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Saving IRIS...one more time

About a year ago, in my role as a member of the Board of the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin, I joined with other disability advocates to encourage the Joint Finance Committee to reject Governor Walker’s budget proposal to eliminate IRIS, which stands for, “Include, Respect, I Self-Direct.” IRIS is Wisconsin’s self-directed, community- based, long-term care program for adults with disabilities & older adults with long-term care needs. 470 more words

Disability

When a Place of Care Becomes A Threat to Well-Being

As Canada’s grey tsunami continues to grow, the abuse of vulnerable elderly patients by healthcare providers is a growing concern in Canada. The act of abuse in a therapeutic relationship (e.g. 517 more words

Quality Of Care

The High Cost of Care

When we think of chronic diseases, most of us probably think of cancer. We understand that in addition to the terrible toll the disease takes on those diagnosed and their family members, their unfortunate diagnosis could also cause high medical costs and numerous doctor visits. 719 more words

Central Wisconsin Healthcare

Why Sitting Down All Day is Killing Your Hips (and Health!)

Do you work a desk job and sit all day? Over the years, we have heard increasing reports on how long periods of sitting down is just plain detrimental to one’s health and fitness. 423 more words

Fitness

China to allow pension fund to invest in stocks

AFP

China will allow its huge state pension fund to invest in  domestic stocks in the wake of a massive market sell-off

BEIJING (AFP) – China will allow its huge state pension fund to invest in domestic stocks in the wake of a massive market sell-off, it was announced Sunday.The fund will be able to invest up to 30 percent of its net assets in equities, according to final guidelines from the State Council (cabinet) quoted by the official Xinhua news agency. 241 more words