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March 2010

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Social Security Adds 38 New Compassionate Allowance Conditions

Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced that the agency is adding 38 more conditions to its list of Compassionate Allowances, a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that clearly qualify for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability benefits.  
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Pulling Their Way for Others

Imagine a wheelchair that is “rowed” around scenic trails and woods, allowing the disabled to enjoy the outdoors. A student team at Michigan Technological University has made it a reality.
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2010 Winter Paralympic Games inspire design students

The 2010 Winter Paralympic Games inspired a class of Purdue University students to consider how sports equipment could be improved to help athletes with disabilities.
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New Sports Crutch Opens Up A World Of Possibilities For Disabled And Injured Athletes

SideStix Ventures Inc. is pleased to announce the official launch of SideStix – it is the first sports crutch and includes a damper shock absorbing system and interchangeable feet for walking or climbing on any terrain including ice, sand and snow. This assistive walking device was created for anyone who has been permanently or temporarily disabled and wants to continue to pursue a healthy active lifestyle.
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CDC and the Arthritis Foundation Launch the 1st National Agenda for Osteoarthritis to Help Millions

A National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis was developed by more than 70 stakeholders following a call-to-action led by the Arthritis Foundation and CDC.
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National Arthritis Foundation's Osteoarthritis Campaign-Ad Council

The Ad Council is a private, non-profit organization that marshals volunteer talent from the advertising and communications industries, the facilites of media, and the resources of the business and non-profit communities to deliver critical messages to the American public. This year the Ad Council has chosen arthritis for one of its targeted campaigns. Read More