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Clinical Research Facility Dedicated
A gathering of UT Health Science Center at San Antonio officials, legislators, and state and local leaders gathered in Harlingen on Thursday, Nov. 29 for the dedication ceremony at the Regional Academic Health Center’s Academic and Clinical Research Building. The facility, which encompasses 80,000 square feet, will house a clinical research facility and veterans clinic.
Initial research being conducted at the facility will include a major diabetes study, and data gathering for the National Children’s Study. In addition, the South Texas Veterans Health Care System will lease space for an outpatient clinic.
Officials have stated that the facilities “will help bring more medical residents to programs at the RAHC and set the stage for more doctors to practice here”. It is truly a beneficial element of both the research and patient community.
Corpus Christi struggles with public water safety
This article from Sunday’s Corpus Christi Caller-Times provides a good summary of the month-long struggle that city has had with problems in the public water system, which culminated last week with the announcement that samples had tested positive for E. coli, followed by a citywide boil-water notice and the abrupt resignation of the city’s water director.
Día del Médico
Tomorrow is “el Día del Médico” in Mexico, which has been celebrated on 23 October annually since 1930. In recognizing the event, Notimex cites a recent international study called “The Global Doctor” in which market research firm Grupo Psyma AG surveyed 600 doctors in China, Germany, Japan, Spain, the United States and Mexico. The results of that study indicate that despite working conditions that are not always optimal, doctors in Mexico (both specialists and general practitioners) report a very high level of satisfaction with their work and with their personal lives — higher than in many of the other surveyed countries. The article notes that:
“One of the reasons that doctors feel satisfaction for their profession, despite adverse situations, is the high social recognition they have among the general population, the acceptance of their mission to help their neighbors, and their work in research and teaching… Mexican doctors are similar to their Chinese colleagues in terms of the social prestige of their profession, which is highly valued.”
¡Saludos a todos los médicos en su día!
Diabetes Hospitalization Along the US”Mexico Border
A study published earlier this year in Preventing Chronic Disease, conducted an analysis of discharge data from hospitals in Arizona, California and Texas. Compared to residents of non-border counties, residents of border counties had significantly higher diabetes discharge rates – corroborating findings from a recent PAHO-sponsored study, noted on this blog last month.