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5 Ways to Prevent Delays When Filing Your LTD Claim

5 Ways to Prevent Delays When Filing Your LTD Claim

If you cannot work due to a medical condition, your disability insurance policy is meant to provide income replacement benefits so that you can keep up with your financial responsibilities while you focus on recovery. We recommend ways to prevent delays when filing  your LTD claim. If your claim is approved, your insurer should begin paying benefits after the waiting period specified in your policy (usually 30 days from the date of disability), however, you may come across roadblocks that can delay the processing of your claim. 5 Ways To Prevent Delays Increase your...
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Ten Tips to Reduce Environmental Irritants at Home

Ten Tips to Reduce Environmental Irritants at Home

A growing number of people are becoming sensitive to chemicals in the environment. If you are one of them, it is important to ensure that environments that you can control, such as as your home, car or workplace, are adjusted to minimize your risk of exposure to substances that cause adverse reactions. The easiest way to start is to reduce environmental irritants at home. Here are some tips to help reduce environmental irritants at home: 1. Use scent-free, chemical-free biodegradable cleaning and cosmetic products. 2. Avoid air fresheners. 3. Use organic gardening...
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Environmental Sensitivities Can Be Disabling

Environmental Sensitivities Can Be Disabling

Environmental sensitivities occur when an individual becomes sensitive to a substance in their everyday environment. This sensitivity can cause them to experience adverse physical and physiological reactions upon exposure to the said substance. Common Environmental Sensitivities Some of the most common substances or phenomena that can trigger reactions in people with sensitivity include foods, scented products, cosmetic products, detergents and other cleaning products, paints and solvents, pesticides, pets, plants, moulds, cigarette smoke, gasoline and diesel fuels, and...
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Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury

Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury occurs when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction and usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. An object penetrating the skull, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull, also can cause traumatic brain injury. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injury. Signs & Symptoms Of Traumatic Brain Injury Signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injury can appear immediately after, a few hours or even days after the injury and may include but are not limited to physical and...
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What Cancer Patients Really Want to Hear

What Cancer Patients Really Want to Hear

The Globe and Mail recently featured a story about Canadian physician, cancer survivor and writer, Nikhil Joshi, and his new book, The End of Suffering. Cancer Diagnosis Joshi was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in September, 2013. He began writing as a form of catharsis throughout his aggressive chemotherapy treatments. Now, with his cancer in remission, he wants to bring hope to others. The End of Suffering offers great insight and inspiration for people who are living with cancer, or whose lives have been touched by the disease. Joshi states that he saw his diagnosis...