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HPV and cervical cancer: The facts

Cervical cancer affects over 13,000 women per year resulting in over 4,000 deaths if left untreated. Previously, cervical cancer screening guidelines for cervical cancer...

Screening the key to preventing colorectal cancer

March is colorectal cancer awareness month and here at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center we are urging the communities we serve to not assume...

Five steps to colon health

An easy formula to promote prevention, awareness of common cancer Cancer of the colon is the fourth most common cancer in the United States – and, caught early,...

Measles — a serious respiratory illness

Measles, also called rubeola, is a serious respiratory illness caused by a virus. It lives in the mucous of the nose and throat and...

Common runners’ injury: stress fractures of the foot

Repetitive impact on feet can increase risk of damage Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners. The growing...

Caring for her heart Heart disease is the No. 1 killer...

When most of us think of a heart attack victim, chances are, we picture a man. However, a woman’s risk of having a heart...

Advanced cardiac procedures now available in Roswell

Just several weeks ago, Mr. John Doe was admitted to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center with prolonged chest pain. Cardiac enzymes were elevated consistent...

Take heart!

Heart attacks and heart disease claim countless lives in Roswell, and the surrounding area each year. In fact, more than one million Americans will...

LDL cholesterol particles

As we all know cholesterol is a fat and does not dissolve in water. A blood test for cholesterol samples the water half of...

Washing your hands to stay healthy

Washing your hands is one of the best ways you can help keep yourself healthy all year long and keep from spreading germs to...

Advance Directives provide patients a voice when they can’t speak

Most people don’t like to think about being severely ill or incapable of making decisions about their own health. Yet, accidents can happen to...

Impella cardiac support pump comes to town

Eastern New Mexico Medical Center serves as the receiving facility for patients having acute myocardial infarctions (MI) or “heart attacks,” both for patients in...

Know your numbers: Keeping scores in right range for good health

If you’re beginning the New Year armed with healthy resolutions, it may be a good idea to start off knowing your numbers. Good health,...

Swallowing disorder can affect all ages

A swallowing disorder, known as dysphagia, may occur as a result of various medical conditions and can affect people of all ages, from infancy...

Preventing injuries in young children

Did you know that injuries are the No. 1 cause of death in children younger than 4 years of age? Most of these serious...

Understanding medical care while traveling

Planning a trip outside the United States in the near future? Determining how medical care works in that country you are visiting and whether your...

Eat, drink, wash hands and be merry!

Good habits help prevent foodborne illnesses During the holidays, many celebratory gatherings involve food. For good cheer and good health, it’s important to observe safe food handling and sanitation practices. Foodborne illnesses are a common, but...

Misconceptions and facts about the flu shot

Getting a flu vaccine each year is one way of protecting yourself and your loved ones against the influenza virus. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus and may...

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