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April 7-14 is Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week

Submitted by CM on Fri, 04/10/2020 - 11:57

The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, supported by the American Academy of Otolaryngology, organize a weeklong series of events to promote an awareness of oral, head, and neck cancer.

The weeklong event includes a day of free cancer screenings offered in different areas across the U.S. About 550,000 new cases of oral, head and neck cancer are diagnosed around the world every year.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Submitted by rsg on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 16:30

For more than 30 years the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has led the nation in the observation of Brain Injury Awareness Month by observing Brain Injury Awareness Month during March. The theme for the campaign is “Change Your Mind.” The public awareness campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about brain injury ad the needs of the injury victims and their families.

Qualifying for Social Security Benefits With a Terminal Illness

Submitted by rsg on Tue, 02/25/2020 - 11:20

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, your family’s financial situation should be the last thing on your mind. Fortunately, if you require hospice care you’re nearly guaranteed medical qualification for Social Security disability benefits.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) approves millions of applicants for monthly benefits that can help pay for your hospice care, outstanding medical bills, your family’s housing or other expenses, and much more.

Five Things That Happen At Your Social Security Hearing

Submitted by Deanna on Mon, 02/24/2020 - 08:13

If you were denied disability benefits and then also denied benefits at your reconsideration, your claim will progress on to a disability hearing. Social Security Administration (SSA) hearings are not like regular courtroom hearings. An administrative law judge (ALJ) presides over a disability hearing.

These hearings are not open to the public, so anyone accompanying you will be left in the waiting room. These hearings are usually held in small conference rooms or might sometimes be done by video conferencing.