“I’m going to Disney World!” It’s become a cliché response to the question “What are you going to do next?” after a lottery win, an Olympic medal or any other exciting event. For some people with a disability, the prospect of standing in long lines or walking long distances across the park takes a little bit of the magic out of the experience.
Congressional investigators with the Government Accountability Office recently released the results of a Social Security disability insurance program audit. The report details issues that were found between December 2010 and January 2013 involving the improper payment of benefits.
Imagine being a patient, a spouse or a parent in a hospital room. The doctor walks through the door and begins discussing the situation. The medical dialogue includes the word "amputation." For most people, this experience would be terrifying. A parent may worry about a child's future; a spouse may worry about lost income; and what about the patient?
There have been countless studies linking a healthy diet and moderate exercise to better overall health. Information gleaned from a recent Swedish study also suggests that diet and the inclusion of fish reduces the chances that an individual will develop rheumatoid arthritis.