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Arizona Mexico Commission Progress

By | February 10th, 2012|General|

I’m writing this from my hotel room in Rocky Point- after a long day (and night) of the inter Plenary Session.  The 2 day conference started Thursday and goes through tonight.  We meet twice a year- it’s basically an opportunity for us to form partnerships across the border and to develop regional approaches to things like [...]

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Building a Healthier Border

By | October 28th, 2011|General|

You can think of the border public health advocacy network as a binational matrix of public health partners that collaborate to improve conditions along the US-Mexico border.  The network includes national organizations like the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission along with state based partnerships like the Arizona-Mexico Commission and the annual U.S.-Mexico Border Governor’s Conference.  Community based binational partnerships [...]

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Guillain Barré Investigation Update

By | August 5th, 2011|General|

Last month I told you about a rare cluster of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) along the US-Mexico border near Yuma, AZ.  Since then, we’ve identified 8 more cases for a total of 24 (7 in AZ, 17 in Sonora).  GBS is a rare condition that results in paralysis of the legs, but can sometimes affect the arms and [...]

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Border Health Partnerships

By | July 12th, 2011|General, Licensing, Preparedness, Prevention|

A few weeks ago I blogged about the June plenary session of the Arizona Mexico Commission called Arizona & Sonora: Gateway for Innovation.  The conference provided an opportunity to move forward a bi-national agenda supported by Arizona and Sonora.  The health committee discussed regional approaches to valley fever surveillance, burn patient infrastructure, substance abuse, TB, border [...]

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Guillain Barre

By | July 11th, 2011|General|

A couple of folks from the CDC have been in Arizona this week to help us (and Sonora) to investigate an unusual number of cases (8 in Arizona and 8 in Sonora) of Guillain Barre syndrome .  The Arizona cases are in the Yuma area.  It’s a rare condition that rarely (but occasionally) happens several days after [...]

Baja Health Tourism

By | February 22nd, 2010|General|

The Mexican Federal Government announced a new policy this week to promote medical tourism in Mexico. Medical tourism is when you go abroad for medical care.  Their goal is to encourage U.S. residents (with an initial focus on the uninsured) to travel to Mexico for their medical needs, generating jobs and investment.  Another objective is [...]

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