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Woman with anxiety disorder opens baklava bakery

To those who do not have it, social anxiety disorder may be hard to understand. How can a person who appears to be otherwise healthy be trapped in his or her home, or subject to terror so severe that he or she feels like he or she is dying?

SSA adds new conditions to the Compassionate Allowance List

Some disabling diseases and conditions limit people’s ability to work and live independently. Other times, the illness or disorder is so severe that it is expected to cost the person his or her life -- and soon.

SSD benefits restored after outside income mix-up

It took the intervention of a U.S. senator, but a woman who lost her much-needed Social Security disability benefits last year expects to have those benefits restored. This should allow her to keep her house and help her spend her final months as comfortably as possible.

University of Missouri fundraiser simulates using a wheelchair

At the University of Missouri, students majoring in physical or occupational therapy may work with disabled clients someday. For those who are not disabled themselves, it may be a challenge to empathize with what it is like living with a disability.

Obesity surgery also treats diabetes, 3 years on: study

Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States. Around 26 million people in the country have the condition, which can be highly debilitating. It can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and other medical complications.

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