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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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Emerging Treatments for Crohn’s and Colitis

Emerging Treatments for Crohn’s and Colitis

Medical records Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis date back to the late 1800s. The exact cause of these conditions are still unknown, however, they have been linked to a combination of environmental factors, immune function and bacterial factors, as well as a patient’s genetic susceptibility to developing the disease. There are approximately 233,000 Canadians living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Nearly half of them, 104,000, live with ulcerative colitis and 129,000 live with Crohn’s disease. Treatments and drug therapies do not follow a “one size fits all” model...
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Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Roundup

Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Roundup

Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis affects thousands of Canadians. Many feel that they have to suffer in silence and isolation because of the stigma that surrounds their disease. At Share Lawyers, we know how these conditions can negatively impact your life, and want to assure you that you are not alone.   Here is a roundup of Share Lawyers post about or including information and stories about Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis: Disabilities That Often Go Overlooked Some conditions that qualify for disability coverage may surprise you. While some disabilities are conditions...
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Conditions That Are Difficult to Diagnose: Part I

Conditions That Are Difficult to Diagnose: Part I

Most people suffering from mysterious symptoms find it is difficult or impossible to work. Along with their symptoms, they experience stress from not knowing what they are suffering from or how to treat it, making it difficult to focus in the workplace. In many cases, their symptoms are accompanied by a long and frustrating road to finding a diagnosis – if one is ever found. To help our clients find their best treatment, Share Lawyers is creating a two-part series including information and resources about conditions that are difficult to diagnose, often missed by...
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Insurance Company Denies Benefits for Client with Bipolar Disorder

Insurance Company Denies Benefits for Client with Bipolar Disorder

Lester, 31 years old, grew up suffering from ADD and cluster migraines. His symptoms were manageable throughout childhood and even adolescence, however they got more difficult as he aged. Lester trained as a computer software salesman, found a job, and worked his way up the ladder at a company he respected. Sometimes, though not often, cluster migraines would affect his productivity; when this happened he had to go home from work and spend time away from a computer screen. In 2015, Lester was making a six-figure salary for the first time in his life, but with this...
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How is Diabetes Depicted in the Media?

How is Diabetes Depicted in the Media?

TV shows and movies are an important and entertaining part of many of our lives, but they don’t always offer an accurate portrayal of people living with serious or chronic medical conditions. Nuanced or realistic portrayals of serious issues are simply not always possible due to the constraints of the film and television format, namely the fact that directors and producers usually have less than two hours to tell a complete story. There’s also the important fact that movies and TV are a form of escapism for many viewers. Most people don’t want to see real-life when they...