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  • Young Stroke is An Unexpected Reality

    By Guest Blogger Robyn Moore, CEO of the National Stroke Association There was a 44 percent spike in the number of young Americans (under 45 years old) hospitalized due to stroke over the last decade. Yet 73 percent of younger Americans are not familiar with stroke symptoms and the need for urgent medical attention. In […]

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  • May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month

    By The Old Sarge Admit it. Sometimes you really get angry at people with no apparent disability who park in a handicapped slot at the grocery store. I know I used to. Then I realized that not all physical disabilities are readily apparent. According to the Invisible Disabilities Association, about 26 million Americas suffer from […]

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  • What Do You Know About Lupus?

    By Tai Prohaska, Allsup manager of Strategic Alliances May is Lupus Awareness Month, and boy, does this disease need it. According to the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), 73 percent of Americans between 18-34 have either not heard about lupus or know little or nothing about lupus beyond the name. To put that in perspective, […]

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Remembering a Friend During Brain Tumor Awareness Month

    By The Old Sarge I remember a guy I worked with in the Air Force. He was a stand-out star on a staff of creative types. Talented, personable and in his mid-40s, he was a movie-star handsome guy who routinely landed walk-on parts in Hollywood and television movies. Happily married and a father of twins, […]

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  • No Standing in Line for empower by Allsup®

    By The Old Sarge After wearing an Air Force uniform for more than 22 years, I know all about standing in lines. There were lines to get into the mess hall, the firing range—even for doctors’ appointments. Want to join the Air Force? Get in line. Want to get out of the Air Force? Join […]

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Parkinson’s Disease and Disability Concerns

    By Israel Robledo, PD research advocate Advocating for new treatments and therapies through the years has allowed me to view the future with a sense of hope for what is to come. I’ve often shared that the latest medications on the market may not be for me for now, but depending on how my Parkinson’s […]

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Appealing Your SSDI Claim—Video Teleconference or In-Person Hearing?

    By Tai Prohaska Despite rumors to the contrary, most people who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are denied. Sometimes they are denied because they don’t have enough work credits because they didn’t pay into the system long enough to be eligible. Most people who are denied then abandon the process. Applicants can […]

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • April Is Spondylitis Awareness Month

    By The Old Sarge Like most aging baby boomers, these old, stiff bones of mine tend to snap, crackle and pop like a bowl of morning breakfast cereal. Occasional back pain is now a way of life. Folks of a certain age don’t even lean over the sink to brush their teeth without carefully planning […]

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Know Before You Undergo: Consenting to a Colonoscopy

    By Christopher Trudeau, JD, Professor of Law at Western Michigan University – Cooley Law School “It’s time we check your colon,” your doctor tells you. Who really likes to hear those words? But, eventually, most of us will. When you do, no doubt you’ll soon start thinking about a colonoscopy. In fact, your doctor will […]

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  • Who Wants My Underwear? Barely Used Boxers Go to Highest Bidder

    By Tai Prohaska Blue polka dots covered Forest Park in St. Louis last Saturday as nearly 2,000 runners and walkers raised awareness at the Colon Cancer Alliance Undy Run. Dotted boxers were official garb for registered participants, and they were often accompanied by T-shirts emblazoned with “bum puns” and scatological humor. For example, the Hershey […]

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Trusting Your Spiritual “G.U.T.”

    Rev. LaWanda Smith Long, MDiv-Lead Chaplain, Cancer Treatment Centers of America We have all heard the phrases “listen to your gut, or pay attention to your gut.” We all have experienced those gut and intuitive feelings that seem to be trying to tell us something.  Many times we ignore those gut messages because they cause […]

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Get a Dog

    By Crawford Clay, Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator, Colon Cancer Alliance Want to prevent cancer? Get a dog. That’s the best advice I’ve ever received. We got our dog, Ranger, Christmas of 2005. That was the year I finished treatment for stage III rectal cancer. That was 12 years ago. I’ve been cancer free […]

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Back to Work with an Ostomy

    By Jeanine Gleba, Advocacy Manager; Jay Pacitti, Executive Director, and Ed Pfueller, Communications Manager, United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. From the board room to construction to long shifts in a hospital, people living with an ostomy (colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy, etc.) work every job imaginable. Embracing a new normal in life after ostomy surgery is […]

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Easing Colon Cancer’s Financial Burden

    By Lindsay Frye, Meredith’s Miracles Cancer is a frightening word, no matter its context. It is a devastating and shocking diagnosis that can strike anyone at any time. Most people are familiar with some of the treatments and happenings that come with any cancer diagnosis. However, unless you or someone close to you are fighting […]

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • What if I Have a Hemorrhoid?

    By Geri Lynn Baumlatt, Executive Director Patient Engagement, Emmi No one wants to be told it’s time to get a colonoscopy. “Do I really need it?” they ask. The prep is nasty and the procedure is embarrassing. It’s no surprise people often cancel or skip scheduled appointments. It’s essential to make sure people know why […]

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Help for Cancer Caregivers

    By John Schall, Chief Executive Officer of Caregiver Action Network (CAN) Rarely do you see it coming. A cancer diagnosis strikes out of nowhere and with all the force of a speeding train. Fortunately, many patients have family caregivers to help them face the challenges and struggles that come along with it. March is Colon […]

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Taking Care

    Martha Raymond, MA CPN Founder/CEO, The Raymond Foundation Forty years ago I lost my Dad to colon cancer. Before my Dad became ill, my childhood was carefree, filled with joyous family vacations, friends, beloved pets, school projects, music and dance lessons. Inevitably, when my Dad became ill our family life changed forever.  He was in […]

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  • Returning to Work After Colon Cancer

    Crawford Clay, Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator, Colon Cancer Alliance Cancer is expensive. There is no doubt about it. Most of us can’t wait to return to work, pay down our debts and get life back to normal. Sometimes though, we hit roadblocks. I hit a roadblock shortly after finishing chemo. Driving home one […]

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  • Navigating the Maze of Cancer Survivorship

      By Joanna L. Morales, Esq., CEO, Triage Cancer When people hear the words, “you have cancer,” the last thing they think about are the legal issues they may face because of their diagnosis. Many people are unaware of their rights and the resources available to guide them through the maze of legal, employment and […]

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  • The Strength to Move Forward

    Allsup claims specialist Becky Matzenbacher has helped hundreds of individuals understand the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application process. The average age of an SSDI beneficiary is about 53, but young onset of diseases such as colon cancer has many under 50 seeking information about their options if they cannot continue working. Becky talks to […]

  • Take Control to Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

    Brett Schuette, American Cancer Society, Lakeshore Division Senior Market Manager, Community Engagement The possibility of getting colon cancer is scary. There’s no sure way to prevent colorectal cancer, but there are things you can do that might lower your risk. They include being screened for it and changing the risk factors that you can control. […]

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  • Gratitude During Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    By Guest Blogger Valarie Schlosser, patient, advocate, volunteer, Colon Cancer Alliance Words are powerful. You should choose them wisely. I’ve been looking for one word that truly expresses how I am feeling during Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and the message I want to impart. The word for March 2017 is “Gratitude”. I chose gratitude because […]

  • Global Colon Cancer Survivor Day

    By Martha Raymond, MA CPN Founder/CEO, The Raymond Foundation March 1st marks the beginning of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and provides the ideal opportunity to recognize all those affected by this disease. The Raymond Foundation chose March 1st for its annual Global Colon Cancer Survivor Day to pay tribute to colorectal cancer survivors worldwide and […]

  • Compassionate Allowance Puts Rare Diseases On SSDI Fast Track

    By The Old Sarge Since Allsup first opened its doors for business 33 years ago, our disability professionals have helped more than 275,000 people receive the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits they paid for while they were working. Many of them suffer from serious rare diseases that were once treated like any other disability […]

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  • Blog, Jog and Unclog for Colon Cancer Awareness

    By Tai Prohaska I had my first colonoscopy at age 36 and it was four years overdue. That’s because my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer when she was 42.  If you have a first-degree relative diagnosed under age 60, you are supposed to get “scoped” at 40, or 10 years before the youngest case […]

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Generated 3 months ago

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  • February is American Heart Month

    By the Old Sarge I lost a friend a couple of summers ago. Joe was a fit middle-aged man and an avid golfer. He died as he was finishing a solo practice round on a local course. A group playing behind Joe found his body on the tee box of the final hole. The cause […]

  • Apply For Medicare Savings Program Even If You’re Over Income Limit

    By Aaron of Allsup Medicare beneficiaries who are still working, but struggling financially, may be eligible for help paying their Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance) premiums. All 50 states offer financial assistance to low-income people with limited resources. Even those who exceed those financial limits, however, should consider applying for […]

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  • Six Reasons Why People Don’t Take Their Blood Pressure Medicines

    Tai Prohaska, Allsup High blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. Blood pressure medicine (along with a healthy diet and exercise) can protect the heart, brain and kidneys by keeping blood pressure under control, but only if patients take it. According to […]

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  • Feb. 2 Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Day

    By The Old Sarge Groundhog Day is observed every year on Feb. 2, but Punxsutawney Phil shares his day with a chronic illness that affects more than 1.5 million Americans. The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) has designated that date as Rheumatoid Awareness Day. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a progressive inflammatory disease that causes severe pain […]

  • Women in U.S. Still Dying from a Preventable Disease

    The risk of dying from cervical cancer in the U.S. is higher for women than previously thought, especially if you are black and older than 65, according to recent analysis conducted by Johns Hopkins University. The reasons for the racial disparity—black women are twice as likely to die from cervical cancer than white women— are […]

  • Vets Who Served at Camp Lejeune May Be Eligible For VA Disability Benefits

    By The Old Sarge Attention veterans and military family members who served or lived at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. If you suffer from certain medical conditions, you may be eligible for disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Over a five-year period beginning in March, the VA will begin providing about $2.2 billion […]

  • empower by Allsup®—Making Things Possible

    By Leia of Allsup “For most people, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible.”—Mary Pat Radabaugh If you have a smart phone and internet service, you have opportunities 24/7 to learn, grow and connect on a global scale. For many people with disabilities, technology is shattering barriers to communication, interaction […]

  • SSDI, Veterans Disability Benefits Increase A Modest 0.3 Percent

    By the Old Sarge If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or veterans disability benefits, you’ll see an increase in your monthly check this year. You’ll have to look closely, however, because the 2017 cost-of-living (COLA) increase is only 0.3 percent. To determine the increase, the Social Security Administration (SSA) used third-quarter results reported […]

  • Remembering Pearl Harbor

    By The Old Sarge of Allsup Most generations have an “I remember precisely where I was and what I was doing when it happened” moment. For the millennial generation, it was the terrorist attack of 9/11. For me and other older baby boomers, it was the assassination of JFK. I was in a high school […]

  • Empty Chairs

    By Guest Blogger Martha Raymond, MA, CPN, founder and CEO of The Raymond Foundation and executive director of Michael’s Mission Loss. Loneliness. Emptiness. The feelings are palpable. In my dining room I treasure the antique chairs (circa 1870) that once filled my childhood home. My family home was once a Civil War Stagecoach Inn, a […]

  • Colon Cancer: Don’t Ignore The Symptoms

    By Guest Blogger Valarie Schlosser, patient, advocate, volunteer, Colon Cancer Alliance Have you ever had the rug pulled out from beneath you, causing you to fall hard, hitting your butt on the floor? Have you ever had a jar of marbles slip out of your hand, and hit the floor, rolling everywhere? That is how […]

  • You Don’t Need To Wait For Veterans Day To Come Around Again

    By Mary Beth of Allsup In September, Fred Harres was chosen to participate in a once in a lifetime event—a visit to our nation’s capitol and a tour of its many monuments, war memorials and tributes to military veterans. The long day trip was courtesy of the Illinois Land of Lincoln Honor Flight for veterans. […]

  • It’s Hard To Hula – If You Can’t Feel Your Feet

    By Tai of Allsup Hawai’i—home to warm sandy beaches, volcanoes and Hawaiians with diabetes. As a state, Hawai’i ranks a respectable 39th in the percentage of adults with diabetes. However, while the state rate is 8.5 percent for the overall population, it is 14 percent among Native Hawaiians. This is not news. The diabetes disparity […]

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Generated 7 months ago

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  • People With Chronic Pain Have Voices, Please Listen

    By Guest Blogger Michaela O’Connor, director, U.S. Pain Foundation For 100 million Americans, September provides the opportunity to raise awareness for the chronic pain they live with every day. For the U.S. Pain Foundation—the local, state and national acknowledgement of September’s Pain Awareness Month provides the much needed platform to raise the issues plaguing the […]

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Generated 8 months ago

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  • Get To Know The No. 1 Cause Of Disability In America

    By Guest Blogger Carol Conduff, founder and executive director, The Spine Health Foundation “I got to the point where my life wasn’t worth living. I was standing on the edge of the bridge, figuring it was better to jump than to go back to where I was. I have a new life now.”—Bill Walton, NCAA […]

  • What 9,000 Things Can You Do During Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month?

    By Guest Blogger Mercedes Rauen, executive director, Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. While I do not have a spinal cord injury (SCI), and I believe it is best when the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois (SCIA of Illinois) can be represented by a peer member—I appreciate […]

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Generated 8 months ago

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  • Do I Need A Representative For My SSDI Application?

    By Jim of Allsup I’ve been in the business of Social Security Disability Insurance for more than 30 years, and I’ve been alive a lot longer. Over the years, I’ve learned that I can’t do everything myself. I’m not a tax expert, so when it’s tax time, I look for an accountant to help. When […]

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