New Mexico State Health

New pilot program aims to keep those with mental illness out of jail

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New pilot program aims to keep those with mental illness out of jail


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New Mexico holds final hearing on Medicaid proposals

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New Mexico holds final hearing on Medicaid proposals


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New Mexico health officials report first suspected flu death

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New Mexico health officials report first suspected flu death


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Nationwide neurologist shortage reaches New Mexico

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Nationwide neurologist shortage reaches New Mexico


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White House to order expansion of health care options

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White House to order expansion of health care options


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Simple fitness routine keeps immunity and brain function high

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Price’s exit further complicates GOP health care push

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  • Lawmakers consider restricting access to police video showing people with mental illnesses
    Lawmakers consider restricting access to police video showing people with mental illnesses

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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – State lawmakers are working on legislation that would restrict the public’s access to police recordings showing people with mental illnesses. Rep. Gail Chasey of Albuquerque supports changes to the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act. She says people with a mental illness should have a say whether recordings of them can be released. Critics say the legislation is too broad and might interfere with police oversight
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Health care

  • Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care sign-up period
    Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care sign-up period

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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jason Sanford has heard so many rumors about the changing health care landscape that every few weeks he dials a local information desk, seeking just a rough estimate of what his diabetes medication will soon cost him. The answer is the same every time: It’s too early to say, even with the next open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act beginning in two weeks
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Diseases & Conditions

  • New drug reduces heart attacks, but is that enough?
    New drug reduces heart attacks, but is that enough?

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    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — So-so results for a new type of cholesterol drug have left Merck in a quandary: Does the company try to bring it to market or scrap it? A large, long-term study of the drug showed that it prevents heart attacks and reduces the need for heart procedures, while three similar drugs developed by rivals failed. But the drug, anacetrapib, only reduced those complications by 9 percent
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Cancer

  • The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?
    The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

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    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dennis Lyon was a genetic train wreck. Cancer was ravaging his liver, lungs, bones and brain, and tests showed so many tumor mutations that drugs targeting one or two wouldn’t do much good. It seemed like very bad news, yet his doctors were encouraged. The reason: People with the most messed-up genes often are the ones who do best on treatments that enlist the immune system
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Medical Institutions

  • Nationwide neurologist shortage reaches New Mexico
    Nationwide neurologist shortage reaches New Mexico

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    While New Mexico deals with a shortage of neurologists, the University of New Mexico Hospital is taking in the influx of patients. A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report from July listed New Mexico as a “neurology desert,” meaning there’s a gap between the available workforce and people’s health needs. UNM Hospital has the only board-certified neurologists for sub-specialties like muscular neurology, epilepsy, dementia and other movement disorders
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Drugs & Medications

  • States seek to expand lawsuit against generic drug-makers
    States seek to expand lawsuit against generic drug-makers

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    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s attorney general and 45 of his colleagues are seeking to expand a federal antitrust lawsuit against generic drug-makers to include more manufacturers and medications, as well as senior executives at two companies. Led by Connecticut, the states sought a federal court’s permission Tuesday to widen their complaint, which alleges a number of illegal agreements among 18 manufacturers to fix prices and divvy up the market for specific generic drugs
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Hospital

  • China’s jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole
    China’s jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole

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    BEIJING (AP) — Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his former lawyer said Monday. Liu, 61, was in stable condition at a hospital in the northeastern city of Shenyang, lawyer Mo Shaoping told The Associated Press. Liu was diagnosed on May 23 and prison authorities then allowed him the medical parole, Mo said
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Infections

  • Mosquitoes linked to Zika virus found in Socorro County
    Mosquitoes linked to Zika virus found in Socorro County

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    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Authorities say mosquitoes capable of transmitting the Zika virus have been found in New Mexico’s Socorro County. Officials with the New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico State University said Tuesday that it’s the first time a species of mosquito capable of transmitting Zika virus has been found in Socorro County. However, there have been no identified human cases of Zika virus in the county so far
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