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Jan

19

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New Mexico Sees Four Cases of Whooping Cough

Posted by on January 19th, 2017 0 comments

New Mexico is seeing its largest cluster of whooping cough cases in infants since 2013. So far, four infants from Eddy, Curry, Rio Arriba and San Juan have a confirmed case. The cases have all been reported in infants under six months old. “Whooping cough is very contagious and can cause serious cough illness―especially in… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries), Health Literacy, New Mexico, Public Health

Jan

12

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SCR Regional Highlight: Texas Colonias See Increased Health Problems

Posted by on January 12th, 2017 0 comments

Colonias. If you’re from a border state, you may be quite familiar with this word, as it is generally used to describe unsanitary or unsafe housing located along the border between the U.S. and Mexico. In Texas, colonias date back to at least the 1950s; developed as unincorporated subdivisions because the land was agriculturally worthless,… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Rural Health, SCR Regional Highlight, Texas

Jan

10

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Tuberculosis Diagnoses Increase for First Time in 23 Years

Posted by on January 10th, 2017 0 comments

While you may not think tuberculosis (TB) is a concern for yourself and your family, many people in the U.S. suffer with it, and for the first time in 23 years, the U.S. saw an increase in diagnosed cases in 2015. There were 9,557 cases total and it affected 27 states and the District of… Read More »

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

Jan

05

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Curbing Overdose Deaths is a Priority for New Mexico

Posted by on January 5th, 2017 0 comments

Last year, the opioid epidemic was brought to the forefront of health issues facing Americans. It was announced that in 2014, more people died of drug overdoses than in any other year on record. In 2016, the Surgeon General also released a landmark report regarding addiction in America—it is the first of its kind. In… Read More »

Posted in: New Mexico, Public Health

Jan

03

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Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot Yet?

Posted by on January 3rd, 2017 0 comments

It’s not too late! While fall and 2016 have ended, winter has just begun, as of Dec. 21. There’s still nearly three months of cold weather ahead, which we generally associate with flu season. The flu can be a serious threat to any person and persons who contract the virus can be hospitalized—nearly 970,000 Americans… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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