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November 2018 Archives

Lady Gaga becomes unlikely spokesperson for fibromyalgia, part 2

In our last post, we discussed how singer and actress Lady Gaga has shined a spotlight on fibromyalgia since the release of her Netflix documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two” and her press tour for the latest remake of “A Star is Born,” which she stars in alongside Bradley Cooper.

Lady Gaga becomes unlikely spokesperson for fibromyalgia, part 1

Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic disorder that affects an estimated 10 million people throughout the world. It involves widespread pain and tenderness throughout the body in addition to other symptoms, including fatigue.

Does having a heart attack mean I will qualify for SSD?

Having a heart attack does not necessarily mean that a person will qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but it could. The first thing to know is that having a heart attack alone or having bypass surgery does not automatically qualify an individual for disability benefits.

Polio-like virus has sickened hundreds of kids

Polio has been one of the most frightening diseases in American history and was especially common in the early 1900s. Many affected children suffered temporary or permanent paralysis and many others died. Permanent disability was a common result.

How casual references can minimize serious conditions

We have probably all heard people say something like they were depressed because their favorite TV show ended or that a work project left them so confused they felt like they were having a stroke. Maybe it was a friend describing his or her own appreciation for neatness as being obsessive-compulsive disorder.