In Search Of Age-Friendly Health Care, Finding Room For Improvement
For older adults, health care facilities can be difficult to navigate and, occasionally, perilous.
A Disabled Young Woman’s Fight To Take Her Place At Stanford
She was admitted to Stanford with a full scholarship. Now, the struggle to fund the caregivers she needs to leave home is proving her toughest battle yet.
As The Economy Surges, A Dramatic Drop In Workers On Disability in California
Trend that reflects a surging U.S. economy, a shift toward less conventional work and tighter supervision of what qualifies a worker for disability benefits.
Seniors Aging In Place Turn To Devices And Helpers, But Unmet Needs Are Common
Nearly half of older adults with probable dementia or difficulty performing daily activities don’t get assistance from family, friends or paid caregivers
Green card on the line, family forgoes child’s autism care
As U.S. immigration enforcement becomes stricter, more immigrant families are cutting ties with health care services and other critical government programs.
UW researchers find cause of rare genetic disorder
Repeating strings of DNA not easily detected using standard genetic tests appear to cause cases of a rare developmental disorder called Baratela-Scott syndrome.
Food Makers Failing to Fortify Corn Masa To Halt Birth Defects,
Only 10% of corn masa flour and no soft corn tortillas–staples in the Hispanic diet– contained folic acid, which can help prevent devastating birth defects.
One in four US adults live with a disability – CDC
The most common disability type, mobility, affects 1 in 7 adults. With age, disability becomes more common, affecting about 2 in 5 adults age 65 and older.
Medicaid Officials Target Home Health Aides’ Union Dues
A proposed rule would prohibit home health aides paid directly by Medicaid from having their union dues automatically deducted from their paychecks.
Children With Disabilities Endure Long Waits For Life-Changing Medical Equipment
Baker-Ajene waited so long to get a wheelchair for her daughter that she forgot she’d ordered it.