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Cervical dystonia, known as spasmodic torticollis, is characterized by neck muscles that contract involuntarily, causing abnormal movements in posture of the head and neck.  Spasms in the neck muscles or pinched nerves in your neck can result in pain and discomfort.  It can even spread into the shoulders. One of the most effective treatments for cervical dystonia is Botox injections into the muscles, and oral medication. Treatment can also involve selective denervation surgery and even deep brain stimulation surgery. If your physician has told you that you are unable to work as a result of cervical dystonia, and you purchased a long-term disability...

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Is The Clock Ticking On Your ERISA Long Term Disability Benefits?

The clock is ticking on your ERISA long-term disability case.  Getting your long-term disability benefits can be challenging.  If you have been diagnosed with a medical condition and have applied for and been denied your disability benefits, you need to understand that the clock is ticking. Retirement Income Security Act – Most long-term disability policies offered by employers are governed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).  If you have been denied long-term disability benefits, or your benefits were terminated, you will have 180 days to appeal the insurance company’s denial.  The appeal process is a crucial part of winning...

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Gene Therapies Trained to Kill Cancer

In a bold new experiment at the University of Pennsylvania, doctors removed a billion of William Ludwig’s T-Cells. T-Cells are white blood cells that fight viruses and tumors. The T-Cells were given new genes that were programmed to attack his cancer. The altered cells were then dripped back into Mr. Ludwig’s veins and, after a few weeks, his leukemia was gone. According to an article in the New York Times: Science Times there was “no trace of it anywhere, no leukemic cells in his blood or bone marrow, no more bulging lymph nodes on his CT scans.” This treatment was described...

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Cavey and Barrett Congratulates Hartford on Launching: Achieve Without Limits

Hartford Financial Services, who provides long term disability benefits, has launched the Achieve Without Limits contest. Hartford has invited Americans to submit a short video and essay describing a goal that they hope to achieve in small business growth, health, fitness or community services. The top contestants in each category is to be  awarded a cash award and a US Paralympics athlete mentor to put their plan into action. A grad prize winner will receive a trip to the London 2012 Paralympics games to cheer on team USA. At Cavey and Barrett, we support our US Paralympics athlete team and Hartford....

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Programming Your Immune System to Kill Cancer

If cancer has prevented you from working for a long period of time, you may be able to recover long term disability benefits. A report from the New England Journal of Medicine and Science Translational Medicine has reported on a novel treatment developed at the University of Pennsylvania that could signify a turning point in physicians’ struggle to develop effective gene therapies. Denise Grady, reporter for the New York Times, has written an article “An Immune System Trained to Kill Cancer” that explains how Dr. Carl June, who led the research at the University of Pennsylvania, was stunned with the results of...

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How to Respond to UNUM’s Demand for Your Social Security Disability File

If you are a long term disability policy holder with UNUM and have filed for disability benefits, you might be asked to sign a release of your Social Security file. UNUM routinely rejects claimants who get Social Security Disability benefits and it’s not uncommon to see in their denial letters language that says “after thoroughly giving you due consideration to the findings of the Social Security Administration, I, Dr. Paid to Say No, disagree with the Social Security findings. Social Security didn’t have the benefit of our UNUM peer review providers and they didn’t have the ability to review her activity...

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Can I get Social Security Disability Benefits for my lifetime or will they be cut off?

Can I get Social Security Disability Benefits for my lifetime or will they be cut off? What a great question! Once you are awarded Social Security Disability benefits, there is a review that will be done on a regular basis by the Social Security Disability office to determine whether or not you continue to be disabled. However, once your reach retirement age your Social Security Disability benefits will be transitioned to Social Security Retirement Benefits. Once you green coffee bean extract diet testimonialspure garcinia cambogia extract free trial are on Social Security retirement benefits, your benefits can never be...

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Johnny Boykins Has Helped Social Security Disability Applicants in the Tampa Bay Area

Johnny Boykins smile and laugh are infectious. He has mastered the Social Security Disability claim’s process while working with Tampa Bay Social Security Disability Attorney Sharon Barrett. Johnny’s thoroughly familiar with the compassionate allowance program which helps individuals with certain medical conditions be fast tracked in the Social Security Disability claim’s process. Did you know that accelerated benefits were approved for 45,000 people in 2010 for compassionate allowances. Johnny Boykins, who served in the Coast Guard Reserve, says that it’s about “commitment to public service”. If you or a family member suffers from a disabling condition or disease contact Johnny Boykins at Cavey and...

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Do Social Security Disability Benefits Discourage Disabled Americans from Working?

The Social Security Disability Insurance program is intended to provide those disabled Americans who meet the Social Security’s five step sequential evaluation who have both lost income and medical care. Some have a concern that SSDI may be a disincentive for those that are willing to work. Nicole Mates and Cathleen J. Mullen of Rand Corporation offered to study “do disability benefits discourage work”. The authors looked at Social Security Disability applications between 2005 and 2006 and found that: “Those who are receiving the margin of allowance for SSDI benefits are strongly discouraged from returning to work if they are awarded benefits. Those who are...

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What Every Woman Should Know About the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

The symptoms of ovarian cancer in the early stages are not often acute or intense. In most cases, ovarian cancer isn’t detected during a routine pelvic exam unless the doctor knows that the ovaries are enlarged. Potential symptoms of ovarian cancer can include: Bloating Pelvic abdominal pain Trouble eating or feeling full quickly Feeling the need to urinate urgently Fatigue Upset stomach or heartburn Back pain Pain during sex Unfortunately, the PAP Test won’t detect ovarian cancer as it is only used to detect cancer of the cervix. Screening tests can include: Pelvic exam Transvaginal Sonography C1025 Test If you have been diagnosed...

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