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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 Disability, Veterans' Disability Compensation, and/or Long-Term Disability Insurance 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.

The personal injury division of our firm often reports on the tri-county area's traffic accidents. The reporting of traffic accidents in no way means or implies that we represent any of the individuals involved. However, we do wish those involved a speedy recovery and we send our condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones in an automobile accident.

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8/4/2012
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Second Diet Pill Approved by the FDA to Combat Obesity

A second diet pill was approved by the FDA. It is recommended for adults who are obese or overweight and have a weight-related health condition like diabetes.

Category: Long-Term Disability

8/3/2012
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High Stress Jobs Increases Chance of Heart Attack for Women

High stress jobs are found to increase the risk of a heart attack in women. They also contribute to a higher risk of other serious cardiovascular events.

Category: Long-Term Disability

8/3/2012
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Lab-Grown Blood Vessels Could Play Role in Heart Bypass Surgery

Blood vessels have been grown in a lab. These developments could be used in heart bypass surgery, possibly benefiting patients who are diabetic or obese.

Category: Long-Term Disability

8/3/2012
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Monitoring May Be Better Option for Early Stage Prostate Cancer

With early stage prostate cancer, monitoring seems the better option than surgery. This treatment could prevent an unnecessary procedure and complications.

Category: Long-Term Disability

8/2/2012
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Prostate Cancer Patients with Multidisciplinary Team of Doctors More Likely to Watch and Wait

A multidisciplinary team of doctors working with patient is more likely to lead to watching and waiting of prostate cancer. Less invasive measures are taken.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/31/2012
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Chronic Illness Increases Likelihood of Poor Mental Health

Those with chronic illness are found to have a higher chance of poor mental health. The more severe the condition is, the higher the risk of mental decline.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/31/2012
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CT Scans to Detect Heart Attack Are Questionable

Benefits from CT scans are found to be questionable when detecting heart attacks. They may actually cause more harm than good due to radiation exposure.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/28/2012
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Health Can Be Harmed by Slight Cognitive Mental Impairment

Even slight mental decline is found to lead to poorer health. It is also linked to an increased risk of social isolation and can double the risk death.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/28/2012
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Life May Be Extended for Those Over 50 Who Take a Polypill

A polypill may extend the lives of those over the age of 50, reducing the risk of heart disease problems and stroke by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/26/2012
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Preventive Measures Beneficial to Patients at Risk of Stroke or Dementia

Preventive measures like lifestyle changes are beneficial to patients at risk of stroke or dementia, and should be in conjunction with their doctor’s help.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/26/2012
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Breast Cancer Treatment May Be Hindered by Obesity

Breast cancer treatment that stops hormone production could be hindered by obesity due to elevated estrogen levels in women with a BMI between 30 and 35.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/25/2012
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New Study Shows Alcohol May Actually Be Harmful to the Brain

Despite past research, a new study finds alcohol could be harmful to the brain. This most affected heavy drinkers and those who became drinkers later in life.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/23/2012
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Larger Babies Linked to Increase Risk of Breast Cancer in Women

Larger babies may increase the risk of breast cancer in women. Production of more hormones during pregnancy could be the link, but more research is necessary.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/20/2012
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Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Receive Regular Cancer Screenings

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are found to receive regular cancer screenings, contradicting previous studies that indicated they receive less than others.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/20/2012
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Control of Blood Sugar Not Always Better with Newer Technology

The control of blood sugar in patients with diabetes isn’t always better with newer technology. What is most important is self-management on a consistent basis.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/19/2012
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Link between Vitamin D Deficiency and Type Two Diabetes

Another link has been found between a lack of vitamin D and type two diabetes: the higher the levels of vitamin D, the less risk of metabolic syndrome.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/19/2012
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New Guidelines Released on Biopsy Use for Certain Kinds of Melanoma

New guidelines released on biopsy use for certain kinds of melanoma. Sentinel lymph node biopsy is being recommended for intermediate and thick tumors.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/18/2012
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Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Women Reduced with Moderate Drinking

Moderate drinking may reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women though the connection is not understood. Quitting smoking also lowers the risk.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/17/2012
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Costly, Newer Stents Not Necessary for All Patients

Not all patients benefit from costly, newer stents. Doctors should the necessity of receiving a drug-eluting stent as a metal one may be equally effective.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/17/2012
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Smart Phone Could Help Emergency Doctors Diagnose Eye Conditions

A smart phone may help emergency room doctors diagnose eye conditions. It could lead to faster treatment and prevention of long-term disabilities.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/16/2012
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New Type of Fat Identified That Could Help with Weight Loss

Scientists have identified a third type of fat they call beige fat. They believe targeting this fat cell with a particular protein could increase weight loss.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/14/2012
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Smoking May Increase Risk of Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

Smoking may increase the risk of squamous cell skin cancer by as much as 52%. Skin cancer can be a disabling condition in which long-term disability may apply.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/13/2012
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Atkins-Type Diets May Increase Risk of Heart Disease in Women

Atkins-type diets are found to increase the risk of heart disease in women. These kinds of diets consist of consuming low carbohydrates and high protein.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/13/2012
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Middle-Aged Women in South and Midwest Experiencing Higher Lung Cancer Deaths

Middle-aged women in the Midwest and South are experiencing higher rates of lung cancer deaths. More people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer.

Category: Long-Term Disability

7/13/2012
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Vegetables May Prevent Acute Pancreatitis

The antioxidants in vegetables may help to prevent acute pancreatitis. The risk was lowered radically when four servings of vegetables were consumed daily.

Category: Long-Term Disability

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