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Nearly 635,000 New Mexican Adults Have Prediabetes: Only One In Five Knows It

Nearly 635,000 New Mexican Adults Have Prediabetes: Only One In Five Knows It

This test asks you to answer a few quick questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Your results are reported as a score indicating low or high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Diabetes Prevention and Control Program encourages residents to both learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and take preventive steps to potentially reduce developing the disease….

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Rep. Ben Ray Luján to Lead Panel Discussion On Opioid Crisis and Host Naloxone Training Session

Rep. Ben Ray Luján to Lead Panel Discussion On Opioid Crisis and Host Naloxone Training Session

[SANTA FE, NM] – On Friday, November 10th  Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) will moderate a panel discussion by local leaders on the opioid crisis in northern New Mexico. The panel discussion will be preceded by a training session on the use of naloxone. Both events will take place at the Carlos F. Vigil Middle School in Española, New Mexico…   

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Don’t Miss Your Chance: Get Health Insurance Between Now and Dec 15

Don’t Miss Your Chance: Get Health Insurance Between Now and Dec 15

Although the Trump administration and Republican leadership in Congress have stated their intent to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act (Obama Care), the healthcare law which provides coverage for over 20 million Americans remains the law.  Healthcare benefits under the law will remain available until at least Jan. 2019, and any eligible citizen may apply for healthcare coverage during the “Open Enrollment” period from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017…

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday

This Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Rio Arriba Sheriff’s Office, the Espanola Department of Public Safety and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to …

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Congressman Lujan Tours HOY Recovery Campus in Velarde

Congressman Lujan Tours HOY Recovery Campus in Velarde

At the invitation of Rio Arriba County, Congressman Ben Ray Lujan spent the better part of Monday morning touring the County’s expansive 31-acre campus managed by HOY Recovery Programs Inc. Here consumers undertake an intensive but compassionate ninety day treatment program developed from evidence-based models as well as traditional healing approaches.  The Congressman heard directly from County leaders, HOY staff and most importantly from resident consumers themselves during his visit…

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PBS TV Show Features & Praises Rio Arriba Response to Opioid Epidemic

PBS TV Show Features & Praises Rio Arriba Response to Opioid Epidemic

ESPAÑOLA – In the late 1990s, Rio Arriba became the first county in the US to be struck by the now-familiar national opioid epidemic. Since that time, County Government through the Rio Arriba Community Health Council and its member agencies, have come together to develop what advocates call a cutting-edge public health response. This response has resulted in documented double-digit reductions in opioid overdose deaths and improved responses. These results have attracted national attention and will be featured in a nationally broadcast television show.
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Presbyterian Española Hospital Staff Visit Chimayo Elementary For Annual Day Of Service

Presbyterian Española Hospital Staff Visit Chimayo Elementary For Annual Day Of Service

CHIMAYO – On Oct. 4, Presbyterian Espanola Hospital staff members visited Chimayo Elementary School to share fun activities related to the benefits of healthy eating, avoiding smoking and exercising as part of Presbyterian’s sixth annual “Day of Service”.

More than 450 Presbyterian Healthcare Services’ staff and leaders statewide spent the day…