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Could a blood test be used to diagnose, monitor clinical depression?

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Appealing an SSD claim denial

Generally, a person's greatest fear when they submit an application for something is that they will receive a denial in response to the application. Sadly, this is a fear that becomes a reality for many Social Security Disability applicants when it comes to their initial application. I

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SSDI payments can be reduced by other public disability benefits

Social Security disability benefits are an important resource for many seriously disabled Americans, as we like to point out on this blog. Still, for many disabled Americans, SSDI benefits are not the only benefits they receive.

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SSA urging people to sign up for an online account

While most people might not have realized it, last week was "my Social Security Week," a campaign run by the Social Security Administration to raise awareness among people of all ages about the importance of retirement planning.

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Texas Legislature to consider 'three-strikes' nursing home law

Most of us associate nursing homes with providing long-term care for the elderly. While this is certainly accurate, it's important to understand that these facilities also care for other types of patients.

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Senate approves Autism CARES

Autism impacts many individuals throughout the nation. Some of those individuals reside in the state of Texas. Because the condition affects so many people, it receives a lot of attention. That attention comes from a variety of places including federal lawmakers.

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What are the qualifications for securing disability benefits?

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Senators call on Congress to consider measures to help the disabled

While the overwhelming majority of the dialogue on Capitol Hill has recently been focused on immigration, international conflicts and other pressing issues related to the nation's economy, it has expanded over the last few weeks to include discussions about the very important issue of disability.

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Research shows stroke risk is increasing for young adults

The unfortunate reality is that a stroke can occur virtually anytime, such that a person may feel just fine one minute while the next minute they start experiencing strange symptoms, including slurred speech, loss of vision and general confusion.

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Congress will soon have to address impending SSDI budget shortfall

Anyone who follows the news on a regular basis is well aware of how legislative gridlock and brinksmanship has become the new norm on Capitol Hill over the last several years. To illustrate, consider how lawmakers from both sides of the aisles have battled over issues that were once considered uncontroversial and altogether necessary, such as raising the debt ceiling.

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