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LaVan & Neidenberg® Disability Advocacy Group Blog

The staff at LaVan & Neidenberg® cares about the disabled, and we are passionate about  the issues that affect those who are applying or waiting for Social Security and/ or Veterans' Disability benefits. We make it a point to blog about important topics such as advances in the various disability claims processes, advances in medicine, upgrades to the various disability benefits programs, and much more.

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11/6/2014
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Smoking May Increase Chronic Back Pain

Researchers have found that smoking tobacco may interfere with a brain circuit associated with pain, making smokers more susceptible to chronic back pain.

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10/23/2014
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7.8 Million Defective Takata Airbags Recalled

Defective deployment of Takata airbags has resulted in a 7.8 million-vehicle recall after reports of at least four deaths and multiple injuries.

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10/17/2014
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SCLAD Celebrates Disability Employment Awareness Month

A Florida-based disability resource community organization will award ten outstanding disabled workers for their contributions this Friday in Key Biscayne.

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10/10/2014
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U.S. Life Expectancy Reaches Record High

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released news that the average life expectancy in the U.S. is 78.8 years, an all-time high.

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10/2/2014
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Researchers Find Gene Linked to Rare Respiratory Disease

Researchers have discovered a gene linked to primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), a genetic respiratory disease. For disability help, call 1-888-234-5758.

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9/17/2014
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After-Care Important for Heart Attack Survivors

A study found that heart attack survivors who adhere to their post-discharge care guidelines improve their lifespan and reduce risk of another episode.

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8/28/2014
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Wood Smoke Could Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

A Canadian study has found that black carbon pollutants in wood smoke may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and long-term disability.

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4/1/2014
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New Urine Test Detects Recurrence of Bladder Cancer

A non-invasive urine test may help doctors determine the risk of cancer recurrence in bladder cancer patients who have entered remission.

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3/3/2014
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Light-Activated Drug Therapy May Reduce Damage from Chemo

A new cancer therapy may help reduce the harmful effects of chemotherapy, which often results in disabling side-effects and risk of illness.

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2/24/2014
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Marital Rights for Same-Sex Couples Enforced by representative General

Same-sex married couples will see changes in their federal rights thanks to a recent memorandum from representative General Eric Holder.

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1/7/2014
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Meditation Produces Small Benefit for Easing Depression and Pain

Regular meditation programs may slightly ease chronic conditions such as depression, pain and anxiety. Meditation may benefit people with long-term disabilities.

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12/18/2013
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Kidney Disease May Increase Risk of Cancer Death

Researchers have related chronic kidney disease with increased mortality rates for cancer. Both CKD and cancer may become long-term disabling conditions.

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12/3/2013
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Americans Are Living Longer Before the Onset of Dementia

New reports show evidence that more Americans are prolonging the onset of dementia through better education and preventative measures.

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10/23/2013
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Study: Flu Vaccine May Decrease Risk of Cardiovascular Events

Another reason to get your annual flu shot – the vaccine could help lower your risk of cardiovascular events like heart attack and heart failure.

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9/12/2013
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Spinal Fluid Test May Reveal Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

A small study found spinal fluid could be an early indicator of multiple sclerosis. It also revealed that damage may occur to not only white matter but gray matter as well.

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9/10/2013
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Little Improvement in Reduction in Stroke and Heart Disease Deaths in Patients Under 65

There has been some reduction in the number of preventable heart disease and stroke deaths. However, this improvement is less in adults under 65.

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8/6/2013
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Study: Skipping Breakfast Increases Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

A new study finds that men who skip breakfast are at an increased risk of heart disease and heart attack, as well as weight gain and diabetes.

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7/19/2013
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Controlling High Cholesterol and Blood Pressure May Reduce Risk of Heart Disease by More than Half

Heart disease risk may be cut by more than half when both high blood pressure and cholesterol are controlled. Yet very few adults manage these conditions.

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7/10/2013
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Cancer Risk May Be Higher in Patients with Heart Failure

A new study finds that patients with heart failure could be at increased risk of cancer. Risk was 68 percent higher than individuals without heart failure.

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7/8/2013
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Heart Risks May Not Be Lowered by Diet and Exercise in Obese & Overweight Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Study indicates that diet and exercise may not lower heart risk in obese or overweight patients with type 2 diabetes. But it makes a difference in other conditions.

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6/18/2013
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Dementia Risk May Be Increased When Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetics Are Too Low

A study suggests risk of dementia is increased if diabetics’ blood sugar levels are too low. Conversely, the risk of hypoglycemia is increased in those with dementia.

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6/14/2013
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Type 2 Diabetes Progressing Aggressively in Children and Teens

A new study finds that type 2 diabetes progresses much faster in the young than adults, raising concerns about future health and development of complications.

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6/11/2013
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7 Lifestyle Changes May Reduce Risk of Stroke

Study evaluates seven lifestyle changes that could reduce the risk of suffering a stroke. The change most significant is controlling one’s blood pressure.

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6/3/2013
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Poll Finds Link Between Healthy Lifestyle Habits & Memory

A new poll finds that healthy lifestyle habits, such as eating right, may be linked to improved memory. Healthy habits may also help reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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5/22/2013
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Study Finds Cognition May Be Improved by Mediterranean Diet

Improving cognition through dietary changes may be more effective when patients adopt a Mediterranean diet which can reduce risk of disabling conditions.

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