Tenacious and compassionate, Juliana Anastasoff is the bridge between the communities in northern New Mexico that she calls home, and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. The UNM Health Extension Rural Officer, or HERO, is UNM's liaison to New Mexico's rural communities, but more importantly, they are members of those communities they serve. "Sometimes I connect the community need to the resource, and sometimes I am the resource."
A look back at some of the stories featured on HSCTV in 2013.
The U.S. Army army is taking a new approach to the way it treats an old foe - pain. The military is enlisting the help of the UNM Health Sciences Center and its groundbreaking Project ECHO program to help fight it.
UNM CARE NM Community Health Workers, or CHWs, go above and beyond to ensure the most 'at risk' New Mexicans have access to the services vital to their health and well being. Often this means meeting with their clients at their homes, which can put the CHW in a vulnerable position. The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department has begun a self defense and awareness training program with CARE NM to make sure that our community health workers stay safe in the field and are able to do their job, which is not only imperative to the health of their clients, but to the overall public health of New Mexico.
For more information about CARE NM, please visit: http://fcm.unm.edu/programs/care-nm/index.html
The annual "Hoops 4 Hope" charity basketball game pits members of the state Senate against the House of Representatives. The event has raised more than $120,000 since 2007. In 2014, the Senate Lobos beat the House Aggaies 26-24.
Inspired by a dream of bikers in pink T-shirts, Shane Stanford started the “Ride for the Cure NM” event 7 years ago to raise money and awareness for cancer treatment and research. This year’s event featured two simultaneous motorcycle rides on March 29, one beginning in Albuquerque and the other beginning in Santa Fe. Both rides ended in Madrid, where family-friendly festivities included a children’s corner, live bands on 4 different stages, craft and vendor fair, and food.
As home to the state's only Level I trauma center, UNM Hospital needs to be prepared for just about any kind of medical emergency - including those involving mass casualties. Response to terrorism, natural and man-made disasters and chemical accidents require highly specialized training. More than 30 UNM emergency responders got that training, thanks to a unique disaster simulation at one of the nation's premier training facilities.
The Youth Empowerment Project – a series of classes offered by the UNM Hospitals’ Nursing Diversity Program – gives high school students hands-on medical experience, including time in UNM Hospital's BATCAVE, a medical simulation studio.
The Risk/Resiliency Assessment Project for Students (RAPS) is a positive youth-development project that puts public-health data in young people’s hands and empowers them to engage adults at their school and in their community to change troubling statistics, as well as celebrate their strengths.
For decades, Camp Enchantment has brightened the summer for thousands of cancer-ailing children from New Mexico. But after 28 years of operation, the summer camp is in a tough financial spot, and camp organizers are asking the community to help sustain the program.
The U.S. surgeon general says more people in the U.S. are getting skin cancer.
Indoor tanning and over exposure to the sun are to blame. A UNM cancer researcher explains New Mexico's skin cancer scenario and shares simple prevention tips.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid powdered caffeine products, following the death of an Ohio teenager last spring. Dr. Steven Seifert, medical director of the New Mexico Poison Center at the UNM Health Sciences Center, warns that the powder can be nearly 100 percent caffeine, making even small amounts dangerous to consume.