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Stay up to date on the latest health-related news and trends with Albuquerque ER & Hospital’s monthly articles.

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Managing Allergies and Asthma

By jsmith | April 29, 2022

In 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declared May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” With May being peak season for both allergies and asthma, it’s an opportune time to discuss the conditions that affect more than 75 million Americans. Allergens Allergies are a hypersensitive immune response to allergens in…

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What is Medical Imaging?

By jsmith | April 19, 2022

We offer so many outstanding services, it’s hard to know what they’re all for. That’s why we’re giving a rundown of our imaging services—what they are and when you might need them. Medical imaging is a process in which an image is captured of the body’s interior for further medical analysis. Imaging delivers a visual…

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A Special Thank You to Our Doctors

By jsmith | March 25, 2022

March 30 is National Doctors’ Day, a time to recognize the heroic measures doctors take to keep their communities safe and healthy. We would like to personally thank the remarkable physicians at Albuquerque ER & Hospital! Our incredible team of emergency physicians go above and beyond to put our patients first. We appreciate each of…

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Protecting Your Brain: TBI Awareness

By jsmith | March 14, 2022

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Each year, this initiative aims to raise awareness of the growing prevalence of traumatic brain injuries and how we can better protect ourselves. First, let’s review how our brains work! The brain is a part of your body’s central nervous system, and it functions by sending and receiving vast…

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Understanding Endometriosis

By jsmith | March 4, 2022

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, a topic that brings women, families, and medical communities together in solidarity. The Endometriosis Awareness movement began in 1993 when Mary Lou Ballweg and seven other women decided that endometriosis, and all the women around the world suffering from it, deserved to be recognized. As with all health issues, the…

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American Heart Month

By jsmith | February 23, 2022

Thanks to Valentine’s Day, the symbol for February is a heart. ❤ You see it everywhere—on candy, cards, decorations, and clothing, so what better time to honor our most important organ than with American Heart Month! For AHM, we are raising awareness of the risks and symptoms of heart disease and sharing tips to improve…

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

By jsmith | February 17, 2022

Unfortunately, cancer has affected all of us in one way or another. And although 1.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year, 30 to 50 percent of all cancers can be avoided by reducing risk factors and implementing evidence-based prevention strategies. February is National Cancer Prevention Month, so we’re taking this opportunity to inform…

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Tips for a Healthy Relationship

By jsmith | February 9, 2022

When you love someone, your feelings extend far beyond one day of the year. Roses and chocolate are always nice, but there are many meaningful ways to express how much you care about someone past February 14th! A thoughtful way to show your love is by caring for your significant other’s health. When you encourage…

Understanding the Thyroid Gland

By jsmith | January 26, 2022

What is your thyroid capable of? Although small, the thyroid is mighty, and it can cause a variety of health issues. Many symptoms connected to thyroid conditions go ignored or undiagnosed, but they’re probably more common than you think. According to the American Thyroid Association, over 200 million people in the U.S. struggle with a…

The Difference between COVID-19, the Flu, Allergies, RSV, and a Cold

By jsmith | January 13, 2022

We’ve all been there; you wake up with a sore throat and your brain immediately starts rattling off the possible sicknesses you’ve caught. With cold and flu season colliding with COVID-19 spikes, it’s hard to tell what you’ve come down with. Cue the frantic Googling! To help settle some of the confusion, we’ve provided a…