Health

A local hospital is unveiling a new state of the art operating room

Sierra Medical Center is unveiling a new hybrid operating room. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Monday at 11 a.m. for the new Magellan Robotic Endovascular System.

Child obesity rates continue to rise

It appears the childhood obesity problem is ballooning upward. A new study from Jama Pediatrics said the percentage of overweight and obese children in the U.S. has been rising over the past 15 years.

Lower Valley Health Fair this weekend

The largest and longest-running health fair in our region is taking place this weekend. Every year the Lower Valley Health Fair in Socorro provides free information, services, and screenings to more than 4,000 attendees.

Warning of Salmonella risk in baby chicks, other poultry

The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Livestock Board are again warning families that plan to purchase baby chicks or other baby birds this spring to use extreme caution in order to avoid Salmonella infection, especially if buy

Elderly man is El Paso's 18th flu-related death this season

The number of flu-related deaths in El Paso County has now reached 18 for this season.

As abortion clinics close, student creates travel fund

Lenzi Sheible is well versed on Texas' divisive abortion debate.

UMC distingushed as Texas Ten Step hospital for breastfeding mothers

The University Medical Center of El Paso has once again been distinguished as a Texas Ten Step hospital for its efforts in encouraging young mothers to breastfeed their newborns and infants.

Tobacco free kids day

Every day in the United States, more than 3,200 children under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette and it is estimated that 5.6 million of these youth will die prematurely from a smoking-related illness.

Community invited to attend local health fair

You are invited to attend a health fair at Mesita Elementary School in West El Paso. There will be wellness screenings for allergies, cholesterol, blood glucose and more.

Flu death toll in El Paso area reaches seventeen

The number of flu-related deaths in El Paso has now reached seventeen, which has now matched the number of death's related to the H1N1 virus in 2009's pandemic.