UNM Hospital dietitian Maureen Maher, RD, explains how mindful eating will help prevent you from overindulging in sweet treats this Valentine's Day and the rest of the year.
Seriously ill children are stringing beads of hope, courage and resilience. Thanks to Beads of Courage, a program adopted by the UNM Hospital, hundreds of young patients are visually documenting their treatment with the help of their families and nurses.
Pharmacy students at UNM are getting practical skills to help prepare them for their professional roles in health care.
Art from a patient's perspective is the focus of a new exhibit at the UNM Hospital. "Healing for the time-being," showcases art by nine New Mexican former and current patients.
More than 500 New Mexicans are waiting for a kidney.
A UNM transplant surgeon explains how donors can help to dramatically improve the life of a patient with advanced kidney disease.
At least 40,000 New Mexicans have hepatitis C, a liver disease transmitted through contaminated blood.
But a promising vaccine, developed in Europe, will be tested at UNM Truman Health Services. If successful, the vaccine will become a key tool in preventing the disease that is ailing more than 3 million Americans.
At age 40, Quentin Quintana went nearly blind as cataracts rapidly developed in his eyes. But after a quick and pain-free surgery, Quintana regained his vision. Quintana's surgeon, Linda Rose, MD, PhD, explains why New Mexicans are more susceptible to cataracts at a younger age and the precautions they can take to keep eyes healthy.
The UNM College of Nursing recently launched a virtual clinic for advanced nurse practitioners and midwifes.
The clinic, based on the ECHO model, will help New Mexico clinicians provide quality patient care while retaining them in underserved communities.
The UNM Cancer Center is among elite company, becoming one of just 42 cancer centers to receive 'comprehensive' status from the National Cancer Institute.
Lawrence and Anna G. are New Mexico through and through. They grew up in Taos and Los Alamos, where they still reside. Their families have worked the land in those areas since before New Mexico was a state. They understand the meaning of sticking together and looking out for each other.
When Lawrence was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in early 2014, he and Anna wanted to find the best treatment possible, even if it meant traveling out of state. He asked his primary care doctor in Los Alamos for a recommendation and was surprised when she pointed him to the UNM Cancer Center.
Lawrence was even more surprised when he discovered that his operating room nurse and pharmacist at UNM were both northern New Mexico natives with whom he had grown up. “It gave me calmness knowing that when I was under, someone I knew was there,” Lawrence says. “It makes you very grateful.”
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Reports of drug-resistant “super lice” are spreading across the country, but there’s no need to panic, according to UNM Hospital pediatrician Dr. Heather Pratt-Chavez, who says head lice is more a nuisance for children than a danger.
Anne Thibodeaux was gradually losing her vision until cataract surgery at the UNM Eye Center made a big difference on her eyesight. Thibodeaux's surgeon, Dr. Linda Rose, says although many senior citizens embrace blindness as part of old age they can exponentially improve their vision with surgery.