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Archive for April, 2014


Moving Toward Ideal Accessibility – The ODA Under Audit

The goal: A fully accessible Ontario by 2025. The facilitator: Mayo Moran, first female Dean of the Law Faculty at the University of Toronto. Her job is to conduct a province-wide audit and evaluation of Ontario’s progress regarding its compliance

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Schizophrenia by Any Other Name

He is a husband, a father, an entrepreneur and a writer. He also has schizophrenia. His name is Bill MacPhee. And he is on a mission to change the stigma surrounding schizophrenia. After being diagnosed with schizophrenia in his twenties,

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Life with a Child in a Wheelchair

If you have a child with a disability, it can be a challenge to raise him or her safely. One of the greatest difficulties parents face is the insensitive nature of questions and comments they face when out in public.

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Keep Your Arteries Healthy with Fruits and Veggies

As you age, cardiovascular conditions become more pronounced and may pose major health concerns. In many of these cases, the underlying reason leading to cardiovascular conditions is dysfunctional arteries that are often clogged with plaque, disrupting the blood flow in

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Is Cherubism a Disorder or a Birth Defect?

Have you been reading this week’s Disability Living blog posts? If yes, you know that we have been discussing disfiguring birth defects, such as hemifacial microsomia and Goldenhar syndrome. Birth defects like these have a dramatic impact on every part

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Pros and Cons of Taking Summer Break from ADHD Medications

Children suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often take regular medications in order to manage their conditions. However, it is standard practice to take a break from these medications during the summer. The reason behind this vacation is that

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Are Numerous Medical Tests and Treatments Necessary?

If you have any sort of medical condition, there is a high chance you will have numerous tests conducted and treatments prescribed before doctors consider you healthy and restored. Under the impression that your doctor is always right, you may

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Ageism – A Rising Issue Plaguing Canada

Discrimination of people in old age is a problem that is continues to rise. In 1960s, Robert Butler created the term “Ageism,” which he defined as a process where people were systematically stereotyped and discriminated against because they were old.

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Why is Electoral Voter Vouching Under the Government Axe?

Another barrier to your legal rights… Voting is the right of every Canadian of majority age, even if you don’t have any personal identification. If that happens, by accident or by design, Elections Canada will accept a piece of ‘living’

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Canada Ranks 7th in Social Progress Index

For the past 80 years, the standard measure of a country’s quality of life was the GDP – a strictly monetary measurement. There’s a new way to determine quality of life, however, known as the Social Progress Index (SPI). From

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