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Intellectual disabilities: Not the same as learning disabilities

Published on August 23rd, 2018 by Web Master

In a previous post, we discussed the fact that the Social Security Administration (SSA) doesn’t always consider learning disabilities to be disabling for the purposes of benefits, especially for adults. However, it is important not to confuse learning disabilities with intellectual disabilities. The former refers to limitations on a person’s academic skills; the latter refers to […]

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Why you should always see a doctor

Published on August 18th, 2018 by Web Master

Making a doctor’s appointments for every little ailment can seem tedious and unnecessary, but for those who are seeking Social Security Disability, a history of visits can be the difference between application approval and denial. In the event you become unable to work due to an injury or illness, you will need medical records stating […]

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Are learning disabilities eligible for disability benefits?

Published on August 16th, 2018 by Web Master

Millions of adults and children across the country have been diagnosed with a learning disability, from dyslexia to language processing disorders. While it might seem as though a learning disability would be a disabling condition for the purposes of government benefits, the fact is that this is not always the case. Disability benefits and learning […]

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How blood disorders can affect a person’s life

Published on August 9th, 2018 by Web Master

Hematological disorders, or disorders that affect a person’s blood, are among the many disorders that can drastically alter a person’s life. After a diagnosis of anemia, hemophilia or another disorder, a person typically needs to make important adjustments to his or her life to stay safe. Below, we examine some of these changes and discuss […]

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What to know about memory loss and disability benefits

Published on July 30th, 2018 by Web Master

Memory loss is an incredibly troubling condition, not just for the people who suffer from it, but also for their loved ones. Whether it is the result of an isolated accident or a degenerative disease, memory loss can make it increasingly difficult for people to perform their usual functions and care for themselves. Below, we […]

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Complications of eye surgery can be disabling

Published on July 26th, 2018 by Web Master

People who rely on contacts or glasses to see know that such measures can be expensive and inconvenient at times. Not surprisingly, millions of people have decided to do away with contacts and glasses altogether by undergoing elective Lasik eye surgery. This particular procedure is increasingly common and allows patients to see clearly without the […]

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Chronic pain: difficult to measure, frustrating to treat

Published on July 20th, 2018 by Web Master

“On a scale of 1 to 10, what is your pain level?” This question is one of the most subjective questions patients answer when they visit the doctor. It can also be one of the most important for people suffering from chronic pain, as the answer gives medical professionals a way to score that pain. […]

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Childhood illnesses that could be disabling

Published on July 13th, 2018 by Web Master

Every parent hopes a child will be born and stay healthy. Tragically, this doesn’t always happen and a baby or child suffers a serious illness or injury. This often means that a family will devote money, time and effort to a child’s care. Not only can there be regular visits to the hospital and demanding […]

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Understanding different types of burn injuries

Published on July 5th, 2018 by Web Master

Many of us have gotten burned at some point in our lives, whether it was by touching a hot pan or spending too much time in the sun without proper protection. These burns are often painful – but temporary. Then there are far more severe types of burns that cause catastrophic and permanent injuries. While […]

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3 ways medical care can help sufferers of depression

Published on June 29th, 2018 by Web Master

In recent weeks, the topics of depression and mental illness have been at the forefront of our national discussions. Unfortunately, serious illnesses like depression affect millions of people in the U.S., and sufferers don’t always seek the medical care they need. While there are myriad reasons why a person may not seek medical attention for […]

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