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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month; New Mexico Proclaims February is Children’s Oral Health Month

Posted by on February 16th, 2017 0 comments

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, raising awareness for parents and children about how to keep their smiles white and their teeth clean. Recognizing the importance of oral health, especially among children who need to create good habits, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez proclaimed February 2017 as Children’s Oral Health Month for the state…. Read More »

Posted in: Community Engagement, K-12, New Mexico, Public Health

Feb

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Drinking and Painkillers Can Be a Dangerous Combo, Especially Among Seniors

Posted by on February 14th, 2017 0 comments

You may often see a warning not to drink on a painkiller’s prescription label—but what exactly can happen if you do drink alcohol while taking painkillers? Well when strong opioid painkillers are mixed with alcohol, it can cause a serious, potentially deadly respiratory response. One common side effect, that can be fatal, of opioids is… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Feb

07

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Don’t Fat Shame: You’re Doing More Harm Than Good

Posted by on February 7th, 2017 0 comments

Making fun of a person’s weight, often called “fat shaming,” is probably not going to motivate a person to lose weight. In fact, it will most likely raise their risk of heart disease and other health problems. Rebecca Pearl, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and study leader,… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Data, Mental Health, Public Health

Jan

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New Research Shows Breast Cancer Precursor Treatment Causes Women to Live Longer

Posted by on January 31st, 2017 0 comments

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the most common form of non-invasive breast cancer and is non-life-threatening. However, DCIS can actually be a precursor to worse breast cancer later on. It can increase the risk of developing invasive breast cancer; patients are at a higher risk of developing a new breast cancer than a patient… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries), Patient Safety, Public Health, Research

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January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

Posted by on January 26th, 2017 0 comments

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month and several states in our region want to inform residents about what can be done. In the U.S., birth defects affect 1 in 33 babies and cause 1 in 5 infant deaths every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the National Birth Defects Prevention Network… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Health Literacy, Oklahoma, Public Health, Resources

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