Health

Española Police search for missing man

ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – The Española Police Department has issued a Missing Endangered Advisory for 58-year-old Charles Martinez. Martinez is described as being five-feet-eleven-inches tall, weighs 265 pounds, and has brown and gray hair and brown eyes.

New Mexico confirms second COVID-19 case with B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health on Tuesday announced the state’s second COVID-19 case with the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant. This case is a close household contact of the first case, announced on Wednesday, January 13. The female in her 30’s has experienced mild symptoms and has not required

NMDOH investigate wound botulism case in Eddy County

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating a confirmed case and a suspected case of wound botulism in Eddy County. According to NMDOH, a 28-year-old man in Eddy County is hospitalized with wound botulism. They say the suspected source of infection was caused by black tar heroin.

New COVID-19 Variant In Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has reported its first known case of a person infected with the new variant of the coronavirus. State and local health officials said the patient is a Houston-area man between the age of 30 and 40 who has no known travel history. Harris County officials

Patient And Therapist Talk Mental Health Care In Pandemic

 The coronavirus pandemic has taken a terrible toll on mental well-being as people cope with isolation, fear and uncertainty. KUNM’s Megan Kamerick talked with Ryan Williamson about his decision to seek therapy for the first time, and clinical psychologist Dr. Gerald Chavez for a segment that originally aired on our

Vaccine rollout: What you need to know

State health officials say planning continues for next phase of rollout As COVID-19 vaccine development and rollout continues across the country, KOAT has found how it’s going right here in New Mexico. New Mexico Department of Health Secretary-designate Dr. Tracie Collins fielded an onslaught of vaccine questions Wednesday.

LISTEN: Roadrunner Food Bank Adapts To Rising Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted New Mexico’s economy leading to rising food insecurity in the state. Sonya Warwick, communications officer with Roadrunner Food Bank shares how the organization has responded.