Medical Report: New approach to people with disabilities

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When it comes to health issues, we are all vulnerable to problems. It is only when we have extreme issues that we require the most care.

We all get depressed at times, but when depression is overwhelming, it can be incapacitating. The same can be said for disabilities.

A new report in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests our society needs to change its approach to those with disabilities. The report suggests that those with disabilities should not be ostracized or seen as weaker.

The goal should be to include the individuals and work hard with them to find ways to allow them to grow and contribute as much as possible.

Get more medical reports from Dr. Brian McDonough.

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