No easy way to let go of family dog

I should have known, that Wednesday two weeks ago, when the dog was sitting in the passenger seat looking at me as if trying to memorize my face. In the past 12 years, I have never seen the dog look at me that way. The dog is a terrier, and not given to serious attitudes, […]

Allergy sufferers dealing with springtime

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Many High Plains residents spend the spring months battling stuffy noses, headaches, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing and sore throats. Sherri McCarty, a nurse practitioner at X-press Care, said during peak times, between 50 and 60 percent of patients they see are seeking treatment for seasonal allergy symptoms. McCarty said […]

Hang out without the hangover

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer New Year’s Day brings a new year, and with it can come hangovers for those who celebrate a little too much. Hangover remedies vary from old wives’ tales to the tried and true methods. Joseph Carpenter, a nutritionist at Gym X, said leftover toxins from the alcohol in your […]

Area flu cases on rise

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The number of patients being treated for flu-like symptoms has almost doubled in recent weeks, according to area health officials. In response, the New Mexico Department of Health has organized several flu shot clinics, according to a press release. “We’ve seen a big increase … (with patients ranging) from […]

Local salmonella cases traced to state

CNJ staff Salmonella cases reported in Curry and Roosevelt counties are linked to young poultry from a New Mexico hatchery, state officials said. A total of nine people from New Mexico and four other states have reported salmonella infections in the past two months, most cases occurring in children age 1 or younger, according to […]

Influenza cases up in Clovis area

By Darrell Todd Maurina As flu continues to strike victims across the United States, Clovis doctors have begun to see more cases — 44 documented cases as of Friday in Plains Regional Medical Center — and many more people probably have the flu but haven’t sought medical treatment. That could be a serious mistake, according […]

West Nile still in Curry

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Five new non-fatal cases of West Nile virus, including one with severe symptoms from Curry County, have brought New Mexico’s total of human cases to 116, state health officials said Monday. The most severely ill of the five new patients is a 60-year-old Curry County man with meningitis, […]

Health officials urge precautions against West Nile virus

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Dr. David Orton, a veterinarian at Aire Alto vet clinic, vaccinates a horse for the West Nile virus on Monday. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Mike Linn Given the aridity of the climate in New Mexico, cases of West Nile virus in horses pales in comparison to other southeastern states. Moreover, human cases have […]