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Parkinson's Disease Treatment

Gene Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease

Significant research and several clinical trials have been done regarding the efficacy of gene therapy in Parkinson’s disease (PD). While many claims have been made involving numerous wonder cures for PD, gene therapy may hold the exciting possibility of not only delaying disease progression but also halting it completely.

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Parkinson's Alternative Treatment

Parkinson’s Disease and Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a system of medicine developed some 200 years ago by the German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’. By administering substances in a specially diluted form known as potencies, the remedy is supposed to stimulate the body’s innate healing ability to overcome the disease and restore the state of health. While a popular system of alternative medicine globally, homeopathy is a subject of much controversy as many members of the medical science field see homeopathic remedies as nothing more than a placebo.

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Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability Benefit for Back Pain, Injuries

One of the most difficult applications for a disability case is for back pain due to the fact that it can often be a subjective case. Unless these is medical documentation with x-rays to support several extremely degenerated discs in the back and nerve root compression, it is often down to the word of the patient and the doctors that have treated the condition against the doctors that have been assigned to the case from Social Security Disability. It is often easier when dealing with injuries that result in chronic back pain. It is very difficult to prove or disprove the extent of pain that a person is in and that is the reason that without hard evidence it can be near impossible to prove. The applicative word here in that statement is the words [… Read More]

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Disability Help

Home Disablity Aids for the Visually Impaired, Blind

Being blind is a learning process not only for the blind themselves, but also for family members and those that live in the same household. To the newly blind, home takes on the aspect of a a fortress of safety and learning arena. Everything that could be done as a sighted person has to be learned all over again, from walking to personal hygiene, even on to the more advanced things like cooking and the likes.

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Disability Help

Social Security Benefits for the Visually Impaired, Blind

The Social Security Administration’s has a track record of denying many disability applications for a range of physical disabilities. This is often discouraging for the prospective applicant but when it comes to visual impairment, the approval rate is very high – almost 100%. For the Social Security Administration to consider a visually impaired person’s case, the applicant must meet the requirements set forth by Social Security. These requirements are a corrected visual acuity of 200/20 or worse and/or a field of vision diminished to 10% or less. Basically, for them to determine a person eligible for benefits, the applicant must first meet the criteria for being legally blind.

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Disability & Travel

Air Travel, Flying with a Disabled Partner

Air travel these days has become both cheap and convenient and often involves less planning that a long road trip. Although much more planning is required with new screening procedures at airports due to the anti-terrorism laws, by and large air travel with a disabled partner can still be an enjoyable experience. There is a plethora of difficulties that accompany the disabled as they attempt to fly in a commercial capacity these days but a conscientious travel partner can plan ahead and avoid any obstacles.

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Disability at Home

Living with a Physically Disabled Partner, Family Member

When someone has a partner who is physically challenged or physically disabled, the lives and everyday routine in the household becomes instantaneously and often irrevocably different. Every situation needs to be assessed from a totally different point of view. At this point the family will need to stop and think and consider things like placement of furniture and other supporting household items.

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Disability Help

Computer Software for the Visually Impaired, Blind

There are many software programs available that allow the blind and visually impaired to confidently navigate the world through their computer. These can generally be classified into two separate categories, the first being screen magnification, and the second, screen readers. Most of the applications come as both screen reader and magnifier.

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Brain

Parkinson’s Disease Brain Chemistry and Effect of Medicines

Chemical changes in the Brain In Parkinson’s disease (PD) there is slow and progressive loss and deterioration of nerve cells of the brain especially those involved with regulation and control of movements. In a healthy person, an adequate amount of dopamine (a chemical messenger present in the body) is present in substantia nigra (an area of cluster of nerve cells in the brain). Normally, dopamine is carried by the nerve cells from this area to another cluster of nerve cells known as the corpus striatum where these nerves terminate. Here, along with dopamine, acetylcholine, another chemical messenger, regulates the bodily movements.

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Disability Help

Applying for Physical Disability Benefits in the United States

In order to qualify for disability benefits in the United States a person has to be medically proven to be disabled. While this sounds like an easy task, due to the variety of legalities which abound in the system and people who attempt to cheat the system, it is not as easy as it sounds. Process to Apply for Disability The first step that needs to be undertaken is to apply for Social Security Disability, Medicare and/or Medicaid. This can be done via hard copy or on the online. The reason to start on this as soon as possible is that this in its self can take from two to three years.