October 4, 2018

Don't Wait . . . Vaccinate!

We’ve said it many times and we’ll say it again – get your flu shot. Flu season has already begun and New Mexicans are encouraged to protect themselves and others from influenza by getting their flu shot.

The science of the flu vaccine and how it affects the body is a...

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September 12, 2018

Babyproofing Your Home

Are you patiently awaiting the arrival of your little one? You may want to consider babyproofing your home before baby arrives. This allows time for you and other family members to get used to new changes around the house as you create a safe environment in...

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August 24, 2018

Letting Go of the Ideal Parenting Image

One of my favorite episodes of the television sitcom Reba presents an exhausted Cheyenne and Van, the young parents of a brand new baby girl. They have been grouchy with each other and meet to discuss their anxieties. After sharing their frustrations from lack of...
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August 21, 2018

Stress and conception, is there a link?

It’s not always easy to “just relax and let it happen.”
Our minds and bodies can be negatively affected by stress and believe it or not, so can the chances of becoming pregnant. We live in a fast-paced society, driven by...
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August 15, 2018

First generation breastfeeder

Breastfeeding, it’s nothing new. It was Hera’s breastmilk that made Hercules invincible. Where did babies get milk from in the...
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August 7, 2018

Family can help breastfeeding success

Do you have a family member ready to deliver or in the early weeks of breastfeeding? It takes careful time and energy to get breastfeeding off to a healthy start and it isn’t all up to mom. True, she makes the milk, but there are ways the family can help support the...
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August 2, 2018

Foundation for a Healthy Newborn – Mother’s Milk

The development of the immune system from fetus to neonate is a very complex yet perfectly designed process. Vaginal deliveries help baby to develop a healthy microflora by passing through the birth canal and receiving natural probiotics during that journey. Human milk for...
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July 30, 2018

What to consider when you’re trying to conceive

Are you thinking about trying to get pregnant? Congratulations! Preparing you and your partner’s bodies for pregnancy are important factors in pre-pregnancy planning. 
When you and your partner decide that you are ready to start a...
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July 25, 2018

Pregnant or think you might be? We’re here to help!

Why see a health care provider early in pregnancy?
Give you and your baby the best start by seeing a health care provider early. Prenatal care is the care you receive during pregnancy, and a healthy pregnancy is the best way to...
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July 23, 2018

Heat Exhaustion vs. Heat Stroke

Developing a heat-related illness is one of the biggest summer health hazards. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. The main cause of any heat-related illness is your body...
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