Mary Kimbrough

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Why A Pill That's 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S.

Two pills to wipe out hookworm could cost you 4 cents. Or $400.<p>It just depends where you live.<p>The 4 cents is in Tanzania. That'll cover the two pills it takes to knock out the intestinal parasite. But in the United States, where hookworm has re-emerged, the price for two 200 mg tablets of …

El Paso

Down Syndrome Families Divided Over Abortion Ban

When a pregnant woman finds out that she's likely to give birth to a baby with Down syndrome, she's often given the option to terminate the pregnancy. But families affected by the genetic disorder, which causes developmental delays, are conflicted over whether such abortions should be legal.<p>Ohio …

Why Do So Many People Hate Obamacare So Much?

The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has roiled America since the day it was signed into law in 2010. From the start, the public was almost evenly divided between those who supported it and those who opposed it.<p>They still are. The November monthly tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation …

Health Care

Critical Developmental Milestones You won’t want Your Child to Miss

Critical Developmental Milestones You won’t want Your Child to Miss<p>Sep 25, 2015 422721 views 22 Comments<p>As a parent, there are few things more …

How should we design disability-inclusive cities?

Urbanization has been one of the most significant driving forces of recent global development, with more than half the world’s population now living …

Disability

World Bank

15% of the world has a disability. 80% of those with disabilities live in developing countries. What can be done to achieve disability inclusion? …

Young People's Attitudes About Standing Frames

Young People's Attitudes About Standing Frames - A question to ask yourself is do you frequently check for ease and comfort of use with the client?

7 Ways You Can Protect Yourself From Outrageous Medical Bills

A doctor offers a surgical add-on that leads to a $1,877 bill for a young girl's ear piercing. A patient protests unnecessary scans to identify and treat her breast cysts. A study shows intensive care-level treatment is overused.<p>ProPublica has been documenting the myriad ways the health system …

Health Care

Filipino Americans: Blending Cultures, Redefining Race

<i>There are over 3 million people of Filipino heritage living in the U.S., and many say they relate better to Latino Americans than other Asian American groups. In part, that can be traced to the history of the Philippines, which was ruled by Spain for more than 300 years. That colonial relationship</i> …

Demographics

How I Learned What It Means To Be A Filipino-American

Growing up, no one taught me what being Filipino-American meant. So, naturally, I studied.<p>I can't remember the exact moment I first realized I was Filipino-American. It was just part of who I was.<p>Perhaps it was because I grew up in a large Filipino-American community in the San Francisco Bay Area. …

Asia

Questioning A Doctor's Prescription For A Sore Knee: 90 Percocets

I recently hobbled to the drugstore to pick up painkillers after minor outpatient knee surgery, only to discover that the pharmacist hadn't yet filled the prescription. My doctor's order of 90 generic Percocet exceeded the number my insurer would approve, he said. I left a short time later with a …

Medicine

The Insurance Company Paid For Opioids, But Not Cold Therapy

As a lifelong racket-sports fanatic, I've dealt with shoulder pain for decades, treating it with bags of frozen peas, physical therapy, cortisone shots and even experimental treatments like platelet-rich plasma. Eventually, however, the soreness prevented me from handling daily-living tasks like …

Health Care

Popular Surgery To Ease Chronic Shoulder Pain Called Into Question

Research investigating a popular form of surgery aimed at easing chronic shoulder pain doesn't fix the problem, a careful, placebo-controlled study suggests.<p>In the condition known as shoulder impingement, certain movements, such as reaching up to get something off a shelf, for example, or even …

Medicine

Black men sentenced to more time for committing the exact same crime as a white person, study finds

Black men who commit the same crimes as white men receive federal prison sentences that are, on average, nearly 20 percent longer, according to a new report on sentencing disparities from the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC).<p>These disparities were observed “after controlling for a wide …

Criminal Sentencing

John Lewis accused of not providing sufficient changing spaces for severely disabled people by mother

A mother from Worthing has hit out at John Lewis for not providing sufficient facilities for "severely disabled" people.<p>Laura Moore shared a …

Neuro-Rehabilitation Apps and Games | Barrow

This flyer includes activities that have therapeutic value, to aid in your recovery. These lists have been compiled by therapists at Barrow …

Smartwatches

Best Fiction of 2017

FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: Oct. 10, 2017<p>Reviewed: July 17, 2017<p>FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: Oct. 10, 2017<p>"Very smart and very entertaining."<p>All …

Google Maps does not provide a disabled route option and this man is taking drastic action

A charity worker will drive his 8mph wheelchair almost 80 miles to Cardiff because he wants internet giant Google to add a ‘disabled route’ option to …

Brain imaging reveals brain stem alterations in children with autism

Children with autism show different patterns of connectivity than controls do in brain stem regions associated with balance. Researchers presented …

Autism

How much home can you comfortably afford?

The last thing you want is to be overstretched on your mortgage. Learn how to calculate the right price range that’s within your budget.<p><i>The material</i> …

The Secrets of Resilience

What does it take to conquer life’s adversities? Lessons from successful adults who overcame difficult childhoods<p>Does early hardship in life keep children from becoming successful adults? It’s an urgent question for parents and educators, who worry that children growing up in difficult …

Schadenfreude

Replacing cells in the human brain could bring an end to Parkinson's Disease

<i>The following was written with Prof. Gerold Riempp, a professor of information systems who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 16 years ago at age</i> …

Neuroscience

The GOP’s Tax Bill Is a War on Disabled People

The Republicans’ tax bill—especially its elimination of a break for out-of-pocket medical expenses—is aimed to hurt the most vulnerable in the …

Brawijaya's smart wheelchair on the roll

An invention by nine researchers from Brawijaya University’s School of Computer Science in Malang, East Java, is not your usual electric wheelchair. …

Why hospitals are so expensive

Everyone has heard the stories... show up at the hospital with a high fever or broken bone, and go home with a medical bill in the thousands or tens of thousands of dollars, even for fairly common procedures. Patients with insurance don't generally pay those prices, but what do they pay? And what …

Health Care