CDC http://kunm.org en Poverty Increases Risk Of Diabetes, Prediabetes http://kunm.org/post/poverty-increases-risk-diabetes-prediabetes <p><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/consumer/learn.htm" target="_blank">Diabetes</a> is on the rise across the U.S. according to a <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/statsreport14/national-diabetes-report-web.pdf" target="_blank">report</a> released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:27:44 +0000 Kaveh Mowahed 47138 at http://kunm.org Poverty Increases Risk Of Diabetes, Prediabetes Overdose Drug Covered by Medicaid http://kunm.org/post/overdose-drug-covered-medicaid <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>New Mexico has the <a href="http://healthyamericans.org/reports/drugabuse2013/release.php?stateid=NM">second-highest rate</a> of overdose deaths in the country, <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/overdose/facts.html">according to the CDC</a>. Now, a life-saving drug called naloxone is not only available by prescription, the cost of it is covered through Medicaid.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:02:05 +0000 Marisa Demarco 46864 at http://kunm.org Overdose Drug Covered by Medicaid State To Pay, Certify Promotoras http://kunm.org/post/state-pay-certify-promotoras <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/legislation.aspx?Chamber=S&amp;LegType=B&amp;LegNo=58&amp;year=14" style="line-height: 1.5;">new law</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;aimed at paying community health workers will kick in this summer. These women and men provide health and social services to their neighbors and act as a vital link between time-strapped doctors and their patients. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:43:20 +0000 Deborah Martinez 46793 at http://kunm.org State To Pay, Certify Promotoras Is Illegal Sewage Dumping Contaminating New Mexico's Drinking Water? http://kunm.org/post/illegal-sewage-dumping-contaminating-new-mexicos-drinking-water <p><em>Editor's Note: This story has been taken down as it contained text from a Farmington <a href="http://www.daily-times.com/News/ci_25508966/San-Juan-Watershed-Group-study">Daily Times article</a> on the same topic without proper attribution. We strive for proper attribution in our reporting and will post the KUNM News Reporting Guide when it is completed which will include details on our newsroom ethics and practices. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Questions? Please contact News Director Elaine </span>Baumgartel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - elaineb@kunm.org</span></em></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:13:31 +0000 Deborah Martinez 43545 at http://kunm.org NCI to Study Effects of Trinity Test http://kunm.org/post/nci-study-effects-trinity-test <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The National Cancer Institute will come to New Mexico this spring to investigate how much radiation people were exposed to after the Trinity test in the southern part of the state nearly 70 years ago.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.lahdra.org">CDC</a>&nbsp;studied health hazards in the New Mexico and&nbsp;said state residents consumed radiation via water, milk, meat and produce grown here after July 16, 1945, when the U.S. Army detonated a nuclear weapon for the first time.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:16:12 +0000 Marisa Demarco 42953 at http://kunm.org NCI to Study Effects of Trinity Test Preschool Obesity Rates Drop Nationally http://kunm.org/post/preschool-obesity-rates-drop-nationally <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Young children are beginning to show signs of lower obesity rates – 43 percent over ten years, according to a new Centers for Disease Control </span><a href="https://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1832542" style="line-height: 1.5;">Study</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:44:24 +0000 Deborah Martinez 41838 at http://kunm.org Preschool Obesity Rates Drop Nationally What Is Public Health? http://kunm.org/post/what-public-health <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">KUNM Call In Show Thu. 2/20&nbsp;8a:</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What is public health? &nbsp;Maybe the term makes you think of vaccinations or controlling and preventing diseases like diabetes and influenza. &nbsp;But the field is much larger</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;than that. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Call&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">277-5866 in Albuquerque or toll-free 1-877-899-5866.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:33:29 +0000 Deborah Martinez 41338 at http://kunm.org What Is Public Health? Smoking Rates During Pregnancy Highest Among Native Americans http://kunm.org/post/smoking-rates-during-pregnancy-highest-among-native-americans <p>Native Americans have the highest rates of smoking before, during and after pregnancy than any other ethnic group in the nation. That’s according to a <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6206a1.htm?s_cid=ss6206a1_e" target="target_blank">new report</a> from the Centers for Disease Control.</p><p>According to the CDC, 55 percent of Native American women smoked before pregnancy. During pregnancy, that rate dropped significantly to 26 percent. However, that rate was still the highest of any racial or ethnic group in the nation.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:29:51 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 37894 at http://kunm.org Smoking Rates During Pregnancy Highest Among Native Americans Southwest Plague Cases Help High US Ranking For Bubonic Infections http://kunm.org/post/southwest-plague-cases-help-high-us-ranking-bubonic-infections <p>A <a href="http://www.ajtmh.org/content/early/2013/08/22/ajtmh.13-0191.abstract" target="target_blank">new survey</a> ranks the United States 11th in the number of reported plague cases around the world. Of the cases found in the U.S. over the last decade, most infections were acquired in the Southwest.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 23:59:44 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 35174 at http://kunm.org Southwest Plague Cases Help High US Ranking For Bubonic Infections National Salmonella Outbreak Linked To New Mexico http://kunm.org/post/national-salmonella-outbreak-linked-new-mexico <p>More than <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium-live-poultry-04-13/index.html" target="target_blank">300 people in 37 states</a> have been infected by salmonella, many of which were children. Investigators have linked the source of the outbreak to a chicken, duck and turkey hatchery in Eastern New Mexico.
</p><p>In the Southwest, nine people have been infected in California, eight in Arizona, 19 in New Mexico, and 32 in Texas.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:54:41 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 33837 at http://kunm.org National Salmonella Outbreak Linked To New Mexico CDC Says Excessive Drinking Costs Taxpayers Billions http://kunm.org/post/cdc-says-excessive-drinking-costs-taxpayers-billions <p>Excessive alcohol consumption cost United States taxpayers more than $220 billion in 2006. That's according to a <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/features/alcoholconsumption/index.html" target="target_blank">new study</a> released by the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/" target="target_blank">Centers for Disease Control</a>.</p><p>According to the CDC, excessive alcohol consumption, primarily binge drinking, poses a huge public health problem across the country. Major economic impacts include police responses to violence and treatment of health problems related to alcohol.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:33:28 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 33605 at http://kunm.org CDC Says Excessive Drinking Costs Taxpayers Billions Number Of Overdose Deaths Among Women Continue To Climb http://kunm.org/post/number-overdose-deaths-among-women-continue-climb <p><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6226a3.htm?s_cid=mm6226a3_w#fig1" target="target_blank">New data</a> from the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/" target="target_blank">Centers For Disease Control</a> conclude that nationally, overdose deaths among women have been on the rise since 1999; and that since 2007, more women have died from overdoses than motor vehicle-related injuries.</p><p>However, officials in New Mexico say those trends are nothing new in the state.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:05:43 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 31655 at http://kunm.org Number Of Overdose Deaths Among Women Continue To Climb