Health

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.

Flu claims life of elderly El Paso woman, number of deaths rises to 15

The number of flu-related deaths has now risen to fifteen, the El Paso Department o Public Health confirmed Thursday. The latest death was an elderly woman with a confirmed underlying medical condition.

Texas scientists grow lungs

For the first time, scientists in Texas have successfully grown human lungs in a lab.

Flu claims life of El Paso woman, marks 14th death this season

The City of El Paso's Department of Public Health announced that a middle-aged woman has become the city's 14th flu-related fatality.

Interactive: a look at Texas' uninsured and Obamacare enrollment

For more than a decade, Texas has maintained the highest rate of people without health insurance in the nation. Currently, more than 6 million Texans don't have health insurance.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The New Mexico Department of Health is teaming up with the Office of African American Affairs, African American Health and Social Services, and other partners to promote "Two Seven" National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which is Febr

The Affordable Care Act and what it means for Small Business

The City of Las Cruces will host a presentation by the U.S. Small Business Administration on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) beginning at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.