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Learn About Strokes: 5 Warning Signs

Only old people have strokes, right? Wrong. A recent study of 7,740 strokes showed that 45 percent of victims were younger than 65, and 27 percent were under 55. "Stroke is no longer an old-age affliction," says study author Timothy J. Wolf, who holds a doctorate in occupational therapy and teaches at the Washington University School of Medicine. "People in the prime of life now have more strokes than ever. A big reason is that a record number of Americans are overweight, says Dr. Salina Waddy, a stroke neurologist and the program director for...

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Voluntarily Resigning Your Job May Jeopardize Your Rights to Compensation Benefits

If you are a Florida first responder who has compensable industrial injury or losing in your wages before maximum procurement, you may be entitled to what is called temp or partial benefits. However, if your employer offers you a light duty job and you walk away from it, you may not be entitled to temp or partial benefits, a voluntary resignation doesn’t alone support a denial after resignation. The issue is going to be whether your refusal of employment was justifiable. If you are a first responder who has been offered a light duty job...

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Immune System Disorders Listing Updated by Social Security | Hillsborough County Social Security Disability Lawyer

The Social Security Administration has published changes to the Immune System Disorder listings which will become effective June 16, 2008. Immune disorders that are covered in this listing include autoimmune disorders, HIV infection, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), scleroderma, connective tissue disorder, polymyositis, dermamyositis, inflammatory arthritis and a new listing for Sjogren's syndrome found at Listing 14.10....

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