Blog

August 25, 2020

Loving Yourself

Loving yourself is vital; whether you are in a relationship, wishing you were, or satisfied with simply you. Are there risks with loving others? Absolutely.  If you first, love yourself, your current and future relationships will be able to thrive that much more. It sounds easy enough, but...

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August 14, 2020

Human Milk Banking

A human milk bank, or breast milk bank, is a service that collects, screens, processes and dispenses, by prescription, human milk donated by nursing mothers not related to the receiving infant. The best nutrition for newborn infants is from breastfeeding, when possible, for the first year. Human...

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June 23, 2020

A Nurse’s Mission of Mercy Miles Away from Home

Heidi Niclas, RN, a mother-baby nurse in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was drawn to healthcare at a young age. Inspired by her grandmother, who was an emergency room nurse, Heidi dreamed of following in her footsteps to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2007, this dream was fulfilled, not...

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June 22, 2020

The Rise of Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexual Transmitted Infections (STIs) are on the rise for the fifth straight year and quite preventable. A STI, formerly known as a sexually transmitted disease (STD) is an infection passed from one person to another through sexual contact like vaginal, oral or anal sex. The Centers for Disease...

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June 17, 2020

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) and What You Should Know

Every day, new information surfaces on the spread of the coronavirus. And while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that children may be at a lower risk for COVID-19, a new pediatric...

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June 8, 2020

Continuing with Routine Infant Immunizations

As we navigate through the coronavirus pandemic, it is vitally important to continue with routine infant immunizations. New Mexico has seen a 20 percent decrease in immunizations given over the course of the past several months.

In addition to taking precautions to prevent the...

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June 3, 2020

Five Things Your Friends with Food Allergies Want You to Know

Chances are you know someone with a food allergy or diet restriction of some kind. We may worry about what to make, where to go, how to act and what is the social decorum for our friends with food allergies? The main concepts to remember are to ask, listen and respect...

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May 27, 2020

Why Babies Cry

Babies cry. There is no way around it. They can’t talk and tell you what is upsetting them, so they cry. As your baby becomes familiar with the many nuances of life outside the womb, it may help to remember all the changes he or she is experiencing.

As her new digestive system gets...

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May 20, 2020

What about “right now?”

Twenty years ago, I huddled around an empty chocolate tin. I had three kids and a husband. It was New Year’s Eve in Y2K (the year 2000). We decided to make a time capsule. We would open it in 2020. Back then, 2020 felt like eons away. On New Year’s Day of this year, that same family...

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May 14, 2020

History of Midwifery in New Mexico

The history of midwifery in New Mexico comes from a long linage of rural, indigenous, and modern midwives. Midwives are often much more to their patients and communities than birth assistants. They are the caregivers and empowerers of women and thusly families and communities. A women’s...

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