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Ten Asthma-Improving Foods

Studies estimate that 1 in 12 Americans suffers from asthma. Although changing your diet will not cure your asthma, many patients have found that simply changing what they eat does have a positive impact on the number and severity of asthma attacks. Here are some tips on what foods will help improve your asthma. Remember, […]

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How Disabilities Can Change Your Family Life

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Change can be good, but it can also be exhausting or hard to take.  Many of the biggest problems people face with their new disability is dealing with change.  Even if these changes have been forced upon you and your family, how you respond to your new situation is within your control. Stay positive, do […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’ve all seen the pink merchandise with the cute logos and phrases: “I love boobies”, “Fight like a girl”, etc. The message is getting out there and the disease is getting attention. But let’s put the hype aside and really pay attention for just a few moments to look […]

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Living with Chronic Fatigue

Many people feel extremely tired from day to day and wonder what they can do to try and fix this problem so they can live a more enjoyable life.  If you are one of these people who are constantly feeling tired or fatigued you may have Chronic Fatigue (CF) Syndrome. What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? […]

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What is Accessability and How Does it Affect You?

Less than 10% of all printed material in the world is presented in a format considered “accessible” to people with low or no vision. Other types of disabilities, like dyslexia or motor-skill issues, can also limit access to web-based and electronically delivered information. That makes information accessibility an important topic for businesses and other content […]

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October is National Disability Awareness Month

The time to reflect on disability awareness has come around again as October is National Disability Awareness Month. Different institutions and organizations use October to hold events and bring the subject of disability awareness to a wider audience. Heard & Smith will participate in three events throughout the month of October to help support the […]

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Get a Fresh Start with SSI

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Not everyone will be able to file for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) because you need to have a strong work history.  SSI, however, does not require a work history at all.  So long as you meet the resource eligibility guidelines  you can file for SSI. Both programs, DIB & SSI, are run by […]

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Good News for 2014 COLA

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We have good news to share with Social Security Disability beneficiaries. The government recently announced the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2014, which will give most SSD beneficiaries a raise. The COLA is computed using a formula that looks at year over year increases in the Consumer Price Index. A 2014 COLA increase is good news […]

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