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The West Chapter of the Mexican Academy of Surgery elected its new 2016-2017 board. The elected President is Dr. Alejandro Bravo Cuellar, meanwhile, the Academic Vice Chancellor of the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAG), Dr. Jorge Manuel Sánchez will be holding the position of Vice President, and next year is expected to act as president of the group. In this event Dr. Bravo Cuellar said that one Mexico’s challenges is the modernization of health systems "For example, the IMSS is doing it, and it is one of the most important challenges, particularly improving the quality of service" Dr. Cuellar also mentioned the issue of viral infections as a common problem in the country, one that is difficult to control and involves the joint participation of the population and the authorities. At the meeting, it was recognized that this year, with support from Dr. Sánchez González, there will be efforts to boost academic activities in universities and hospitals in the form...
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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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