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Will I Be More Disabled Than My Parents?

Why the outlook appears grim

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The extensive archives of Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee, a popular weekly Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex issues of health care policy and public health, have been made available to Access Excellence. The topics and materials selected by AE's editors address National Science Education Standards and/or National Health Education Standards, are included in middle and high school science and health curricula, and are of particular relevance to middle and high school teachers and learners.

Will I Be More Disabled Than My Parents? (8/23/2006)

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Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. What is the main culprit of early disability?
  2. Why is early disability so frightening?
  3. Why is disability insurance so critical?
  4. Why do so many young workers not have disability insurance?
  5. What is the first step to reversing these trends?

Related Links

Obesity and Disability: the Shape of Things (RAND Corp.)
A research brief summarizing studies of individuals who are obese

Childhood Obesity (The Obesity Society)
Prevalence, health consequences, diagnosis, and treatment

Zapping the Fat (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Companies put obesity on the front burner to reduce health care costs

Childhood Diabetes (American Diabetes Association)
Resources for parents whose child has been diagnosed with diabetes

Growing Old, Baby-Boomer Style (CBS News)
Experts examine impact on society as boomers approach retirement

Diabetic Kids Face Higher Risks Later (CBS News)
Study suggests kids with obesity-related diabetes face high risk of kidney failure, death later

Safeguarding Your Finances (Salary.com)
Salary.com explains short and long term disabilty insurance

Not To Be Ignored (USA Today)
Diabetes warnings are real

Links updated: 20 January 2009
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