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Health & Well Being
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“The COVID epidemic has drastically exacerbated food insecurity, nationwide and in our own community,” Casa de Peregrinos (CdP) emergency food program of Doña Ana County said in its 2020 annual report. more
The Lascaux caves in southern France are the oldest known signs of storytelling. “A 36,000-year-old painting in the Chauvet cave,” according to a 2018 article in NewsArtnet, “is thought to tell the story of a volcanic eruption.” more
They may not appear to go together, but Ngage New Mexico has made quesadillas and running a thing. The Quesadilla Run, Q-Run for short, is being staged for the fourth year, but virtually for 2021. more
The New Mexico Human Services Department (NMHSD) has published Data Book Volume 2. The publication is a summary of social, economic and health statistics for New Mexico, NMHSD said in a news release. more
The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will host a Virtual Spring Marathon, beginning April 4. This no-cost program is for individual participation or groups of five or less participating together, the city said in a news release. more
Reading helps shape the brain, according to Joseph Henrich, Harvard professor of human evolutionary biology. Development of what he calls mankind’s “collective brain” powered the evolutionary success of our earliest ancestors. more
The Village at Northrise (VAN), 2884 N. Roadrunner Parkway, has announced it raised more than $11,000 for the 2020 Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. more
BeWellnm, the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, has announced ongoing special enrollment for the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, which ends May 15. more
Can COVID-19 infect bats in the Southwest? If so, how would it effect spread of the virus in humans? Those are among the questions two New Mexico State University professors and a researcher from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine hope to answer with a $200,000 National Science Foundation Rapid-Response Research grant. more
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) has awarded nearly $350,000 in Healthy Kids, Healthy Families (HKHF) grants to 15 community-based organizations statewide for 2021, including two in Las Cruces. more
Long-time Las Cruces mental health advocate Micah Pearson has been chosen as the new executive director of the nonprofit Southern New Mexico chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the organization announced. The appointment was effective Jan. 15. more
The radiologic-technology program at Doña Ana Community College (DACC) has been granted accreditation for another eight years. more
The Nusenda Foundation has announced April Christensen, founder and program manager of the Kids Can youth entrepreneurship initiative, based out of the Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico (CAASNM) in Las Cruces, as its quarterly financial-education innovator. more
Doña Ana Community College (DACC) announces it is hosting a COVID vaccination site at its East Mesa Campus. more
The Progress Club of Las Cruces is hosting a drive-by baby shower 11 a.m.-noon Friday, Feb. 12, at the WIA building, 340 N. Reymond St. The club is supporting Christ Child Circle, which donates to … more
Remember “Horton Hatches the Egg?” How about “Charlotte’s Web?” Memories of treasured stories make us smile or sigh. The stories of childhood stay with us and contribute to how we see ourselves in society. more
The LC3 behavioral health collaborative that began in Las Cruces about a year ago has been named one of the New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) Behavioral Health Services Division’s (BHSD) 2021 Star Award winners. more
Out-of-hospital adult cardiac arrests are common in Las Cruces. In a study of all adult, non-traumatic cardiac arrests within the city conducted in 2020, Las Cruces had nearly twice the United States average of cases for our population. more
The New Mexico State University Chile Pepper Institute will host a special plant sale in celebration of Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the … more
With the goal to accelerate progress in confronting global challenges, Intel Corporation has selected Las Cruces-based Electronic Caregiver to receive grant funding for its “COVID to Home” (CTH) program, which reduces constraints on hospital capacity while providing care to recovering COVID-19 patients. more
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