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Health and Disability Editorials and Opinions Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Editorials category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Health and Disability Editorials and Opinions Publications

2017-06-07 : The Continuing Oppression of Disability: The Re-Institutionalisation of Disability Within Britain : British welfare cuts come primarily because they appease the deep-rooted but warped perceptions, beliefs and prejudices concerning unemployment, sickness and disability, of those holding extremely powerful positions within Britain.

2017-03-13 : Why People With Learning Disabilities Should NOT Work For Less Than The Minimum Wage : Getting the disabled to work for less than UK minimum wage, surfaced again recently, this time during Rosa Monckton's article for The Spectator.

2017-03-09 : The Art of Accusation: The Lynching of Intellectual Disability : What kind of a place has the UK become, where people think it is acceptable to lynch a disabled man to death?.

2017-03-06 : British TV Chat Show Slams Disability Genocide : Paul Dodenhoff comments on TV show The Last Leg which launched an attack on UK welfare cuts, likening them to genocide against disabled people.

2017-01-09 : The Continuing 'Incarceration' of Disability: Facebook Live-streams Disability 'Torture' : Paul Dodenhoff writes on disability hate crime and the alleged recent attack on a man with disabilities in the U.S..

2016-10-29 : When is a Decrease in Disability Hate Crime Not a Decrease in Disability Hate Crime? : Equality and Human Rights Commission report states total incidence of hate crime in England and Wales has declined at a time when the overall crime rate has also fallen.

2016-08-08 : Russia's Paralympians: A Doping Scandal or Case of Continuing Discrimination Towards Disability? : Paul Dodenhoff writes on the banning of Russia from participating in the upcoming Rio 2016 Paralympic Games for allegedly violating international doping rules.

2016-07-25 : What Brexit Also May Tell Us About Hate Crime Committed Towards Disability : Paul Dodenhoff writes on Britains exit (Brexit) from membership of the European Union and disability hate crime in the U.K..

2016-07-24 : My Own Decision Making - All My Life : Oped by Dr. Seth Morgan advocating for autonomy to make end-of-life decisions, including the ability for all people to choose medical aid in dying.

2016-06-22 : The Killing of Jo Cox MP: Have the Chickens Finally Come Home to Roost? : Article regarding the killing of Jo Cox MP, and the influence of negative political and media rhetoric touching on all forms of hate.

2015-12-29 : New Year Wishes for Americans with Disability : The end of the year 2015 and start of 2016 has me thinking of things I wish for during the new year.

2015-12-10 : People with Disabilities: Firearms & Self Defense : Thomas C. Weiss writes on people with disabilities, gun ownership, firearm safety, and self-defense training.

2015-10-06 : Ostomies: Types and Pouching Systems : Information regarding the most common specific types of ostomies and one or two-piece pouching systems.

2015-06-28 : Police Assault on People with Disabilities and the Dogs We Love : Editorial on recent overzealous police abuse of power regarding dogs and persons with a disability.

2015-05-11 : Irukandji Syndrome: Information & Treatment : Information regarding Irukandji syndrome, a medical condition induced by the sting of Carukia barnesi.

2015-01-28 : People with Disabilities and the Police : At least 50% of people shot and killed by cops every year in America experienced a form of mental health issue.

2015-01-26 : Disability - Snow and Yard Waste Removal Problems : For many people who experience forms of disabilities, removing snow from the sidewalks is simply not going to happen.

2015-01-22 : Dealing with Companies that Take Advantage : Corporations have become so greedy that many people who experience forms of disabilities are simply priced out of the market.

2014-11-17 : Title II of the ADA and Police Liability : Information regarding police discrimination, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and law enforcement.

2014-11-10 : Unforeseen Home Disasters and Disability : What are people with disabilities supposed to do if an unforeseen home disaster strikes.

2014-10-23 : Ethics and Today's Fast Food Industry : Thomas C. Weiss takes a look at the current ethics of the fast food industry in the United States.

2014-04-03 : Senior Abuse and Elder Cleansing : Information on abuse of seniors and persons with disabilities by carers and persons in a position of trust.

2014-03-04 : Wage and Labor Conditions in Sheltered Workshops : Information relating to wages and conditions of employees with disabilities in sheltered workshops.

2014-01-06 : Disability and The Advertising Industry : Article looks at the current advertising industry emphasis on superficial physical perfection and hesitation to use people with disabilities as models.

2013-12-17 : Nursing: Nurses Who Use Wheelchairs : A look at the nursing profession for nurses who also happen to be wheelchair users.

2013-11-23 : America and Ratification of the CRPD : Ratification of the CRPD is supported by hundreds of disability organizations, faith organization, civil rights groups, veterans groups, and major business groups.

2013-09-25 : Political Bickering Finds Disadvantaged Facing Potential Hardships : Editorial article on food security and the potential for financial and additional hardships for Americans with disabilities.

2013-09-11 : America's Love of Chemicals : Information relating to chemicals and herbicides used in America today as well as the use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam war.

2013-09-01 : Police Violence and People with Disabilities : Article looks at police violence in relation to people with disability in particular those who experience forms of developmental or mental disabilities.

2013-08-13 : Forfeiture Laws and the State of Colorado : Article looks at forfeiture law in Colorado state that involves government seizure of property when connected to illegal activity.

2013-07-20 : McDonald's, Walmart and Other Companies Guilty of Wage Abuse Against People with Disabilities : Article looks at low wages associated with working at some major corporations in America.

2013-07-15 : Service Animal Harassment at NYCB Theatre : Ms. Walsh told Peg that if she picked her small service dog up she would be forced out of the theater..

2013-07-12 : Dirty Wheels on Your Wheelchair and My Fine Carpet : Maritime museum denies 11 year old girl with disabilities entrance because they were afraid the wheels on her wheelchair would get their carpet dirty.

2013-07-08 : Disability and the Pursuit of Happiness : Perfect health and physical or mental ability also does not mean that a person is automatically happy.

2013-06-15 : Health Effects of Wildfire Smoke : Information regarding smoke inhalation and possible health effects of smoke from wildfires.

2013-05-13 : The Passing of Another Mother's Day : Mothers Day is a celebration of life, a day to celebrate the life your mother has given you, to celebrate the life you have had with her.

2013-05-08 : Health Impact of Chemical Weapons : Chemical weapons are classified as arms that use toxic chemical substances to harm or kill people during war.

2013-04-25 : Gun Violence and People with Disabilities : Often the results of gun-related violence in America include not only death but disability as well.

2013-04-22 : The SSI Program - Personal Resources and Enforced Financial Oppression : People with disabilities on SSI are monitored from a financial perspective and treated as if they must live in poverty and viewed as a burden on society.

2013-04-11 : Perspectives on Disability Program Costs : SSDI and SSI programs currently under a certain amount of scrutiny related to the costs of the programs.

2013-02-26 : That Person in a Wheelchair Just Stood Up - It's a Miracle! : A number of forms of disabilities find people retaining some level of ability to stand despite the fact that you may very well see them using a wheelchair.

2012-12-28 : The Nursing Home Complaint Center and Senior Abuse : The service through the Nursing Home Complaint Center is free to people who have been abused in nursing homes and their family members.

2012-12-24 : People with Asperger's Syndrome, Potentially Violent : The mainstream media has had a field day presenting reports concerning Adam Lanza responsible for the school shootings in Connecticut.

2012-12-22 : People with Disabilities and the Year 2012 : The year 2012 was a busy and rather wild one for People with Disabilities in America.

2012-12-17 : A Not So Merry Christmas for American Disabled : People with Disabilities struggle with cutbacks to Social Security, failure of U.S. to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and minimal increase in Cost of Living Allowance.

2012-12-07 : Online Christmas Grocery Shopping in the U.K. : Christmas grocery shopping made easier for people with physical and mobility problems which prevent them getting to the supermarket.

2012-12-05 : The Impending Fiscal Cliff and People with Disabilities : The consequences of the fiscal cliff in relation to People with Disabilities can grow to be rather complicated.

2012-11-22 : The American Fiscal Cliff, Disability and 2013 Tax Rises : Article looks at what the US fiscal cliff is and the tax effects on Americans including people with disabilities and those with entitlement benefits.

2012-11-22 : Inhaled Chewing Gum and Resulting Atelectasis : A friend of mine fell asleep with a piece of chewing gum in his mouth and inhaled it into his lungs leading to a condition known as Atelectasis.

2012-10-13 : Aging Population Long-Term Implications for U.S. Economy : Aging of population will have broad economic consequences for America particularly federal programs that support the elderly and disabled.

2012-09-23 : Prisons or Education - Where Should Tax Dollars Be Spent : United States continues to spend money locking up its citizens while at the same time cutting funding for higher education.

2012-09-12 : The Issue of Ageism in America Today : Article examines Ageism in America today a process of systematic stereotyping of and discrimination against people because they are old.

2012-09-07 : The Vanderhorst Experience, The Airline Industry Needs an Education : The Vanderhorst family recently experienced one of the worst and most blatant cases of airline discrimination against disability.

2012-08-21 : People with Autism and the Budget Crisis : The budget cuts that are proposed are coming at a time when the experience of autism has become a national health care crisis.

2012-08-02 : Abusive Long-Term Care Corporations : Long-term care industry issues related to short staffing, low pay, poor benefits, employee retention and disregard for employee safety.

2012-07-23 : The Batman Theater Shootings - Questions of Mental Health Care : A young man entered a theater presenting the new Batman movie shot and killed a dozen people and wounded more than fifty others.

2012-06-12 : Earning Less Than Minimum Wage at Goodwill : Goodwill Industries is reported as paying some of its employees with disabilities less than minimum wage.

2012-05-21 : People with Disabilities, NCD, and SSA Reform : Attempts to reform the SSI or SSDI programs without serious in-depth involvement of People with Disabilities and Seniors is an insult and most likely fruitless.

2012-05-14 : Literature, Gender, Disability and Friendship : Twice as many teenage girls established friendships with peers who experienced forms of disabilities as non-disabled boys.

2012-04-25 : Medicaid, Money Follows the Person, and the Community Choice Act : Money Follows the Person is an initiative program giving people the freedom to choose and take advantage of opportunities in America.

2012-04-19 : Use of Telephone by Government, Businesses, and Others Instead of Auxiliary Aids or Services : Effective communication means anything that is spoken or written must be as clear and understandable to a person with a disability as it is for a non-disabled person.

2012-03-22 : Students with Disability - School Behavior Programs : School behavior programs that are well-designed are essential and must become a part of every single school in this nation.

2012-03-05 : Safeway Stores and People with Disabilities : Safeway supermarkets have grown to become an advocate and supporter of people with disability and one we should be proud of and support.

2012-02-27 : Rights of Persons with Disabilities in America : The basic rights of every person despite their disability status are presented through various different treaties.

2012-02-24 : The Costs of Marginalizing People with Disabilities : Empowering people with disabilities to live independently and contribute to society is both socially and economically beneficial.

2012-02-23 : People with Disabilities - School, Work, Voting, Health Care : People with Disabilities around the world experience difficulties with attending school getting a job voting and obtaining the health care they need.

2012-02-22 : Ensuring the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the U.S. : Ensuring disability rights are enforced is vital to the participation of every person who experiences disabilities in America.

2012-02-21 : Chronic Kidney Disease : Chronic kidney disease CKD includes a number of conditions that damage the kidneys and decrease their ability to keep a person healthy.

2012-02-05 : Morgellons - Psychological or a Physical Disease : Some people disagree with a psychological conceptualization of Morgellons Disease and strongly believe it is a distinct form of medical condition.

2011-12-05 : In Pursuit of Disability Justice : Disability justice has the ability to transform the ways people and organizations work towards increased inclusion and sustainability.

2011-10-22 : Protecting Your Personal Information : Information and tips to protect your personal information such as your Social Security number credit card info and telephone number online.

2011-10-20 : Disability and Personal Safety - Decreasing Possibility You Will be Affected by Crime : Following these steps for personal safety can decrease the possibility that you will be affected by crime.

2011-09-22 : Disability Participation in Cultural Life, Recreation, Leisure and Sport : The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities contains specific statements regarding disability rights in areas of recreation cultural life sport and leisure.

2011-09-15 : Changes in American Families : Perceptions of family and ways services are provided to American families have been changing over time and like individuals every family is unique.

2011-09-08 : People with Disabilities - Respect for Home and Family : Rights concerning homes and families of persons with disability included in Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

2011-08-13 : Living Independently and Being Included in the Community : America and every other nation that has signed the Convention will ensure that persons with disabilities have the opportunity to choose our place of residence.

2011-08-09 : People With Disabilities - Adequate Standard of Living and Social Protection : People with Disabilities have the right to an adequate standard of living not only for themselves but for their family.

2011-08-06 : Regaining Strong Political Support from People with Disabilities : The debt ceiling debate has left many people with disabilities wondering if they can trust the Republicans or Democrats ever again.

2011-08-02 : Thoughts on The Importance of Ratifying the CRPD : The CRPD is the first human rights convention of the 21st century and addresses disability rights on a world-wide scale.

2011-07-18 : Medicaid - A Major Senior and Disability Lifeline : Cuts to Medicaid or elimination of the program could deny millions of Americans the choice to receive the health care services they need.

2011-07-02 : 225,000 Lives - Up to $4 Trillion - Estimated Cost of Post 9/11 Wars : Costs of War project new figures for a range of human and economic costs associated with the US military response to the 9/11 attacks.

2011-06-28 : A Ninety Five Year Old Potential Terrorist : 95 year old woman is viewed as a potential terrorist by government funded and supported TSA Agents.

2011-06-19 : Homeless American Veterans : Reduction in number of homeless veterans is promising but there are still veterans who have served America and struggle with homelessness unemployment and additional barriers.

2011-06-15 : The World Bank and People with Disabilities : People with disabilities cannot be an afterthought where social inclusion poverty government and health care are concerned anymore.

2011-06-08 : We Don't Care - We Don't Have To : The politicians of America have chosen without question to leave People with Disabilities in last place.

2011-05-29 : Petit Mal Seizures and the Potential for Self-Injury : A person with epilepsy might experience petit mal seizures as much as hundreds of times in a day.

2011-05-14 : Social Security and Medicare Going Broke : Medicare is projected to run out of money by 2024 and Social Security is expected to be broke by 2036.

2011-05-12 : Disability, Class Migration and Perceptions : Presence of financial security at some point in a persons life does not ensure that such security will remain.

2011-05-07 : Parents with Disabilities and Equal Chance : The number of parents in America who are raising children and also experience forms of disabilities is approximately fifteen-percent of all parents.

2011-05-06 : Medicaid, The CORPD and U.S. Legislative Efforts Against Us : People with Disabilities could be forced into institutions such as nursing homes instead of receiving equivalent care in their own homes.

2011-05-04 : Disability Rights Struggles: Success and Current Challenges : As People with Disabilities we are very capable of working towards achieving rights and creating organizations.

2011-04-10 : Caring for Each Other Through Friendships : A persons particular social identity does not matter when it comes to social interaction.

2011-04-07 : Home Loan Modification Scams : Dishonest companies taking advantage of people desperate for help paying their mortgage by claiming they can guarantee to stop a foreclosure.

2011-03-28 : Bio-fuels Policy May Kill 200,000 Per Year : Increased production of biofuels increases the price of food worldwide by diverting crops and cropland from feeding people to feeding motor vehicles.

2011-03-15 : Radiation Sickness Information and Facts : Information including treatment and symptoms of exposure to harmful dosages of ionizing radiation levels.

2011-01-26 : Public Service and Profit in America : Services that assist others in society could be greatly enhanced were it not for the endless desire for profit among various entities in America.

2011-01-14 : It's For The Children - Genetic Screening of Parents : People with Disabilities have been a part of every single human society and pre-society since the dawn of humanity.

2011-01-13 : Adoption of Children with Disabilities : The number of children waiting to be adopted show that from thirty to fifty percent experience a form of developmental disability.

2011-01-09 : The Fading of Disability Civil and Human Rights In America : The rights of People with Disabilities, Americas largest minority population are fading at an unprecedented rate.

2011-01-05 : U.S. Veterans, The Government, and Plans for the Year 2011 : The veterans who have served America through the armed forces deserve the best this nation has to offer.

2010-12-25 : Christmas Day Wishes Concerning People with Disabilities : The year also found People with Disabilities experiencing molestation by TSA Agents.

2010-12-15 : Disability Today - Civilized Society : Where human societies in our world and their treatment of people with disabilities are concerned what has history shown us.

2010-12-15 : Disability and The Transportation Safety Administration : The Transportation Safety Administration has been committing acts of felony molestation against people with disabilities children seniors and disabled veterans.

2010-07-16 : Turmeric for Knee Osteoarthritis Pain and Reduction : Turmeric extract for reduction of pain and improvement of function in osteoarthritis of the knees.

2010-04-27 : Americans Delaying Adulthood : Despite living with iPads and hybrid cars young Americans are more like the young adults of the early 1900s than the baby boom generation.

2010-04-27 : People with Disabilities: Social Life in Jordan : Visiting individuals when they have health problems is a must for friends relatives and neighbors.

2010-03-23 : Stephen Hawking - A Journey Through Life : Stephen Hawking was born on the eighth of January in the year 1942 in Oxford England.

2010-02-16 : Blind European Couture Designer Debuts His Collection in Dallas : One of the most acclaimed and expensive haute couture designers in the Ukraine.

2010-01-29 : Thames Center Service Dogs and Veteran Affairs Canada : Veteran Affairs Canada is unwilling to consider funding for the dog and its training.

2010-01-14 : National Disability Rights Network Working For Rights of Persons with Disabilities : The National Disability Rights Network is an organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy Systems for people with disabilities.

2010-01-12 : People with Disabilities and Human Exploitation : The practice of paying people with disabilities smaller wages is actually legal.

2010-01-11 : Autism - Zakh, ASAN, and Wrongful Felony Charges : Zakh exhibited behaviors that are a manifestation of his Autism disability.

2010-01-07 : Disability Rights Promotion International - A Human Rights Perspective : Collaborative project to establish monitoring system that addresses disability discrimination on a global basis.

2009-12-27 : Social Security - Review in Progress : People with different forms of disabilities have the potential to apply for either SSDI or SSI.

2009-12-26 : Epilepsy: Comments on Experiences of Adria Gross : Medical and police personnel continue to use restraints and handcuffs on persons with epilepsy.

2009-12-22 : Employment and People with Disabilities - A Changing World : People who experience disabilities are among the most loyal hardworking and dedicated employees to be found.

2009-12-10 : ADA Access - Where Are We Now : The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed more than two decades ago to expectations of people with disabilities.

2009-08-03 : Hearing Impaired Service Scam : Information regarding scam that uses IP Relay and TTY services to rip off businesses.

2009-07-15 : Disability Punk Band Heavy Load Says, Stay Up Late! : Heavy Load is a Anarcho Garage Punk band comprised of five musicians with two of the members having learning disabilities.

2009-07-04 : Persons with Disabilities and Entrepreneurship : Twice as many persons with disabilities are starting their own businesses as people who are non-disabled.

2009-07-03 : Frank Ricci - Champion For Persons with Dyslexia : Commentary concerning the overturn of Sonya Sotomayors case related to the Firefighters and Frank Ricci Champion for Persons with Dyslexia.

2009-06-29 : What Really Killed Michael Jackson? A Message from the Grave : What really killed Michael Jackson The toxicology report is not yet in because Michael Jacksons autopsy is only now being scheduled.

2009-06-27 : Incarceration of Disabled Persons in the United Kingdom : Commentary concerning imprisonment of persons with mental health disabilities in the United Kingdom.

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