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August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

Submitted by SJS on Wed, 08/26/2020 - 17:06

Every year a month is devoted to a disability which is prevalent in the community.

August is spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) awareness month.

The organization that runs the awareness program is called Cure SMA which is the world’s leading organization for the debilitating condition and is committed to finding a cure for it.

SMA is the main genetic cause of death of infants.

Characteristics of SMA

SMA is a genetic neuromuscular disease.

It is a comparatively rare disorder which brings about a weakness in the skeletal and respiratory muscles.

August is Psoriasis Month

Submitted by SJS on Wed, 08/26/2020 - 16:47

Every August, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) brings together all those affected by the condition, psoriasis, to support them.

The main aim of the NPF is to ultimately find a cure. Psoriasis affects over 8 million people in the United States.

People who have psoriasis develop a higher risk of developing other serious health conditions like cardiovascular disease, depression and type-2 diabetes.

One of the main symptoms is a skin rash which could also occur in the joints and nails. This can lead to pain in those areas.

August is Psoriasis Month

Submitted by SJS on Wed, 08/26/2020 - 16:47

Every August, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) brings together all those affected by the condition, psoriasis, to support them.

The main aim of the NPF is to ultimately find a cure. Psoriasis affects over 8 million people in the United States.

People who have psoriasis develop a higher risk of developing other serious health conditions like cardiovascular disease, depression and type-2 diabetes.

One of the main symptoms is a skin rash which could also occur in the joints and nails. This can lead to pain in those areas.

What Is Considered a Disability?

Submitted by SJS on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 11:31

The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees two different disability programs that pay monthly benefits to those who are unable to work.

To qualify for disability benefits, you must meet the criteria established by the SSA to determine if an individual qualifies for disability benefits.

To be considered as disabled a claimant must have an impairment that is either psychiatric, psychological, or medical in nature that will prevent you from doing enough work to earn a gainful income for at last 12 months.