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Visa applicants may need to share social media
Take a look at this article about how the U.S. State Department wants a new rule implemented to force all visa applicants to provide their social media handles. The rule would affect close to 15 million immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants. Currently, only applicants identified as requiring extra scrutiny are asked about their social media activity. Civil liberties advocates say the rule change is prone to political abuse and could have a chilling effect on freedom of speech.
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Benefits of minimally-invasive medical treatment
Find out why you might want to give strong consideration to a minimally-invasive surgery in Florida. Learn why scarring, medical malpractice insurance caps, faster recovery, less pain and discomfort and more are reasons to rethink a major, invasive medical procedure that has a chance of resulting in a medical malpractice case.
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*Medication errors in Florida *
Learn about the many different ways that a medication error could affect someone in Florida. These mistakes are, unfortunately, fairly common, and they can lead to serious health issues and even death. Read about what both medical professionals and patients can do in order to prevent these mistakes from happening.
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The difficulties of chronic kidney disease
Click on this article to find out why some people may struggle to get an accurate diagnosis for kidney disease. Did you know this chronic illness starts out with few symptoms and has common symptoms that can be misattributed? Read through this article to not only learn why doctors miss the disease, but why they may also be over-diagnosing the older population.
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H-1B renewals face new scrutiny guidelines
Check out this article about how U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says it will start subjecting renewal applications for certain visas, most notably the H-1B, to the same level of scrutiny as initial applications receive. Previously, renewals could be expedited so long as the key elements of the application had not changed and there was no evidence of error or fraud. The increased scrutiny is likely to lead to delays in what is already one of the most popular U.S. visa programs.
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What to know about DACA’s end
Take a look at this article about what people, especially DACA recipients, should know about DACA’s end. DACA allowed many of the children of undocumented immigrants to live and work in the United States without fear of deportation. However, the Trump administration recently announced the initiative would be coming to an end. While that has left many DACA recipients in fear of being deported, it is important to know that there may be alternative ways of staying in the United States legally.
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How can you prevent medication errors?
Take a look at this article about medication errors and the steps patients should take to prevent them. For example, patients should be aware of what type of drug they are taking, its purpose and its side effects. Those harmed by a medication error may benefit from reaching out to an attorney to discuss their legal rights.
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Trauma caused by the birthing process
Learn about the common birth injuries that can occur because of misinformed or negligent doctor behavior. When monitoring is done poorly and tools are used inappropriately, your baby may suffer from oxygen deprivation, caput succedaneum, nerve damage or broken bones. Find out how the actions of your doctor might cause these wounds.
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Apologies promoted in medical errors
Residents in Florida who are concerned about the risk of being misdiagnosed, getting a wrong diagnosis or experiencing some other form of medical error should click on this link now. This article will give you important insight into how the medical community may well be changing its approach to handling medical mistakes. Learn the pros and cons of an apology-based system and understand your right to seek compensation when mistakes are made.
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Medical errors a common, deadly occurrence
Read more to learn about a study that sought to understand the prevalence of fatal medical errors. Although many health care professionals take an oath to do no harm, sometimes mistakes happen, often resulting in worsened conditions or death for patients. Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine analyzed previous death data studies and hospital admission rates, and found that medical errors are a leading cause of death in the U.S.
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