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Understanding kidney disease

Recently, comedian and late night host John Oliver dedicated most of his popular show "Last Week Tonight" spotlighting problems with companies who provide kidney dialysis to Americans. It was an eye-opening feature story, and help shed the light on a disease that affects millions of Americans throughout the United States, including those from Atlanta, Georgia, all of Fayette County and the surrounding area.

Proving you have a disabling mental condition is not easy

Millions of Americans throughout the United States suffer from mental disorders. While they may appear healthy on the outside, even during occasional interactions, they may be haunted by any number of emotional or mental illnesses. This is why the Social Security Administration includes mental conditions among the disabilities for victims to receive Social Security Disability benefits.

Understanding blood cancer

There are three common forms of blood cancer that can affect the body, disrupting the body's ability to generate normal blood cells and serve their purposes in the body. Although blood cancer may not directly harm a person, its disruption of the tasks of blood could lead to other serious illnesses and even death.

Blood tests may soon help people in Fayette County avoid diseases

Millions of Americans live with chronic diseases such as diabetes, dementia, coronary artery disease, and kidney failure, and a number of those afflicted Americans live in Fayette County. Many people's ability to work is severely affected by these conditions, which can leave them facing financial hardship. Now, though, some researchers think that they may be able determine the risk that individuals have of developing certain chronic conditions based on the results of a battery of blood tests.

Some of the signs and symptoms of liver disease

The liver is a large organ located just underneath the rib cage on the right side of the abdomen. As many people in Fayetteville, Georgia, already know, the liver's main function is to assist in the digestion of food and the elimination of certain toxic substances from the body. If a person's liver is not functioning correctly, it can cause many serious signs and symptoms. The person's ability to do everyday tasks may be limited if they experience liver problems. This blog post will discuss liver disease and some of the ways it could impact people. For more specific information, a doctor's advice should be sought.

Georgia firm fighting for those with mental health conditions

A few weeks ago on the blog we discussed how individuals who suffer from mental illnesses can qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Although the Social Security Administration recognizes a number of mental illnesses, an individual must prove that he or she meets federal requirements before SSD benefits will be granted. Failing to do so will result in a denied claim, which could leave a disabled individual struggling financially, especially when their condition has left them unable to work. For this reason, those who suffer from some kind of mental condition need to consider how to present the best possible claim for initial inspection. And those who have had a claim denied need to know how to regroup and present stronger evidence for their appeal.

Mental health can qualify for SSDI benefits for illness

Mental health diagnoses and treatment has come a long way in the last several decades. There was once a time when mental health issues were not even considered a medical illness. Thankfully, today there are medical diagnoses and treatments that can aid those suffering from mental illness. Just like with any illness, the ability to work when suffering from illness can be compromised.

Making the important decisions with disability benefits

Georgia residents make many important decisions over the course of their lives. Often, these decisions involve financial matters, including career choices, investments and other issues.

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