Health

More Texans Purchase Health Plans in Online Marketplace

More people in Texas have purchased health plans through the embattled online insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act than in any other state, according to enrollment figures for October and November released Wednesday by the U

Third Documented Hantavirus Case in New Mexico for 2013

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 12-year-old boy from McKinley County died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). This is the third case of Hantavirus in New Mexico this year and the second death.

Behavioral Health is a Significant Factor in Potentially Preventable Hospital Readmissions

Mental health conditions and substance abuse disorders are a significant – and complex -- factor in potentially preventable readmissions to Texas hospitals.

Anthony Public Health Office Hosts Flu Shot Clinic

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Anthony Public Health Office will host its last flu shot clinic of the month on Wednesday, December 11th. The clinic is located at 865 N. Anthony Drive in Anthony.

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?