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In this Week's Issue

  • Health Alert - Monkeypox Virus Infection Treatment Update
  • Flu Cases on the Rise as US Prepares for Possibly Severe Season
  • Texas Physician Growth Remains Strong, but Robust Recruitment Still Needed
  • Ebola Outbreak Spurs Precautionary Warning for Texas Physicians
  • University Health Weekly News Digest
  • Just the Facts Newsletter

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Important Physician News and Deadlines

Monkeypox Virus Infection Treatment Update
Cases of Monkeypox continue to be identified across the nation with 71,096 cases being reported worldwide including 26,577 in the US, 2,410 in Texas and 90 in Bexar County as of October 10, 2022. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided an updated Interim Clinical Guidance for the Treatment of Monkeypox. Read more

Flu Cases on the Rise as US Prepares for Possibly Severe Season
As of October 1st, there were 969 cases of influenza A and 52 cases of influenza B reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over the same period, the percent positivity rate has risen from 0.49% to 2.5%. Continue reading

Texas Physician Growth Remains Strong, but Robust Recruitment Still Needed
According to Texas Medical Association research, Texas has made great strides in recruiting new physicians to the state and keeping them, but it still has a long way to go to catch up with physician-patient ratios seen in other states. Texas’ huge improvements in physician recruitment come amid smoking hot population growth. Read more

Ebola Outbreak Spurs Precautionary Warning for Texas Physicians
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a health alert following an official declaration of an outbreak in Uganda. As of October 6, a total of 44 confirmed cases, 10 confirmed deaths and 20 probable deaths related to Ebola were reported. Zero suspected, probable or confirmed Ebola cases had been reported in the U.S. or other countries outside of Uganda. Continue reading

Upcoming Community Events

Texas Hypertension Control Summit 2022
Oct 20│12:00 pm - 1:30 pm│
In this virtual session presenters will discuss about the Featuring Gulf Coast Area Health Centers and IT Strategies to Strengthen SMBP.  

Breathe Clear Coalition Group
Oct 20│3:00 pm - 4:30 pm│
Join us!
In this meet and greet meeting presenters from various organizations will discuss concerns of electronic cigarette, smoking and vaping use in San Antonio and surrounding communities. This group is co-founded by the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and
Drug Awareness. 

SALVEO Direct Care: Grand Opening
Oct 20│4:00 pm│
Join us!
Join us for our SAHCC ribbon cutting and blessing ceremony. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

FREE CME Wellness & Coaching Webinar
Oct 26│7:00 pm│Register
In this webinar you will Learn how to create healthy boundaries at work for busy healthcare professionals. Presented by Nora Vasquez, MD.

Communicating COVID: ECHO for Community Health Workers
Oct 21│12:00 pm│Register
This video conference is to connect health professionals to a multi-disciplinary team of experts to share knowledge and build capacity for delivering best practice care. Sessions included presentations of real-life situations and group discussions to share resources and inform care. 

Fall Lecture Series: History of Medicine
Nov 2│6:00 pm│
Join librarian and author Megan Rosenbloom as she discusses her debut bestselling book, Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation in the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin. 

Community Screening and Educational Event
Nov 5│8:00 am - 8:30 pm│
Join us!
The Save Leg Save Life Foundations is hosting a community event where physicians will conduct screening, community education, workshops, healthcare roundtable and dinner. 
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