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Discrimination vs. Justification

According to an article published by Reuters, “older, poorer and less educated patients may have lower odds of receiving a prescription for clot-busting drugs” to help prevent additional strokes after the initial one. The findings are based on a study by Swedish researchers involving approximately 12,000 first-time stroke patients who also had a heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation —  a disorder that raises …Continue reading →

Epilepsy Awareness at Disneyland Resort

When I hear about events I believe will interest only a few readers of the Beyond Adversity blog, I email the information to the readers rather than distribute a post to all readers that might not interest the majority of readers.  I chose to post the following information because several hundred Beyond Adversity readers live in Southern California where the event …Continue reading →

Normal vs New Normal

One of the many reasons I believe a new normal is better than an old normal has to do with social security disability. I think it is fairly safe to conclude nobody who is a recent survivor of life-threatening adversity is in charge of, an adviser to, an auditor for the United States social security disability fund (SSDI). This means all …Continue reading →

Heatstroke vs Stroke

During the past few days, the temperature in Southern California has been over 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and in some places over 100 degrees. I thought this might be a good opportunity to explain the difference between “heatstroke” and “stroke.” Thankfully, American Heart Association and American Stroke Association combined forces and prepared the following infographic on this very subject. Excerpt from …Continue reading →

Childhood Stroke

Many people think of stroke as a condition that mostly affect adults and senior citizens, but that is not always the case. Jiquanda Johnson wrote an article about Seth Hunter, a 9 year old boy, who had a stroke while playing basketball with a few friends. Excerpt from Article by Jiquanda Johnson | MLive LINDEN, MI — Jen Hunter’s eyes filled …Continue reading →

Making Decisions with a Limited Budget

Former disability discrimination commissioner Graeme Innes is outraged by Government’s wind farm decision. Excerpt of Article by Samantha Donovan | ABC News Australia Australia’s first blind disability discrimination commissioner says the Federal Government has sent the wrong message by proposing the establishment of a wind farms commissioner, a year after axing his former role. The Government terminated the position of …Continue reading →

High School Sports: Risk vs. Reward

The positive aspects, physical and psychological, of participation in scholastic contact sports are widely touted. However, the risks and dangers are less frequently discussed. Some parents allow their children to play hockey because they imagine the rewards greatly outweigh the risks. Parents could only arrive at this conclusion if they lack a full understanding of the risks and rewards. Excerpt …Continue reading →

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