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May 2015 Archives

Disabled people are twice as likely to be victimized by violence

Though many disabled people are able to overcome their physical or mental challenges, they may remain vulnerable to criminals. Violent crime in particular is a big problem for disabled Americans, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Epilepsy can disrupt your life, career

While around one in 26 Americans will develop a form of epilepsy during their lives, this disorder remains poorly understood by much of the public. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that is treatable most of the time, but is a chronic problem for some people.

Study pinpoints 1 genetic source for many schizophrenia symptoms

For years, doctors have known that there is a genetic component to schizophrenia. Research has identified hundreds of genetic variants that may increase the risk of developing this form of mental illness, but no definitive triggers have been found.

Reflections on the ADA's 25th year

This year marks 25 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act became federal law. The law requires schools, employers and other entities that people with disabilities encounter to provide reasonable accommodations, such as wheelchair ramps. Many consider the ADA to be one of the most important pieces of legislation ever passed by Congress.

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