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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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Why it is important to keep comprehensive medical records

Published on October 16th, 2018 by Web Master

There are many challenges in applying for Social Security Disability benefits, including filling out paperwork, attending hearings and meeting deadlines. This is in addition to the fact that applicants are injured and trying to focus on recovery. The unfortunate reality is that the Social Security Administration rejects most initial applications. It is especially important as […]

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Application numbers are down but approvals are getting harder

Published on October 10th, 2018 by Web Master

The number of workers claiming Social Security Disability benefits is going down. So much so, that this reverse has helped bring the program back from the verge of insolvency. Recent projections on the viability of the program now put it at 2032, which is four years later than previously thought as recently as last year. […]

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What is a CE and how can it affect my claim?

Published on September 19th, 2018 by Web Master

Social Security Disability examiners generally like to have 12 months worth of medical treatment history from a treating physician when they make a determination. Unfortunately, disability applicants may not have the luxury of affording medical treatment, which means they do not have enough medical evidence for disability determination with the usual protocol. These examiners will […]

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SSDI rules regarding speech disorders

Published on September 12th, 2018 by Web Master

Impairment of one’s ability to speak is not the most common claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), but it does happen. These impairments can range from stuttering to lisps to the inability speak conversationally or at all. These may result from a complex or hard to diagnose neurological disorder or something more straightforward like […]

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Raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease across the world

Published on September 6th, 2018 by Web Master

During World Alzheimer’s Month in September, people are encouraged to learn more about this devastating disease and what we can do to help find a cure. Unfortunately, deaths related to Alzheimer’s disease have been increasing for more than a decade, and that is expected to continue. Considering what a serious problem this is, it is […]

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Why is it challenging to pursue benefits for back pain?

Published on August 31st, 2018 by Web Master

Back pain is one of the most common conditions people experience, and there is no one cause of this type of condition. It can affect people who get into car accidents, people who suffer sports injuries and people with medical disorders that affect their bones or joints. There is no one type of back pain, […]

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Managing the long-term impact of sudden injuries

Published on August 24th, 2018 by Web Master

Any type of serious medical condition has the potential to dramatically change a person’s life, from his or her mobility to cognitive functioning. It can be particularly troubling when a severe condition comes without warning; people must make instant adjustments and decisions they might not have ever anticipated. This is often the case after serious […]

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