Study reveals disabilities more common among elderly African-Americans than elderly Caucasians

The August issue of the journal Health Affairs featured a study on the racial gap in health outcomes between elderly African-Americans and white Americans. The study, called “Active Life Expectancy In The Older US Population, 1982–2011: Differences Between Blacks And Whites Persisted,” revealed that elderly black people are more likely to live with disabilities than …

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Molecular biology resources

Molecular biology is a branch of science which studies biological systems at a molecular level. The purview of molecular biology often overlaps with fields such as biochemistry and genetics, since molecular biology closely studies cell systems and their complex interactions. Protein biosynthesis, DNA, and RNA patterns are also explored by molecular biologists. Molecular Biology: A …

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Wheelchair Buying Guide

Table of Contents The Electric WheelchairManual WheelchairsMobility ScootersBathroom Wheelchairs People are often surprised at how many things factor into the purchase of a wheelchair. Not just any wheelchair, the right wheelchair. These mobility assistance devices have come a long way since they first appeared on the world stage during the mid-17th century. Those prototypes were …

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Guide to Supporting a Friend or Family Member With a Disability

Table of Contents Pay attentionMaintain balanceTailor your assistanceLearn to advocateBe responsiveHelp with outreachPreparing for emergenciesEmpower your friend or family memberValidate their feelings and viewsBe compassionateBalance being present with providing personal spaceMake accessibility part of your planningDo the researchBe patientBe realisticDon’t be afraid to askBe a better listenerWork with a support networkTake care of your own …

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The Invisible People: Poor International Data on People With Disabilities

Table of Contents The critical role of disability dataWhy is it so hard to collect and analyze disability data?Why haven’t there been new efforts to collect more disability data?Pushing for visibilityCurrent state of affairs According to experts, international disability statistics are almost nonexistent. Various challenges have stood in the way of efforts to collect, analyze, …

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Obesity and Disabilities

Table of Contents The basics of obesityObesity, disabilities, and practical consequencesObesity: the financial costsChallenges for people with disabilities that can lead to obesityDisability benefits for obesityMedically qualifying for disability benefitsResidual functional capacity analysisApplying for benefits based on obesityDoes the ADA consider obesity a disability?Conclusion About 48.9 million people, or approximately 19.4 percent of the non-institutionalized …

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FECA or Disability Retirement? Options for Federal Employees Disabled at Work

Table of Contents FECA benefits in focusWhat are the requirements to receive FECA benefits?What FECA benefits do federal employees get?Permanent disabilityFederal disability retirement in focusWhat disability retirement benefits do federal employees get?How does the process work?How to proceed when you are disabled on the job as a federal employeeThe work-related requirement only applies to FECAApply …

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