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Study explores need for more psych tests in disability determinations

The Institute of Medicine, an independent, nonprofit organization started back in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, recently published the results of a study sponsored by the Social Security Administration designed to assess the value of increased psychological testing in disability determinations.

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CDC report: Hypertension-related deaths jump over 60 percent

It's almost inevitable that immediately prior to any doctor appointment that you will hear the sound of the Velcro tearing on a blood pressure cuff. That's because medical professionals want to be aware if you are suffering from high blood pressure, or hypertension, as this can affect not only any treatment they might provide, but also your general health.

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There are many SSD law firms in Dallas: How do we stand out?

At Reyes & Reyes Law Firm, PLLC, we are honored to be able to represent the interests of people in Texas and across the country who live with a disability that prevents them from working. We help them obtain benefits under the Social Security Disability Income and Supplemental Security Income programs, but we do so with genuine care and respect.

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The ADA celebrates its 25th anniversary this year

It has been 25 years since the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. It is a landmark piece of legislation that protects the civil rights of people with a disability, approximately three million of which live right here in the Lone Star State.

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Study: Down syndrome may cause faster aging

Down syndrome is a qualifying condition for Supplemental Security Income. Although most people are familiar with Down syndrome, there is much left to learn about its effects on those who live with it. A recent study published in the journal Aging Cell last month is helping to bring us closer to understanding how it affects the lives of many people in Dallas.

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Do you have to pay taxes on your SSD benefits?

Tax returns are due in just a few short weeks. As April 15 approaches, many people in Dallas who receive Social Security disability benefits may be wondering what exactly their tax obligations are. In today's post, we will help you better understand whether you might have to pay taxes on your SSD benefits.

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Clarifying a common misconception about osteoporosis

While all of us would like to think that we are invincible, the truth -- however hard it might be to accept -- is that our bodies will break down as we age, making us more susceptible to certain debilitating medical conditions.

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Examining a former Yankee's quest for SSD disability benefits

It may seem hard to believe but the start of the 2015 Major League Baseball season is now only weeks away, meaning Rangers fans will soon be filing into Global Life Park in Arlington to support the team in its quest to secure a spot atop the standings.

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Why March is the time to learn more about traumatic brain injuries

From falls and motor vehicle accidents to assaults and sporting events, there are a multitude of ways in which a person can suffer a traumatic brain injury.

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Do you understand the difference between asthma and COPD?

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that roughly 15 million adults here in the U.S. are suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, while another 19 million adults suffer from asthma. Furthermore, CDC statistics show that while roughly 3,500 people die from asthma every year, more than 130,000 people die from COPD every year.

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