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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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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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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How to Find (and Keep) a Good Dentist
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Posted on June 13, 2010 in Physical Health | Short Link

Achieva offers information about how to access dental services for persons who need specific accommodations including American Sign Language. ACHIEVA brochure: Dental English Version (PDF file) If you cannot open or see the PDF document above, you will need to download and install the Plug-In by clicking on the Get Adobe Reader Icon below:

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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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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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Mental Health Weekly: The Underserved Deaf population
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Posted on August 26, 2009 in Behavioral Health | Short Link

With an eye toward advancing mental health treatment and access to services for the deaf population with mental illness the National Association of State Mental Health Directors and the National Coalition on Mental Health and Deaf Individuals have embarked on an effort to address the needs of a population that is underserved and underrepresented. Mental […]

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