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3 ways medical care can help sufferers of depression

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.

Are you at risk for preventable hearing loss?

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."

Cystic fibrosis: a serious illness with demanding treatments

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.

Compassionate Allowances can expedite your disability decision

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.

The Challenges of Fibromyalgia

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.