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Feeling the pull of the Sangre de Cristo mountains? Well, before you lace up your hiking boots for a springtime adventure in the woods, don’t forget to prepare, prepare, prepare. So says Trevor Mayschak, a lecturer and paramedic with the UNM School of Medicine’s International Mountain Medicine Center, which holds classes to educate the public on how to prepare for emergencies in the outdoors. No one wants to get injured while on an outdoors adventure. If it happens, though, the right training and preparation can help the situation – from stings and bites to scrapes and sprains. Read more.
UNM School of Medicine researchers are studying a promising new method for reducing inflammation that can lead to stomach cancer, the fourth most common cancer in the world. The team is focusing on a common germ that lives in the digestive tract and can lead to ulcers. Scientists believe there is up to a six-times greater association between this type of bacterium – Helicobacter pylori – and gastric cancer, according to Associate Professor Ellen Beswick, PhD, who is leading the research in the UNM Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. Read more.
From 2011 to 2012, a total of 957 youths between 10 and 17 years old in New Mexico visited an emergency department for a sports-and-recreational-related traumatic brain injury. Bicycle accidents accounted for the highest number of traumatic brain injury hospitalizations. While wearing a helmet makes good safety sense, it’s also a law, says Brian Solan, MD, a professor in the UNM School of Medicine's Department of Family and Community Medicine. Read more.
The University of New Mexico School of Medicine ranks third in the nation for its Rural Medicine Program in the current issue of U.S. News & World Report's "America’s Best Graduate Schools" for 2016. UNM's medical school has maintained this top-five national ranking since 1996. Read more.
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