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A Global Push for Cost-Effective Assistive Technology – GREAT Summit

Posted by Linda Nakagawa on Tue, Aug 08, 2017 @ 10:15 AM

Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted the Global Research, Innovation, and Education in Assistive Technology (GREAT) Summit in Geneva, Switzerland. Top researchers, innovators, and educators from around the world attended the two-day event to collaborate and advance developments in the field.

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Tags: 2017, Awareness, Technology, health

Reflecting on the Impact of Medicare and Medicaid on the 52nd Anniversary

Posted by Linda Nakagawa on Sun, Jul 30, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965 as amendments to the Social Security Act. Medicaid and Medicare began as programs to provide health insurance to low-income Americans.

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Tags: 2017, Awareness, Medicaid, health, older adults

Connecticut early childhood screening program is growing nationally

Posted by Elizabeth Chatterton on Sun, Nov 15, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

When it comes to early childhood screening, the State of Connecticut and pediatric expert Dr. Paul Dworkin are really onto something. 

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Tags: ID/DD News, 2015, health

Atlanta Researchers Find Correlation Between Certain Antidepressants & Developmental Disabilities

Posted by Elizabeth Chatterton on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 @ 08:46 AM

Researchers at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities in Atlanta, Georgia have confirmed that taking particular antidepressants while pregnant is associated with an increased risk of birth defects and developmental disabilities.

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Tags: 2015, health