Most people agree that today, digital access is a must. But not all Americans are able to get online, a new poll shows. Nearly one quarter of disabled Americans say they never go online, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center.
Regular readers of our North Carolina law blog know that a few days ago we wrote about how depression can affect a person's ability to work and how it might qualify people for workers' compensation.
Tumors and cysts blinded her in her left eye and found their way to her brain as well, disrupting her memory. A series of seizures resulted in the loss of the 53-year-old's job.
WBTV has been beaming the CBS network's offerings to Charlotte for decades. An important part of the programming has been the weekly discussion of important national issues, "Face the Nation." A recent installment of the show featured Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, talking about matters important to the administration.
“Nobody is guaranteed complete mobility,” said a North Carolina resident recently when asked about living with disabilities. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 17 years ago. “Disability is something that could happen to anybody,” she adds.
The practice of medicine has deep roots in history. Perhaps that's one reason why so many of the diagnostic names attached to the conditions we have sound like they came from a foreign land. In some respect they do.
By definition, a rare disease affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. But when you add up all the rare diseases afflicting Americans, the total comes to 25 to 30 million people in our country, or about 1 out of every 12 people.
Many regular readers of our North Carolina law blog will recall that the Centers for Disease Control, among others, has said that the risk of contracting Lyme disease is growing in here and in other southern states.
Social Security (or Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) is the primary social safety net program in the United States. It provides benefits to retirees, people who are disabled and unable to work, and benefits to survivors whose primary breadwinners passed away (survivor benefits to children of deceased parents). The goal of Social Security is to ensure that these groups, the most vulnerable to poverty, are not abandoned by society.
If you get any two people to look at identical situations, you might well get two opinions of what happened and why. It can be difficult to get the exact same descriptions of the exact same situation.