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No Walk in the Park

No Walk in the Park

By Dr. Gerard Muraida In addition to the heat, hydration issues, and uninvited ants that come with summer, we often don’t hear much about another pest that can have profound lingering health issues. I am referring to ticks. Although New Mexico is not considered a hot...

Men’s Health

Men’s Health

By Dr. Gerard Muraida June is National Men’s health month. At first glance one might thing that a healthy prostate equates to a healthy senior male. However, men are afflicted with many more health issues north of the body’s equator. Before we discuss the health...

Oral Health is Good Health

Oral Health is Good Health

By Dr. Gerard Muraida Our mouths contain many bacteria, most of them harmless, although left unchecked they can cause disease. The body’s natural defenses include saliva that washes away food and controls acids produced by the bacteria. This protection can be...

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease

By Dr. Gerard Muraida The Greek physician and philosopher Galen first described the shaking palsy, later known as Parkinson’s disease, in 175 AD. However, it was not until 1817, in London, that James Parkinson published a formal essay about this condition and titled...

Good to the Last Drop in Moderation

Good to the Last Drop in Moderation

By Dr. Gerard Muraida Caffeine is considered the most widely consumed psychoactive drug in the world. It belongs to a chemical class of stimulants called methylxanthines, which exert stimulatory effects on the central nervous system, cardiovascular system, and...

American Red Cross Needs Blood

American Red Cross Needs Blood

By Dr. Gerard Muraida The Covid 19 pandemic has taken its toll on everything from the supply chain to grocery store shelves. Recently, it’s been wreaking havoc on the national blood supply, as our health care system struggles to keep up with daily illnesses compounded...

The Heat is On

The Heat is On

By Dr. Gerard Muraida In 1984 Glenn Frey, a former member of The Eagles released the song entitled The Heat is On. I doubt he had any notion of global warming or the record- breaking heat wave that would befall our country in the summer of 2021. New Mexico heat can...

Hot Rod Lincoln

Hot Rod Lincoln

By Dr. Gerard Muraida Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen in 1971 released the rock and roll song Hot –rod Lincoln. It speaks of racing and how a father deals with his offspring’s reckless driving. It is a fast paced song that almost puts you in the passenger...

A Chile a Day May Help Keep Medical Conditions at Bay

A Chile a Day May Help Keep Medical Conditions at Bay

By Dr. Gerard Muraida Your grandmother may have been correct in offering chiles to a sick family member or friend. The remedios of the past have scientific basis for their health claims. Many medical and nutritional journals report various benefits of consuming chile,...

Dashing through the Snow

Dashing through the Snow

By Dr. Gerard Muraida “Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh, o'er the fields we go, laughing all the way” is widely recognized as part of the lyrics to the beloved 164-year-old holiday song “Jingle Bells”. It was written by James Pierpont in 1857 in...

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