So far in 2017, there have been more than 56,000 new cases of thyroid cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
Thyroid cancer develops in the thyroid gland, a small gland at the base of the neck that is responsible for producing hormones and… Read More
Amputation is the loss of an arm, hand, leg or foot, which can occur as a result of a medical complication, traumatic accident, work accident or incident related to military service.
Because this type of loss could have a significant impact on an individual’s… Read More
More than 37 million adults in the United States suffer from some version of hearing loss with one-fourth of adults age 65 and older suffering from disabling hearing loss, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
Disability… Read More
Spina bifida is a congenital disorder involving a neural tube defect that occurs during pregnancy. This disorder arises when a fetus’ spine does not develop or close properly during the early stages of pregnancy.
Newborns with this disorder may be born… Read More
Individuals who suffer from certain mental illnesses or who have a mental illness in addition to other disabling conditions may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if the mental illness prevents them from being able to work.
Understanding… Read More
Sickle cell anemia is a medical disorder that causes red blood cells to be sickle in shape, rather than the traditional round shape of a healthy blood cell. The crescent shaped cells get trapped in blood vessels, which causes them to slow down or block… Read More
Hemophilia is a medical condition that affects the blood’s ability to clot properly, which can lead to excessive bleeding, both internally and externally, for any type of injury no matter how minor.
Individuals with hemophilia often experience large… Read More
Chronic insomnia can have a debilitating effect on an individual. It may make you tired and irritable and can affect your ability to concentrate.
Although these side effects may affect your ability to work, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is… Read More
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be available to children who have epilepsy if they meet certain requirements outlined by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and their parents have low assets or income.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder… Read More
Although strokes most often occur in adults over the age of retirement, a portion of those who experience strokes are under the age of 65.
If you are under retirement age, a stroke can impact all facets of your life, including your ability to work to… Read More