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People with autism, intellectual disabilities fight bias in transplants


Paul Corby needs a new heart. On that there is no dispute. The same rare disease that killed his father at 27 is destroying his left ventricle. While there is no cure or surgery that might repair the damage, a heart..

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This foster father takes in only terminally ill children


The children were going to die. Mohamed Bzeek knew that. But in his more than two decades as a foster father, he took them in anyway — the sickest of the sick in Los Angeles County’s sprawling foster care ..

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The Benefits and Challenges of Parenting with a Disability


Having a disability does not prevent anyone from being a capable and loving parent. Yet, it does present a set of unique challenges – challenges that Nicole Schultz-Kass, a 37-year-old blind mother from Woodbury, Min..

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We Asked People What They Know About Obamacare.


The Affordable Care Act brought the rate of uninsured Americans to a record low 9 percent in 2015. It's the major achievement of the controversial health care law and one the Obama administration likes to tout whenev..

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The Friendship Bench Can Help Chase The Blues Away


Things were already going pretty badly for Florence Manyande. Then one day last spring, while walking down the street, she was hit by a car. "This woman saw, and she pulled me out of the road." recalls Manyande,..

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