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What did a recent study have to say about global disability rates?

A recently published study in the British-based medical journal The Lancet has shed some much-needed light on the rates of disability not just here in the U.S., but around the world. Indeed, the researchers, whose efforts were funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, found that one disease in particular has made remarkable -- yet highly discouraging -- inroads in both developed and developing countries.

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Asthma sufferers 30 and older may be particularly prone to treatment failure

There are a variety of different treatments available for asthma sufferers. Asthma treatments, when effective, can be a big help for asthma sufferers when it comes to maintaining functional abilities. Unfortunately, instances sometimes arise in which asthma treatments are ineffective; some asthma sufferers experience treatment failures.

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How an injectable gel could be used to treat knee injuries

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Securing disability benefits can be difficult, but you're not alone

It's no secret that trying to secure Social Security disability benefits on your own can prove to be an arduous, confusing and ultimately disappointing endeavor. While some of this can certainly be attributed to the need to complete and submit the all-important and all-perplexing application for disability benefits, at least some of it can also be attributed to the need to navigate the various bureaucratic channels of the Social Security Administration.

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Study explores efficacy of oral steroids in treating sciatica

Statistics show that close to one in ten people will suffer from a condition known as sciatica at some point in their life. For those unfamiliar with sciatica, it is typically caused by a herniated or bulging disc in the lower back, and characterized by a sharp, radiating pain in the legs and back.

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How much do you know about a life-changing stroke surgery?

According to the National Stroke Association, not only do almost 800,000 people here in the U.S. suffer a new or recurring stroke every year, but strokes are also the nation's fifth leading cause of death. Consider also that strokes are currently the leading cause of disability among U.S. adults.

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May is ALS Awareness Month

Thanks to last year's Ice Bucket Challenge, millions of dollars in donations were raised to aid in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. In addition to generating these funds, the challenge served to raise awareness such that more than ever people now have an understanding of just how devastating this condition can prove to be.

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SSA data shows decline in the number of Americans on disability

If you were to examine the number of Americans who have received Social Security disability benefits over the years, it's likely that you would start to notice a distinct trend: when the nation is experiencing troubled economic times, the number of people on the disability rolls increases, and when our nation is experiencing sustained growth, the number of people on the disability rolls decreases.

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Dedicated to giving you peace of mind during difficult times

Words can't describe how unnerving and frightening it can be to be diagnosed with a medical condition that will someday leave you incapacitated, or worse, prove to be terminal.

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SSA considers changing rules about SSDI for non-English speakers

Anyone who has applied for Social Security Disability Insurance in Texas knows how difficult the application process is. There are seemingly endless documents that you must supply in order to prove that you not only have a disability, but that your disability prevents you from working.

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