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

Men’s Health Month

By jsmith | June 22, 2021

June is recognized as Men’s Health Month, an opportunity to bring awareness to the health issues men face and encourage early detection and treatment. Congressman Bill Richardson said it best. “Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters. Men’s health is…

FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease

By jsmith | June 8, 2021

The FDA has granted accelerated approval for Aduhelm (aducanumab), a drug used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Drugs approved under the accelerated approval pathway have proven to be more beneficial than what’s currently on the market for life-threatening illnesses. Considering Aduhelm is the first drug of its kind and the first Alzheimer’s treatment to be approved…

Care for the Skin You’re In

By jsmith | May 24, 2021

As the warmer weather picks up and we start spending more time outside, it’s important to educate ourselves on the serious risks, causes, and dangers of skin cancer. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and with Memorial Day right around the corner, it’s a great reminder to love and protect your skin from the most…

Alcohol Awareness Month

By jsmith | April 5, 2021

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a movement established in 1987 to encourage communities to talk about addiction openly and help reduce the stigma around alcoholism. After the year we’ve had, it’s common to feel like you’ve become lackadaisical with your discipline. Maybe you’ve packed on some quarantine pounds or haven’t picked your workout routine back…

Coffee Culture – Caffeine Awareness Month

By jsmith | February 25, 2021

Does the warmth of a freshly brewed cup of coffee give you the strength to tackle the day? We all know the feeling of relying on our trusty friend caffeine to get us through a busy day when we can’t afford to be groggy. But, at what point does our dependency start to affect our…

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

By jsmith | February 24, 2021

February 22-28 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDA Week). In a world where you can’t open an app, turn on the TV, or glance at a magazine rack without seeing a model with the “perfect look,” body image issues are widely common amongst teens and young adults. Although mainstream media has taken strides towards…

Go with Your Gut and Improve Digestive Health

By jsmith | February 1, 2021

One of the most common reasons people land in the ER is abdominal pain. The exact cause of stomach pain can be difficult to pinpoint, but more often than not, these issues stem from digestion problems. We hear a lot about the digestive system, usually in broad terms, but what all goes into our digestive…

10 Holiday Recipes from Around the World

By jsmith | December 17, 2020

No matter what holiday you celebrate, winter classics such as eggnog, stuffing, and sugar cookies frequent our tables in the U.S. But this year, we could all use a little more cheer, so break out the aprons and have some fun spicing up your traditional holiday menu with unique, eclectic recipes from all over the…

A Fresh Take on Your Thanksgiving Feast

By jsmith | November 23, 2020

When you think of the holidays, things like food, family, and friends come to mind. And although we all deserve to fully enjoy this time of year, overindulging too much can lead to habits that follow you past the holiday season. Comfort food especially can be a slippery slope, and it’s something Americans often struggle…

10 Ways to Have a Safe, Spooktacular Halloween

By jsmith | October 27, 2020

The end of October kicks off the holiday season, and as with everything else in 2020, it feels different this year. But just because adjustments are being made doesn’t mean we have to compromise the fun that Halloween brings! With a little innovation, and some child-like imagination, you can make this October 31st a Halloween…