Category

Medical

Toddler with Chromosomal Condition Mocked by Internet Trolls

Sources: Mirror.co.uk; People.com; RightDiagnosis.com Mariah Anderson, of Summerville, South Carolina, was born with Chromosome Two Duplication Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that reduces her motor skills and also lowers her life expectancy. She turned two years old on...
READ MORE

Hospital groups blast proposed Christie’s charity-care cut

Source: NJ Biz.com Five associations that represent New Jersey hospitals issued a joint statement opposing the $148 million cut in charity care proposed by Gov. Chris Christie in the 2016 budget… In explaining the cut — which helps defray the costs incurred by...
READ MORE

Mullica Woman with Muscular Dystrophy teaches disability rights

Source: Press of Atlantic City Muscular dystrophy has restricted Lydia Fecteau’s physical movements, but not her intellect or career. Fecteau, 44, an adjunct professor at Richard Stockton College, (soon to become Stockton University) teaches a broad range of classes, including...
READ MORE

Featured Video: Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating Disorders Awareness Source: National Eating Disorders.org In the United States, 20 million women — and 10 million men — suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge...
READ MORE

N.J. hospitals reduce early elective delivery births (with one exception)

Source: NJ.com Health In just four years, New Jersey has cut by more than half their rate of early elective delivery births (due to induced labor or planned cesarean surgery), according to a national report released today. The report on maternal care was released by the...
READ MORE

Would State’s New Rules for Developmentally Disabled Do More Harm Than Good?

Source: NJ Spotlight Health Two key provisions of a state plan to better integrate people with intellectual or developmental disabilities into their communities are meeting fierce resistance from those who provide housing and other services to those disabled… Opponents are...
READ MORE