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Chest pain can be frightening. When it happens, it’s natural to assume that something is wrong with your heart, but chest pain can signal a variety of other conditions ranging from digestive disorders to respiratory issues. Unfortunately, it can be hard to distinguish the source of chest pain and determine if you should head to the ER, wait to see if symptoms subside or take an antacid.

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Everyone experiences stress, in our personal lives and in response to national and international crises, but how it’s managed can impact your …

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States, of both men and women. More than one million Americans suffer from heart attacks every year, according to the A…

The new updated dietary guidelines from the American Heart Association focus more on your overall eating habits rather than a list of no-no’s. Taking in sufficient nut…

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Prostate cancer is the third common type of cancer in men. About 27,000 men in the United States die from prostate cancer yearly. The Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) t…

Talk to your teen about the importance of driving safety National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct. 20-26 and it’s a great time to help empower parents to discuss the im…

As doctor’s offices, urgent care centers and hospitals are seeing, flu season is active and on the increase. Flu is one of the nation’s leading causes of death, with r…

Most people think of handwriting as a basic skill taught in school. Students commonly use handwriting skills to take notes, answer test questions and complete homework…

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women. The development of breast cancer is a multi-step process involving multiple cell types, and its…

Prediabetes is defined as the risk of developing diabetes and is defined by a blood sugar level between 100 and 125, an A1c between 5.7 and 6.4 or an oral glucose tole…

Both long-distance runners and casual joggers can improve their performance by keeping their feet in top condition and taking steps to control foot problems common in …

It’s inevitable we all age. It seems to happen in the blink of an eye. While you can’t stop the aging process, you can help to slow down some of its effects. As you ag…

Fatty liver disease is inflammation and fatty deposits in the liver that may lead to liver disease. The majority of patients with a fatty liver will have a normal live…

One of the questions I frequently ask my patients at their first visit is if they have any difficulty with everyday tasks. As a physical therapist, my job is to help p…

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and everyone should know the signs and symptoms of a stroke and what you should do to help prevent strokes. A stroke is a medica…

As a family nurse practitioner, many patients ask me if they should get a physical every year and my answer is always yes. It is a yes, because everyone needs a physic…

Occupational therapy (OT) helps people across the lifespan do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities. Occupational therapy…

Have you ever been told you have a hiatal hernia or a paraesophageal hernia? These hernias are relatively common and are often diagnosed during an endoscopy, or incide…

As I walk the halls of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, I am regularly struck by the consistent presence and contributions of our hospital volunteers. They are membe…

Foot and ankle problems in children often go unnoticed. Signs and symptoms can be subtle, and sometimes children can’t explain what’s wrong. But it’s important to prot…

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 canc…

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

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, it’s a…

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

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

As we all know cholesterol is a fat and does not dissolve in water. A blood test for cholesterol samples the water half of the blood, the serum. Clearly a conundrum — …

Washing your hands is one of the best ways you can help keep yourself healthy all year long and keep from spreading germs to other people. Germs can live on surfaces f…

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

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

Did you know that injuries are the No. 1 cause of death in children younger than 4 years of age? Most of these serious injuries can be prevented. Here are some common …

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 current health insur…

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 s…