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April 2017 Archives

Study finds more young people die from second cancers

Cancer does not respect age. Children, young adults, middle-age adults and the elderly in Alabama can all be cancer victims. Unfortunately, some people find that they suffer from cancer more than once in their lifetimes. In fact, one report suggests that of those who suffer from a second cancer, it is often more fatal for the young.

Arthritis, Social Security and your rights as a disabled worker

Arthritis is a type of disorder that does not receive a lot of attention, mostly because it is unseen and generally thought of as a minor condition. While many cases of arthritis are minor and managed rather easily, millions of Americans deal with side effects that are both painful and debilitating. According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than one in five people have a diagnosis of arthritis, and many of these have severe cases.

Seeking SSD benefits for a mental illness can be challenging

Mental illnesses can sometimes be brushed aside when compared to physical ailments. After all, it is easy to see why a person with an amputation or cancer may have limitations, but mental illnesses carry no physical markings, and in some cases there is even a stigma challenging the validity of mental illnesses. Yet for some people in Mobile with a mental illness, life is difficult. Their mental illness may affect their ability to care for themselves, and some may even be unable to leave their homes. When this happens, they should know that it may be possible to pursue Social Security disability benefits.

Veterans' issues: what are the symptoms of PTSD?

Veterans in Alabama and across the nation, give their all in protecting our nation. Unfortunately, combat can take its toll on a veteran's health. Physical injuries, such as an amputated limb, can be easy to spot. However, servicemembers returning home from combat often face a much more silent ailment: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sometimes the symptoms of PTSD are so severe that they keep a servicemember from even being able to do routine things. In general, there are four categories of PTSD symptoms.

Seeking SSD benefits for a traumatic brain injury

Whether it is in a car accident, a slip-and-fall accident or a sporting accident, when a person in Alabama injures his or her head, the effects can be severe and long lasting. A serious type of head injury is a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Can I get disability and veteran benefits at the same time?

Military service can have a profound emotional, mental and physical impact on a person's life. Often, these men and women leave the service either by choice or due to injury, finding that they are unable to work due to a condition that is a result of their military service or job-related accident.

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