be great to check out which product would work best...