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Lady Gaga becomes unlikely spokesperson for fibromyalgia, part 2

Published on November 29th, 2018 by Web Master

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 was diagnosed with fibromyalgia […]

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Lady Gaga becomes unlikely spokesperson for fibromyalgia, part 1

Published on November 26th, 2018 by Web Master

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. Fibromyalgia is known as one of the most common chronic pain conditions, affecting 3 to 6 percent of the world population. Interestingly, fibromyalgia […]

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

Published on November 16th, 2018 by Web Master

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. The Social Security Administration makes it much more difficult […]

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Get educated: November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Published on November 12th, 2018 by Web Master

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and its purpose has a lot more meaning than National Pizza Day, Best Friend Month or many of the other observances that have grown popular in recent years. The purpose of Diabetes Awareness Month is to educate the public about all types of diabetes and to advocate for people affected […]

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Polio-like virus has sickened hundreds of kids

Published on November 9th, 2018 by Web Master

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. Polio was eventually eliminated from the Western Hemisphere in 1994, but is still a problem in some developing countries. […]

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How casual references can minimize serious conditions

Published on November 2nd, 2018 by Web Master

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. While people might […]

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Understanding asthma in children and adults

Published on November 1st, 2018 by Web Master

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that roughly 25 million people in the U.S. have asthma, and this number is increasing every year. Some people are born with asthma; others develop it due to environmental or lifestyle factors. Depending on when a person receives an asthma diagnosis, it could affect management and […]

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