Nuestra Salud / Our Health

amartinez9's picture
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 2:43pm

¡Bienvenidos al blog en-línea, Nuestra Salud. Como la nueva especialista de alcanze comunitario en Community Medical Centers, mi papel principal es crear puentes entre las necesidades y barreras que enfrentan Latinos e inmigrantes en el Valle Central al cuidado de salud y los servicios que provee Community Medical Centers.


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jtaylor's picture
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 1:45pm

Medical schools evidently don't put enough stress on rules of the Geneva Conventions.


A survey of 1,700 students in eight medical schools included the following "yes" or "no" questions, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal. Would you: threaten to inject a detainee with psychotropic drugs, without intending to actually do so? Inject a harmless saline solution into a detainee while saying it was lethal? Kill a detainee with an injection? Six percent said they would do all three; more than 25% said they'd do the first two.


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 12:40pm

Sometimes you do whatever you can do.


Two new reports that make you want to throw your hands up.


First, the American Hospital Association finds that the cost of uncompensated care in the United States totaled $31.2 billion in 2006, up from $28.8 billion in 2005 and $21.6 billion in 2000. (More info at www.aha.org )


jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 8:14am

Most of us would flunk Political Trivial Pursuit -- how can you stay abreast of so many presidential candidates and their spoken/written/interpreted views on health care reform?


Now, the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation has created an easy-to-use Website allowing you to compare candidates' proposals side by side:


http://www.health08.org/sidebyside.cfm


Let me know what you think.


jtaylor's picture
Friday, October 26, 2007 - 7:59am

California won't be making headlines when elections occur Nov. 6. Nothing is occurring statewide, so the spotlight moves to six other states where voters will be deliberating some hot-button issues. Of course, that means health care.


jtaylor's picture
Monday, October 22, 2007 - 12:36pm

I'm usually pretty selective about when I become a bonehead -- rabidly rooting for the Yankees, for example.


But I felt reasonable intelligent the other day on a visit to my orthopod -- sorry, orthopedic surgeon -- to get an MRI interpreted on my banged-up knee (see my August 21 posting, "Of golf, kneecaps and a trip to the Clovis ED").  I figured he'd find something and suggest I get 'scoped -- sorry, have arthroscopic, outpatient surgery.