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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Eating Disorders, Health Insurance Abuses, and the Destruction of Marriages, Families and Lives

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness; up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the United States; only one in ten with eating disorders receive treatment; only 35% of those treated...

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Obesity and Social Security Benefits

In my experience, a Social Security disability claimant’s attorney must be proactive in presenting a case based upon obesity. The attorney must emphasize that this impairment combines with others to create an over-all impairment greater than the sum of the claimant’s impairments. Obesity is common, serious, and costly. More than one-third of U.S. adults are...

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Professional Licensing and the Need for Help

Being a licensed professional does not cloak a person in perfection.  If you are a licensed professional, you are only human.  You may make a mistake.  You may develop problems with alcohol or drug dependency.  You may be accused of negligence or professional incompetence.  And while you may not consider it at the time, such...

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