Last week, Bruce Springsteen's long-awaited autobiography "Born to Run" hit bookshelves across the country. Fans of Springsteen may think of the rock and roll legend as immortal. Writing, recording and churning out music for over 40 years, Springsteen or "The Boss" as he is affectionately called, is known for his legendary live shows, which can last as long as four hours. But Springsteen is human, and humans are flawed. Springsteen recently opened up about his decades-long battle with depression, which he said affected him like "a freight train bearing down."
On August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, creating the Social Security Board. The agency got a name change to the Social Security Administration with the Reorganization Plan of 1946, establishing four program bureaus in 1965, This included a Disability Insurance program, established Supplemental Security Income or SSI in 1973 and became a full independent agency in 1995.
Last week the nation mourned and paid respects to the thousands who were lost on September 11, 2001. Some find it hard to believe that fifteen years have passed since the tragic events of that day. But to the thousands of police, firefighters, emergency response workers, and family, friends and coworkers who were severely injured on that day, every day can be a painful reminder.
As we turn to fall and the National Football League begins its season, it is inevitable at one point discussions will turn towards the impact of brain injuries, often following a play that involved a hard head-to-head tackle or hit. Traumatic brain injuries, commonly known as TBIs, are not exclusive to football or sports; in fact, TBI's are not uncommon workplace injuries, especially for workers in construction and the results can be devastating.
You only live once or YOLO, which is a common acronym used by millennials to live life to the fullest. Unfortunately, in life accidents do happen, preventing some New York residents from living his or her life to the fullest. Whether it is a slip and fall or a serious car accident, one can never know when an accident can occur. The same can be said for one's health. Illness and sicknesses can come without warning, and medical or health conditions can serious impact all facets of one's life, including the ability to work.