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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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Are there any limitations of the kurtzke disability status scale (dss)?

Are there any limitations of the kurtzke disability status scale (dss)?

DSS limitation: Please see following internet page: http://www.Overcomingmultiplesclerosis.Org/about-ms/types-of-ms/kurtzke-edss-scale/.

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Is it possible that children who have extreme migraines (status migraines) qualify for disability?

Is it possible that children who have extreme migraines (status migraines) qualify for disability?

NOT REALLY......,: There is treatment and preventive measures/medications for migraine. The aim should be thorough evaluation to find out the cause and treatment accordingly. If there are associated serious issues including neurological/developmental, seizure, motor dysfunction etc. Your child's doctor/s will help you in this regard. Check with the pediatrician and peds. Neurologist. ...Read more

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If i still have periods at the age of 50, would i be classed as being at "child bearing" status, this is in relation to disability?

If i still have periods at the age of 50, would i be classed as being at "child bearing" status, this is in relation to disability?

Hard to say: Because you have menses does not mean you ovulate which would be a pre-requisite for child bearing. How a state regulator uses the term may not correspond to the medical definition but will be defined by their prepared guidelines.This is one question they should answer for you. ...Read more

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How do I go about getting disability status due to spinal stenosis chronic pain?

How do I go about getting disability status due to spinal stenosis chronic pain?

Spinal stenosis: Well how about it? Apply and see. Remember - if there is no evidence of disability you will be denied. Just having an MRI that shows stenosis and complaint of pain does not constitute a disability. ...Read more

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What is the current legal status of ephedra in the u.S.?

What is the current legal status of ephedra in the u.S.?

banned: After a series of health effects including many deaths, the fda finally activated a ban on this stimulant which was being abused, especially by professional athletes. ...Read more

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My labs always say "result status:final." But on my last it says "result status: EDITED results." What does this mean? why would dr edit the #s?

My labs always say "result status:final." But on my last it says "result status: EDITED results."
What does this mean? why would dr edit the #s?

Don't let paranoia: get the better of you! Lab results are usually edited when the lab personnel have some reason to believe there was an error on the initial analysis. Perhaps they discovered they needed to replace reagents (chemicals needed for processing), etc. They rerun the specimen to make sure they reported the accurate result and sometimes they have to correct it.The ordering doctor doesn't change your result ...Read more

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Is degenerated disk desease a disability?

Is degenerated disk desease a disability?

Depends: The term "lumbar degenerative disc disease" is a very broad and non-specific category with varying levels of severity and symptoms. Most patients are not classified as "disabled" due to the problem. There may be lifting and work restrictions given by your doctor which can be classified as "impairments".Impai. ...Read more

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What number of different disabilities are there?

What number of different disabilities are there?

Can't calculate them: Disability us more than just an injury or loss of function of a body part it has to do with your occupation and your ability to be retrained. As an example if you lose you 5th finger you would not be disabled if you drive a truck but you could be if you were a concert pianist. If you could train the pianist to play the drums you would no longer be disabled. Disability is a legal not medical term. ...Read more