Health

Smart people buy generic brands

It is a question all of us face in the medicine aisles of our supermarket or pharmacy: should we fork over more to buy a brand name product or should we get the generic instead?

New Mexico Department of Health reports new plague case

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting a case of plague in a 43-year-old woman from Rio Arriba County who is currently hospitalized. Confirmatory testing was conducted at the Department’s Scientific Laboratory Division.

Three things you can do for a healthier life

We all know that eating right and getting enough exercise are the keys to staying fit but there are things you can do, overnight, that can get you on the right track to having a healthier life.

New developments into Alzheimer's disease

Your sense of smell could be an indication of Alzheimer's disease. Scientists said new research shows that a decreased ability to correctly identify odors could associated with the loss of brain cell function.

How to sooth your infant during teething

If you've ever been a parent of a newborn, you know about teething. Developing new teeth can make a little one very uncomfortable.

A five year plan to reduce the asthma burden in New Mexico

The New Mexico Council on Asthma (NMCOA) and the New Mexico Department of Health are pleased to announce the recent publication of a five-year plan to be used as a guide to reduce the burden of asthma and improve asthma outcomes in New Mexico.&

Department State Health Services urges precautions as West Nile Season nears

The Texas Department of State Health Services advises the public to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites that may lead to West Nile illness. As we enter the warmer months, the risk of exposure to virus-carrying mosquitoes increases.

You're invited to celebrate National Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 28 is National Fitness Day and you are invited to participate.

361 cases of mumps in central Ohio

 Health authorities indicated Friday there have been 361 cases of mumps in central Ohio, a significantly higher number than was reported just a few weeks ago.

In ACA foster youth provision, Texas faces tough task

Among the more popular aspects of the Affordable Care Act is a provision that allows young people to stay on their parents’ health insurance plan until age 26.

Smoking joints may cause specific abnormalities

Many people think smoking an occasional marijuana joint is okay but a new study suggests otherwise. Researchers enrolled 40 college students in the trial. Twenty smoked marijuana at least once a week, and the others not at all.

El Paso Children's Hospital CEO Resigns

The CEO of El Paso Children's Hospital has resigned. Larry Duncan says he is retiring.

Former hospital technician behind bogus mammogram results gets jail time

A former Georgia hospital technician was sentenced to up to six months in prison after pleading guilty to manipulating the mammogram records of 1,289 patients.

Ebola goes viral in city with 2M residents, experts hope it doesn't go global

It took only moments to feel the impact of what was happening here.

A local hospital is unveiling a new state of the art operating room

Sierra Medical Center is unveiling a new hybrid operating room. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Monday at 11 a.m. for the new Magellan Robotic Endovascular System.