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Starpupils Program W.H.E.E.L.S. Detects Vision Problems Early

ashleyPrevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic's StarpupilsTM W.H.E.E.L.S. program makes a difference in children's lives every day, just like they did for Ashley, by detecting vision problems early, while they are still treatable.
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5 Ideas for Your Healthy Holiday Game Plan - Download these tips from Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Budget Cuts Affect Area Resident's Life-Saving Medical Treatment - Read this American Kidney Fund Story
Cancer: You Can Make It Work

Woman with CancerIt's no surprise that cancer is the disease that employees fear most. Approximately 40 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetime. And many employees who don't have cancer take care of someone else who does.

The good news is that more than one-third of all cancers are related to lifestyle factors that can be changed, including lack of exercise, poor diet and tobacco use. Early prevention and education also improve your chances of staying cancer-free. Whether you have cancer or want to learn more about your cancer risk, these resources can help you manage cancer in the workplace.

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A leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, patient education and advocacy. Funds promising scientific research and offers educational programs, referral and one-on-one advice services.



Jessica Segal doesn’t need to watch “Project Runway” to learn about life as an aspiring fashion designer; her life already mirrors that of any finalist on the hit television series. A student at the Art Institute of Dallas, Jessica has been working feverishly to design and create a series of garments for an upcoming fashion show at the school her “final exam” before graduating in December. But for this 21-year-old, spending hours sketching and sewing is a dream come true; she’s wanted to be a fashion designer for as long as she can remember. The fact that Jessica has physical disabilities never presented much of an obstacle. The extra challenge fueled her.




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