Are you bogged down by the the bureaucracy and indifference of the HealthCare, Social Security, Workers' Compensation and other systems? We have been there too! The purpose of this web site is share with you our experiences and the results of our research. Hopefully it will help you come to a better understanding of your rights and responsibilities so that you can make more informed decisions, including if and when to seek professional guidance about your situation. We are not medical or legal professionals. We are people just like you who are lonely and frustrated trying to find help when none seems to be available.

Guiding Light Resources

Acetaminophen Warning
Acetaminophen is the ingredient in Tylenol. It is used as a buffer in many other pain medications. It can be dangerous. It can kill.

Americans With Disabilities Act
The purpose of the ADA is to prohibit discrimination due to disability in employment and in programs and services.

Much Remains to Be Done
A statement by HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson regarding the 13th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Back Pain In The Inner City
Participation in a self-management program decreases symptoms associated with low back pain and increases confidence.

'Glitch' Linked to Muscular Dystrophies
Researchers found that the defective protein dysferlin causes a glitch during normal muscle repair, leading to degeneration.

Help With Prescriptions
With benefits shrinking and rising prices, the choice of eating or buying our medications is no longer relegated to the elderly.

Medicaid was created to help low-income individuals and families with health care they could not otherwise afford.

Medicare is a Health Insurance Program for people 65 years of age and older and some people with disabilities under age 65.

Avoiding a mixture of the wrong medications is something you can't leave to your doctor or pharmacist.

Latest news and information in the pain world, about medicines, doctors, legislation, political issues, and progress in treatment.

Living With Pain
Millions of Americans cope with persistent pain that goes untreated or is inadequately treated, even though the means exist to bring them relief.

Pain Diet
Here are some ideas garnered from various nutritionists on how to enjoin the battle of the bulge.

Recommended Doctors
The following list contains doctors recommended by our readers. Some show their specialties. We welcome your contributions.

Social Security
If you have a disability that prevents you from working at any job for at least a year, you may be eligible.

Stem Cell Basics
Like many expanding fields of scientific inquiry, research on stem cells raises scientific questions as rapidly as it generates new discoveries.

State Contacts
These wonderful people have volunteered to help people in their states to understand the systems particular to those states.

The History of Opium
Who first discovered poppies contained one of the most deadly -- or beneficial, depending on your viewpoint -- substances on earth?

Workers Compensation
There are rules each state must follow, but within those standards the states each have huge latitude to make their own laws.

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