October 2020

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Bone and Joint Action Week

Maverick County Hospital District will be observing Bone and Joint Action Week from October 12-20. During this time, MCHD and Orthopedic Surgeon Andre L. Thomas, MD encourages everyone to get checked. Disorders including arthritis, back pain, trauma, pediatric conditions, and osteoporosis often cripple those afflicted. Through collaborative efforts, we must assure that our patients are […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Maverick County Hospital District is observing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October. MCHD healthcare providers recommend all women over the age of 40 years old to get annual mammograms. Although breast cancer generally strikes women, it also affects men. Through its Breast and Cervical Cancer Service Program, MCHD offers individuals assistance related to these

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Malnutrition Awareness Week

Malnutrition is a serious condition that affects millions of individuals across the nation. Throughout the month of October, Maverick County Hospital District will raise awareness of malnutrition and promote the crucial role of registered dietitian nutritionists in identifying and treating this condition. The goal of Malnutrition Awareness Week (Oct 5-9) is to educate healthcare professionals

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers. Maverick County Hospital District is observing Mental Illness Awareness Week from October 4-10 with other participants across the country in order to raise awareness to the issue

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National Latino AIDS Day

Maverick County Hospital District is observing National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) on Tuesday, October 15. The annual observance focuses on increasing awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the Hispanic/Latino population in the United States. MCHD joins the NLAAD campaign to help promote HIV testing and support services in our community, including access to

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National Physician Assistant Week

Maverick County Hospital District is celebrating National Physician Assistant Week from October 6-12, 2020. During this time, Maverick County Hospital District is highlighting the important role that mid-level practitioners play in our clinical structure. Individuals such as Hilda De Leon, PA-C, Elizabeth Martinez-Alamillo PA-C, Isela Segura, PA-C, Denise Nemeth, MPAS, PA-C, and Mary P. Arth,

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