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South Texas Ex-Marine Says VA Wrongly Classified Him As Dead

A Houston-area veteran who as a Marine served two tours in Iraq has been trying to convince the Veterans Affairs Department that he’s not dead.

06/18/2014

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North Texas Man, EEOC Sue Wal-Mart For Discrimination

A Keller man claims that he was discriminated against because of his age and disability while working as a manager for Wal-Mart, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit on his behalf.

03/14/2014

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Students Accused Of Bullying & Beating Disabled Teen

Jacob Cramer is shy and won’t talk much these days. He sits on the couch at home, because he’s scared to leave his house. He finally told his mother how two students cornered him in the locker room and beat him up.

CBS 11–11/19/2013

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Texas Iraq War Vet Faces Eviction As Disability Claim Lags

A McKinney military veteran has waited nearly a year for the Department of Veterans Affairs to act on her disability claim while facing eviction notices from the landlord of her McKinney apartment complex.

CBS 11–09/20/2013

New test for amyloid plaque could help with Alzheimer's research. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

How To Tell Signs Of Dementia From Normal Aging

New studies suggest that noticing you are having memory or thinking problems could be the earliest sign of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association lists these 10 warning signs, plus advice on how to tell them from normal age-related changes.

07/17/2013

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Disabled Weatherford Man Files Lawsuit Against Six Flags

Clint Bench has been to Six Flags dozens of times and ridden the ride many times before, but he was told in May, because he has no hands, he couldn’t get on the ride.

02/14/2013

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US Government Orders Equal Opportunity On The Playing Field

The U-S Department of Education has issued a directive to the nation’s schools requiring that disabled children be given the same access to athletic programs as any other student.

CBS 11–01/25/2013

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Aging Workforce Strains Social Security, Medicare

An aging population and an economy that has been slow to rebound are straining the long-term finances of Social Security and Medicare, the government’s two largest benefit programs.

04/23/2012

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Car With Handicapped Plates Ticketed For Parking In Handicapped Spot

“It makes no sense to me,” a Dallas lawyer said, “and no one has tried to explain to me why that’s an offense.”

12/12/2011

The Neuro Fitness Foundation in Euless, a nonprofit gym for the disabled.

Nonprofit Gym Offers Specialized Machines For Disabled

Paraplegics and quadriplegics have found a new home gym in Euless. The nonprofit space offers specialized machines for disabled residents to use while exercising.

06/27/2011

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High-Tech Wheelchair Redefines Mobility For Paraplegics

It may sound like something out of an Apple commercial or an Isaac Asimov story, but a high-tech wheelchair is giving paraplegics and quadriplegics a sense of independence not offered by a traditional wheelchair.

CBSDFW.COM–03/30/2011

Eva Longoria Parker attends "The Harvest" screening at the Rayburn House Office Building on September 15, 2010 in Washington, United States. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Longoria Lobbies Against Texas Disability Cuts

Actress Eva Longoria lobbied lawmakers and spoke at a rally on behalf of the mentally disabled on Tuesday. She said if the Legislature passed proposed cuts in services it would bring “shame on Texas.”

03/01/2011