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NYC LATINO CIVIC ENGAGEMENT FORUM

Mi Paralegal principal, Elizabeth Ríos, asistido a la reciente Foro Cívico de Latinos de la Ciudad de Nueva York en nombre de nuestra oficina, The Klein Law Group. Liz informa que conoció a algunos viejos amigos, e hizo algunos nuevos. Fue un honor para nosotros ser parte de este gran programa, apadrinado por el Instituto de Murphy de la Universidad de la Ciudad de Nueva York.

Heart disease is still the number one killer of Americans

February is American Heart Month, bringing to light the fact that the number one killer of Americans is still heart disease. This February marks the 50th anniversary of American Heart Month, which is why we think it is important for everyone to be aware of their risk for heart disease and what they can do if they already suffer from cardiovascular disease.

Senate takes another shot at U.N. disability rights treaty, p. 2

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee was scheduled to revisit ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities earlier this month. The U.S. would be the 139th country to ratify the treaty.

Only woman with mystery 'Syndrome X' dies at age 20

A woman in another state recently died at the age of 20 years old. However, her situation was unique, and doctors could never understand why the woman never physically developed past the body of a toddler. After years, doctors called her condition "Syndrome X." They were never able to discover what caused the syndrome, and she is the only person to have ever been diagnosed with such a mysterious condition.

How to appeal a denied Social Security disability claim

As some people in New York may know firsthand, finding out that your Social Security disability claim has been denied can be frustrating and heartbreaking. Social Security disability provides the financial support that many people who live with disabilities need to make ends meet. Fortunately, a claim denial is not the end of the process. You still have the option to appeal the decision.

SSD and SSI get the '60 Minutes' treatment

If the "60 Minutes" crew wanted to get people talking about Social Security disability programs, they may have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Unfortunately for them, much of the outrage inspired by the "Disability, USA" report has been directed at "60 Minutes" itself. The segment aired earlier this month, taking SSD programs in general to task; the state that received the most coverage was, thankfully, not New York.

Disney's access policy risks 'Happiest Place on Earth' moniker

New York is still enjoying mild temperatures, but the days are getting shorter, and that means that winter is coming. We will get used to the cold and the sloppy streets again -- we are New Yorkers, after all -- but we will also start to dream of warm-weather vacations that do not involve boots and hats and mittens for everyone in the family.

Many kids with disabilities do not get flu shots

As a new school year begins for kids, parents may worry about new routines, homework assignments and friendships that their kids make. They may also be concerned about keeping them healthy, since it is almost inevitable for kids to get sick during the school year. 

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