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Identifying Skin Cancer Early Provides Positive Outcome For Patient

Thanks to CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic’s volunteer dermatologist, Dr. Enrique Batres, one recent patient was able to have a skin rash diagnosed and prevent a rare type of skin cancer from developing. A 26-year-old woman came to the clinic for a persistent rash that she had had for several months and was not improving.  “At…

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The Next Chapter

In October 2019, Dirima Caridad de Pacheco and her husband moved from Venezuela to the U.S. to be with her daughter and granddaughter, who were already living here.  Since March, she has been taking English classes with Norma Vargas at CHRISTUS Learning Center. “I have a teacher who goes beyond expectations to help students learn…

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Small Donations Make A Major Difference

Random donations can often mean more than a donor realizes. Over the last couple of months on two separate occasions, CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic has received donations of both walkers and wheelchairs. While a call was not put out for these specific items, they became a silent blessing.  One day, two walkers were dropped…

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The First Line Of Care For Schools

At CHRISTUS School Clinics, care can often go beyond a band-aid. For some of our School Clinic medical assistants, their care made a vital impact on the teachers and students of the schools they serve. The clinic at St. Mary of the Purification Catholic School serves the needs of Pre-K students to those in the…

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Developing Life Skills For Independence

For Jesse Jaynes, UTMB-Galveston’s collaborations with area non-profits led her to CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread. Jaynes is pursuing her doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Occupational therapy is a holistic, client-centered profession that assists individuals in performing occupations, such as getting dressed, brushing teeth and hair, social situations and more. “An OT addresses the physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual factors that affect…

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