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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.
Don't Get Spooked: 5 Things You Can Do to Support a Sick Co-Worker

Sick Co-WorkerThe serious illness of a co-worker can shake the foundation of a workplace, affecting the dynamics, productivity and atmosphere. People often find they are unprepared to deal with their own feelings about a co-worker's illness. They may be afraid to say or do the wrong thing. And most want to help, but aren't sure how they can. The most important thing you can do for yourself and for your co-worker is to communicate.



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Maximize the potential and quality of life of people with cerebral palsy (CP) and reduce the prevalence and impact of CP through funding cutting-edge research.

 

  
In 1993, my parents and I endured a horror that has been visited upon millions of families across the globe we watched helplessly as my brother Ron died of AIDS. He was only 32. It is hard to believe that over a decade passed, because all I have to do is close my eyes, and there he is my friendly, outgoing brother who grew up to charm every person who crossed his path, travel all over the world, and embrace the joys of life to the fullest. I wish you could have known my brother.

 
 

 

 

 

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