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Federal agency launches asthma educational campaign

For many, asthma is a manageable condition. With the help of medicated inhalers or other treatments, students and workers may be able to carry on their normal activities, without requiring disability leave or assistance from programs such as Social Security disability insurance.

Researchers look for answers behind miracle recoveries

Readers may have heard amazing success stories from cancer survivors, perhaps involving accounts of unexplained remission. One example might be a patient whose response to a cancer drug or treatment was so positive that he or she was practically cured. In such cases, medical doctors might be at a loss to explain why the patient made a seemingly miraculous recovery. The result might seem even more inexplicable to other patients with the same condition who must face a long battle against their potentially deadly disease or disability.

Wellness strategies and long-term disability

Readers of this Social Security disability blog may be taking efforts toward their long-term health. Although Social Security disability insurance payments can provide some assistance when accident or illness strikes, the eligibility criteria can be tough to pass. An attorney might help improve those odds, of course, but many readers may hope to avoid the situation entirely by taking preventative wellness measures now.

Federal contracting jobs may benefit disabled workers in Georgia

Readers in Augusta, Georgia might not associate their home state as a hub of federal contracting activity. Yet in 2011, over $9 billion was spent in federal contracts in Georgia. Nationwide, approximately 200,000 federal contracting and subcontracting companies hire about 20 percent of the country’s workforce. That amounts to about $700 billion a year in contract work.

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