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NAVAL HOSPITAL PENSACOLA, Fla. – Working as a neurologist has its challenges, but I have found that sometimes the real challenge lies at home with my own children and their attitudes towards protecting their brains or “grapes” as I like to call them . As my children have grown older, it has become harder to convince them of the importance of wearing helmets when biking, skate boarding or doing other activities that can lead to head injuries. The brain is a fascinating organ when it is working at its full capacity. However, just a small injury to the brain can change a person’s interaction and behaviors and make them almost unrecognizable. An injury to the prefrontal cortex, the motor planning center, can make a lifelong musician forget how to play piano. More devastating injuries, like those that occur in head trauma, can cause a disability in patients to the extent that they may no longer be able to care for...
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Dr. Gaspar de Alba joined the University of Nevada School of Medicine in 2012. He attended medical school at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico and received his medical degree from New York Medical College. He practiced general pediatrics for two years before continuing his training at the University of North Carolina in the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics fellowship program. He was also an assistant professor and division chief of the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Division at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso, Texas. On March 1, the father of seven will join the UNLV School of Medicine as associate dean of diversity and inclusion. Here are the highlights of his recent interview with Genevie Durano. I picked this specialty because these kids are like a puzzle for me. The different things that can go on—the behavioral problems and the family dynamics and diagnoses such as autism or ADHD—it’s just like putting pieces of a puzzle together. I had a...
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During the orientation week all students participated at the white coat ceremony in which the students received their white coat that symbolizes the beginning of their medical career. Furthermore, in an atmosphere of excitement and great enthusiasm, future doctors took the Hippocratic Oath.
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First Choice Emergency Room, the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms in the United States, named Dr. Leigh S. Galatzan, as the Medical Director of its new Round Rock facility. "We are pleased to announce Dr. Galatzan will be the facility medical director of our new Round Rock location," said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. Dr. Galatzan received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. Before joining First Choice Emergency Room, Dr. Galatzan served as Medical Director of HealthMarkets in Dallas, TX as well as the Medical Director of the Student Division of United Healthcare in Plano, TX. Dr. Galatzan is board-certified in emergency medicine and has over 35 years practicing emergency medicine. All First Choice Emergency Room facilities are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The facilities are staffed exclusively with board-certified...
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