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Tobacco disparities are a high priority that need attention. Addiction to tobacco and exposure to secondhand smoke are serious problems in our community.

But did you know that about 24% of African American adults in New Mexico smoke cigarettes, compared to only 19% of the overall population? Nearly 700 Black/African American people in New Mexico die each generation (20 years) as a direct result of cigarette smoking. Even more are harmed by illness from smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. Community Health Charities New Mexico is working to share resources on tobacco control and prevention. Read More.
Controlling Your Diabetes at Work

Employee with DiabetesChances are, you know someone with diabetes, you have diabetes or you are at risk for diabetes. Diabetes affects nearly 30 million American adults and children. Another 86 million have prediabetes, which means they are at risk of developing the disease. There is no cure for diabetes, but you can manage it successfully - or prevent it altogether. If you already have diabetes, there are many resources to help you thrive at work and live a longer, healthier life.



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At the age of 10, Taylor Harbin was diligently working toward a three year goal of Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He began complaining of aches and pains in his joints which his parents attributed to the many hours of practice. As time progressed, he began to refuse his little brother’s request to go outside and play. Eventually the pain progressed until he could not get out of bed by himself.


 
 

 

 

 

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