Diabetes is a major cause of disability and death in the United States. The disease affects nearly 26 million Americans, and is a leading cause of stroke, kidney failure, eye problems, heart disease and other medical problems. Both diabetes itself and its associated problems are common reasons people apply for Social Security Disability and other disability benefits.
Obtaining Social Security Disability benefits can be challenging. The federal disability benefits program has strict qualification standards, and many applications are initially denied, requiring appeals for people who are unable to work due to disability to obtain benefits. The good news is that once you have been approved for disability benefits, you can continue to receive them as long as you are disabled and unable to work.
If you suffer from back pain, you're not alone. Nearly 1 in 10 people struggle with lower back pain. Low back problems are a major cause of disability in the U.S. - and throughout the world. In fact, they are the single largest cause of disability worldwide, a new study has found.
It is a sad reality that physical disabilities can take many things away from their victims. For example, such disabilities sometimes take away a person's ability to perform everyday tasks without assistance. Such disabilities also sometimes deprive a person of the ability to work.
Temperatures across the Midwest have plummeted to downright dangerous lows, especially for people with cardiovascular problems. Recently, the American Heart Association reminded Americans that extreme cold weather can affect the heart in several ways.
Back pain is a terrible thing to have to live with. Thus, a recent trend regarding back pain is rather discouraging. This trend is that there has been an increase in back pain among adults in the 18-24 age group.
Disabilities affect Minnesotans in a variety of ways. Some people are born with disabilities due to medical conditions or medical errors. Others may become disabled after suffering a severe brain or spinal cord injury in an accident. An illness, such as cancer, may force workers to leave their jobs so they can focus on getting the medical treatment they need to fight their illness. And some medical conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, may worsen over time and gradually make it more difficult for Minnesotans to function normally at work.
The month of May is here already, although it may not seem like it in certain parts of Minnesota today. This month many Minnesotans may be looking forward to celebrating Mother's Day, graduations, weddings and Memorial Day. These are important holidays and celebrations, but some folks may not realize that the month of May is also celebrated as National Military Appreciation Month.