Health Minute: Glaucoma and birth control pills

Could long term use of birth control pills lead some women to lose their vision? A new study out this week says its possible, here's Holly Firfer with today's Health Minute.

Do you need to take statins to lower your cholesterol level?

It's a big change as far as treatment of high cholesterol, but how new treatment guidelines might affect you can be a bit murky.

Not on cholesterol meds? New guidelines may change that

If you're not on medicine to lower your cholesterol yet, you might be soon.

NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, according to his racing team.

180,000 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wrap products recalled

Glass Onion Catering has recalled more than 180,000 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wrap products with fully cooked chicken and ham that may be contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

Gov. Susana Martinez announce new nursing curriculum

Governor Susana Martinez and members of the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) will announce the establishment of a new common nursing curriculum for all of New Mexico’s higher education institutions.

Dental health of Soldiers improves

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov.

UMC is now an Advanced Primary Stroke Center

Two weeks after a rigorous on-site survey by the Joint Commission of University Medical Center of El Paso’s, the accrediting agency announced that the Medical Center meets or exceeds Joint Commission standards for certification as an Adva

Health Department encourages parents to talk to teens

October is dedicated to families starting the conversation about sexual health with their teenagers. The New Mexico Department of Health is participating in national “Let’s Talk Month.

Researchers uncover a trigger for Alzheimer's

Researchers have been working for decades to find a cure for Alzheimer's. Now, they may have uncovered a trigger for the disease.

Study: Drinking too much coffee can be harmful to health

A lot of people drink a cup of coffee or two to get them going everyday, but a new study suggests too much coffee on a daily basis can shorten your life. So how much is too much coffee?

Longevity vs. Quality of Life

El Pasoans have an average life expectancy of 75 years old, according to world life expectancy report, women in the sun city live up to the age of 82 and men up to 76, doctor Hector Ocaranza says that the statistics are good but there's sti

Physicians group labels obesity a disease

One word could have a big impact on the way doctors treat obesity in the United States.

Scoliosis hasn't stopped top female golfer

(CNN) -- I was an 11-year-old girl with my heart set on playing golf when my scoliosis was diagnosed by my orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Gary Brock.

World Cancer Day aims to break away from stereotypes

A number of countries marked World Cancer Day on Monday, February 4th and one expert said more must be done to debunk myths about the disease. One myth is cancer only affects rich countries but that is not the case.