Monthly Archives: January 2017

Investment firms sue oil company, alleging breach of contract

An oil company was sued by two investment firms in Harris County District Court in Texas over an alleged breach of contract. SSG Advisors, LLC and Chiron Financial LLC filed the lawsuit against Daybreak Oil and Gas Inc., claiming that

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Will Medicaid Take My House?

We hear this question all the time: “If I apply for Medicaid, will they take my house?” The answer is no; however, there are certain situations in which your home may be counted against you in determining whether you have

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Free mental health clinics aim to offer alternative to VA care

A new series of mental health clinics for veterans have opened in an effort to fill a perceived gap in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system. Over the past three years, the VA has been criticized for long appointment

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What Health Care in the United States May Look Like in the Future

What Health Care in the United States May Look Like in the Future According to president-elect Donald Trump, Americans have suffered under the weight of a massive economic burden brought about by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Apparently the Affordable Care

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Smartphone app helps nonverbal children communicate through symbols

Predictive typing firm SwiftKey has launched a smartphone app that aims to provide special needs children with an easier way to communicate. SwiftKey Symbols is described as an assistive symbol-based communication app specially designed for children with autism and other

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Making Bicycling Safer in Chicago

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at cyclist safety in Chicago and what is being done.

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Travel in these Uncertain times

We recommend that all non immigrants refrain from leisure travel outside the US for the next 90 days For the next 90 days, nearly all travelers, except U.S. citizens, traveling on passports from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya, and

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NEW IMPAIRMENT LISTING IN FULL EFFECT & APPLICABLE TO ALL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS IMMEDIATELY

NEW MENTAL LISTINGS Effective: January 17, 2017 After a revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), and thousands of public comments later, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has published significant revisions to its mental impairment listings.  SSA had issued a Notice

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Does a free market benefit the individual or the health care provider?

Does a free market benefit the individual or the health care provider? The insurance industry is complex and adjusting how its products are marketed may have a negative impact on consumers. Economists swear by a free market environment as being beneficial

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Two Hospitals Allegedly Failed to Provide Proper Treatment to Mother and Son

Two hospitals allegedly failed to provide proper treatment to a pregnant mother. Her unborn son allegedly sustained severe lifelong injuries that prevent him from being able to stand, crawl or walk. According to the information filed in this court case,

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