A cancer diagnosis can be a life-changing event — for patients and their community of support. Here, cancer patients can turn to Taos Cancer Support Services for help navigating the rough road ahead.
Worldwide Indigenous practices of birth are woven with community support, land-based practices and continuity. Traditional midwives and birth attendants center and protect the new mother, and continuous support is given by aunties and grandmothers from conception to parenting. Special care, attention and ceremony promote the healthiest outcomes of body and spirit.Tewa Women United, Expanding Access to Doula Care, Birth Equity & Economic Justice in New Mexico
Many people can relate to the seasonal blues when the days are shortest and the temperatures dip. More mild than serious for most, the winter blues can have a depression-like affect and often peak during or right after the holiday season.
Four Taoseños on record have been struck by lightning and survived. In 2019, the National Weather Service estimated lightning kills roughly 20 people each year in the U.S. and injures a few hundred more, including of course, New Mexicans.
The last year has been tough on everybody, but for children (and teens) it has been an especially confusing, frustrating, depressing, and overwhelming time. From distance learning, to dealing with family tragedy, to the isolation of quarantine, this generation of young people is dealing with a crisis that nobody has experienced in over a century. So it may go without saying that helping children and adolescents handle the emotional stresses of the pandemic is a major priority for all communities.
To help point you in the right direction, we’ve compiled
a list of 10 tips to help your kiddos handle the emotional
and mental strain of the ongoing quarantine.
Dr. Heather Marshall Vaskas, emergency medicine
medical director at Holy Cross Medical Center has been involved in the county’s response to COVID-19 since the very beginning.
Marshall says that the story really begins on March 11, 2020 when Holy Cross CEO Bill Patten called a company-wide meeting to discuss the status to COVID in Taos County and how best to prepare for a worst case scenario.
Embarking on a second career, Lucky Andrade entered nursing school as the oldest person in her class, but she didn’t care. She didn’t decide on nursing for the prestige or the money or even the stability; she did it because she is bursting with a need to support others.
Dr. Cipry Jaramillo is a native New Mexican who attended UNM and did her residency at Southern New Mexico Family Practice in Las Cruces. So it makes sense that she attacked the pandemic head-on in the name of saving her fellow New Mexicans.
Jaramillo is a Hospitalist at Holy Cross Medical Center.
What does that mean? It means she is focused entirely on hospitalized patients; a.k.a. patients with the most severe COVID symptoms.
Fighting the COVID pandemic requires ingenuity and cutting edge technology. Afterall, saving lives is never easy. But for Dr. Stephen Lucero, a urologist at Holy Cross Medical Center, the qualities he has seen most in the staff at HCMC have been courage and resourcefulness. And Lucero has a very specific story in mind when it comes to showing the heroic actions of the HCMC nurses.
Since taking the reins as CEO of Holy Cross
Medical Center in 2015, Bill Patten has seen his fair share
of ups and downs, challenges, and proverbial mountains
to climb. Over the course of an illustrious, decades-long career, Patten has found there is always another difficulty to overcome, another opportunity to seize. But 2020 presented an obstacle he had never seen. In fact, it presented issues that few people had ever seen.
Science has proved, no kidding around: Picking health insurance is extremely hard. It’s open enrollment — time to pick next year’s insurance — for folks who buy it on their own and for many of us in our jobs. Lots of us aren’t sure we know how to pick, and research shows: We’re not wrong.
To breastfeed or bottle feed, that is a mother’s question. There really is no wrong answer as both options offer an array of health benefits. It has been proven, however, that breastfed babies have fewer illnesses of the digestion and respiratory tracts, fewer ear infections, and lower rates of infant mortality and SIDS.
According to the American Cancer Society, Latinos living in the United States are more likely to develop and die from this disease than those in many Central and South American countries. African-Americans are at least 41 percent more likely to die from colorectal cancer than whites.
Western medicine and ancient masters have finally agreed that the mind influences all aspects of health and well being.
Whether you're heading on a hike or hanging out in the yard, here are some basic tips.
Trained facilitator and certified peer support worker Brenda Steele introduced Taos to Breaking the Silence in the fall of 2016. After completing her training in Albuquerque, Steele became the program's Northern New Mexico coordinator.
Consumers are becoming more and more interested in and educated about what they're eating
Her name is Kristin DiFerdinando, but she's better known as Gemma Ra'Star, the brains, heart and energy behind Wumaniti Earth Native Sanctuary …