Cholesterol associated health problems is a major issue in today's American society. Lowering a person's blood cholesterol has been proven to reduce stroke, heart attack and other heart related issues. Many medications are available to help a person reduce their blood cholesterol in addition to diet and exercise. Drugs that lower cholesterol are known as statin drugs. Some of today's most popular cholesterol lowering drugs are Lipitor, Crestor, Simvastatin, Vytorin, and Zetia.
A Nevada woman has been denied disability benefits three times - once by her employer-provided disability insurer and twice by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Both insurers say that she can work. But she has no short-term memory because the hippocampus in her brain atrophied when her heart stopped because of complications during her second pregnancy.
The term "mental retardation" will no longer be used in federal agencies, including the Social Security Administration (SSA). Instead, it will employ the phrase "intellectual disability. "