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Valentino May be the Most Accessible Beach Ever

August 22, 2016  |  News

Opening this past June, the Valentino Beach Club has what may be the most wheelchair accessible beach ever.The Calabria, Italy, resort installed private raised platforms that all connect to a Seatrac system. The solar-powered Seatrac allows wheelchair users to take a dip in the ocean on a smooth seated track

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Doctors, Hospitals Prepare For Difficult Talks Surrounding Medical Mistakes

August 22, 2016  |  Research

It was a fourth of July weekend but Sharon O’ Brien, an intensive care physician, was not celebrating. A medical error earlier landed a patient in her ICU. The patient eventually died — and she had to decide what to tell the patient’s family.Should she apologize? How much detail should she

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Hockey Canada to stage ice sledge hockey development camp

August 21, 2016  |  Sports

Thirty-two of Canada’s best sledge hockey

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Wheelchair Boxing Strives to be a Paralympic Sport

August 19, 2016  |  News

Wheelchair boxing may one day become a Paralympic sport, but it still has a long way to go.Just ask Ian Cannon. The a 23-year-old Glastonbury, Connecticut, native with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy has been working tirelessly for 10 years trying to turn the fighting-style from a self-defense technique into a

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Russian Paralympic Committee hearing on Rio 2016 ban put back by 24 hours, IPC confirm

August 19, 2016  |  Sports

The Russian Paralympic Committee's (RPC) appeal

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Airline Consumer Complaints by Passengers with Disabilities Increased in 2016

August 19, 2016  |  News

The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that the total number of airline consumer complaints filed during the first six months of this year was down 12.2 percent compared with the same time period in 2015. However, complaints by passengers with disabilities increased. During January – June 2016, the Department received 426 disability-related complaints, up from the 364 filed

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