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Multiple sclerosis: The far-reaching impact of this illness

Published on June 1st, 2018 by Web Master

Anyone who struggles with a disabling condition knows that it can affect every aspect of his or her life. Multiple sclerosis is one such condition that can change everything about a person’s life. There are four types of MS, which means that not everyone will have the same symptoms or the same prognosis. It is also […]

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What types of workers receive disability benefits?

Published on May 29th, 2018 by Web Master

People who struggle with serious health conditions know that numbers play a considerable role in understanding what to expect in terms of their prognosis and treatment options. The same can be said when it comes to understanding what to expect in terms of Social Security Disability benefits. If you have a severe condition that prevents […]

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Are you at risk for preventable hearing loss?

Published on May 25th, 2018 by Web Master

Loss of hearing is a common – and troubling – type of disabling condition that drastically affects a person’s life. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that “hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition in the U.S.” Hearing loss can be caused by many factors, including certain illnesses and genetic […]

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When suffering from severe anxiety, support can be critical

Published on May 16th, 2018 by Web Master

This month, readers of this blog might start hearing more about people with mental health disorders, as May is Mental Health Awareness Month across the U.S. Raising awareness is crucial, because although millions of people suffer from mental illnesses, most do not receive treatment. For instance, as noted by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, […]

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What happens if carpal tunnel syndrome becomes disabling?

Published on May 11th, 2018 by Web Master

Carpal tunnel syndrome affects millions of Americans. This uncomfortable – and sometimes disabling – condition can be especially common among women, people who work on an assembly line or people who perform data entry, though it can affect any adult. The condition affects a nerve that runs between a person’s forearm and palm. When this […]

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Cystic fibrosis: a serious illness with demanding treatments

Published on May 4th, 2018 by Web Master

Cystic fibrosis is a serious genetic condition that affects numerous organs, including the pancreas, intestines and lungs. It causes mucus to be thick and sticky, which causes clogged airways, lung infections and respiratory failure. Unfortunately, there is no cure for CF. And because it is a progressive condition, the longer a person has it, the […]

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Compassionate Allowances can expedite your disability decision

Published on May 1st, 2018 by Web Master

Qualifying for disability benefits is often more complicated than people expect. One major obstacle people typically face is proving that a condition does in fact meet the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability. This is because most conditions and illnesses have varying degrees of severity and may or may not be disabling. However, there are […]

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The Challenges of Fibromyalgia

Published on April 27th, 2018 by Web Master

As advanced as medicine is today, there are still countless medical conditions that are not well understood. Some illnesses cannot be treated or diagnosed with certainty at all. These illnesses complicate patients’ lives as well as their access to critical benefits for which they might be eligible, like disability benefits. One example of this type […]

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Skin disorders that can cause severe impairment

Published on April 19th, 2018 by Web Master

Did you know that our skin is our largest organ? According to National Geographic, the average adult is carrying about eight pounds and 22 square feet of skin. Due to its size and exposure to the elements, our skin is particularly vulnerable to injury and stimulation that can cause severe health problems. And just like any […]

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Is obesity a disabling condition?

Published on April 11th, 2018 by Web Master

The Social Security Administration defines a disabling condition as a mental or physical impairment that is expected to last for at least 12 continuous months. The condition must be medically determinable and prevent a person from engaging in substantial gainful activity. People who suffer from obesity might therefore assume that it fits these criteria – […]

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