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Lawmakers wrap up busy legislative session

23 Views   After a 60-day session in the roundhouse, the governor says a lot was accomplished — other lawmakers say more could have been done. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) had a lot to say about what has been done this year. Bills involving CYFD and gun control have been

New Mexico among worst states for flu

70 Views   Health experts explain why you should vaccinate for flu this year — especially in New Mexico The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nationally, more than 25 million people have been affected this flu season. New Mexico has been no exception.

Health officials offer insight into new childhood obesity guidelines

116 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New guidelines for treating childhood obesity were recently released and health officials are offering new insight into what it means. The guidelines come as, according to the CDC, obesity affects 15 million children and teens. The New Mexico Department of Health says we’re one of 38 states with an

Newest COVID-19 variant XBB.1.5 spreading

82 Views   The variant is called XBB.1.5 and it’s a subvariant of Omicron A new COVID-19 variant is spreading throughout the U.S. and causing some concern in New Mexico. The variant is called XBB.1.5, and it’s a subvariant of Omicron.

Anxiety disorders added as condition for medical cannabis in New Mexico

106 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials in New Mexico have approved anxiety disorders as a qualifying condition under the state’s medical marijuana program. When approving the move, the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Advisory Board cited that up to 25 percent of New Mexico’s adult population could be experiencing

Could we also see triage tents at Presbyterian and Lovelace?

107 Views   “We’re doing everything we can to take care of the community,” Dr. Jason Mitchell, chief medical officer at Presbyterian Healthcare Services, said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Local hospitals are scrambling to keep up with resources after a surge of patients, and efforts are now including inflatable tents.

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