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A SYSTEM OF SELF-HEALING (PART 1).

A SYSTEM OF SELF-HEALING (PART 1). Johnston, S. Laurance According to traditional Chinese medicine, a life-force energy called qi permeates all living things. Good health requires an ample and flowing supply of qi (also chi, pronounced “chee”). Depleted by the demands of daily living, qi is naturally replenished through breathing, eating, and closeness to nature; […]

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Employee wins in remand of Supreme Court ADA case.(Government Relations)(Chevron v. Echazabal)(Brief Article)

Employee wins in remand of Supreme Court ADA case.(Government Relations)(Chevron v. Echazabal)(Brief Article) Vollmer, Douglas In Chevron v. Echazabal, the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously that ADA does not require employers to hire people whose health or safety would be put at risk by performing a job. A refinery worker had initially sued Chevron […]

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Innovations.

Innovations. 1 AMIGO EXCITE POWER CHAIR Amigo Mobility International, Inc. 6693 Dixie Highway Bridgeport, MI 48722 (800) 821-2710 (517) 777-0910 (517) 777-8184 (fax) www.myamigo.com The Amigo excite power chair is reportedly the only wheelchair under $10,000 that has a power seat lift application and tilt-in-space option. The chair has remote electronics and a swing-back joystick. […]

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Settlement reached with car rental companies.(Travel Tips)(ANC Rental Corp. disability-rights violations settled in court )(Brief Article)

Settlement reached with car rental companies.(Travel Tips)(ANC Rental Corp. disability-rights violations settled in court )(Brief Article) Randall, Carol The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a settlement with ANC Rental Corporation regarding alleged disability-rights violations. ANC and its subsidiaries–Alamo Rent-A-Car LLC and National Car Rental System, Inc.–have agreed to provide accessible shuttle buses at airports […]

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New power seat eases van entry/exit.(Mobility & More)(Sit-N-Lift power seat from General Motors)(Brief Article)

New power seat eases van entry/exit.(Mobility & More)(Sit-N-Lift power seat from General Motors)(Brief Article) General Motors has developed the Sit-N-Lift[TM] power seat to aid entering and exiting the company’s midsize vans. Available on select Chevrolet Venture, Pontiac Montana, and Oldsmobile Silhouette minivans, the option is designed as a possible transportation solution for people with disabilities, […]

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HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH!–TELEMEDICINE.(history of telemedicine)

HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH!–TELEMEDICINE.(history of telemedicine) Since the mid-1800s, people have been trying to find more effective ways of providing information and communicating. Telephone, telegraph, television, and computers are just a few ways of keeping in touch. For the healthcare community, x-rays, CT scans, laboratory test results, and MRIs are standard ways of documenting medical […]

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Making every keystroke count. (software to cut back on keystrokes)

Making every keystroke count. (software to cut back on keystrokes) O’Leary, Stephanie Some people type easily with ten fingers or don’t type lengthy documents. However, one-handed typists, mouthstick or headstick users, and people with repetitive strain injury know how keystrokes can add up and take their toll. There are lots of ways to reduce the […]