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July 2013 Archives

Are doctors treating back pain correctly?

Back pain is a problem that many people face. Reportedly, over 10 percent of primary-care physician visits by patients are related to back pain. In addition to being a very common medical problem, back pain can also be a very impactful one. Such pain can limit or knock out a person's ability to work and can have other serious effects on a person's life.

Putting SSD benefits on plastic is causing problems

Since 1996, there has been a push to move the distribution of Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income away from paper checks. The push for the Electronic Funds Transfer program has had its effect. Approximately 85 percent of all SSD and SSI payments had been moved into electronic form by the year 2010. 

Study: diabetes drug metformin might lower dementia risk

Type 2 diabetes is a condition that, sadly, has afflicted many Americans. Type 2 diabetes can have many effects on a person. One thing this medical condition has been associated with is increased dementia risk (reportedly individuals with type 2 diabetes have about twice the likelihood of developing dementia as individuals without diabetes).

Chronic pain becoming increasingly common among teenagers

Sadly, teenagers sometimes suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain can be incredibly impactful on a teenager. It can affect a teenager's ability to do sports and other activities and can get in the way of them being able to enjoy their childhood. If a teenager's chronic pain continues into their adulthood, it can have further serious effects, such as impacting their ability to have gainful employment.

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