Tag: Pediatrics

A Slice of Thanks

A Slice of Thanks

By Mark Rudi | January 18, 2019
Wearing Saggios T-shirts and hats, Paul B. Roth, MD, MS, Chancellor for Health Sciences, and University of New Mexico President Garnett S. Stokes presented the two departments that raised the most money for the 2018 UNM Gives Campaign with a pizza party on Friday afternoon.
Living fit: UNM program helps families fight childhood obesity

Living fit: UNM program helps families fight childhood obesity

By Lauren Lewis | January 12, 2016
When Lisa Chavez's 7-year-old daughter started to put on an unhealthy amount of weight, she knew it was time for a change. So she took her daughter to the University of New Mexico Healthy and Fit Children’s Clinic, a program that provides treatment for children and adolescents with overweight and obesity issues.
UNM pediatrician: give the gift of a healthy brain

UNM pediatrician: give the gift of a healthy brain

By Furhana Afrid | December 15, 2015
Looking for last minute gift ideas for the kids in your life? A UNM Hospital pediatrician is recommending “the gift of a healthy brain.” Heather Pratt-Chavez, MD, suggests presents that stimulate the mind and promote growth and development.
UNM pediatrician: no need for panic over 'super lice'

UNM pediatrician: no need for panic over 'super lice'

August 25, 2015
Reports of drug-resistant “super lice” are spreading across the country, but there’s no need to panic, according to a UNM Hospital pediatrician, who says head lice is more a nuisance for children than a danger.
Neonatal transport program turns 40

Neonatal transport program turns 40

By John Arnold | August 04, 2015
A unique University of New Mexico medical flight care program that has been a lifeline for thousands of sick newborns across the state is marking its 40th anniversary. Those who run the program say it has played an important role in significantly reducing New Mexico's infant mortality rate over the past four decades.
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.
New center would help UNM docs diagnose child abuse

New center would help UNM docs diagnose child abuse

By Michael Haederle | January 12, 2015
As medical director of UNM’s Child Abuse Response Team (CART), Leslie Strickler, D.O., is one of just a handful of physicians in New Mexico with expertise in diagnosing and treating child abuse. The New Mexico Legislature will consider a proposal during its 2015 session to build upon Strickler's work by creating a new Child Maltreatment Center at UNM.