White Cane Awareness Day is the perfect time to teach your children how a white cane helps people who are blind be independent and safe. “The white cane is a tool for the blind and visually impaired so they can safely and independently get around in their surroundings and explore what is around them,” says
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Sam Edwards via Getty Images Try one of these items the next time your neck pain strikes. Neck pain is an extremely common problem; it’s estimated about 80% of people will experience it at some point in their life. And it’s no surprise it’s so common, considering all the time we spend on our computers
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Congenital cataract is an eye condition prevalent among newborns. In this infantile disease, the baby’s natural eye lenses appear milky white from birth. Congenital cataract is different from other cataract forms. The former is mostly inherited and present at birth, while the latter develops at an older age. Congenital cataracts
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Young adults who experience a traumatic injury are now more likely to have insurance coverage and access to rehabilitation if they live in a state that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new study findings show. Further, states that expanded Medicaid also saw greater reductions in socioeconomic and racial disparities in certain areas,
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PeopleImages via Getty Images Need to lift your mood? These lessons on happiness just might help. The road to happiness isn’t always easy, nor does it really have one final destination. Joy exists on a spectrum. And thanks to work, life and relationship problems ― not to mention, you know, an extremely distressing global pandemic
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Camping with a toddler seems like a scary idea, right? With their curiosity, excess energy, tantrums, and tendency to wander off, your tiny tots can be quite a handful. However, a camping trip would be beneficial for them. It will allow your munchkins to experience the beauty of nature up
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Birth control shot is a hormonal method of female contraception and an effective way to prevent pregnancy. The shot is also known as contraception injection, birth control injection, or, based on brand names, Depo shot, DMPA, Sayana press, Noristerat, and Depo-Provera. This injection contains medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), a synthetic progesterone
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In an unprecedented effort to address the harmful effects of structural racism on health, 60 predominantly Black neighborhoods in Philadelphia will be part of an ambitious study to assess the impact of a multi-component intervention addressing both environmental and economic injustice on health and well-being, led by Penn Medicine researchers Eugenia C. South, MD, MHSP,
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Daily exposure to chemicals called phthalates, which are used in the manufacture of plastic food containers and many cosmetics, may lead to roughly 100,000 premature deaths among older Americans each year, a new study shows. The resulting annual economic burden is between $40 billion and $47 billion, a value more than quadruple that of previous
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The findings of a new study suggest that childhood adversity is a major contributor to early and preventable causes of mortality and a powerful determinant of long term physical and mental health. Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Harvard University found that childhood adversity is associated with elevated risk for chronic
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