The Social Security Administration (SSA) is asking the public for feedback on how it considers pain and the documentation of pain in disability claims. The solicitation of input is an effort to make sure that the application process is fair for applicants with more subjective pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. Members of the public have until Feb. 15 to provide comments.
Many women experience intense emotions after giving birth, including sadness that is often referred to as the "baby blues." The baby blues can include bouts of crying, trouble sleeping, anxiety and mood swings and usually lasts up to two weeks after the birth. But for some women, the symptoms evolve into something much more: postpartum depression.
You might already know that depression is considered a disabling condition that can qualify a person for Social Security Disability benefits, but maybe you are not sure how severe the depression has to be to qualify for benefits.
Recently, Forbes published an article on whether to tell an employer about a mental disability and, if disclosure is chosen, how to go about having the conversation.
As many as 30 million Americans suffer from thyroid disease in the United States, and up to half of these cases go undetected. To help raise awareness on thyroid disease, January is recognized as Thyroid Awareness Month.
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck. What many people don’t realize is that this hormone-releasing gland controls the functionality of many of the body’s most important organs, including the brain, heart, liver, skin and kidneys.
Thyroid disease is a lot more common in the United States than most people realize. In fact, it is even more common than diabetes or heart disease, according to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. It is believed that up to 30 million Americans are affected by thyroid disease. However, what is alarming is that researchers estimate up to half of all cases are undiagnosed.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) causes confusion among many people. Like a lot of government processes, misunderstandings and myths persist year after year. Today, we would like to debunk three of the most common myths we have heard about SSDI.
As we began discussing in our last post, Dec. 1 was the 30th annual World AIDS Day – a time to raise awareness of the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic. In our first post, we discussed the three stages of HIV/AIDS and how blood or fluid testing is the only sure way to reveal if the virus is in the body.
Dec. 1 was the 30th annual World AIDS Day, which was the first global health day and is intended to raise awareness of the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic.