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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a CATASTROPHIC health situation and a major cause of disability and even death.  According to the CDC, between the years 2006 and 2014, the number of TBI-related injuries increased by 53%.  An estimated 1.4 million people in the U.S. suffer from traumatic brain injuries each year, although some go…

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  With approximately 11.3 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. currently, some of them will inevitably need access to medical care. Especially among the elderly population, almost half of undocumented immigrants are completely uninsured.  A migrant or immigrant might feel apprehensive or scared about seeking medical treatment for reason of the immense financial burden, however,…

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Working abroad inherently comes with an onslaught of questions regarding how to manage finances, legal matters, and medical treatment. Although many workers may not expect to find themselves dealing with a work-related injury while working abroad, it is a common occurrence. In the US, especially, farm work, agricultural labor, and construction pose a risk for…

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Medical repatriation is a complicated subject and it can feel almost impossible to get a clear answer about your future from your medical provider. There are many myths surrounding the subject that make it difficult to understand your rights as a patient or the rights of a loved one. While the topic can be particularly…

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For obvious reasons, “deportation” can be a highly contentious issue. Many immigrants face deportation from the United States for reasons that are not clearly defined by law, leading many to feel that the practice is unethical and corrupt. Medical deportation, however, is a separate practice. Medical deportation refers to the deportation of immigrants—documented or undocumented—who…

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Many scenarios can lead to deportation from the United States. Many myths and misunderstandings about deportation have muddied the waters, making it harder to know what can and can’t legally result in deportation. Understanding some of the most common situations that may lead to deportation can help you to separate immigration myths from the facts…

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Immigrants often come to the US to receive medical treatment for serious illness and injury that they can’t get back in their home country. Others get sick while here in the US and need affordable health care to figure out how to treat their illness. Medical repatriation can be the financial saving grace for immigrants,…

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Compared to all other populations in the United States, undocumented US immigrant workers have a harder time securing proper medical care due lack of insurance and financial resources. Since many immigrants have jobs that require physical labor, such as farm work, other agricultural labor, and construction, their risk for injury is higher than the risk…

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 Occupational Therapy Treatment of Adult Female TBI   Clinical Case: Alexandra is a 30-year-old living in Southern California since her family’s relocation from Guadalajara, her childhood home, where she works for an independent interior decorating business. In early-2018, she was left seriously injured after falling off a ladder at her job.   Background Information…

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