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MITCH BARLOGA: Making streets accessible for people with disabilities

MITCH BARLOGA: Making streets accessible for people with disabilities

In my role as active transportation planner for NIRPC, I am reminded often of the importance of making our streets safe and accessible for nonmotorized users. Although most of my work does focus on bicycle and able-bodied pedestrian access, attention still must be afforded to people with dis…

March 06, 2014 12:00 am
Students learn about visually impaired peers

Students learn about visually impaired peers

Students at Morgan Township Middle/High School learned what their visually impaired classmates experience on a daily basis.

February 25, 2013 7:20 pm
What you need to know about vision health

What you need to know about vision health

Everyone's vision changes as they age, but some changes could indicate a more serious problem. Age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma are two of the most common eye diseases in older Americans.

February 03, 2013 12:00 am
Right at Home: chic gifts that give back

Right at Home: chic gifts that give back

Gift giving feels good, and can feel even better if you know your purchase is helping those less fortunate. Luckily, a number of home décor retailers partner with charitable organizations; many do so year round, with additional initiatives during the holiday season.

November 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Blindness due to diabetes on the rise

Blindness due to diabetes on the rise

Some 3.7 million diabetics went blind over the last 10 years due to retina damage, according to recent studies funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). Approximately 7.7 million Americans are now affected by diabetic retinopathy, and the rate is predicted to climb to 11 million by 2030.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am
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