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Burning Truths about Holiday Safety July 2, 2014 - Injury Prevention - Safety

The Fourth of July holiday weekend is traditionally the time for parties, barbecues and fireworks, but for emergency rooms in New Mexico, it’s more than that. It’s a day where the hospital staff knows to expect to see patients arriving suffering burns, bruises, lacerations, even foreign objects... « read more »

Steps to Prevent Traumatic Brain Injuries March 31, 2014 - Injury Prevention - Awareness

A traumatic brain injury is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal functions of the brain. With one-fourth of all injury-related deaths in New Mexico involving traumatic brain injuries, the New Mexico Department of Health encourages everyone... « read more »

Saving Seniors From the Fall January 29, 2014 - Injury Prevention - Safety

The New Mexico Department of Health reports fall-related injury is the leading cause of unintentional injury death, hospitalization and emergency room visits for New Mexico seniors ages 65 and older. « read more »

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