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Eradicating hepatitis C is within reach

El Paso Times

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Hepatitis C is a deadly disease that has yet to be eradicated in the United States (and worldwide). Organizations in El Paso and across the country are working to get people tested and treated for the virus.

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A Bowl Full of Hope

GOOD Magazine

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With the recent large influx of refugees, crumbling infrastructure, crowded streets, and struggling social services, bing disabled or homeless in Istanbul means facing serious challenges to carving out a dignified life. But one group is helping bring these communities together and create empowerm...

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A Place to Play, on Wheels or Feet

The New York Times

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Children with disabilities often feel excluded in amusement parks where they are prevented from going on rides, and they don't feel included with the other children. Morgan's Wonderland amusement park and Morgan's Inspiration island water park are designed for children or adults with disabilities...

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How to Get Wheelchairs on Planes, People Fixing the World

BBC

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When you step on an airplane, you might not be thinking about people who use wheelchairs, neither are airlines. People who need to use wheelchairs have faced a number of challenges on airplanes, like lost and damaged wheelchairs, not being able to use the restroom, and feeling dehumanized. Some p...

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How to build a bike-share system for people of all abilities

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MoGo, a bike-sharing program in Detroit, listened to user feedback and launched an adaptive bicycle pilot program. Though only 13 bikes are part of the program, they will make urban biking accessible to people with limited mobility. If the pilot is deemed a success, Detroit will be a leader in th...

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Adaptive Technology Programs Turn to Robotics and IoT to Help People Who Have Disabilities

GovTech

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Governments and schools are investing in technology to better serve people of different abilities. Innovations include text-to-911 for deaf and hard-of-hearing citizens, robotic telepresence for remote students, and the Vitals app, which allows families and caregivers to alert police officers of ...

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How Denver’s Disability Activists Transformed the City

5280 - The Denver Magazine

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Disability activists have used nonviolent direct action for decades, including lying in the street to protest inaccessible public transit and crawling up the steps of the U.S. Capital to support the Americans with Disabilities Act. “We have never gone out a door that we do not have a solution for...

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100 million Americans have chronic pain. Very few use one of the best tools to treat it.

Vox

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Physical methods like surgery and painkillers don’t always work to control pain. In some cases, cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to help where traditional methods fall short. Pilot initiatives at different university hospitals around the world are challenging the idea that real pain mu...

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New Orleans floods with heavy rainstorms. Magnolias could be part of the solution

NationSwell

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New Orleans, Louisiana is infamously known as a place of cultural celebration and community, but it's also a city plagued by consistent flooding. To reduce the impacts of heavy rainfall, one city-backed initiative is incentivizing people to replace their anti-absorbent concrete with plants and fl...

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Combining the power of sport, surf and volunteerism

WHYY

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Adaptive sports enrich the lives and well-being of people with disabilities. Life Rolls On is an adaptive sports organization that promotes events like “They Will Surf Again,” where volunteers help people with disabilities get out on the water.

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