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January 2015 Archives

An untreated brain aneurysm can lead to stroke

While a brain aneurysm may not cause problems on its own, if it leaks or bursts, the result can be a life-threatening stroke. By knowing the symptoms of an aneurysm, patients can see a doctor before that happens.

What is an SSD appeal hearing like?

As we have discussed in this blog before, most initial applications for Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are denied. Once rejected, applicants have the right to appeal and make their case that they deserve SSD or SSI benefits due to a disability that prevents them from supporting themselves financially.

House seems reluctant to keep SSD fund afloat past 2016

Time is growing short for Congress to find a way to keep the Social Security Disability program, but so far this session, doing so does not appear to be a big priority. If nothing is done, your SSD payments could be cut by 20 percent next year.

Survey suggests pets can help kids with autism socialize

A few weeks back, we addressed one challenge that parents of children on the autism spectrum: creating a home environment that allows them to stay calm and focused on their education. As parents of children with autism know, another common challenge is social development. Many such children struggle to interact with others, and may become socially isolated without help.

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