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December 2013 Archives

U of Missouri project developing disabled-friendly formal wear

A project at the University of Missouri could make it easier for people with disabilities to go to weddings and other formal events without discomfort or embarrassment. The MU researchers behind a project to create formal wear for disabled people say they have received a grant to continue their work.

Apple a day really may stop heart attack, stroke

Heart attack and stroke can be debilitating, life-changing medical emergencies. They can take an apparently able-bodied person and give him or her a disability. Many working adults are unable to return to work after having a heart attack or stroke.

Susan Boyle: I have Asperger's

There are surely many fans of singer Susan Boyle in the Columbia area. These fans, as well as people who are living with an autism spectrum disorder, may be interested to know that Boyle has revealed that she was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome not long ago.

SSA report says that aging boomers, women behind jump in payments

The rise in costs for the Social Security disability program has continued to be controversial in recent months. One charge that critics have leveled against the program is that it is paying benefits to people who are faking or exaggerating their conditions, either to defraud the government or because they are unemployed.

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