Suffering from a serious disability that prevents you from working can be nerve-wracking. If you're lucky, you have family members and friends who can support you until you get approved for benefits. In the meantime, you will want to be as proactive as possible in submitting your Social Security disability insurance application.
A new degenerative brain disorder, mostly found in professional athletes who have suffered numerous traumatic brain injuries, has found its way into the headlines once more after an autopsy revealed the disorder in former NFL quarterback Cullen Finnerty just this month. Although his official cause of death was due to a case of pneumonia, doctors believe that the degenerative brain disorder could have aided in the footballer's death.
Other than osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia is considered to be one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions, according to WebMD. Recent statistics suggest that more than 12 million Americans suffer from this debilitating disease which carries with it such symptoms as anxiety, depression, widespread pain, decreased pain threshold or tender joints, and incapacitating fatigue. As a result, many sufferers of this disease find it hard to live from day to day and often are unable to work as a result.
If there is any one thing in lives that we take for granted it's our sight. Only when it's taken away do we realize just how important it is navigate through our daily lives. Try telling that to one 15-year-old Emory teen who is not only legally blind but is doing things most sighted people couldn't even dream of achieving.