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UNM to study Native American health impacts of abandoned mines

UNM to study Native American health impacts of abandoned mines

By Luke Frank | October 20, 2015
Nearly half of the U.S. Native American population lives in 13 western states among an estimated 161,000 abandoned hardrock mines, more than 4,000 of which are abandoned uranium mines. These abandoned mines left behind vanadium, arsenic, copper, lead, manganese, nickel and other metals in water and soil. Such mines have received increased national scrutiny since August, when 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater were accidentally released from the Gold King Mine, an abandoned gold mine in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains.
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DEA taking back unwanted prescription drugs at sites throughout New Mexico

DEA taking back unwanted prescription drugs at sites throughout New Mexico

By Luke Frank | September 23, 2015
This Saturday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.This service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.
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Upcoming HSC Open House features tours, career information, free cake

Upcoming HSC Open House features tours, career information, free cake

By Luke Frank | September 22, 2015
Participants can learn about medical imaging in radiologic services, participate in an interactive occupational therapy session, see a medical simulation lab and receive a hands-on overview from medical laboratory sciences about tests that help diagnose disease in patients. Tours of various HSC departments will be held 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.
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UNM research center receives $23 million NIH grant renewal

UNM research center receives $23 million NIH grant renewal

By Michael Haederle | August 17, 2015
The University of New Mexico’s Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) has been awarded a five-year, $23 million grant renewal by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) following a competition in which it received one of the highest scores in the nation, it was announced Friday.
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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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