The Health Benefits of Getting Outside

Friends enjoy outdoor picnic

Discover the power of exploring the wonders of Albuquerque’s outdoors and how nature improves health. Memorial Day, also known as the unofficial start of summer for many, is approaching. The days are longer, the sun is shining, and the weather is warm. It’s the perfect time for families to get outside and enjoy the health…

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When Should I Be Concerned About High Blood Pressure?  

doctor reads patients blood pressure

Understand the Importance of Regular Blood Pressure Readings and the Risk of High Blood Pressure You probably have had your blood pressure checked numerous times, as it is a regular part of the traditional healthcare routine. Some people may even get their blood pressure checked when they visit the dentist. To understand the significance of…

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5 Health Myths Busted

Doctor discuss health facts with patient

Discover the truth about some of the most common health claims! From generation to generation, medical myths have been passed down to influence our actions. These health claims are used so widely that it is hard to tell if these are just conventional misconceptions or real facts. Here are five common health myths busted. 5…

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The 6 Germiest Items You Touch Daily

Man blowing his nose on the phone

Discover the six dirtiest things covered in germs that you encounter daily. When you think of some of the dirtiest things you touch on a daily basis, your mind may jump to the toilet or trashcan. But to many people’s surprise, there are many things considered filthier. Discover some of the germiest items you may…

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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

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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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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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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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The Family Summer Fun Health & Safety Checklist

healthy and safe family

Discover the tips for a healthy and safe summer for you and your entire family! Summertime means longer days, hotter weather, vacation from work, and no school for kids. During this time, you must keep the health and safety of yourself and your loved ones top of mind. Approximately 25% of medical ER visits occur during…

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Do IV Medications and Fluids work better than a pill?

Patient treated with IV

Discover how IV medications and fluids can get patients feeling back better quicker than ever Most visits to the emergency room due to injury or illness are life or death. A physician must quickly initiate a treatment plan to ensure a patient gets well while eliminating the chance for other challenges on the road to…

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Food That Boosts Mental Health

Mental Health Boosting Food

Implement food that boosts mental health into your daily life for a simple way to participate in National Self-Love Month this year. For many, a new year marks new beginnings – a time for a fresh start and alignment in day-to-day life. Many do this by setting goals and resolutions to implement into their life…

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Difference Between Outpatient and Inpatient Medical Services

Patient waits for outpatient service

Will your hospital procedure require you to stay overnight? In a hospital, the terms inpatient and outpatient are often used when referring to the type of procedure or services a patient receives. It is essential for you to know the difference between the two types of care to understand what to expect during and after…

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