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Too many Americans are dying waiting for SSDI

Published on January 23rd, 2019 by Web Master

Last month, USA Today published a heartbreaking investigative report on how thousands of Americans die each year waiting for their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) appeals to be decided. Advocates say this should not be happening, considering that SSDI applicants have paid into the SSDI insurance fund through employment taxes. More than 800,000 people are […]

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Mental disabilities in the workplace

Published on January 14th, 2019 by Web Master

Recently, Forbes published an article on whether to tell an employer about a mental disability and, if disclosure is chosen, how to go about having the conversation. The article, citing data from the American Health Association, pointed out that mental illness is extremely common in the workplace, with about three out of every four U.S. […]

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January is Thyroid Awareness Month, part 2

Published on January 11th, 2019 by Web Master

As many as 30 million Americans suffer from thyroid disease in the United States, and up to half of these cases go undetected. To help raise awareness on thyroid disease, January is recognized as Thyroid Awareness Month. In our last post, we discussed hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, which occurs when not enough of the thyroid […]

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January is Thyroid Awareness Month, part 1

Published on January 7th, 2019 by Web Master

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck. What many people don’t realize is that this hormone-releasing gland controls the functionality of many of the body’s most important organs, including the brain, heart, liver, skin and kidneys. When the thyroid is working properly and releasing the correct amount of […]

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How do you know if you have a thyroid problem?

Published on January 4th, 2019 by Web Master

Thyroid disease is a lot more common in the United States than most people realize. In fact, it is even more common than diabetes or heart disease, according to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. It is believed that up to 30 million Americans are affected by thyroid disease. However, what is alarming is that researchers […]

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