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Psoriatic Arthritis Doesn’t Stop Her

Melanie Lech was a senior in college when she attended a belly dancing class that left her significantly more sore than usual. It was the beginning of a painful journey through the medical maze known as psoriatic arthritis. She was only 21 years old. The Huntersville, North Carolina, native [...]

By | 2018-08-17T19:57:43+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Psoriatic Arthritis Doesn’t Stop Her

America’s Health Care Heroes: Celebrate National Health Center Week

By Dorian Wanzer, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy, Outreach & Communications, National Association of Community Health Centers Founded in 1971, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is the national health care advocacy organization for America’s medically underserved and uninsured, as well as the community health centers that [...]

By | 2018-08-17T18:58:42+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Comments Off on America’s Health Care Heroes: Celebrate National Health Center Week

A Game Plan for Traumatic Brain Injury

Kelli Pokrifka is part of what she calls a “really cool community” of people living with traumatic brain injury (TBI). After fainting and hitting her head in 2013, Kelli experienced debilitating nausea and fatigue, sleeping up to 20 hours a day. She was mostly incoherent during her waking [...]

By | 2018-08-09T16:16:53+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Comments Off on A Game Plan for Traumatic Brain Injury

Now What? Find Your Inner Ninja

The first thing you may notice about Amy Rivera is her leg. It is larger than the rest of her body due to lymphedema, a painful swelling that happens when lymphatic fluid can’t circulate properly and builds up in soft tissues. “Your body releases toxins, but they have [...]

By | 2018-08-09T16:16:44+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Now What? Find Your Inner Ninja

Allsup Names Lyndsey Ellis as Manager of Strategic Alliances & Social Media

Nation’s premier disability representation company provides True Help to customers through Facebook, social media and access to national resources and disability groups Belleville, Ill. — July 27, 2018 — Allsup, the nation’s premier disability representation company®, has welcomed Lyndsey Ellis to the team as Manager of Strategic Alliances & [...]

By | 2018-08-09T16:14:01+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Allsup Names Lyndsey Ellis as Manager of Strategic Alliances & Social Media

Living a Good Life with Scleroderma

Amy Gietzen was 19 when her world changed forever. She was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma, a chronic connective tissue disease marked by tightening of the skin and joint pain.  Symptoms can range from very mild to life threatening. For Amy, who endures pain on a daily basis, they [...]

By | 2018-08-01T18:46:31+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Living a Good Life with Scleroderma

Myositis-Facing the Unknown

In the United States, a rare disease is defined as a condition that affects fewer than 200,000 people. It’s estimated that 50,000 to 75,000 Americans live with myositis─chronic muscle inflammation, accompanied by muscle weakness, and for some, skin rashes, pain and fatigue. Kate Boyle bravely put her face [...]

By | 2018-08-01T18:47:15+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Myositis-Facing the Unknown

Everyone Wins with #IAmInvisibleNoMore Contest

The Invisible Disabilities Association and Allsup encouraged individuals to share their invisible disabilities stories during a video contest in March. We are profiling the people featured in the top vote-getting videos in the blog series, #IAmInvisibleNoMore. The top five vote getters were awarded gift cards and other prizes. [...]

By | 2018-07-16T19:29:32+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Everyone Wins with #IAmInvisibleNoMore Contest

Allsup Publishes E-Book to Simplify Getting SSDI Benefits, Improve Chances of Success for Eligible Former Workers

New e-book from national disability representation organization breaks down the complicated SSDI process for current and future disability applicants Belleville, Illinois — June 4, 2018 — Allsup, the nation’s premier disability representation company®, announced today that it has published an e-book to help those with disabilities obtain Social Security [...]

By | 2018-06-01T16:41:26+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Allsup Publishes E-Book to Simplify Getting SSDI Benefits, Improve Chances of Success for Eligible Former Workers

Five Fast Facts on SSDI: Ready to Return to Work?

In May, Allsup is posting a blog series on Disability Insurance Awareness Month, a time when disability and insurance organizations join forces to raise awareness about the importance of protecting your income after a work-disrupting health issue. This series will take you through Five Fast Facts on SSDI [...]

By | 2018-06-28T15:47:07+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Five Fast Facts on SSDI: Ready to Return to Work?
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