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What problems do I face in seeking disability benefits?

What problems do I face in seeking disability benefits?

Denial: There are no problems seeking disability benefits. You may get a denial and might have to wait or hire an attorney, but i see no problems you will face seeking disability. You may end up paying something as you get your paperwork ready to apply, though. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more


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Where can I find information about seniors medicare and social security benefits?

Where can I find information about seniors medicare and social security benefits?

Medicare information: Call medicare, they will actuallly answer the phone and can be very helpful. You can also go on line to medicare.Gov for information. ...Read more

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What risks for seniors on dwts?

What risks for seniors on dwts?

Strain, sprain, pain: Do you mean dwts as in dancing with the stars? Well, there are slips and falls that can result in broken bones, eg, colles fracture of the outstretched arm. Spinal pain or injury could occur from jitterbugging, i presume. Knee or ankle twisting could cause problems, eg. But--dancing and exercise can be beneficial for the heart, overall fitness. It would be best to have physical exam, supervision. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with CRPS recently. Will my condition deteriorate? Can I claim disability living allowance for this condition? Education help?

I have been diagnosed with CRPS recently. Will my condition deteriorate? Can I claim disability living allowance for this condition? Education help?

Chronic pain: Regional pain syndrome can be very debilitating and yes you can claim disability status. Approval would depend on the affected extremity and severity of the symptoms. Additionally, your condition can improve with time and treatment allowing you return to work. It may also deteriorate causing you to go back on disability. As long as disability is approved initially you can always go on and off. ...Read more

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Would having clinical depression (mild) on my record hurt my chances of becoming a police officer?

Would having clinical depression (mild) on my record hurt my chances of becoming a police officer?

I don't think so: I have treated police officers and they continued to work. Treatment should be confidential and is a sign of strength that someone sought help. I think that having depression gives a person more empathy towards other people's problems which is a good trait for a police officer. ...Read more

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I have a p.e can I claim disability benefits?

I have a p.e can I claim disability benefits?

Start here: https://www.gov.uk/dla-disability-living-allowance-benefit/overview This site will guide your first queries. I'd expect that it will take patience and organization, but this is a start. Good luck! ...Read more

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Chances of getting disability benefits because of scoliosis?

Chances of getting disability benefits because of scoliosis?

See below: The diagnosis of scoliosis does not automatically qualify one for disability benefits. It really depends on how that scoliosis is impacting the persons life and whether or not it prevents someone from gainful employment. Most people with scoliosis are able to work in my experience. Some people with scoliosis may not be able to work very physical jobs. ...Read more

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Will my brother face long-term effects from his ADHD medication?

Will my brother face long-term effects from his ADHD medication?

No long term effects: The ADHD literature suggests that there are no long term negative side effects from the use of stimulant medication. Typically, the negative effects from NOT using meds, if you need them, are far more significant than are the effects from using the meds. Note, this is for stimulants, other meds can be another matter. Positive effects maintain as long as one takes the meds. ...Read more

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I'm 39 y/o, and have undiagnosed adhd. Lack of focus is ruining my life. No health insurance because i lost my job. How can I improve my focus?

Reasons 4 distract'n: Many things in life r distracting. Not all of them r adhd. Anxiety, depression, family problems, trying to do more than is humanly possible, all can cause loss of focus. We are told we shd be able to "multitask, " but we can't. The term comes from computers, & they can't without more than 1 processor. We only get 1 processor. Get an evaluation w/ a therapist who is not already convinced it's adhd. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me about the benefits of metformin? Do its benefits outweigh inherent risks?

Can anyone tell me about the benefits of metformin? Do its benefits outweigh inherent risks?

Liver production glu: For diabetes it's cost effective medicine to reduce glucose production of liver ( gluconeogenesis) which reduces morning blood sugars. It may affect weight gain. It is being studied in europe for breast cancer reduction. Overall good medication. Best meds diabetes are glp-1-victozalilly/ Byetta which work on actual mechanism of type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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If someone has scoliosis with a 25 degree curve can they claim disability benefits in canada?

If someone has scoliosis with a 25 degree curve can they claim disability benefits in canada?

Disability: Disability is usually determined based on function. It really doesn't have anything do do with the exact degree of curvature in the spine. Also, just to put it to perspective, at 23 years of age, one is fully skeletally mature and a 25 degree curve at that stage is not treated. Sorry for not answering your question directly. ...Read more

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Does my 59 year old mom qualify for medical disability if she has heart and psychiatric problems?

Does my 59 year old mom qualify for medical disability if she has heart and psychiatric problems?

Possibly.: It all depends on the severity of those problems. To a degree, it also depends on whether liberals or conservatives are in control of the legislature. ...Read more

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Relative delivered at 6,5months 21 years ago.has celebral palsy, spastic diplegia.walks with help.any remedies and chance to walk independently?

Relative delivered at 6,5months 21 years ago.has celebral palsy, spastic diplegia.walks with help.any remedies and chance to walk independently?

Rehabilitation!: Cerebral palsy is a non progressive condition Physical therapy ,occupationl therapy and rehabilitation is recommended Sometimes Botox injections in selected muscles or even orthopedic corrective operations may improve matters ...Read more

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My child has been diagnosed learning disibility , team said all over development intellectual function impaired what support should my girl have ?

My child has been diagnosed learning disibility , team said all over development intellectual function impaired what support should my girl have ?

Mixed terminology: A specific learning disorder occurs in a child IQ & adaptive skills are average to above average. Intellectual Disability (ID) is the diagnosis if her measured cognitive & adaptive skills are < 70. Educational supports differ for each. Developmental/Behavioral Pediatricians & child neurologists perform physical, neurological & genetic evaluations for the cause of ID & associated impairments. ...Read more

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Can a group health plan deny me coverage based on my current health status?

Can a group health plan deny me coverage based on my current health status?

Sure!: They can do anything they want. They want to make money, not help people, really. If you are too sick, you won't do that. However, if they don't cover some illness, like mental illness, but would cover others, then there may be a question of failure to provide "health care parity", which is supposedly illegal. Talk to your agent and find out why. Check with the state department of insurance. ...Read more

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Hi, Is the Integrated Magnetic Resonance Stimulation (IMRS therapy) beneficial for kidney disease. My mom bought it hearing about its benefits. Thanks?

Hi, Is the Integrated Magnetic Resonance Stimulation (IMRS therapy) beneficial for kidney disease. My mom bought it hearing about its benefits. Thanks?

Not proven to help: Electromagnetism(EM) in the form of IMRS or PEMF is being hyped as a cure or treatment for a wide range of conditions. It HAS been show to improve fracture healing and depression. The medical literature does not support the claim that it helps CKD. However there are some patient testimonials it did offer modest improvement. In the 1800's EM was a widespread fad promoted by quacks and hucksters. ...Read more

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How to get child into private school without public school help, using my rights as parent because l believe my child has medica Issues, misdiagnosed?

How to get child into private school without public school help, using my rights as parent because l believe my child has medica Issues, misdiagnosed?

Odd idea: You get into a private school by paying for the service, not making demands of the public system. Private schools are also not required to make any accommodations for kids with special needs, be they learning or medical.Public schools are required to make these accommodations.You need to meet with a representative of your local special services department and explore your available options. ...Read more

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I have ADHD, I'm 20 years old. Im medicated, currently studying medicine. How will it affect my future and my career? And long term use of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

I have ADHD, I'm 20 years old. Im medicated, currently studying medicine. How will it affect my future and my career? And long term use of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Congratulations!: As long as you are focused on pursuing a career in medicine for the right reasons, you'll be doing well! To answer your question, Ritalin (methylphenidate) has been used for ADHD for more than 50 years, and there have not been any well documented long term adverse effects for long term use. The positive effect is it allows you to do well enough to want to study medicine! You take is as long as it helps you function. ...Read more

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Help please? What impact has lasik surgery have on our society?

Help please? What impact has lasik surgery have on our society?

LASIK : Lasik has a lot of benefits to our society. It allows patients to reduce their risk of infection with contact lenses. It allows fire fighters and other people ejo put their life in danger to. It have to worry if their contact lens pops out during a critical situation. ...Read more