Here are some of the top healthcare and disability headlines for June 8–15. Skyrocketing Drug Prices Leave Cures Out of Reach for Some Patients Drugs may be getting more effective, but their prices are going up as well. New cancer drugs on the market can be as high as $100,000 per year, and new medication that treats chronic hepatitis C is $1,000 per pill. It’s not just new … [Read more...] about Weekly News Round Up: The Cost of Drugs Has Skyrocketed, The Most Expensive Hospitals, Americans Need to Prioritize Sleep
In the age of social media, nothing is private anymore. Every day, millions of Americans upload personal information about themselves, most without thinking about how that information could be used. If you are filing for Social Security Disability benefits, you should be highly aware of what you are posting online. Even things that may seem innocuous have the ability to … [Read more...] about Can Social Media Activity Affect My Disability Case?
Here are some of the top health care and disability headlines for May 27--June 1. Google Commits $20 Million to Make the World More Accessible for People with Disabilities - Technology has made a profound difference on the lives of those with disabilities, and now Google wants to jump start that innovation. The tech company is investing $20 million in grants for nonprofits … [Read more...] about Weekly News Roundup: Google Commits $20 Million to Disability Accessibility, Contact Lenses Triple Bacteria in Your Eyes, Radiation Harms Memory in Cancer Patients
Here are some of the top health care and disability headlines for May 19-26. Uber: Disability Laws Don’t Apply to Us It’s no secret that Uber has a compliance problem with the Americans With Disabilities Act -- multiple individuals have come forward alleging that the company’s drivers have refused service to individuals who require the assistance of a wheelchair or service … [Read more...] about Weekly News Roundup: Uber Says Disability Laws Don’t Apply to Company, Not All ‘Processed” Foods are Unhealthy, Mars Supports Added Sugar Labels
If you have made it to the hearing stage of the disability application process, you should highly consider submitting letters written by friends, family, caretakers or former employers to the judge who will be hearing your case. The letter should include information about your disability and how it limits your day-to-day activities. Therefore, you should be very selective … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Submit Letters As Evidence During Your Disability Hearing