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How disability is determined:

Published: May 22, 2005

Social Security uses a step-by-step process involving five questions: Are you working? If you are and your earnings average more than $700 a month, you generally cannot be considered disabled. Is your condition severe?

Your impairments must interfere with basic work-related activities for your claim to be considered. Is your condition found in the list of disabling impairments?

House to debate stem cell research funds

Published: May 22, 2005

storystemcellWASHINGTON (AP) — A House debate over stem cell research opens with emotional appeals from celebrity supporters as well as parents who “adopted” their children as embryos and are fighting a bill that would ease restrictions on federally funded disease studies some say could lead to cures.

Proponents of embryonic stem cell research, the subject of the House bill sponsored by Reps. Mike Castle, R-Delaware, and Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, say it carries great promise in the fight against diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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