Feb. 22, 2009 On the shelf

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Freedom From Disease: The Breakthrough Approach to Preventing Cancer, Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s, and Depression by Controlling Insulin by Peter Kash was given by Gene and Phyllis Walker in memory of Marc Hays. This groundbreaking book explains how insulin is the culprit not just in diabetes, […]

Cannon official addresses Group A Streptococcus

By Lt. Col. (Dr.) Kim Bradley: 27th Special Operations Medical Group Many of you may have seen the recent article in the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune regarding two deaths in individuals with Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease. While it is uncommon for patients to die due to infection from GAS bacteria, non-life threatening […]

Dinner, dance to benefit young cancer patient

CNJ staff A dinner and dance is being held Saturday night at the American Legion Post 25 to benefit a 6-year-old Clovis girl suffering from Hodgkins Lymphoma. Anastacia Bustamante is at a Lubbock hospital and will require chemotherapy and extensive medical treatment, according to her great aunt, Teresa Chavez. Chavez said her niece, Jennifer Chavez, […]

Raise, ‘Wellness’ plan get OK

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Military members will get a 3.9 percent pay raise in January. But the fiscal 2009 defense authorization approved by Congress on Saturday does not include a House-passed plan to set military pay raises through 2013 a half percentage point higher than private sector wage growth. The new defense bill will […]

Wet weather ideal for disease carrying mosquitoes

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Mosquitoes pack a much greater threat than a ruined backyard barbecue. They are host to the mosquito-borne disease West Nile Virus. The recent rain in Curry and Roosevelt counties has provided favorable conditions for the annoying little pest to thrive, state and city officials said. “Any time there is […]

Undercover investigator films alleged livestock abuse

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry The Portales Livestock Auction, located just west of Portales, was the subject of a May undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States. The HSUS alleges animal abuse involving downer cattle took place at the facility. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer New allegations of livestock abuse surfaced […]

NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH INVESTIGATES TB IN NEW MEXICO HEALTHCARE WORKER

The New Mexico Department of Health is screening approximately 250 individuals in Albuquerque and Clovis to rule out the spread of tuberculosis (TB) from a health-care worker who was recently diagnosed with the disease. The Department of Health and other agencies have already tested 73 individuals who have been in close contact with the worker. […]

MRSA infection tracked locally

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ Staff Writer Plains Regional Medical Center treated 151 patients last year for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, according to a hospital official. Joy Stoddard, infection control and occupational health nurse at PRMC, said none of the MRSA infections were acquired in the hospital. She was not aware of any local deaths […]

Curry County cattle to be slaughtered

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The state will have about 12,000 dairy cattle in a Curry County herd slaughtered after 150 to 200 head were confirmed earlier this year with bovine tuberculosis. The infected cattle were killed earlier this year. The rest of the herd was free of the disease, but will be shipped to […]

Students take dramatic turn

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom New Mexico Equipped with professionally-created special effects, and a crew of approximately 30 determined drama students, the theater department of Clovis High School will present “The Elephant Man” Nov. 7-9 at the Lyceum Theatre. Widely known as the elephant man in the 1800s, John Merrick was stricken with a disease believed […]

Local businesses hosting fund-raiser

CNJ staff Applebee’s and High Plains Harley-Davidson are joining forces Saturday to raise money for a Clovis teen stricken with a spinal disease. Clovis resident Kenneth Nation was diagnosed with transverse myelitis in June. The rare disease has left the 15-year-old paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair. Sherri Devou, Applebee’s manager, […]

Domenici: Brain disease leads to retirement

By The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Republican Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico, one of the most influential voices in Congress on budget and energy issues, announced Thursday that he is retiring at the end of his sixth term because of a degenerative brain disease. “I come here today, to the site of the school […]

Researchers seek to end peanut rot

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Researcher Saum Sanogo is working to develop more organic methods to treat pod rot in peanuts. Beneficial microbes for seed treatment and botanical extracts, such as garlic and chili plant extracts, are being studied to determine if they could prove to be beneficial to the peanut community, according to Sanogo, […]

Latest round of ethics laws full of loopholes

By Freedom Newspapers The problem with ethics legislation of the kind just passed by both houses of Congress (now awaiting President Bush’s signature, not an entirely foregone conclusion), is that it addresses the symptom rather than the disease. It would hardly be tragic if the current bill became law, but it would be a mistake […]

Clovis teen benefits from early detection

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Albuquerque Journal photo: Sam Adams Cody Unser, left, and Kenneth Nation, 15, of Clovis, talk after meeting Monday at the University of New Mexico Hospital. By Olivier Uyttebrouck: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A tingling sensation in Kenneth Nation’s hands and legs were his first indication that something was wrong. Two days later, on June […]

West Nile threat at peak during summer months

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers The number of West Nile cases in New Mexico has dropped steadily since the mosquito-borne disease was discovered in the state in 2003. No cases have been reported yet this year, according to state health officials. However, summer is the prime time for West Nile, especially with this year’s unusually […]

Extent of bovine TB in area unknown

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer The ramifications of last week’s discovery of bovine tuberculosis in dairy cattle in eastern New Mexico is still being determined, according to State Agriculture Secretary Miley Gonzalez. Gonzalez said if the infected cattle are within the current federally restricted zone covering parts of Roosevelt and Curry counties, there would […]

March 3, 1916

A smallpox scare was beginning to reach “serious proportion,” The Clovis Journal reported. The newspaper did not estimate the number afflicted with the disease but a headline reported “Many avoid quarantine by not reporting disease.” Health officials warned they were considering a ban on Clovis residents leaving town by train. The epidemic was reported under […]

Beat goes on if the heart is treated right

Cannon Health and Wellness Center According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading killer of Americans today; with heart attack is its most visible sign. High blood pressure is a leading contributor to heart attacks and strokes. February is Heart Health Month and is time to consider ways to reduce the risk […]

TB case found in Portales

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers An employee at a local milk processing plant has contracted tuberculosis, but health officials say there is little danger of the disease spreading. DairiConcepts spokeswoman Monica Coleman confirmed late Thursday the company had been contacted by the state health department regarding an employee with tuberculosis. She said all employees had […]