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ADHD Diagnoses on the Rise

Attention deficient-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a serious behavioral illness that impedes one’s ability to focus and concentrate. A person who suffers from ADHD may also suffer from an inability to plan, memory problems, anxiety, anger problems, and difficulty maintaining employment. According to a recent report, the number of children who suffer from the disorder is […]

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Are Disabled Individuals Discriminated Against by Online Shopping Websites?

Disabled persons are entitled to certain accommodations when shopping in retail establishments pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and according to advocates for disabled Americans, those rights extend to online retail establishments as well. While the ADA requires equal access to “public accommodations,” including restaurants, retail stores, movie theaters, recreational facilities, and other […]

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Earbuds Could Be Responsible for Hearing Damage

You might want to think twice before using your in-ear headphones or earbuds to listen to your favorite music. According to a report on ABC World News last week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to get the word out about the dangers of earphones. In the report, Dr. George Alexiades of the […]

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Potential Alzheimer’s Epidemic Fuels Concerns about Costs of Care

The number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to reach epic proportions in upcoming years – a dire prediction that is causing many to worry about the costs of care for those with the disease. According to an article in USA Today, a government-funded report estimates that the number of people in the United […]

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Differences Between Social Security Disability Benefits and Social Security Retirement Benefits

Social security disability benefits are administered through the Social Security Administration, as are social security retirement benefits.  There are several differences between social security retirement benefits and disability benefits, however.  The following is a list of the key differences between these two types of benefits: In order to receive SSDI and SSI benefits, a person must […]

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Is Addiction A Brain Disease?

The cause of various addictions – such as drug addiction, alcohol addiction and even compulsive gambling – has long been debated among psychologists, behavioral scientists, physicians and researchers.  Many hope that by determining the root cause of addiction, the condition can better be treated. Earlier this year the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) proposed […]