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Evaluation of the use of human umbilical cord for in-utero spina bifida repair

January 23, 2017  |  Research

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017 Two studies look at regenerative patches

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Award-winning Designer Seeks Hotel to Implement Accessible Rooms

January 21, 2017  |  Travel

Plan view of 16 square metre UD hotel room by JeanYves ProdelLamorlaye, France— Jean-Yves PRODEL, a Universal Designer seeks a company to implement his designs for accessible hotel rooms.I am looking for a hotel group that would innovate by introducing my concept of small hotel rooms accessible to all even

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One Foot Out the Door, Medicare Chief Launches His Own Twitter Barrage

January 19, 2017  |  Healthcare

Government bureaucrats are not often Twitter celebrities. But Andy Slavitt, current head of the agency that runs Medicare and Medicaid, is making a name for himself with a barrage of fiery Tweets in defense of the Affordable Care Act, breaking with the traditionally mute posture taken by federal employees.As the

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Inside Hospital, Families Find Refuge With Recliners, Tissues And Cake

January 18, 2017  |  Healthcare

NEW YORK — Clutching a railing for balance, 89-year-old Alan Epstein searched the hospital waiting rooms for families in distress. He paused when he came across a young woman standing alone in the hallway, making a phone call about her grandfather’s faltering health.“Are you aware of the caregiver support center?” Epstein

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Sky-High Prices For Orphan Drugs Slam American Families And Insurers

January 17, 2017  |  Healthcare

Before Luke Whitbeck began taking a $300,000-a-year drug, the 2-year-old’s health was inexplicably failing.A pale boy with enormous eyes, Luke frequently ran high fevers, tired easily and was skinny all over, except his belly stuck out like a bowling ball.“What does your medicine do for you?” Luke’s mother, Meg, asked

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Connecticut Passes Law Updating the Access Symbol

January 13, 2017  |  News

The famous blue and white access symbol depicting a wheelchair user has been widely used throughout the world since the 1960s, but will soon be replaced in Connecticut. On Jan. 1, the Constitution State passed a law to replace it with a new symbol that illustrates a more active wheelchair

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New Accessible Holiday Villa in Portugal

January 3, 2017  |  Travel

Photo—Casa do Lago patioAccessible luxury bedroom with en suite bathroom, both properly fitted to handle the needs of disabled people. ​Large, heated and panoramic swimming pool with pool hoist for wheelchair users accessibility, as well as persons with mobility disabilities. ​ Accessible barbecue with panoramic tables for outside "al fresco"

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