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Ergonomics Makeover: Make sure your job “fits” you

Sitting all day can be hazardous to your health — and possibly your livelihood....

Fortifying Their Future: The recent addition of folic acid to corn masa flour has promise to decrease risk of neural tube defects

In Texas, Hispanic women are at a higher risk than non-Hispanics for giving birth to babies with a neural tube defect (NTD), a serious condition that affects the spinal cord and brain. In fact, a worrisome 1993 cluster of NTD cases in the heavily Hispanic city of Brownsville shook up the state of Texas so much it led to the establishment of the statewide Texas Birth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch. ...

Rehab Robots: How robotic-assisted therapy is helping patients recover

During the Iraq War, Damon Boxie’s job was to keep the troops supplied. He spent five years there as a transportation foreman for a private contractor. Several colleagues were killed but he managed to avoid serious injury. ...

I am not my disability: The words we choose to describe a person take on a life of their own. Choose People First.

The authors of the English language didn't do any favors for people with disabilities when they coined a series of stigmatizing terms like "handicap" and "cripple" to describe people with differences in their bodily functions and abilities....

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