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Travelling On Long Term Disability: What You Need To Know

Travelling On Long Term Disability: What You Need To Know

Traveling is a wonderful way to experience new cultures, foods, and sights. Whether it’s to see a whole new place for the sake of knowing what it’s like, or making the journey to visit friends and family, experiencing time in new places can be rewarding, rejuvenating, and provide lifelong memories! For those on Long Term Disability (LTD) planning a vacation can have some complications. Your insurance company may see traveling as being inconsistent with being disabled from gainful employment, so it is very important to know the correct measures to take when planning a...
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Documentary “The Widowmaker” Looks At Heart Disease Treatments

Documentary “The Widowmaker” Looks At Heart Disease Treatments

  The Widowmaker is a documentary film about the tensions between preventionist and interventionist medicine for heart disease. Almost every minute of every day someone dies from a heart attack. Many of these people are relatively healthy, have no history of heart disease, and can even have received a clean bill of health. The Widowmaker looks into how heart scans could be the key to saving lives, and how this technology has been maligned. Narrated by Gillian Anderson, the film examines how greed, egos, and wrong decisions have lead to millions of Americans...
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How To Know When Someone Is Having A Heart Attack

How To Know When Someone Is Having A Heart Attack

In movies and television we often see the dramatized version of a person having a heart attack as a very sudden event characterized by pain centralized in the chest. In reality there are other signs and symptoms of a heart attack you should be aware of to be able to quickly identify if you or someone around you is experiencing a heart attack. Common Signs of A Heart Attack Chest Discomfort: Many heart attacks involve discomfort in the centre of the chest that can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain. They can last more than a few minutes, or can...
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Heart Disease: The Latest Treatments

Heart Disease: The Latest Treatments

Heart disease is an all-encompassing term meaning the heart is not working as it should. It affects millions worldwide, with many individuals having to take medications for the rest of their lives or undergo surgical treatments to correct damage, and prevent episodes such as heart attacks. Recent advancements in medicine have meant that those diagnosed with heart disease or heart failure can still live long and relatively healthy lives. Share Lawyers is always searching for the best resources to provide to our clients and beyond in order to ensure individuals get the help...
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A Day In The Life: Heart Disease

A Day In The Life: Heart Disease

Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada, and more than 2.4 million Canadians living with heart disease aged 20 years or older. However, if you’re living with heart disease there are many things you can do to each day to improve your health. Share Lawyers spoke with Marlon, a client and sufferer of heart disease, about what his life was like before and after his diagnosis. We hope his experience can help to showcase the steps anyone can take to live a healthy life after heart disease. Marlon suffered a heart attack when he was just 39 years old. He...
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Different Kinds of Heart Disease Medications

Different Kinds of Heart Disease Medications

Did you know there are a whole variety of heart disease medications? There are a variety of medical conditions found in the body which impact your heart and blood vessels and can lead to heart disease or a heart attack. If you or your loved one is prescribed a heart disease medication, it’s essential that you read the label, take as instructed, and understand the possible side effects or drug interactions. Share Lawyers has compiled a list of common heart disease medications and how they work. Common Heart Disease Medications ACE Inhibitors Used primarily for the...