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medical repatriation

The Key Factors Between Medical Repatriation and Medical Evacuation

By Dr. Hernandez | December 10, 2018

There’s nothing scarier than suffering from a health problem or chronic condition, and not knowing if you have the money to afford treatment. Unfortunately, this is a problem that is all too common for migrant workers in the US who are suffering from an on the job injury or are battling an existing ailment. The…

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Chronic Care Solutions

Finding Chronic Care Solutions for Repatriated Patients

By Dr. Hernandez | December 4, 2018

No matter where you are from, finding chronic care can be extremely difficult. Insurers rarely want to give a policy to somebody with a preexisting condition, or if they do, it comes at a steep price. This is doubly true for migrant workers who not only struggle with their health challenges but also have to…

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How Mexican Hospitals Take on Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Patients

By Dr. Hernandez | November 30, 2018

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, occurs when a blow to the head or an object penetrates the skull, resulting in a disruption in the way that the brain usually functions. This can happen during a work-related accident, such as a fall, or during other violent incidents such as car crashes or a building collapse.…

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occupational health

How Medical Repatriation Assists with Occupational Health for Migrants

By Dr. Hernandez | October 25, 2018

It’s not surprising that healthcare in America is costly. Nonetheless, hospitals are required to care for patients regardless of their capacity to pay or not. When treatment is over, they are then to discharge patients to a suitable recovery place such as rehabilitation facility, nursing home or family member. Migrant workers are in a particularly…

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home care services

How to Find the Right Home Care Services for Migrant Patients

By Dr. Hernandez | October 11, 2018

Home care services are an excellent alternative for people who need assistance on a regular basis, be it for health reasons, or because of age. Access to such services, however, may prove problematic for migrants.   Why Hire Home Care Services Providers There can be many reasons why you’d need services provided at home, but…

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what is case management

What Is Case Management and How Does It Affect Migrants

By Dr. Hernandez | September 26, 2018

Case management is an integral component of the health care system, designed to deliver services to the enrolled patients in a holistic, cost-effective manner while preserving the quality of care. The matter, however, becomes a bit trickier for migrants who run into various challenges when seeking physical or mental care like access to health insurance,…

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work-related injuries

Issues Surrounding Work-Related Injuries for Migrants

By Dr. Hernandez | September 24, 2018

  One of the truths that seem universally accepted in the United States is employers are morally, ethically, and legally obligated to provide their employees with a safe working environment. From the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to industry-specific regulations, all the way to lawsuits and work injury settlements, there are many systems in…

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Migrant Workers Allista

Migrant Labor and the Occupational Health Standard in the United States

By Dr. Hernandez | August 30, 2018

  According to the National Center for Farmworker Health, most farmworkers in the United States—72 percent—were born in foreign countries. By far the most common nationality for migrant labor in the U.S. is Mexican: 68 percent of all farmworkers in the country are Mexican-born. Farming isn’t the only industry dominated by this type of labor,…

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How a Physical Injury at Work Affects Emotional Health As Well

By Dr. Hernandez | August 28, 2018

Dealing with Depression After a Physical Injury at Work Migrant workers are amongst the most vulnerable members of society in the US. They routinely face adverse conditions such as poverty, lack of adequate housing, isolation from their community and families, and exclusion from medical services due to their migrant/illegal immigrant status. To make matters worse,…

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Migrant Workers Allista

The Daily Lives of Migrant Workers: Most Common Injuries Sustained on the Job

By Dr. Hernandez | August 8, 2018

  The International Labour Organization estimated that around 4% of the world population are migrant workers who leave their home country to search for work. The immigration status of a migrant worker can be legal or illegal. Undocumented immigrants are individuals who enter another country such as the U.S. without legal permission or fail to…

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