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I moved into my first apartment in Westchester when I turned 21. I was excited to finally have my own place as I was the youngest of three children growing up in a small house in Bellerose, Queens.
I was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis in 2000 and my disease was progressing. The four …

ICAN Helps New Yorkers Who Need Long-Term Care Image

New York State’s Independent Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN) program helps New Yorkers with disabilities with their health insurance and long-term care problems. Long-term care includes care in a nursing home or in your own home with help from an aide. Personal care aides can help with activities like getting dressed, walking, and going to the …

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“Medical Records” by CDC Global is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Written in collaboration with Erin Mackay of GetMyHealthData.
Finally, some health care news worth celebrating. Last month, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill guaranteeing free access to medical records for people applying for government benefits or programs. This is an advocacy victory for all New Yorkers and people with disabilities.
If you’ve tried it, you know: …

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