Archive | November, 2006

Senators Appeal for Continued Social Security Staffing Funding

The Washington Post Reports: With spending bills apparently stalled, 54 senators have sent an appeal to the Senate leadership asking that the Social Security Administration receive adequate funding to avert workplace disruptions. The senators — 42 Democrats and 12 Republicans — called for a fiscal 2007 appropriation that would add $401 million to the agency’s […]

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Majority of Senators Oppose SSA Budget Cuts

More than half of the Senate signed a letter urging leaders to reject proposed funding cuts to the Social Security Administration that agency officials have said could result in serious service cutbacks and a staff furlough.. Agency officials have said that SSA already is only able to hire one new staffer for every three who […]

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Early Diagnosis Essential for Alzheimer’s

Utah’s Deseret News reports that although occurrence of dementia-causing diseases such as Alzheimer’s grows along with the population, local and even regional insurers typically do not cover testing needed to properly diagnose or evaluate how well someone responds to treatment. Medicare does, but people with symptoms of dementia younger than 65 fall into a giant […]

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Understanding ADD as a Basis for Childhood disability

This excellent site has detailed articles about childhood disabilities, including this one on ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder, commonly known as ADD, is a psychosomatic condition which is normally characterized by learning and behavioral disorders. ADD is generally diagnosed in children and it affects the male infant population more than girls. Attention deficit disorder not only […]

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Treasury Secretary Suggests Reforms

From Yahoo News: Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Monday the healthy economy creates an ideal chance to address concerns about the long-term financing concerns of the Social Security government retirement program and pledged to engage both political parties in debate. “It’s a good time to deal with it just because our economy’s so strong […]

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Chronic Fatigue Story Draws List of Resources

This TV station broadcast a story on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a piece that has gotten unprecedented reaction. It was a story about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, both the reporter’s battle with it and how the CDC is now launching a public awareness campaign. This article updates the original story: Jennifer became sick in 1994, going from […]

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