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- The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has launched a new monthly online health advice column for
Spanish-speaking consumers called Consejos de Salud Para Ti. The column provides helpful tips on preventive health, safe and
appropriate use of medications, how to get better health care, and other important health care issues. The column is part of AHRQ's
"Información en Español" web site which has been enhanced to include audio and video in Spanish on a wide range
of health care topics. The web site contains more than 35 consumer guides on health care quality, surgery, health conditions and
diseases, quitting smoking, understanding health insurance options and prevention and wellness. Click on this link to get to the web site
and the advice column:: www.ahrq.gov/consumer/espanoix.htm.
- U.S. Department of Labor Launches New "Disability.gov" Web Site. In conjunction with the 19th anniversary of the Americans
with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Department of Labor has re-named and re-launched DisabilityInfo.gov as Disability.gov. Available at
www.disability.gov, the site offers comprehensive information about programs and services to
better serve more than 50 million Americans with disabilities, their family members, veterans, employers, educators, caregivers and
anyone interested in disability-related information.
The new Web site integrates content from 22 federal agencies and will be managed by the Labor Department. The former DisabilityInfo.gov
site was revamped with social media tools to encourage interaction and feedback, and new ways to organize, share and receive
information. Visitors can sign up for personalized news and updates, participate in online discussions and suggest resources for the
site. New features include a Twitter feed, Really Simple Syndication feeds, a blog, social bookmarking and a user-friendly way to
obtain answers to questions on such topics as finding employment and job accommodations. Additional tools will be added during the
months ahead. For more information go to New Disability web site information