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October 2014 Archives

When applying for SSDI benefits, how can I prove I have a disability?

From a marketing professional who is diagnosed with breast cancer to a construction worker who suffers a traumatic brain injury after falling from scaffolding to an office worker who struggles with bipolar disorder, millions of U.S. workers struggle to deal with disabling conditions. In some cases; a physical injury, mental health condition or illness may severely hamper an individual physically and mentally and therefore inhibit one's ability to work.

How is a migraine different from a normal headache?

Most Atlanta residents have likely experienced head pain that's commonly referred to as a headache. An individual may develop a headache if he or she is hungry, tired or after physical activity. For most people, however, headaches are fairly infrequent and go away after taking one dose of over-the-counter medication.

CDC estimates 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 29 million people in the U.S. are believed to have diabetes. Of those individuals in the U.S. suffering from diabetes, the CDC estimates that approximately 28 percent or roughly 8 million have not received a formal diagnosis and are therefore likely not taking appropriate measures to treat their serious medical condition.

October is breast cancer awareness month

Atlanta area residents have likely noticed people donning pink ribbons and other pink accessories this month. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, this month especially, it's important to shine a spotlight on the disease and how it’s affect on the lives of the millions of women and men and family members impacted. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. 40,000 women will die this year alone from breast cancer and "one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime."

Children with ADHD often misunderstood and maligned

In recent years there have been increased efforts to diagnose and treat children with a disorder known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. Children who are diagnosed with ADHD display certain behavioral symptoms realted to inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that are often deemed to be disruptive in nature.

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