Monthly Archives: January 2022

Disability benefit assessments and the government’s health and disability green paper

Overview The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) uses third party contractors to provide health and disability assessments to inform benefit decisions. The Center for Health and Disability Assessment (CDHA), a subsidiary of Maximus, holds the contract under which assessments are conducted for various benefits, including Work Capacity Assessments (WCAs) …

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California EDD Weeds Out Disability Insurance Scammers and Verifies Legit Medical Providers

January 30, 2022 – SACRAMENTO – EDD continues to confirm most suspicious disability insurance medical provider accounts he was flagged as a suspect were attempted fraud. The few providers who were not fraudsters, but rather victims of identity theft, verify with their patients and then resume certification of claims. Most …

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Staff shortage leaves disabled Missourians without care

More than 500 Missourians with disabilities are waiting for services due to a shortage of caregivers. Without adequate staff, many in-home and group home service providers stopped taking clients from the state’s waiting list. The list has doubled since July and continues to grow. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a …

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Ontario Releases Paxlovid COVID-19 Treatment Eligibility Guidelines

A Pfizer COVID-19 Paxlovid pill.thomas hansmann.fotograf/The Associated Press Ontario is prioritizing unvaccinated older residents and immunocompromised people for new antiviral treatment for COVID-19 as limited supplies become available across the province. Ontario received its first shipment of Paxlovid last week, and Health Minister Christine Elliott said the drug would be …

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Learning Disabilities Treatment Market to See Huge Growth by 2029 – Oxford Spokesperson

New Jersey, United States,- The research study presented in this report offers complete and intelligent analysis of the competition, segmentation, dynamics, and geographical advancement of the Learning Disabilities Treatment Market. It takes into account the CAGR, value, volume, revenue, production, consumption, sales, manufacturing cost, prices, and other key factors related …

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Notification of Social Security disability insurance debt overpayment discourages recipients from working

A new study finds that Social Security disability insurance recipients who are notified of a work-related overpayment debt report a 4-8% drop in their work within two months of being notified. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) overpayment debt can cause undue hardship for SSDI recipients, increase administrative costs for the …

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Local Veterans Face Health Care Challenges

As Jim Curtis roams the ground of Tahoma National Cemetery, visiting the grave of an old Marine Corps friend, a helicopter hovers overhead. Curtis, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), said the noise is similar to the sounds of helicopters that frequently fly over his North Bend home – …

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The Biologics Wound Care Products Market is Estimated to Surpass US$2.3 Billion with a CACR of 6.9% Over the Forecast Period by 2028 | Smith & Nephew Plc., Organogenesis, Inc.

Biologics for wound care are advanced bio-engineered products used for non-recoverable lower limit wounds. The demand for biologic wound care products is expected to completely increase as early diabetic ulcer intercession can prevent serious complexities such as illness, hospitalization and removal. The market for biologic wound care products is expected …

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North Carolina Demonstrates and Lends a Toothbrush Pillow to Residents with Independent Living Disabilities

AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN AND INVENTOR ANTHEM PLEASANT SUPPLIES TOOTHBRUSH CUSHION TO NORTH CAROLINA STATE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM RALEIGH, North Carolina, USA, January 24, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — In North Carolina, Tar Heel State, acquiring the right equipment, technology, and tools to increase, maintain, or improve the functional abilities of people with disabilities …

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Stroke patients face treatment delays

Published: 7:30 a.m. January 24, 2022 Stretched ambulance services take an average of over an hour to reach stroke and chest pain patients. The East of England Ambulance Service reaches people with immediate life-threatening conditions such as cardiac or respiratory arrest within 15 minutes, but new figures show longer delays …

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Join the Care Army – Central Queensland today

MP Brittany Lauga at the North Rockhampton Nursing Centre. Brittany joined the Care Army on April 1, 2020. NOTICE with MP for Keppel Brittany Lauga Now, more than ever, our community in central Queensland relies on the military. In this case, it’s the Care Army where volunteers are once again …

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Group calls for new model of care for migraine

Current recommendations for migraine care do not reflect recent advances in the scientific understanding of migraine disease. The National Headache Foundation (NHF) has released new migraine care recommendations that challenge health insurance payers for unequal treatment of migraine patients. “Current models of care have not kept pace with the many …

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The treatment of vutrisiran in patients with amyloidosis with polyneuropathy shows promise

Pharmaceutical company Alnylam has announced Phase 3 data from the HELIOS-A study of the investigational RNAi therapeutic vutrisiran for the treatment of hereditary ATTR amyloidosis (hATTR) polyneuropathy. The results of the 18-month study were presented during an oral session at the annual meeting of the Société Francophone du Nerf Périphérique …

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Successful treatment with dimethyl fumarate in a child with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis

This article was originally published here Dev. 17 January 2022: S0387-7604(21)00247-3. doi: 10.1016/j.braindev.2021.12.010. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Early disease control with disease-modifying drugs is important for improving the prognosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) in children. Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) is an oral disease-modifying drug for MS in adults with …

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Mental Health Care Monitoring – The Lancet Psychiatry

Societies can be judged on how well they care for those most at risk, especially those who are least able to express themselves, such as people with mental disorders. Vulnerable groups have been particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The death rate from COVID-19 among adults with learning disabilities in …

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Deaths from social care crisis ‘only a matter of time’, after research shows ‘national emergency’ – Disability News Service

Disability activists have warned that it is only a matter of time before the government’s failure to tackle the ‘unprecedented’ social care crisis will lead to the death of service users. They spoke after news figures from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) showed widespread care rationing …

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Health workers praised for their role in treating leprosy during the pandemic

Asia-Pacific, COVID-19, Development and Aid, Featured, Global, Featured, Health, Humanitarian Emergencies, TerraViva United Nations Health Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for the Elimination of Leprosy and President of the Nippon Foundation, thanks attendees of a webinar “Leprosy Awareness, Role of Local Health Professionals” hosted by the Sasakawa Leprosy Initiative. He …

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Champion House of Care makes the difference

The organization gives young adults encouragement and the opportunity to help themselves by serving others. CHARLOTTE, NC — In a business park off of Reagan Drive in the Hidden Valley corridor is a nondescript building. Behind these walls is the Champion House of Care. Champion House of Care supports adolescents …

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$130.5M Bridgeland Care Center Expands in Calgary

A lone tower crane hovers above the muddy construction site along Center Avenue NE in Calgary’s Bridgeland community. Below, a massive concrete superstructure begins to take shape. The mechanical and electrical trades are finishing the rough work and the teams have already started the interior and exterior structural work. A …

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Georgia bill providing mental health treatment passes

House Bill 853 will provide mental health treatment alternatives to incarcerated people. ATLANTA — Georgia State Representative Sandra Scott wants to make mental health treatment more accessible to people incarcerated in Georgia. The bill, HB 853, would provide an alternative to imprisonment for offenders struggling with mental illnesses. According to …

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Premera Blue Cross and Kinwell Medical Group Partner to Expand Access to Primary Care in Washington State

Kinwell Medical Group’s new clinics exclusively serve Premera members; part of the health plan’s long-term strategy to address the primary care crisis Mountlake Terrace, Wash., Jan. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Premera Blue Cross and Kinwell Medical Group today announced a collaboration to improve access to primary care in Washington. …

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Support patients with advance care planning

Dr. Simon Hodes and Doctor Ben Eliad discuss issues related to end-of-life care, including do-not-resuscitate decisions During the pandemic, instructions were sent to healthcare organizations to ensure advance care planning was in place for patients at risk, including do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) forms for those who wanted it. …

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California EDD Freezes 345,000 Disability Insurance Claims

California EDD Freezes 345,000 Disability Insurance Claims The California Department of Employment Development announced that it has frozen 300,000 new applications for disability benefits while it investigates possible fraud. There have been an unusual number of new disability claims submitted to the Employment Development Department over the past month, EDD …

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Disability group fear Norfolk social care upheaval

Published: 12:33 14 January 2022 Disabled people and their parents fear a partnership that will see a consultancy firm paid £6.3million to change the way adult social care is delivered will result in cuts to services. Norfolk County Council has agreed to bring in Newton Europe as a strategic partner …

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Can I lose my Social Security disability benefits?

After successfully filing for Social Security disability benefits, you may wonder how long your benefits will last. Generally, you are eligible for disability benefits as long as you remain disabled. However, several situations can cause you to lose your benefits. Continuing Disability Review All recipients of Social Security disability benefits …

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Neonatal anti-Fc receptor antibody treatment improves IgG-MOG-associated experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis

This article was originally published here Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2022 Jan 13;9(2):e1134. doi: 10.1212/NXI.0000000000001134. Print 2022 March. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody-associated disorder (MOGAD) is a rare autoimmune demyelinating CNS disorder distinct from multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders. Characterized by pathogenic immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies …

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Treatment of refugees and indigenous people undermines Australia’s human rights record, says report

HRW’s annual human rights report says “serious human rights problems remain”, despite Australia having a long tradition of protecting civil and political rights. The federal government’s failure to tackle the cruel treatment of asylum seekers despite international pressure is tarnishing the country’s global reputation, said HRW’s Australian director Elaine Pearson. …

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MP makes poignant plea for better dementia care

Liz Saville Roberts speaking in the House of Commons. Credit: Jessica Taylor / British Parliament Print and digital download photos available DWYFOR Meirionnydd MP Liz Saville Roberts made a poignant call to end the “isolation and separation” of people with dementia in nursing homes and hospitals. During the Prime Minister’s …

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Freiman, Lopez & Murphy Bill allowing residents to use disability benefits to pay for transportation costs to governor

Freiman, Lopez & Murphy Bill allowing residents to use disability benefits to pay for transportation costs to governor (TRENTON) – Recognizing the importance of equal access to transportation for residents with disabilities, a law sponsored by Assembly Democrats Roy Freiman, Yvonne Lopez and Carol Murphy would allow the use of …

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TrialSpark licenses sprifermin, an investigational first-class disease-modifying treatment for osteoarthritis, from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and announces formation of High Line Bio

-High Line Bio will focus on the treatment of osteoarthritis, a disease affecting over 230 million patients worldwide and without disease-modifying therapy -High Line Bio will leverage TrialSpark’s unique ability to develop treatments faster and more efficiently for patients than traditional pharmaceutical companies through its proprietary technology-based clinical trials engine …

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The Impact of Specialized Low Back Pain Treatment on Health Care Costs and Productivity in a National Cohort

This article was originally published here EClinicalMedicine. December 24, 2021; 43: 101247. doi: 10.1016 / j.eclinm.2021.101247. eCollection 2022 Jan. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is the most common diagnosis responsible for sick leave, long-term disability benefits, and early retirement. Studies have suggested that the relatively low proportion of patients …

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