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UNM Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Clinic making a difference

UNM Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Clinic making a difference

By Michael Haederle | July 10, 2015
It’s a typical Monday morning in the pediatric cardiology clinic at UNM Hospital. Parents from all over New Mexico bring their children here to be seen for a host of heart problems – including congenital defects like holes in the heart, under-developed heart chambers or blocked valves.
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Partners in practice: former patient inspired to care for others

Partners in practice: former patient inspired to care for others

By Cindy Foster | June 25, 2015
UNM pediatric oncologist Stuart Winter, MD, was pleasantly surprised recently when he encountered former patient Courtney Nelson at UNM Hospital, where she is now a colleague. The encounter was a far cry from their first, when an 11-year-old Nelson was newly diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer mainly seen in children.
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UNMH Pediatric Emergency Department to host free car seat fitting station

UNMH Pediatric Emergency Department to host free car seat fitting station

June 24, 2015
The UNM Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department, in collaboration with Safer New Mexico Now, will host a car seat fitting station July 3 from 9 a.m. -noon at Albuquerque Fire Department #3, 141 Girard NE. Through this program, parents and caregivers receive hands-on instruction from certified child-passenger safety technicians who will examine each child safety seat for correct use, installation and recalls. This service is free and there will be fun safety activities on hand for children. To make an appointment, call 272-5314.
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Warmer weather signals start of snake season

Warmer weather signals start of snake season

June 17, 2015
The most important first-aid tip if bitten by a snake is to call the NM Poison Center and get to the nearest hospital right away. “Do not try any other first-aid methods because they are often useless and may cause more harm,” cautions Dr. Steven Seifert, medical director of the New Mexico Poison Center.
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