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Three of the biggest myths about SSDI

Published on December 27th, 2018 by Eric Slepian

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) causes confusion among many people. Like a lot of government processes, misunderstandings and myths persist year after year. Today, we would like to debunk three of the most common myths we have heard about SSDI. Myth No. 1: SSDI replaces the income you were earning. Usually, SSDI only supplements the […]

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Going back to work while on Social Security Disability

Published on December 20th, 2018 by Eric Slepian

Applying for and securing Social Security Disability (SSD) is no easy feat. That’s probably why so many people who receive benefits are reluctant to try working again. They worry about their disability becoming worse or getting in the way of performing their job. They worry about first losing benefits and then losing their job and […]

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World AIDS Day is a good time to get educated, part 2

Published on December 10th, 2018 by Eric Slepian

As we began discussing in our last post, Dec. 1 was the 30th annual World AIDS Day – a time to raise awareness of the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic. In our first post, we discussed the three stages of HIV/AIDS and how blood or fluid testing is the only sure way to reveal if the virus […]

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World AIDS Day is a good time to get educated, part 1

Published on December 7th, 2018 by Eric Slepian

Dec. 1 was the 30th annual World AIDS Day, which was the first global health day and is intended to raise awareness of the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic. Here are five things to know about HIV/AIDS: 1. There are three stages of HIV/AIDS. The first stage is known as acute HIV infection, which occurs two to […]

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New study suggests one in 40 U.S. kids has autism

Published on December 6th, 2018 by Eric Slepian

A recently published study suggests that one in 40 kids in the United States has been diagnosed with autism, which is equal to about 1.5 million kids throughout the country. The study also found that the parents of children with autism were 44 percent more likely to report experiencing a lot of difficulty getting the […]

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Post-traumatic stress disorder doesn’t affect just veterans

Published on December 3rd, 2018 by Eric Slepian

It is true that many veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after returning from combat, and we most often hear about PTSD in this context. However, you don’t have to be a veteran to suffer from PTSD. In fact, anyone who has been through a terrifying or traumatic event can end up being diagnosed […]

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Lady Gaga becomes unlikely spokesperson for fibromyalgia, part 2

Published on November 29th, 2018 by Eric Slepian

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 Eric Slepian

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 Eric Slepian

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 Eric Slepian

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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