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May 2018 Archives

Are you at risk for preventable hearing loss?

Loss of hearing is a common - and troubling - type of disabling condition that drastically affects a person's life. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that "hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition in the U.S."

What happens if carpal tunnel syndrome becomes disabling?

Carpal tunnel syndrome affects millions of Americans. This uncomfortable - and sometimes disabling - condition can be especially common among women, people who work on an assembly line or people who perform data entry, though it can affect any adult.

Cystic fibrosis: a serious illness with demanding treatments

Cystic fibrosis is a serious genetic condition that affects numerous organs, including the pancreas, intestines and lungs. It causes mucus to be thick and sticky, which causes clogged airways, lung infections and respiratory failure.

Compassionate Allowances can expedite your disability decision

Qualifying for disability benefits is often more complicated than people expect. One major obstacle people typically face is proving that a condition does in fact meet the Social Security Administration's definition of disability. This is because most conditions and illnesses have varying degrees of severity and may or may not be disabling.