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Abortion  

D. Lynn Jackson

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Until the 19th century, abortion law was nonexistent and abortion was not seen as a moral issue. However, by the turn of the 20th century, abortion was legally defined and controlled in ... More

Disability: Neurocognitive Disabilities  

Lisa S. Patchner and Kevin L. DeWeaver

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The multiplicity of disability definitions can be attributed to the heterogeneity of disability, its multifactoral nature, and its effects across the life span. Of particular concern to ... More

Disability: Overview  

Romel W. Mackelprang

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Characteristics that we contemporarily define as disabilities have existed in the human population from earliest recorded history. Societal explanations for disability have varied greatly ... More

HIV/AIDS and People of Color  

Michele Rountree and Courtney McElhaney Peebles

Communities of color are disproportionately burdened by the prevalence of HIV/AIDS. Research has shown that race and ethnicity in the United States are population characteristics that ... More

Medicaid and Medicare  

Victoria M. Rizzo

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
In 1965, Titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act were passed creating Medicare and Medicaid and laying the foundation for U.S. health policy. Medicare was originally created to ... More

Rehabilitation  

David W. Springer and Kathleen A. Casey

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Jun 2013
Rehabilitation is a complex, multidimensional approach within health care that uses an interdisciplinary model of specialized services. The comprehensive treatment team generally includes ... More

Reproductive Health  

Marjorie R. Sable and Patricia J. Kelly

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Reproductive health includes family planning, prenatal care, and the broader scope of primary care. Because a woman's health status at conception is as important as prenatal care, genetic ... More

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