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Inclusion has come a long way. I attended an elementary school in BC in the early 1970’s as a ward of the Province. At that time, inclusion meant the public school system, but a separate classroom and curriculum. All the children with a recognizable disability were in the same classroom. At recess we segregated ourselves. It was a BIG deal when early in grade five, I was finally admitted to the “regular” classroom. My peers had been prepared for my arrival by a well-meaning system and teacher that failed to take into account my feelings as the “object” of discussion. I wasn’t present, so there was no initial opportunity for my classmates to ask me questions about my disability. There was no attempt at real ice-breaking back then, though the teacher tried very hard to make me feel welcome. Still, I had to deal with some teasing and bullying, both subtle and obvious. ... (more)

About Disability Resource Exchange Social Network

I created and manage a social network for discussion of disability issues. The website address is: http://www.disabilityresourceexchange.com About the disability resource exchange Disability resource exchange is a place to discuss disability issues and exchange resources ideas and support. whether you have a disability/health issue or are just interested in disability issues you are welcome to join this social network. The disability resource exchange mission - to bring together all those interested in disability issues both people with and without disabilities - to bring together people and organizations within the disability community and to foster a spirit of cooperation - To be a place with a supportive atmosphere where we can all learn from each other Again anyone interested in disability issues is welcome to join. I hope to see you there :-) http://www.disabili... (more)

An Introduction to My Health 2.0 Blog

As I am new to "Ulitzer" I thought perhaps before I began with writing & posting articles, I would take this opportunity to better introduce myself.  On November 6, 2007  I suffered a workplace injury that resulted in permanent disability and chronic pain 24/7. I have also been forced to fight every step of the way with WSIB, aka the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board-(the worker's comp. board) in Ontario, Canada. I was recently asked to describe what I thought of them in one sentence and this was my reply: "Straight from the depths of hell with virulent cruelty, WSIB's primary goal is to dissolve the injured worker into wretched fragments." As I am sure you can ascertain from this statement, my experience with them has not been a positive one. This injury also meant that I will never return to my most beloved job as a nurse after 20 years in the field. I loved my... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of August 17, 2014

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! With growing per capita healthcare expenditure both in developed and in advanced developing countries, the mobile healthcare market is further projected to reach $58.8 billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 32.3 percent from 2013 to 2020, according to Allied Market Research’s.  Read Original Content Apple has been speaking with leading hospitals like Mount Sinai, the ... (more)

Precision Enters into Letter Agreement for Qualifying Transaction with NPTx NeuroPsychoTherapeutics Corporation

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/06/09 -- Precision Enterprises Inc. (the "Company" or "Precision") (TSX VENTURE: PSC.P) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a letter agreement with NPTx NeuroPsychoTherapeutics Corporation ("NPTx") dated July 31, 2009, pursuant to which Precision and NPTx have proposed a business combination (the "Transaction") by way of share exchange or other similar form of transaction. Pursuant to the Transaction, the shareholders of NPTx will exchange all of their Class "A" Voting Shares of NPTx (the "NPTx Shares") for common shares of Precision (the "PSC Shares") on the basis of 336 PSC Shares for one (1) NPTx Share. As part of the Transaction, Precision intends to change its name to "NeuroGate Medical Health Inc.". There are currently 7,900,000 PSC Shares issued and outstanding, and incentive stock options outstan... (more)

Canada Makes History: The First Annual Treating Yourself Medical Marijuana & Hemp Expo Metro Toronto Convention Centre July 16 - 18, 2010

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/02/10 -- On July 16 - 18, 2010 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 225 Front Street West, Canada will make history as it hosts the first expo to promote and educate Canadians on the respectable and responsible use of marijuana as medicine. This one-of-a-kind event will have a facility-approved legal 4,600 square foot vapor lounge to accommodate attending medical marijuana patients who can feel comfortable and relaxed while medicating. There is absolutely no selling or distributing of marijuana permitted at the expo, patients are encouraged to bring their own medicine along with them, as vaporizers of all makes and models will be available for use in this area. Access to the Vapor Lounge will be limited to patients and caregivers. Media wishing to observe the vapor lounge must obtain permission before hand. This is the firs... (more)

Eisai Plans to Continue Eritoran (E5564) Phase III Severe Sepsis Trial, Based on Interim Analysis That Evaluated Efficacy and Safety Data

LONDON, March 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Europe Ltd. announced today that the Phase III ACCESS (A Controlled Comparison of Eritoran and Placebo in Patients with Severe Sepsis) trial of the investigational compound eritoran (E5564) will continue enrolling to the planned 2,000 patients. As part of a planned interim analysis, an independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) has evaluated efficacy and safety data on the first 1,500 subjects to complete the 28-day follow-up in the Phase III ACCESS trial. After evaluating the efficacy and safety data, the DMC recommended continued enrollment to the planned goal of 2,000 patients, according to the current protocol. In addition, the DMC did not express safety concerns that would warrant stopping the trial at this time. The DMC evaluated data from the Phase III ACCESS trial, which is a global, randomized, double-blind, pl... (more)

Ekso Bionics Bestowed With CE Mark

BERKELEY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/12 -- Ekso Bionics, designer and creator of exoskeletons -- bionic suits -- that physically augment humans, today announced that it has received CE Marking Certification. Henceforth, all medical devices produced by Ekso Bionics will be certified in over 30 European Union and EFTA countries. European rehabilitation facilities are already placing orders for the company's newest bionic suit, Ekso, which will be shipped to them in the coming weeks. Ekso is a wearable robot that powers wheelchair users up, enabling them to stand and walk. The suit fulfilled the FDA requirements earlier this year, which has enabled the company to partner with and sell Ekso to top rehabilitation centers in the United States, including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Kessler Foundation, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Craig Hospital, and Spaulding Rehab... (more)

Virtustream Delivers xStream 2.0, Cloud Software to Run Private, Public and Hybrid Enterprise-Class Clouds

Virtustream, Inc., the leading enterprise cloud solutions provider, today announced xStream 2.0, a highly secure, high performance enterprise-class cloud solution for private, virtual private, public and hybrid clouds. xStream 2.0 is available as software, as a stand-alone appliance and as a managed service – enabling customers to choose the best solution to meet their needs. xStream uniquely lets customers manage hybrid clouds allowing them to select a tailored mix of on-site private cloud, combined with off-site public and virtual private clouds. “As enterprises move toward migrating production workloads to the cloud, the technology platform used must be designed with application performance and flexibility in mind if IT transformation is to be sustainable,” said Agatha Poon, research manager, global cloud computing for 451 Research. “Cloud offerings, like xStrea... (more)

Global EEG/EMG/Brain Function Monitoring Industry

NEW YORK, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global EEG/EMG/Brain Function Monitoring Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p046439/Global-EEG/EMG/Brain-Function-Monitoring-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Medical_Equipment_and_Supply This report analyzes the worldwide markets for EEG/EMG/Brain Function Monitoring in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Electroencephalograph Equipment, and Electromyographs/Evoked Potential Units. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 46 companies including many key an... (more)

YarcData Announces Winners of $100,000 Graph Analytics Challenge

PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/04/13 -- YarcData LLC, a Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY) company dedicated to providing "Big Data" graph-analytic solutions to enterprises, today announced the winners of the YarcData Graph Analytics Challenge showcasing the increasing applicability and adoption of graph analytics in discovering unknown relationships in Big Data. Submissions included an innovative range of applications across a broad variety of sectors including crime prediction, social science, life science and sports performance. Dr. Brady Bernard, Andrea Eakin, and Dr. Ilya Shmulevich, of The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), were awarded first prize and will split $70,000 for their winning entry researching more than 25 different types of cancers and thousands of patients to gain insight into the biological networks that are disrupted or altered within a given cance... (more)