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November 2019 Archives

Can I receive disability benefits for high blood pressure?

The Social Security Administration has a long list of illnesses and conditions that may, under certain conditions, make a person eligible for disability benefits. Among them is high blood pressure. But before you start filling out your application for benefits, be aware it may not be as easy as it seems.

Some veterans can get expedited service for disability benefits

Veterans of the U.S. military have a number of services available to them through Veterans Affairs, but these are not necessarily exclusive. Veterans who are unable to work because of illness or injury should be aware they may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. In fact, their status as veterans qualifies them for expedited service in seeking the benefits.

Can I claim disability for Lyme disease?

You and your family may have had a lovely summer, spending time in the beautiful North Carolina outdoors. However, if you soon found yourself experiencing aches and pains, fever and a strange rash, you may have treated the symptoms as if you had the flu. When your home remedies did not help you get any better, you may have gone to an urgent care facility or your family doctor.

Vaping-related lung injuries on the rise

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has reported an alarming increase in the number of patients suffering from lung injuries associated with using e-cigarettes and vaping products. In North Carolina, there have been at least 61 reported cases. Researchers believe most of the problems are the result of additives in the smoking solutions, but they have not found a single product or source linked to all the cases.

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