El Paso-centric info and commentary from the Center of North America

Archive for August 25th, 2009

If you don’t learn anything about health care, at this point, it’s your own fault

Three opportunities for people to learn and/or debate and/or make noise (at UTEP, with state Sen. Shapleigh, and with Conservative Grassroots EP), presented in order as they came in to the NPT Inbox, most recent first:

AMA, NMA and NHMA Presidents Gather at UTEP to Discuss Health Care Disparities; AMA and NMA headed by UTEP alumni

As the debate over national health care reform gains momentum, The University of Texas at El Paso will welcome the presidents of the nation’s leading physicians’ organizations to discuss health care disparities and border health issues.

The American Medical Association’s Commission to End Health Care Disparities will hold a three-day meeting from Wednesday, Sept. 2 through Friday, Sept. 4 on the UTEP campus.

Dr. James Rohack, president of the American Medical Association (AMA); Dr. Willarda Edwards, president of the National Medical Association (NMA); and Dr. Elena Rios, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) will attend the meeting, which will focus on health care along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

August 25, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Rats! Err,rodents! So until it’s cleaned up and inspected, no cafeteria food at South Loop Elementary

From the NPT Inbox:

UPDATED Aug. 26:

Officials with the City’s Food Inspection Program re-inspected South Loop Elementary today. Inspectors found a few rodent droppings in the food service facility. The school is continuing to take corrective measures to come into compliance with food safety regulations. Our inspectors are scheduled to conduct another inspection of the facility on Monday (Aug. 31, 2009).

August 25, 2009 Department of Public Health For Immediate Release

Food Inspection of South Loop Elementary

El Paso – The Food Inspection Program of the City of El Paso Department of Public Health today is continuing with its inspection of South Loop Elementary, at 520 Southside Drive.

Officials with the Food Inspection program on Monday (Aug. 24, 2009), responded to a complaint about the sanitation of the campus’ food service facility. After a review of the premises, inspectors determine the facility had a rodent infestation.
Read the rest of this entry »

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

August 25, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Posted in Uncategorized