Farida Bedwei of Ghana is proof that disability doesn’t mean disadvantage. At the young age of one, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects body movement and muscle coordination. But today she’s become not only a beacon of hope in her country, but also a successful software engineer and influential businesswoman in her own right. Bedwei … [Read more...] about Finding Her Own Way: Ghana Woman with Cerebral Palsy Makes Groundbreaking New Software
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It’s back-to-school season again. And even if you’re not heading to classes this fall, there are still lots of ways you can continue learning. By finding simple ways to keep your mind razor sharp over the years, you’ll not only expand your mental horizons, but also prevent your mind from declining slowly over time. To give you some ideas, here are 10 things that have been … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp
Here are some of the top healthcare and disability headlines for August 10–17. Hillary Clinton Wants to Improve Social Security Benefits for Women, Low-Income Seniors According to a questionnaire submitted to the AFL-CIO, Hillary Clinton wants to improve Social Security benefits for women and low-income seniors by “enhancing [the program] to meet new realities.” … [Read more...] about Weekly News Roundup: Clinton Wants to Improve Social Security for Women and Low-Income Seniors, Millions of Americans Suffer From Chronic Pain, Yelp to Introduce Info on Doctors and Hospitals
Today is August 14, 2015. And in case you didn’t know, today marks the 80th anniversary of the Social Security program. Few Americans alive today can remember a time before Social Security existed, so in honor of this momentous day, here’s a list of some Social Security facts that you maybe didn’t know . . . The Social Security retirement program was enacted under Franklin … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday to Social Security!
Like any government institution, Social Security is always changing. If you’re interested in what’s happening in Congress right now, here’s a peek at some current 2015 legislation regarding Social Security: Ensuring Access to Clinical Trials Act of 2015 (July 16) This bill allows people receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to participate in clinical trials … [Read more...] about Social Security Updates for July 2015