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March 2013 Archives

Your source for the latest health, disability and insurance news and tips.

Arthritis, even with surgery, can leave sufferers in consistent pain

Compared to illness like multiple sclerosis or cancer, arthritis might not seem as serious. Still, the joint pain that sufferers live with is very real to them and certainly life-altering. Simply getting up and out of bed can be a painful experience.

Forget gender gap, there's a disability gap in work pay in U.S.

Supporting oneself even without a disability these days is not as easy as it should be. Jobs are hard to come by. Prices of goods are high. Debts are high, too. Add a disability into the mix and, according to statistics, and it is even more difficult for someone to make a living.

Athlete sets new kind of record: first NBA player with MS

For those who don't know, MS is the abbreviation for multiple sclerosis. The symptoms of the disease vary for different MS sufferers, but the most serious cases of MS can lead to paralysis. Other common symptoms are poor coordination, loss of balance and more.

You're Pregnant, Now What?! Insurance Tips for Expecting Parents

Finding out you're pregnant is one of the happiest moments in your life. You've tried and you've tried and now it's finally happened. Congratulations, you get to add a new bundle of joy to your family. In the days after celebrating, it's likely the next thought on your mind is the future. You now have a new life to care for and you need to make sure you have all your ducks in a row before the baby's born.

Less-known benefits of some disability insurance plans

For many people who have disability insurance, whether it be through an employer or through an individual, private policy, it is asking a lot for them to understand every point about their policies. Many might most simply understand that if they get sick or injured and are unable to work, a disability claim would get them monetary benefits that would support them through unemployment.