Health

What you Burn Matters: Minimize the Risk

During the winter, many New Mexicans use their wood-burning stoves to stay warm. Residential wood smoke is the main source of fine particle pollution causing poor air quality inside the home.

More flu deaths in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Health confirms more flu deaths for the 2013-2014 season. New deaths reported are a 79-year-old man and a 73-year -old man from Bernalillo County and a 45-year-old man from Rio Arriba County.

NM seeing higher flu hospitalization rates for 18-64 year olds

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today that hospital rates among those aged 18-64 years are higher this flu season compared to last season.

Borderland flu death toll rises to four

The City of El Paso's Department of Health announced that the number of flu-related deaths in El Paso has risen to four this flu season.

Department of Health Hosts Las Cruces Flu Vaccination Clinic

The New Mexico Department of Health Las Cruces Public Health Office reminds residents of its upcoming flu vaccination clinic.

Flu season may be heading toward peak

An additional 10 states reported widespread seasonal flu activity last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Providers Face Obstacles in New Women's Health Program

 

First confirmed flu-related death in El Paso County

El Paso's Department of Public Health confirmed the first flu-related death in El Paso this season on Wednesday morning.

Research into treatment of mystery stomach disorder proves few benefits

Researchers at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso were hoping to solve a mysterious stomach disorder, and their findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week.

January flu shot clinics in Las Cruces

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Dona Ana County Health Services Center will host in January two flu shot clinics at the St. Genevieve Catholic Church Parish Hall, 1025 E Las Cruces Ave.

You may not be better off after knee surgery

Patients who underwent simulated knee surgery fared just as well as those who got the real deal, according to a new study that's raising eyebrows about the most common orthopedic procedure performed in the United States.

Department of Health Encourages Adult Vaccination

Pneumococcal disease, caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, is one of the most common causes of pneumonia among New Mexicans.

NMSU encourages New Mexicans to participate in Small Steps to Health

New Mexico State University's Extension Family and Consumer Science department is encouraging New Mexicans to join a national online program to help accomplish their health and personal finance resolutions.

New Mexico Department of Health to Host Flu Shot Clinics

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Dona Ana County Health Services Center will host in December two a flu shot clinics at the St. Genevieve Catholic Church Parish Hall, 1025 E Las Cruces Ave.

Freaky Friday: A list of weird Friday the 13th events

Many people are truly terrified of Friday the 13th. It’s a real fear.