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Free Flu Shots Saturday, Oct. 7 At Presbyterian Española Hospital

Free Flu Shots Saturday, Oct. 7 At Presbyterian Española Hospital

ESPAÑOLA – Presbyterian Española Hospital, 1010 Spruce St., will provide FREE flu shots to the community in the hospital lobby during the Annual Health Fair and Flu Shot Clinic on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon or until the vaccine is gone…

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Behavior Therapy Can Help ADHD Treatment For Kids

Behavior Therapy Can Help ADHD Treatment For Kids

The number of children in New Mexico diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is increasing and the impact this has on our kids’ ability to succeed in school and beyond is a growing concern in New Mexico and many other states. Between 2003 and 2011 the CDC reports that the number of youth aged 4-17 in New Mexico that were diagnosed with ADHD is increasing, and indications are that diagnoses continue to increase. About half of young children 2 to 5 years of age receiving care for ADHD are not receiving psychological services, including the recommended treatment of behavior therapy, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

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Helping LANL Workers Access Free Medical Care

Helping LANL Workers Access Free Medical Care

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Working at a facility like Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Sandia National Laboratories brings a lot of benefits and career satisfaction. These facilities support our regional economy and provide fulfilling career opportunities that would not be available in our region without them. Tens of thousands of northern New Mexicans benefit from these facilities every day.

Yet, these jobs are not without risk. Workers who spend years at certain jobs at these facilities may be exposed to hazardous chemicals or substances that can negatively affect their health later in life…

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Free Well Water Testing For Pojoaque Area Residents

Free Well Water Testing For Pojoaque Area Residents

Did you miss the free water testing for Pojoaque Basin well owners on July 7 and 8, 2017?   If so, you now have another opportunity to have your well water tested at no cost.  Santa Fe County, in conjunction with the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH), are providing free water testing for residents in the Pojoaque Basin with private wells serving homes not connected to a public water utility.

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Cats, Bats, and Rabies: What NOT To Do When You Find A Bat

Cats, Bats, and Rabies: What NOT To Do When You Find A Bat

Tiki is a beautiful young cat who lives 15 minutes north of Espanola and loves to go outside. He is colored like a Siamese but his soft hair and broad head make him stand out in the crowd. 
Early Thursday morning, a week ago Tiki went inside after a short time outside and trotted into the bedroom where his owner was just getting out of bed.
Tiki’s owner saw her cat come into the room but noticed he was carrying something black and fuzzy…

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Republican “Trumpcare” Health Bill Would Harm Tribal Communities

Republican “Trumpcare” Health Bill Would Harm Tribal Communities

Recent efforts by Republicans in Congress and the Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with what is informally called “Trumpcare” has been drawing concern across New Mexico as it is projected to cause hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans to lose their health insurance. Republican leadership in the Senate has been attempting to amend the bill to garner enough votes to pass, but a new report from the Washington, DC-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is causing further concern with New Mexico’s Senators Udall and Heinrich…