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A mixture of blog posts from NAIDW members.

April 17, 2015

The following post was written by a man named Steve Herman. We posted it on NAIDW, however, because we cannot wait for retirement, and for our members who are already at that wonderful phase in their life, we thought the following information would be greatly helpful for you:

April 8, 2015

Losing anything is no fun, let alone a part of yourself. Look ahead to brighter horizons like these folks did and make the best of it. Add a little humor and you've created a recipe for delightful charm and laughs. The cleverness runs high with these amputees who had the last laugh with their lost limbs.

Are ‪#‎CorVel‬ UR Non-Recommendations Simply Hogwash?

The New York Times

Fibromyalgia In-Depth Report


Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of unknown causes that results in lasting, sometimes debilitating, muscle pain and fatigue. Fibromyalgia is also known as fibrositis or fibromyositis.

If you are a teacher, you are definitely going to love this post.

February 22, 2015 | by Kristy Hamilton

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*Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal insurance program, administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). It provides monthly financial benefits to the disabled workers. The SSDI benefits are given to those workers who become disabled before the age of retirement and are unable to work for 12 months or more owing to their disability. The benefits are received 5 months after the onset of the disability.

The SSDI also pays the benefits to the eligible family members of a disabled worker. Noncitizens that are legally staying in the United States can also get the SSDI benefits. So what are the eligibility criteria, benefits, and the advantages of getting the SSDI benefits?

The pain test

Doctors have no idea how much their patients are suffering. That's about to change.

by Susannah Locke on October 15, 2014

Ally Niemiec could have lost a kidney because doctors didn't believe she was in pain. It was last fall, and one of at least a dozen times that her rare kidney disease had sent her to the emergency room. She recognized the pain. She knew something was wrong.

Josh Sundquist said, “When life hands you lemons, make awesome Halloween costumes.” That’s just what these folks did, using a physical disability to take cosplay and Halloween costumes to a new level.

a dangerous business
mcwane story
the myth of workers' compensation fraud by Lisa Cullen

In recent years, the insurance industry's focus on cheaters and malingerers helped push through national workers' compensation reform, a profitable cost-cutting campaign supported by outrage over alleged abuse of the system. The problem, however, is that the fraud image is false for the vast majority of workers' compensation cases. Studies show that only 1 to 2 percent of workers' compensation claims are fraudulent. 1 2Certainly, the tens of thousands of workers killed every year were hardly aiming for a free ride on their employer's tab.

 October 6 at 5:59 PM

Eight years ago, collapsed on a neurologist’s examining table, I asked a naive question that turned out to be at the center of a long-running controversy: “So what is chronic fatigue syndrome?” I had just been diagnosed with the illness, which for six years had been gradually overtaking me.


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Controlled substances are essential to the treatment of a myriad of disorders and represent a wide spectrum of pharmaceutical agents. Prescribing these substances involves considering a number of important medical, social, and cultural variables along with adherence to applicable federal and state regulations. Physicians often stand at the crossroads of these issues and serve as the ultimate gatekeepers of safe and effective treatment.

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