Nuestra Salud / Our Health

amartinez9's picture
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 5:26pm

Una de las cosas que más disfruto de nuestra cultura son los dichos y refranes. Uno de los más conocidos es, “Es mejor prevenir que lamentar.” Y este fue el dicho que vino a mi mente cuando se me informó que como empleada con el proveedor de salud más grande en la región central de California, se me requería vacunarme en contra de la gripe—para la salud de nuestros pacientes y la mía propia.


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jtaylor's picture
Monday, November 19, 2007 - 12:39pm

UC Merced Chancellor Steve Kang offered an engaging smile and a sense of exuberance as he and others provided a status report Nov. 16 on the push for a UC medical school in central California.


The goal is to open the campus in 2013 with 32 students, and have 284 enrolled by 2023. In the words of Maria Pallavicini, dean of UC Merced's school of natural sciences, the crux is "what to do to get the 'when' to happen quickly."


jtaylor's picture
Friday, November 16, 2007 - 8:19am

It starts at 5 a.m., waiting for the thunk, thunk, thunk outside the door -- the Fresno Bee, Wall Street Journal and New York Times. It ends about 17 hours later with a final check of emails on my Treo.


In between, a lot of what happens falls under the label of "public affairs." It's what I do. Here is snapshot of what any given day might bring.


wholderman's picture
Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 3:54pm

Chuck Noll, Head Coach of the Pittsburg Steelers for 23 seasons, was attributed with developing from a 1-13 season in his first campaign, to the highest level ever attained by a National Football League and led his team to four Super Bowl victories. He said "you can't make a great play unless you do it first in practice".


jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 1:31pm

The story begins like so much nonsense. "Just in time for the holidays, you'll be able to buy Dad a gift card that pays for his semiannual trip to the urologist."


That's how a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter described a new health care gift card pushed by Highmark Inc., an insurer. You pay $4.95 for the card and can plop as much as $5,000 on it for doctor visits and prescriptions -- and give to family and friends who are not inclined to pay for needed care.


jtaylor's picture
Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 12:25pm

The prevailing "culture" of academic medicine -- where docs are educated -- is "individualistic, autonomous, scholarly, expert-centered, competitive, focused, high-achieving and hierarchical."


What the culture needs to be is "collaborative, transparent, outcomes-focused, mutually accountable, team-based, service-oriented and patient-centered."