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New research shows that women may feel pain more intensely than men do according to an article on medical website, WebMD. The study referenced in the article used the medical records of more than 11,000 men and women. After being asked about their conditions, and rating their pain on a scale of zero (no…

Liberty Mutual recently released their Workplace Safety Index (WSI). The WSI identifies the top causes of serious non-fatal workplace injuries based on information from the insurance carriers’ workers’ compensation claims, the US Bureau of Labor Stats (BLS), and the National Academy of Social Insurance. The data which formed this top five list…

What Is Seasonal Depression

Have you ever heard of the “winter blues” or “cabin fever”? Those phrases are two of many that describe seasonal depression or seasonal affective disorder. As context clues may lead your to conclude, this type of depression is only felt during certain months of the year. Many people feel the…

One of the most common injuries sustained in an auto accident is whiplash. Chances are that you have heard the word and you know that it is associated with the neck area, but what is exactly going on with this type of injury? Read On. What is Whiplash? Whiplash, which is…

The New Year is here and the New Year came in cold. While North Carolina enjoyed a mild late fall, it feels like Old Man Winter is moving into the Tar Heel state more and more each day. Dropping temperatures means rising heating costs, but with a few simple steps, you can make sure…

This is one of the most popular questions we field when folks call or e-mail our firm questions about Social Security disability. To answer this question, you must look at your lifetime average earnings covered by Social Security. If you do not know this number, the Social Security Administration offers…