Author: Bisma Azmat

Becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen is an incredible achievement that opens up new rights, opportunities and responsibilities. Nevertheless, the journey doesn’t end after taking the Oath of Allegiance. There are several important legal steps to take to fully secure your status and set yourself up for long-term success. Obtain Citizenship Documentation One of your first priorities should be acquiring official citizenship documentation that serves as proof of your newly minted status: Certificate of Naturalization – This certificate is a legal record verifying you’ve met all requirements and are officially a U.S. citizen. It will be handed to you at your…

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Have you been thinking about installing a home security system? If so, you need to consider how your system will be monitored. Some people pay for professional monitoring services while others do it themselves. In both cases, a homeowner needs to consider any local verified response laws that might be on the books. Professional monitoring companies are fully aware of verified response laws. In fact, they are required to abide by them. The laws apply to self-monitoring consumers as well, but many do not find out until they have been slapped with a municipal fine for reporting too many false…

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Rare diseases, defined in the United States as those affecting fewer than 200,000 people, are often overlooked and misunderstood. With almost 7,000 identified rare diseases affecting 25-30 million Americans, this is a sizable and underserved health concern that warrants more attention for those affected. The recent implementation of the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) brings tremendous opportunities to significantly enhance rare disease awareness, research, and patient care through more comprehensive, descriptive, and detailed ICD diagnosis codes.  Capturing Complexities Rare diseases are frequently genetic and chronic in nature. Manifesting differently in each patient, they are often extremely…

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When you are running a medical clinic, ensuring your patients can get the care and information they need after business hours is absolutely vital. Health questions and concerns can arise at any time of day or night. Leaving patients feeling ignored or unable to reach your practice creates immense frustration and drives them toward urgent care clinics or emergency rooms instead. Implementing smart strategies for managing those after-hours patient inquiries keeps your clinic’s reputation stellar. The Importance of 24/7 Accessibility   In the medical field, the inability to quickly connect with a provider when symptoms strike can prove dangerous and even…

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