Health Care

In Memorium: Katie Beckett, March 9, 1978 – May 18, 2012

Where It All Began. Five months after her birth in 1978, Katie Beckett contracted viral encephalitis, a brain infection, that caused her to lapse into a coma. Katie eventually recovered, but the encephalitis and resultant coma left her partially paralyzed and unable to breath without the use of a respirator twelve hours a day. At […]

The May Issue of The Voice Is Here!

The May 2012 edition of our quarterly newsletter, The Voice, is now available. Featured articles include: The Able Act Meet Senator Carper Medicaid and Managed Care Questions? Parent to Parent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) App Rec4 All Get The Facts In Memorium – Katie Beckett Check it out today! Want to learn more? Let […]

CDC Releases New Immunization Schedule

From the CDC website: Are your child’s vaccinations up to date? The Schedules list the age or age range when each vaccine or series of shots is recommended. If your child (birth through 6 years old) or adolescent (age 7 through 18 years old) has missed any shots, consult the catch-up schedule AND check with […]

Social Security Expands Compassionate Allowances Conditions

From :  Social Security Expands Compassionate Allowances Conditions (Printer friendly version) Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced 13 new Compassionate Allowances conditions involving the immune system and neurological disorders.  The Compassionate Allowances program fast-tracks disability decisions to ensure that Americans with the most serious disabilities receive their benefit decisions within days […]


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