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Blurred Vision and Headaches Caused By Hypertension Made It Impossible to Work

Blurred Vision and Headaches Caused By Hypertension Made It Impossible to W...

As mother of two teenagers and a receptionist for a large dental office in Vancouver, Leona was no stranger to stress. At 46 years old she felt like she finally had a handle on life’s stress, despite it never slowing down. No matter what, she could handle anything that was thrown her way. That was until the headaches started.  Initially, she didn’t think anything of it. They weren’t severe and they were infrequent enough that they didn’t worry her. But while she was coping with them, her company made some major structural changes that put more responsibility on her...
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Heart Disease In Canada

Heart Disease In Canada

Heart disease is considered the most prevalent cause of death in the world and is a serious problem plaguing Canadians. According to the most recent data available, approximately 2.4 million Canadian adults above the age of 20 live with ischemic heart disease. This includes approximately 578,000 adults with a history of heart attacks. The condition affects approximately 1 in 4 Canadians, with the prevalence increasing significantly above the age of 70. So why should we be concerned, and what do we need to know? It’s estimated that approximately 12 adult Canadians with...
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Rehab and the Difficulties of Disability Benefits for Addiction

Rehab and the Difficulties of Disability Benefits for Addiction

When applying for disability benefits because of an addiction, there are specific hurdles to overcome. One of the most difficult is also one of the most necessary parts of the application process – being in a rehabilitation program.  Participating in a formal rehabilitation program or staying in a rehabilitation facility is something most if not all insurance companies consider mandatory to qualify for disability. The issue is that they’re not always available and consistently have long waiting lists. These wait times, particularly for long-term treatment programs,...
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Mental Illness Touches Everyone: Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade

Mental Illness Touches Everyone: Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade

This article deals with sensitive subject matter around the topic of suicide. If you or someone you know are having suicidal thoughts, please contact your province’s Suicide Prevention Crisis Centres. There is help out there. On June 5th, 2018, news broke that famous fashion designer and icon Kate Spade had died. The world very quickly found out that the cause of death was suicide. She was 55. Just days after, on June 8th, 2018, passing of celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain was announced. Again, the cause of death was suicide. He was 61. Andy Spade, Kate Spade’s...
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Knowing You’ve Found The Right Place – Share Lawyers Helps Client With Cystic Fibrosis

Knowing You’ve Found The Right Place – Share Lawyers Helps Client Wit...

When your disability insurance is denied because of an injury or illness, it can leave you feeling angry, confused, and even defeated. Trying to get the help you need can be a daily struggle for many. Searching for the right legal representation can be a challenge if you’re not familiar with the legal process or how to go about finding a legal team that will work for you, it can be part of what can seem like an altogether overwhelming process. This is how Jagadev felt when he was denied long-term benefits because he was finding managing the symptoms of his cystic fibrosis...
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Addiction and Mental Health Information: Alberta

Addiction and Mental Health Information: Alberta

In any given year, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health reports that 1 in 5 Canadian experiences a mental health or addiction problem, with 1 in 2 having had or currently experiencing a mental illness by the time they reach 40 years of age. When it comes to you and your mental health, it’s important to know that you are not alone, and there are resources for you to get the help that you need. Share Lawyers has compiled a list of Alberta Addiction and Mental Health Resources available to Canadians. If you or a loved one is in extreme crisis or experiencing an...