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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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Lupus and the many challenges of its symptoms

Published on April 6th, 2018 by Web Master

Every serious health problem has the potential to dramatically affect a person’s life, relationships and abilities. If a person has multiple conditions that cause a wider array of symptoms, it can be even more difficult to manage their impact. For instance, a person with systemic lupus erythematosus might struggle with several difficult illnesses and conditions […]

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What you should know if you are at risk of HCV

Published on April 3rd, 2018 by Web Master

Hepatitis C is a potentially serious disease that leads to nearly 20,000 deaths every year. It can cause permanent damage to a person’s liver, and unfortunately, many people do not even know they have it. With this in mind, it is important to understand the risk factors of becoming infected with HCV. Who is at […]

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PTSD: Recognizing the signs, and when it can become disabling

Published on March 28th, 2018 by Web Master

After a traumatic event, it is not unusual to experience troubling physical and mental changes. For millions of people, these changes include development of a disorder called post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. PTSD can be a complicated condition, and people might mistake it for something less serious. However, PTSD can be a severe, disabling condition […]

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Distinguishing migraines from headaches

Published on March 20th, 2018 by Web Master

Migraine sufferers often must explain that their condition is not the same as other headaches. For instance, they might have to clarify to friends that being sick with a migraine is not the same as having a headache after a late night. They also have to discuss with their doctors the symptoms of a migraine […]

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3 times you should not minimize your back pain

Published on March 15th, 2018 by Web Master

Millions of people struggle with some amount of back pain. They might have been in a car crash or spend most of their day sitting at a computer; they might perform manual labor or suffer from other medical conditions that contribute to serious, disabling back pain. Whatever the reason for the pain may be, you […]

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Heart disease and women

Published on March 9th, 2018 by Web Master

Heart problems plague hundreds of thousands of Americans. Unfortunately, many people assumed that heart problems were limited to men in poor health or people genetically predisposed to such conditions. However, we continue to learn more about risk factors that affect unexpected populations at an unexpected rate. For instance, readers may be surprised to learn that […]

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Are people suffering from chronic back pain eligible for SSD?

Published on March 8th, 2018 by Web Master

An estimated 80 percent of adults will experience back pain. It can range from a dull, persistent ache to sharp, painful spasms that make it hard to move. For many, the pain is acute and recedes within a few weeks, but for those suffering from chronic back pain, it can be a challenge to work. […]

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Pain, fatigue and other difficult-to-measure disabling conditions

Published on February 22nd, 2018 by Web Master

Millions of people suffer from conditions like chronic pain, fatigue and depression. For some people, these conditions are frustrating; for others, they are disabling. Due to the difficulty in assessing symptoms and broad misunderstandings about their impact on individuals, sufferers might automatically assume they do not qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). However, that […]

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