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The recent wave of gorgeous prosthetics continues

prosthetic leg with wooden finish, moving cogs and wheels in Steam Punk styleProsthetics manufacturing is a creative field constantly unveiling new designs and challenging traditional ideas of artificial limbs. We’ve talked before about Aimee Mullins and her twelve pairs of legs – now I’d like to draw your attention to one of…
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Lawsuit accuses Florida correctional officials of abuse

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News from Florida
Disability Rights Florida sued the Florida Department of Corrections in federal court on September 9, accusing the agency of systematically abusing inmates with mental illnesses at the Dade Correctional Institution, a facility meant to provide inmates…
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Demi Lovato advocates for mental health reform

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Demi Lovato has had many ups and downs in recent years but has remained triumphant in bringing awareness to issues of mental health. After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, the singer has admitted to her rough times, using
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Court orders Maryland to use accessible absentee voting system

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Voting Accessibility
The United States District Court for the District of Maryland issued a ruling September 4 requiring the Maryland Board of Elections to allow voters to fill out absentee ballots online in the upcoming primary election. “The court today…
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Examining the true price of mental illness

grey and black pie chart showing the financial costs of mental illnessWhat exactly is the total cost of mental illness in the US? According to USA Today, while the emotional costs of mental illness are incalculable, the financial cost to the US economy is a staggering $444.2 billion. This statistic comes…
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