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Beating Breast Cancer with a Vaccine?

October 21, 2013

Every October we are reminded of the nasty flu bug, but more importantly what we can do about it. Our annual Don’t Bug Me campaign educates the public on the importance of hand washing and flu shots to help from getting sick during the cold and flu season. While it is not 100 percent effective in preventing the flu, the flu vaccination is one of our strongest defenses today. Could the...

How much do your eyes tell about your stroke risk?

October 18, 2013

In a way, eyes are a reverse two-way mirror. The majority of the time, we are using them to look out into the world to see what is going on and consume that information. Sight is one of our five senses to help us understand our surroundings and how to respond. Our eyes can also help us look inward to see and understand what is going on with our health. Researchers are using that information to...

Printing Food and the Impact on the American Diet

October 15, 2013

What started with a project at Cornell University in 2011 has skyrocketed, literally. NASA recently announced they were funding a $125,000 grant to build a prototype 3-D printer that could print pizza in space for future missions, possibly to Mars, where NASA says a 520-day food supply would be needed. The 3-D printer, they believe, could provide astronauts...

Traveling High for World’s Largest Balloon Fiesta

October 09, 2013

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has once again taken flight, drawing in more than 500,000 visitors, representing 18 countries in the sky. More than 550 balloons inflate in the dark early hours of mornings of the nine-day fiesta to reveal the Sandia Mountain horizon glittered with vibrant colors and shapes. Albuquerque’s altitude ranges from just under 5,000 feet...

Do you know your risk of developing breast cancer?

October 04, 2013

If you are under the age of 40, should breast cancer be on your radar? Are you high risk or moderate risk or little risk? With 7 percent of all breast cancer cases diagnosed before the recommended first mammogram at the age of 40, knowing your risk can lead to early detection and treatment. Recent data has found that the number of cases of breast cancer among women under 40 is...