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Flu Shots: Your Questions Answered

September 24, 2012

Even though it is only September, it is time to start thinking about getting a flu shot. Did you know flu outbreaks begin as early as October, though the height of flu season typically does not occur until February? If you have concerns about the flu shot, here are some common questions we have answered for you. Consult with your physician about your specific needs this flu season.  Every...

New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards

September 24, 2012

The New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards recognize excellence in nursing practice and honor nurses for the contributions they make to their organizations, communities and the state. There are three types of awards: • Nursing Excellence Awards recognize excellence in practice and leadership in 20 specialty categories plus the Distinguished Nurse of the Year Award.• The Nursing Legend Award...

Obesity in New Mexico

September 21, 2012

Did you know that more than half of adults in New Mexico will be obese by 2030?  This prediction is according to a new report by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), up from 26.3 percent in 2011. With this increase, New Mexico will rank as the 32nd fattest state in the nation. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, a reminder to...

iPhone 5 Release and Our Smartphone Addiction

September 21, 2012

One of the biggest news stories today is the release of the iPhone 5. Apple is calling it “the biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone.” While some fans across the country have been waiting outside stores since earlier this week, we thought we would look into our dependence on our smartphone devices and how this is really affecting our lives. Recently it was reported that our addiction to...

Millions of Americans with Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure

September 13, 2012

Take a look at the people around you at work, when you’re waiting in traffic or the next time you eat out.  It is likely a hidden danger is lurking. According to a new report from the CDC, one out of three Americans has high blood pressure and only half of those have it under control. That means more than 30 million Americans are at an increased risk for potentially fatal heart attacks and...