Health

Hospital fined for failure to accommodate

Tuesday, April 19, 2011The Justice Department has reached a settlement with a Virginia hospital system that failed to provide sign language interpreters to an expectant mother and others who are deaf or hard of hearing. A deaf couple sued Virginia’s Inova Health System…

Article highlights gaps in TBI coverage

Thursday, March 3, 2011A front-page USA Today article, titled “For brain injuries, a treatment gap,” from March 1 provides an extensive overview of issues that individuals encounter with their insurance plans when attempting to rehabilitate from traumatic brain injuries. While most insurance…

Obama announces expansion of community living options

Thursday, February 24, 2011Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released February 22 the guidelines for states looking to receive part of a $3.7 billion fund for assisting people with disabilities transition out of institutional settings and the expansion of a current program…

High court says vaccines’ side effects don’t merit damages

Thursday, February 24, 2011In a major victory for vaccine drug manufacturers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-2 February 22 against a family seeking compensation in federal court for an alleged design-defect in a children’s vaccine that caused long-term developmental damage to the family’s…

Dialysis in South Africa receives scrutiny

Wednesday, January 26, 2011South Africa has recently received international attention for discrimination in its system for rationing life saving dialysis treatment. For people with disabilities, hope of receiving dialysis treatment is almost nonexistent. In South Africa, fewer than one in five people needing…

Report calls paper that linked vaccines and autism a “hoax”

Thursday, January 13, 2011An extensive investigation in a British Medical Journal chronicles the alleged manipulations and conflicts of interest in the since discounted 1998 study by British scientist Andrew Wakefield that linked vaccine use to autism. The study, printed in the British medical…

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