Denali Therapeutics announced positive results from its first-in-human LRRK2 inhibitor clinical trial. The experimental treatment is safe, and it lowers LRRK2 protein activity in humans’ body cells. This is a meaningful milestone in …
… more than 66 million Americans will see a 2.0 percent increase in their Social Security and SSI benefits in 2018. …
Author: Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications Publication: Social Security blog Date: 10-13-2017
When neuromuscular disease weakens the muscles used for breathing, many people benefit greatly from noninvasive ventilation (NIV), which can add years of breathing support.
But when a tracheostomy and ventilator are suggested for better breathing, some people see NIV as “enough” and a trach and vent as somehow “too much.”
When a person’s overall quality of life is no longer acceptable, that’s certainly a valid choice. But a trach and vent shouldn’t be ruled out if quality of life problems are due in large part to respiratory problems.
The ABLE National Resource Center, managed by National Disability Institute (NDI), is excited to congratulate the State of Michigan on the launch of its “MiABLE” program. MiABLE is a national program, offering enrollment to qualified individuals with disabilities both in Michigan and throughout the country.
MiABLE allows qualified individuals with disabilities to save up to $14,000 a year in an ABLE account without jeopardizing their eligibility for federally-funded means tested benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid. The funds in the account can be used for disability-related expenses that assist the beneficiary in increasing and/or maintaining his or her health, independence or quality of life.
Jennifer Malcore has been appointed to serve as the next Assistant Deputy Secretary at the Department of Health Services (DHS). Malcore replaces Bill Hanna, who recently announced he has accepted a position outside of state service.
“Bill has been a great asset to our team and we wish him the very best in his new endeavor,” DHS Secretary Linda Seemeyer said,…
Publication: Wisconsin Department of Health Services Date: 10-19-2016
The National Disability Forum is an open conversation where members of the public, community leaders, and Social Security employees come together to talk about the disability programs.
Next National Disability Forum will Focus on Telehealth and Telemedicine
Telehealth includes a variety of ways to use video and other technology to enhance healthcare and related information delivery. Telemedicine involves clinical services provided by interactive communication, most commonly a video, between a patient and a practitioner at different locations.
Author: Social Security Blog Date: 10-11-2016Publication:
Sometimes life changes course quickly. Justin Vedder was only 37 when he was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s, and his wife Ashley was eight months pregnant with their third child.
A former University of California, Berkeley quarterback, Justin was typically social and outgoing. But like many newly-diagnosed people with Parkinson’s, he bega
Author: Laura Amann Publication: Fox Feed blog Date: 10 -14-2016