Dr. Bruce Fisch, a UNM neurologist and director of the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, talks with patient Claire Preble. The center, established in 2007, is the only one of its kind in New Mexico.
Dr. Steve McLaughlin, chair of the UNM Department of Emergency Medicine and an avid runner, says that with proper planning, it's possible to exercise safely during heat waves.
UNMH emergency room doctors say dehydration is a common problem they see in the summer months. High temperatures, low humidity and high winds in the Southwest all contribute to fluid losses, which are often not recognized by participants who are focused on participating in their activity.
Students raised $1,500 from a recent bake sale on UNM HSC campus.
In 2011 UNM College of Nursing students took their first trip to this clinic in Western Kenya.
UNM Lifeguard, the first air medical flight program to transport patients in New Mexico, recently hosted an open house to showcase its newest aircraft, this Beechcraft King Air B200. The plane, owned by SevenBar Aviation and leased to Lifeguard, will be specially equipped for pediatric emergency patients, high-risk obstetrical patients, severe trauma patients and others.
Dr. Robert Sapien with the UNM Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine demonstrates the kind of video consultation that takes place at some rural hospitals in New Mexico.
Nurse practitioner Jay Fluhman of Union County General Hospital in Clayton, New Mexico, tests a telemedicine system with a UNM doctor.
Howard Yonas, MD, is chair of the UNM Department of Neurosurgery.
UNM Children's Hospital includes the only pediatric emergency department in New Mexico.
Dr. Robert Sapien is chief of the University of New Mexico's Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
The UNM Health Sciences Center offers outpatient counseling services. Ann Waldorf, PhD (pictured above), is an HSC clinical psychologist.