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September 2016 Archives

How to choose a life jacket for your next boating trip

One of the best ways to protect everyone on a boating trip is to make sure there is a functional life jacket available for each person aboard. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, for those 2015 boating accident reports that included the cause of death and life jacket usage, 76 percent of the 626 fatalities were caused by drowning. Life jackets were not worn by 85 percent of the people who drowned. The fact that some people wore life jackets and still drowned highlights the need to be sure the ones chosen are capable of keeping wearers afloat.

Chronic Kidney Disease and Social Security Disability benefits.

Some people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), specifically those in end stage renal disease (ESRD) and requiring dialysis to sustain life, will qualify relatively easily for Social Security Disability benefits. In fact, unlike other impairments as found in Social Security’s blue book, CKD almost automatically qualifies the claimant to receive benefits. It is rare that a claim for CKD is denied, and most claimants do not have to undergo a waiting period.

TBI: A disability, but victims often still want to work, part 1

A person who suffers from a traumatic brain injury will face various hurdles in his or her life. Simple daily tasks might become difficult or impossible. They might even experience changes in their behavior. Getting good sleep can become difficult. Despite the many struggles faced by TBI victims, the workforce might still be a draw or necessity for them.

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