Advanced Directive Care
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Posted on November 16, 2015 in Physical Health, Topic of Interest, Videos | Short Link

1003 Advance Care Planning is the process of making decisions now for what you would want in the future if you get sick. Dr. Julie Childers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center discusses this topic in the following health segment which is available in English and American Sign Language.

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Evolution of the Hearing Aid
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Posted on September 24, 2014 in Health Education, Physical Health | Short Link

Nowadays hearing aids are only worn by 10-20% of people who could actually benefit from them. It’s a shame really, as these marvels of modern technology have come along way from their humble beginnings. Our latest Infographic looks at this incredible evolution from the Ear Trumpet to the ground breaking In-Ear Amplifiers. Source & embedded […]

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Phones and Hearing Loss
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This article outlines important things to consider about telecommunication for individuals who are Hard of Hearing.

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Protect Your Hearing
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Posted on May 6, 2014 in Health Education, Physical Health | Short Link

Learn more about finding ways to protect your hearing in these downloadable hearing safety resources that were just published by Compliance and Safety LLC. Visit the link: http://www.complianceandsafety.com/shop/hearing-conservation-training-downloads-answers-guides.html

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Learn About Hearing Loss
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Hearing Loss Association of America presents information about how to identify hearing loss, possible causes of hearing loss, options for intervention and strategies to improve communication.

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Music Induced Hearing Loss Is Becoming A Big Problem
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Posted on October 24, 2011 in Health Education, Physical Health | Short Link

What is Music Induced Hearing Loss (MIHL)? Music Induced Hearing Loss is a disorder in which a person has been exposed to high levels of music over a prolonged period of time. People of all ages, demographics and gender may be affected by MIHL. Music Induced Hearing Loss is caused from too much sound intensity […]

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Contraception/Preventing Pregnancy
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Posted on August 14, 2011 in Physical Health, Topic of Interest, Videos | Short Link

1056 Healthbridges website offers information about self advocacy and tips for empowerment in the health care setting. Learn more about birth control options as a way of taking control of your health and your future from Christine Gannon who is from the Sexuality Program for the Deaf at Planned Parenthood in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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American Sign Language Makes Debut in CDC Scientific Journal
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Posted on March 22, 2011 in Advocacy, Perspective, Physical Health | Short Link

Thanks to a group of deaf and hearing Rochester, N.Y., pioneers, a medical journal for the first time has served up a scientific article online with a new twist: an accompanying web video in American Sign Language (ASL), produced by the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Traumatic Brain Injury
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Posted on November 25, 2010 in Physical Health, Topic of Interest, Videos | Short Link

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), is a form of acquired brain injury, that can happen when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object goes through the skull and enters brain tissue. This can lead to permanent brain damage. Be careful about your brain. Learn more about how to prevent head injury!

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Your eyes are valuable!
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Posted on September 13, 2010 in Health Education, Physical Health, Topic of Interest, Videos | Short Link

845 Persons who are Deaf or Hard of hearing rely very much on their eyes. It is important to schedule yearly checkups with an eye doctor to be sure that your eyes are healthy and to be sure that you know about any early signs of eye disease. An eye doctor can screen for early signs of changes in your eyes related to diabetes or high blood pressure. They can check for signs of glaucoma or retinitis pigmentosa that can lead to visual loss. Your eyes are important! Take good care of them!

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