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Dudley V. Sec'y HHS

Date: 
01/01/1987

ALJ allowed to rely on medical advisor's opinion in the face of contradictory findings. Claimant's burden at Step 4 includes proving the particular demands of past work that she cannot perform. Secretary allowed to rely on medical advisor's opinion that the treadmill exercise test was acceptable. Treating physician's opinion not to be accorded greater weight.


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