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Advice to doctors about their own disability insurance

This is a brief article on the importance of doctors purchasing their own disability insurance. It offers some good advice on what to look for in purchasing disability insurance and may be useful if you are in the market. In no way does Disability Happens endorse the insurance agency who prepared this article. Just thought… Read More

Fibromyalgia treatments are rated by users

What is the best Fibromyalgia treatment? Vistors rate their experience with a multitude of treatments and medications… Read More

Have you been misdiagnosed?

After a visit to the doctors office you want to believe that his or her diagnosis is accurate because it means you now have a path for recovery. The question is how often do doctors misdiagnose a patient's symptoms? The May issue of The American Journal of Medicine has a collection of articles relating to… Read More

Veteran benefits determined by priority group classification

In 1996 Congress passed the Veterans' Health Care Eligibility Reform Act, which was designed to simplify the process of determining benefit eligibility. When applying for benefits, the first thing that happens is the eligibility of the Veteran. Next, a determination is made as to which of the 7 priority groups they will be assigned. Priority… Read More

Alzheimer’s Association web site

The Alzheimer's Association provides town hall meetings, action committees, fact sheets, and information on clinical trials… Read More

7 common medical myths

According to a recent article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) there are common medical myths that are unproven or untrue. Researchers selected seven commonly held medical beliefs that are espoused by both physicians and the general public, then searched for evidence to support, or refute, each of the claims. The results: There is no… Read More

Bipolar I Disorder fact sheet

The Internet Mental Health web site is an excellent resource for information on Bipolar I disorder, which primarily effects young adults to adults (14-44 years-old). It is the 6th leading disability in the developed world. Left untreated a typical Bipolar I patient will experience from 8 to 10 episodes of mania and depression in a… Read More

Neck pain benefits from strength training

During the past 2 decades there has been an increase in the reporting of neck pain which is now second only to back pain. The increased incidents are attributed to women who perform repetitive tasks, such as a computer keyboard, in the work place. Whether neck pain benefits from exercise is a key question in several studies, all of… Read More

PTSD – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) is provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its aim is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of U.S. Veterans through research, education and training on PTSD and stress-related disorders. The site is an educational resource on PTSD and traumatic stress, for veterans and also for… Read More

Rehabilitation needs to include additional factors

When occupational rehabilitation professionals consider when an employee should return to work they tend to emphasize the ability of a worker to perform tasks associated with their jobs. Workers returning to their job after an injury are more likely to quit or be fired if their job requires more hours than the traditional 40-hour week. Allard… Read More

Anesthesia with low oxygen levels linked to Alzheimer’s protein

Every year over 200 million are anesthetized while undergoing surgery. A concern has been if the widely used anesthetic desflurane contributes to increased production of amyloid-beta protein (an indicator of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers Bin Zhang, Yuanlin Dong, Rudolph Tanzi, Zhongcong Xie, Genetics and Aging Research Unit, MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical… Read More

Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s Foundation

To date, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has funded (or directed) over $92 million in research for better Parkinson's treatments. The web site contains valuable information on the latest developments in research for Parkinson's… Read More

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