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Jul 25, 2015, 15:00 ET

Special Olympics Receives Largest Gift in 47-Year History Golisano Foundation Commits $25 Million to Change the Game and Improve Global Access to Health Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Special Olympics announced today that it has received its largest single private gift in the organization's 47-year history. Ann Costello, Director...

Jul 24, 2015, 09:00 ET
The Shriver Report Insight Into Intellectual Disabilities in the 21st Century

The Shriver Report Snapshot: Insight Into Intellectual Disabilities In The 21st Century

 As America prepares to host the Special Olympics World Games and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, The...

Jul 21, 2015, 00:01 ET
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Hospital for Special Surgery Ranked No. 1 in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for Sixth Consecutive Year

For the sixth consecutive year, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been ranked the top hospital in the country for orthopedics by U.S. News...

Jul 17, 2015, 10:13 ET

Special Olympics Georgia receives $90,000 grant from The UPS Foundation

Special Olympics Georgia received a $90,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for...

Jul 17, 2015, 09:46 ET

Six Special Olympics Georgia athletes set to compete in 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles

 Six Special Olympics Georgia athletes, seven coaches and sports managers, and one unified partner will be a part of one of the biggest...

Jul 10, 2015, 09:15 ET

Special Olympics Flame of Hope arrives in Los Angeles after Historic Unified Relay Across America Presented by Bank of America

The Special Olympics Flame of Hope will officially arrive in Los Angeles today after having traveled 46 days and over 20,500 miles as part of the...

Jul 08, 2015, 08:35 ET

Trending: Dot, The World's Smallest Bluetooth Headset, Exceeds Crowdfunding Goal in 1 Hour on Kickstarter!

Say goodbye to tangled wires and big, bulky headsets. Dot is the world's smallest Bluetooth earbud...

Jun 22, 2015, 17:00 ET
Jane E. Salmon, M.D., Director of the Lupus and APS Center of Excellence and Collette Kean Research Chair at Hospital for Special Surgery, was the principal investigator of the 10-year prospective, multi-center study known as PROMISSE that looked at pregnancy outcomes for women with lupus.

Pioneering Study Finds Most Women with Lupus Can Have Good Pregnancy Outcomes, Identifies Risk Factors Linked to Poor Outcomes

One of the most important and anxiety-producing concerns among patients with lupus is whether it is safe to become pregnant. A pioneering study...

Jun 16, 2015, 15:17 ET

Linda Cutrupi Publishes Comprehensive Handbook For Special Needs Travelers

Just in time for the summer travel season, travel expert Linda Cutrupi, owner of Mainly Special Needs Travel, LLC has published "A Handbook for...

Jun 02, 2015, 10:43 ET

First-Ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America Presented by Bank of America Will Stop in Atlanta

The first-ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America presented by Bank of America will stop in Atlanta on June 6, 2015. This historic event...

May 26, 2015, 10:22 ET

Special Olympics Kicks Off Historic Unified Relay Across America Presented by Bank of America

Special Olympics announced today the official kick-off of the first Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America presented by Bank of America. The...

May 26, 2015, 09:06 ET

"Be a Fan. Bring out the Champion in Everyone." Special Olympics Georgia State Summer Games May 29-31

Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) will host its annual State Summer Games for more than 2,000 athletes, coaches, and unified partners May 29-31...

May 20, 2015, 09:00 ET
Hospital for Special Surgery to Honor Orthopedic Surgeon, David Helfet, M.D., at Annual Tribute Dinner

Hospital for Special Surgery to Honor Comcast's Brian L. Roberts and Orthopedic Surgeon, David Helfet, M.D., at Annual Tribute Dinner

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will honor Brian L. Roberts, chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation, in celebration of his business...

May 14, 2015, 10:00 ET
Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery Receive Grant to Study Health Outcomes of Ankle Fusion Versus Replacement. Principle investigator of the study, Constantine Demetracopoulos, M.D., attending orthopedic surgeon at HSS, is pictured above.

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery Receive Grant to Study Health Outcomes of Ankle Fusion Versus Replacement

The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City has been awarded a grant to compare two different treatments for ankle arthritis, a...

May 05, 2015, 11:44 ET
Lionel B. Ivashkiv, M.D., is appointed Chief Scientific Officer at Hospital for Special Surgery

Lionel B. Ivashkiv, M.D., is Appointed Chief Scientific Officer at Hospital for Special Surgery

 Lionel B. Ivashkiv, M.D., premier scientist in autoimmune, inflammatory and musculoskeletal diseases at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has...

May 05, 2015, 08:45 ET

The Two Questions Parents Must Answer About Summer Camp For Children With Illnesses

 While most parents of overnight campers are already thinking about trunks and sunscreen, one group of moms and dads still unsure about...

Apr 30, 2015, 11:07 ET

More Than 120 Special Olympics Athletes Compete in Florida's Annual Equestrian Championship

Special Olympics Florida will host its annual Equestrian Sports Championship on May 1-2 at the Grand Oaks Resort & Museum in Weirsdale, Florida...

Apr 30, 2015, 09:30 ET
Hospital for Special Surgery Names Frank Schwab, M.D., as the New Spine Service Chief.

Hospital for Special Surgery Names Frank Schwab, M.D., as the New Spine Service Chief

 Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the top-ranked orthopedic hospital in the nation, today announced the appointment of Frank Schwab, M.D.,...

Apr 29, 2015, 10:37 ET

Special Olympics Georgia hosts annual Over the Edge Event at Buckhead Tower

Lenox Square Mall -- 80 participants will rappel from the 20 story building known as Buckhead Tower on May 2 in support of Special Olympics Georgia...

Apr 16, 2015, 14:21 ET
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Avril Lavigne Releases New Single "Fly" And Music Video To Benefit Special Olympics

International, award-winning musician and philanthropist Avril Lavigne debuted her song "Fly" to benefit Special Olympics today.  The...