Is my wound infected or not infected?

Man's wound treated by physicians

Learn the signs of an infected wound and when it is time to visit your local ER. Our bodies are marvelous wonders of the world. As soon as we are injured, the body starts to heal itself within minutes. However, sometimes the healing process does not work expectedly – leaving us to wonder, is my…

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4 Most Common Food Allergies 

allergic to peanuts

Discover the most common food allergies and what to do if you or a loved one has an allergic reaction Did you know that food allergies are not just diagnosed in childhood, and you can develop a food allergy at any age, even to food you have eaten before? Well, it is true, and food…

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Year-Round Breast Cancer Prevention

Woman performs self-breast exam

Breast cancer prevention is relevant beyond the month of October. Discover year-round prevention tips! As we enter Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we can expect to see prevention tips and statistics around breast cancer widely shared to help raise awareness on the impact of breast cancer and the importance of breast screenings. However, there are steps…

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On-The-Go Safety and Health Essentials

Packing for holiday trip

Discover on-the-go safety and health essentials to pack for travel this holiday season.  The holiday season typically means a lot of traveling, whether it’s a long drive to your relative’s home or a flight to celebrate in another part of the world. With all these plans for being on-the-go, there are precautions to keep you…

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What Do Food Labels Really Mean

looking at food labels

Food labels can be tricky. Here is a quick guide to understanding the most common labels and what they really mean. A simple trip to the grocery store can become confusing when you go in for one item and realize there are three options, all labeled differently. What do the labels mean? What food item…

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Most Common School Sports Injuries

Soccer sports injury

As much as parents love cheering their kids on from the sidelines during their big games, there is still a worry about sports injuries. Unfortunately, no one can predict a sports injury, however, certain injuries are common to all school athletic activities. Knowing them can help minimize the risk.  School sports have a long list of benefits…

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Albuquerque ER & Hospital Wins New Mexico’s ‘Best Place to Work’ Award For the Second Year in a Row

Albuquerque ER & Hospital Wins New Mexico’s ‘Best Place to Work’ Award

The premier ER facility is recognized for its exceptional workplace culture by Albuquerque Business First. Media Contact Lisa Neal Director of Marketing lneal@abqhospital.com For Immediate Release:   August 22, 2023 (Albuquerque, NM) – Albuquerque ER & Hospital wins the ‘Best Place to Work’ in New Mexico award from Albuquerque Business First, in honor of their success…

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Get a Healthy Start Back to School

Kids receives school physical

Parents – ensure your little ones head back to school healthy! The start of a new school year can be exciting! However, preparing for your kids to return to school means more than just school supplies shopping and registering for class. You want to ensure this school year is your child’s best year yet. For…

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How to Properly Dispose of Expired Medication

Trash Expired Medication

Discover the best way to dispose of expired, unwanted, or unused medications. Are you looking to clean out your medicine cabinet filled with expired medication you no longer use? It is important to properly discard medication as it can pose a harmful risk if it falls into the wrong hands. Getting rid of expired medication…

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Do food expiration dates really matter?

Expiration Date

Trash it or not … how long is it safe to eat expired foods   There has been a time in all of our lives when we grabbed something from the refrigerator and noticed the expiration date had passed. Whether it’s one day or a week, we all wonder what this date really means—can we…

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The Dangers of Drinking Alcohol While Taking Medication

mixing alcohol and medication

Learn why you should never drink alcohol while on medication If you have ever taken any medication – prescribed or even over-the-counter – you have heard the saying “do not consume alcohol while taking medication” – but how true is this? Most medications include warning labels that tell us the dangers of mixing alcohol. The…

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Emergency Sting, Bite, and Burn Care

boy with bug bite

What to expect when experiencing an emergency sting, bite, or burn If you spend any time outdoors, especially during the summer months, you know how common stings, bites, and burns are. It is important to use caution when outdoors because you never know how an insect sting, animal bite, or skin burns from a poisonous…

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Is too much screen time a cause for concern?

Practicing smart screen time

We spend way too much time on our computers and smartphones. Let’s get more active and social! We have been fully immersed in the world of technology, with jobs requiring hours in front of a computer, communicating with our friends and family via social media sites, or streaming our favorite shows for entertainment. Most of…

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