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Adults With Disabilities Screened Less Often For Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in the United States, with nearly 135,000 cases reported in 2016. The likelihood of surviving colorectal cancer is strongly related to the stage in which it is diagnosed. Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine looked at screening adherence rates and found that individuals with certain disabilities are less likely to receive recommended preventive screenings. The researchers hope the finding will lead to […]

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Support for Families of Children with Cerebral Palsy

New Educational Program Launched by “Reaching for the Stars. A Foundation of Hope for Children with Cerebral Palsy” Blazing New Trails™, a new educational initiative, launched recently to bring information and support to families impacted by cerebral palsy (CP). The goal of the program is to educate patients with CP and their families about the latest updates in overall management, physical and occupational therapies, and adaptive technologies that may help children living with CP and […]

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About the iBudget DD Waiver and Waitlist

What is the iBudget DD waiver?   The Florida Medicaid Developmental Disabilities Individual Budgeting (iBudget) Home and Community-Based services (HCBS) waiver is authorized under section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act and governed by Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 440 and 441.  The iBudget Waiver provides home and community-based supports and services to eligible persons with developmental disabilities (DD) living at home or in a home-like setting.  The iBudget Waiver program is […]

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Statistics Method Shows Networks Differ in Epileptic Brains

A novel statistical approach to analyzing patients with epilepsy has revealed details about their brains’ internal networks. The findings may lead to better understanding and treatment of the disease, according to Rice University researchers. Rice statistician Marina Vannucci and lead author Sharon Chiang, an M.D./Ph.D. student at Rice and Baylor College of Medicine, and their co-authors detailed their technique to analyze brain activity data from patients with epilepsy and control groups to see how distinct […]