Extension classes foster health, wealth

Brenda Bishop Did you know that your health and wealth are related? Taking small steps to improve one improves the other. Come learn about 25 easy strategies or steps, from the curriculum “Small Steps to Health and Wealth,” that can help you improve your health and wealth. Even implementing just a few will make a […]

Health care reform critics exaggerate

Health care law goes too far

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Consequences of health care bill unfolding

During the debates on federalized health care, there was no shortage of people projecting the negative consequences of such a policy. Those consequences are beginning to be realized. Two of the country’s largest insurance providers, UnitedHealthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield, already have stopped issuing new coverage for children and other plans. The Associated Press […]

Health care law still under attack

The recently passed health reform law is still being attacked by those wanting to retain the status quo. This attack is conducted by misrepresenting the content of the law, its costs and who will pay for it. What we don’t hear from conservatives is why it was needed in the first place. Here are some […]

Maintaining routine key to one’s health

by Leonard Lauriault My life has been somewhat pleasantly disheveled recently. Some of the things I do regularly – almost daily – got pushed aside for more pressing activities including the arrival of my grandson and courtship and marriage, and all the accompanying adjustments. Getting back on track is tough. In fact, getting back into […]

Health care plan should cut costs first

Freedom New Mexico Team Obama didn’t need this, but it’s important for the rest of us to know, especially as we listen to his address to Congress on health care, scheduled today. President Obama’s plans to increase the national government’s responsibility and power over health care have had a rough time of it this summer. […]

Officers honored at luncheon

QC Sun staff Ten officers were honored at the Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday. The luncheon honored Quay County officers who had the highest numbers in minor in possession citations and DWI arrests between July 1, 2008, and June 30. Officials said 107 MIP citations were issued […]

Health officials urge caution, not panic in face of flu

Sharna Johnson CLOVIS – New Mexico health officials urged eastern New Mexico residents to stress sanitation and hygiene, and stay home if they get sick, but don’t panic in the face of the H1N1 virus also known as swine flu. Gov. Bill Richardson, flanked by top state health officials, addressed the region on Monday morning […]

No reason to close schools, say health, education officials

By QCS Staff Based on new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Public Education Department announced today that school closures in New Mexico are no longer necessary for health reasons, according to a press release. Local school districts will need to […]