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Health & Well Being
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You might have seen her walking along Triviz, first using a walker and now strutting along to loud music, or doing a “chair dance” in the driver’s seat of her beat-up Ford Escape but there’s a method to her madness. more
Our blood sugar level is one of those individual health numbers that it’s important for us to know when it comes to staying on top of our health. It measures the amount of sugar, or glucose, present in our blood at any given time. more
Two Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurses at Memorial Medical Center (MMC) were honored in November with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for their selfless and live-saving actions, MMC said in a news release. more
Bridge to Health (BtH), a newly created community health and wellness program, launched Nov. 8 in New Mexico with a goal of expanding access to resources that enable better health through collaboration, education and community engagement, BtH said in a news release. more
Let’s take a little walk back in time to 2007 when the NM Medical Cannabis Program was established. At that time, there were few licensed growers or dispensaries. The few dispensaries that existed mostly had flower for smoking. more
BeWellnm, began the open enrollment period for 2022 Nov. 1, the New Mexico health insurance exchange said in a news release. Open enrollment continues through Jan. 15, 2022. For those who enroll by Dec. 23, coverage will begin Jan. 1, 2022. Those who enroll by Jan. 15, 2022 will have coverage beginning Feb. 1. more
I’m learning how supply chains affect more than just buying toilet paper. This week, Tracy tried to make an appointment for an eye exam. The next available appointment is in April. Many of us are scheduling long postponed doctor visits. That’s true. But April? Why such a long backlog? more
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the U.S., behind only skin cancers. more
La Clinica de Familia will host a free trunk or treat and Covid-19 vaccine event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 30, at its office at 575 S. Alameda Blvd., La Clinica said in a news release. more
Living right in the Borderland, we enjoy Mexican food any time of any day. We listen to Latinx music on the radio and watch Spanish language programming on TV. New Mexico is an officially designated bilingual state. more
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) is contributing $100,000 as part of its Covid-19 Community Collaborative Grant Fund to address the immediate needs of New Mexicans impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, including $10,000 to Las Cruces-based Jardin de los Niños program for children and families struggling with homelessness. more
Effective April 1, 2022, recreational use of cannabis will be officially legal in New Mexico. Law enforcement and the mental health community are preparing as well. It will take time but New Mexicans will benefit from the legalization efforts. more
The Doña Ana County Crisis Triage Center (CTC) has seen about 40 guests since the facility opened earlier this year, CTC Clinical Director Jess Spohn said. more
In life we have to give up some things to get better things. It’s called “delayed gratification,” and it’s one of those secrets to a successful life that even many adults don’t comprehend. So too in golf, there are things we need to let go of in order to make gains in ability and outcomes. If we want to get better, we are challenged to give up those attitudes and behavior patterns that are holding us back. We must be able to put aside certain beliefs, habits and actions that are no longer serving us well. Let’s examine some of what we should let go of. more
A trio of older women who work out at a Las Cruces gym are making an impact in the sport of weightlifting and they are doing it the natural way. Felica Hale, Storm Sermay and Roberta Stathis set or tied numerous national or state records at the Summer Nationals in Roswell this summer. The event was sponsored by the Natural Athlete Strength Association, which offers competitive weightlifting in a drug-free environment. more
A cannabis dispensary has opened in Las Cruces at 1405 S. Valley Drive. It’s in the same shopping center with Village Inn restaurant, near the intersection of Valley and Avenida de Mesilla. Green Goods opened Aug. 18. The company is a subsidiary of Goodness Growth Holdings, Inc., which defines itself as “a physician-led, science-focused cannabis company and IP (intellectual property) incubator.” more
Camilla, a first-grader is amusing herself with her mother’s phone while Mom tries on clothes at the store. She recognizes a message from Dad and answers it. Soon Camilla is shouting into the dressing room, “Mom, how do you spell ‘shopping’?” Camilla is a reluctant reader with little confidence. Now she is happily texting with Dad and asking for help in deciphering his messages. Another win for social media. Now what? Will an early introduction to the seductions of text messages interfere with future learning? According to a Neilson survey, the average American teen texts 3,339 messages per month. more
The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reminded New Mexicans that the federal Food and Drug Administration has given full approval to the Pfizer vaccine for individuals aged 16 and older. The vaccine remains on Emergency Use Authorization for individuals 12-15, the news release said. more
Epiphany Dermatology’s Sun Bus will be in Las Cruces to conduct free skin exams 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the parking lot in front of Epiphany Dermatology of Las Cruces, 141 N. Roadrunner Parkway, Suite 228, in the Sonoma Ranch Plaza. more
The New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service’s (CES) stress and resilience team offers third installment in its webinar series this fall. more
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