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What If My Medication Is Giving Me Strange Symptoms?

Prescription medications have given people many new ways to fight diseases and make living with chronic health conditions much easier. However, some medications were rushed to market without sufficient research or testing.  Drug companies are for-profit entities who have incentives to rush products to market and advertise them heavily. They will try to deny liability for dangerous drugs that harm the very people they are supposed to treat. How Do I Know If a Defective Drug Caused Me Harm? When a people are sick, have chronic illnesses or acute injuries, they need medical treatment, which may include prescription medication. When a person suffers strange symptoms from a medication, however, it may be difficult to determine if it is the drug causing the problem, or the underlying condition itself causing problems that the mediation is trying to correct. It is not always easy to tell if strange symptoms are normal or…
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Why People with Brain Injuries Are Often Misunderstood

People with brain injuries are sometimes judged by others as being lazy for struggling to gain positive momentum in their lives following an injury. This can be the inability to get a job, or maintain the same active lifestyle they had before the injury. The effects of a brain injury are psychological, and may be mostly invisible to the people around them. The ability to motivate oneself and organize activities is often severely altered by a brain injury, and fatigue is a very common side effect. Depression and anxiety can manifest themselves following changes in brain activity as well. A Canadian woman named Tanya Jewell recently spoke at a brain injury awareness conference and said, “a little bit of compassion and understanding would go a long way,” in regards to the fatigue factor and other hard-to-recognize issues that brain injury patients face during recovery. Where to Find Support Groups for…
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How Are Auto Insurance Rates Determined?

Recent allegations of racial discrimination against car insurance companies in inner city areas of California suggest that insurance companies are charging higher rates for drivers who drive in areas with more minorities. Insurance companies sometimes charge more in neighborhoods with higher rates of vehicle theft, which is a reason why this could be happening. Rates are decided by how much risk you pose to the insurance company, meaning how likely you are to get in an accident or be a victim of vehicle theft. How is Your Insurance Rate Chosen? Type of vehicle: Insurance companies check the value of the car and how expensive and likely repairs will be. Past Driving Record: People who have filed more insurance claims and have speeding tickets on their record will have to pay more for insurance. Annual Mileage: Companies may notate your annual mileage and charge more to drivers who use their cars…
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