Accessible Health Care at UPMC
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Posted on April 30, 2011 in Health Education, Providers, Topic of Interest, Videos | Short Link

1011If you will be a patient at a UPMC facility you may need an accommodation (including interpreters or specific assistive technology). Also, learn what to do if your request is ignored or not accepted by the health care team in the segment below.

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Relay Communication Services
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Relay services allow persons who are hearing to communicate with persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing very easily. Both the 711 and Video Relay Service are extremely user friendly!!

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Dysfluency and Interpreters
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Posted on December 19, 2010 in Providers, Topic of Interest, Videos | Short Link



The word dysfluency refers to an individual’s lack of fluency in their preferred language. Psychiatric reasons or neurological reasons are causes of dysfluency within the hearing population. Among persons who are Deaf, there are even more possible reasons for language processing problems. Robyn Dean from the Rochester Deaf Wellness Center presents more information on this topic.

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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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Support for Parents
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Posted on May 14, 2010 in Parenting, Topic of Interest, Videos | Short Link

820 Most children who are Deaf or hard of hearing are born into families with hearing parents. Therefore parents are often not prepared to deal with the issues and decisions that they must face about their child. Decisions about the best school, language, amplification modality, or peer group for the child can be daunting.
Get involved!
Join a support group or create one!
It can really help you and your child and family to hear what others have been through.

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Emotional Health: therapy, social groups and medicines
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Posted on April 22, 2010 in Behavioral Health, Topic of Interest, Videos | Short Link

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Therapy, social activities, and medicine can help

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Recovery from Addictions
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Posted on December 23, 2009 in Addictions, Videos | Short Link

Are you an alcoholic? A drug addict. Are you frustrated, struggling or having problems due to the alcohol and/or rugs in your life? Are alcohol, cocaine, pot or pills messing up your family, your work, your everyday life? Do you wonder what you can do or where you can go to find help? One place […]

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NAD: Mental Health Facts
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Posted on August 26, 2009 in Behavioral Health, Videos | Short Link

The purpose of this Fact Sheet is to inform deaf and hard of hearing consumers about mental health care and how they can go about getting services. Obtaining mental health care is a very personal and individual decision. It is very important that consumers are aware that they can ask for what they need. If […]

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