Health

El Paso Public Health confirms 2nd case of West Nile

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health announced today that a second person has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) infection. This second case involves an elderly man who resides within the 79907 zip code area.

Immunize El Paso encourages back to school kids with up-to-date vaccinations

Back-to-school season is here. Time for parents to gather supplies and back packs. It’s also the perfect time to make sure your kids are up to date on their vaccines.

Las Cruces host back-to-school immunization clinics

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Las Cruces Central Public Health Office will be hosting back-to-school immunization clinics at the Cineport 10 Movie Theater in the Mesilla Valley Mall, 700 S. Telshor Blvd on the following dates:

More benefits from Aspirin

A new study suggests an aspirin a day may keep several types of cancer away. Researchers reported that taking low-dose aspirin for 10-years could cut the risk of colon, stomach or esophageal cancer in some cases by half.

Now is the time to rethink your drink

Hot temperatures mean more people are spending time outdoors and being active, both reasons to pay attention to proper hydration in the summer. Think you got all of your facts straight when it comes to your H2O IQ?

Smart people buy generic brands

It is a question all of us face in the medicine aisles of our supermarket or pharmacy: should we fork over more to buy a brand name product or should we get the generic instead?

New Mexico Department of Health reports new plague case

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting a case of plague in a 43-year-old woman from Rio Arriba County who is currently hospitalized. Confirmatory testing was conducted at the Department’s Scientific Laboratory Division.

Three things you can do for a healthier life

We all know that eating right and getting enough exercise are the keys to staying fit but there are things you can do, overnight, that can get you on the right track to having a healthier life.

New developments into Alzheimer's disease

Your sense of smell could be an indication of Alzheimer's disease. Scientists said new research shows that a decreased ability to correctly identify odors could associated with the loss of brain cell function.

How to sooth your infant during teething

If you've ever been a parent of a newborn, you know about teething. Developing new teeth can make a little one very uncomfortable.

A five year plan to reduce the asthma burden in New Mexico

The New Mexico Council on Asthma (NMCOA) and the New Mexico Department of Health are pleased to announce the recent publication of a five-year plan to be used as a guide to reduce the burden of asthma and improve asthma outcomes in New Mexico.&

Department State Health Services urges precautions as West Nile Season nears

The Texas Department of State Health Services advises the public to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites that may lead to West Nile illness. As we enter the warmer months, the risk of exposure to virus-carrying mosquitoes increases.

You're invited to celebrate National Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 28 is National Fitness Day and you are invited to participate.

361 cases of mumps in central Ohio

 Health authorities indicated Friday there have been 361 cases of mumps in central Ohio, a significantly higher number than was reported just a few weeks ago.

In ACA foster youth provision, Texas faces tough task

Among the more popular aspects of the Affordable Care Act is a provision that allows young people to stay on their parents’ health insurance plan until age 26.