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In this Week's Issue

  • September is National Food Safety Education Month
  • Experts Say Elimination of Monkeypox Possible But Containment Still a Challenge
  • Epilepsy & Disaster Preparedness, Three Basic Steps  
  • Experts Recommend People To Receive Both COVID-19 Boosters and Flu Shots
  • TMA Urges District Court AGAIN to Protect Patient Access in “No Surprises Act” Final Rules
  • University Health Weekly News Digest




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Important Physician News and Deadlines


September is National Food Safety Education Month
September is National Food Safety Education Month. Every year, an estimated one in six Americans get food poisoning, but you can help protect yourself and others from getting sick. Check out here the four simple steps to prevent food poisoning and cross-contamination. 

Experts Say Elimination of Monkeypox Possible But Containment Still a Challenge
There are early signs that new Monkeypox cases are slowing down in the U.S. Experts are optimistic that the virus can be completely eliminated from the U.S. While challenges remain, recent improvement in vaccination efforts could lead to complete elimination but it may take years. Read more

Epilepsy & Disaster Preparedness, Three Basic Steps
Do you know what to do if an emergency strikes? You can’t stop a natural disaster, but you can take steps to protect yourself and your family, especially those with medical needs such as epilepsy. Click here to learn how to protect yourself and loved ones from natural disasters and public health emergencies.

Experts Recommend People To Receive Both COVID-19 Boosters and Flu Shots
Doctor's offices and pharmacies now offering seasonal flu shots and updated COVID-19 boosters, while experts say October may be an ideal window to boost immunity, they are also emphasizing the importance of getting vaccinated. Continue reading

TMA Urges District Court AGAIN to Protect Patient Access in “No Surprises Act” Final Rules
The Texas Medical Association (TMA) today announced it has filed a new lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, challenging certain portions of the Aug. 26, 2022, final rules implementing the federal No Surprises Act (NSA). This is the second time in less than a year TMA has filed a lawsuit against federal agencies related to rulemaking under the law. Read more




Upcoming Community Events


Managing Superbugs: Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea in Texas
Sep 29│12:00 pm - 2:00 pm│Register
This webinar is for Medical providers who provide sexual health services, including MDs, NPs, DOs, PAs, RNs, and other clinical support staff in primary care, OB-GYN, public health, women’s health, emergency care, and urgent care personnel.

Johns Hopkins Sexual Health Assessment Workshop 
Sep 30│8:30 pm - 2:30 pm│
This webinar is designed to increase your knowledge regarding Sexual Health Assessment. Topics Include: Taking a Sexual History, Words Matter, Polyamorous and BDSM Communities, Transgender Health and Adolescent Health.

COVID 2.0: An Updated Health Literacy ECHO for Providers
Sep 30│12:00 pm│
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.

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.  

Child Maltreatment Recognition Training Course
10 Modules│150 minutes│
This course is designed to strengthen and reinforce knowledge and skills in areas of child maltreatment recognition and reporting.




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