Posts By: Lisa

Eating Outdoors, Handling Food Safely

Picnic and barbecue season offers lots of opportunities for outdoor fun with family and friends. But these warm weather events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. As food heats up in summer temperatures, bacteria multiply rapidly. To protect yourself, your family, and friends from foodborne illness during warm-weather months, safe food handling whenRead More

Healthy Sleep Habits

If you don’t get enough sleep you’ll probably feel groggy and irritable and you won’t be at your best at work or school. But there are serious health consequences as well–regular poor sleep put you at risk of serious medical conditions including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. It can even shorten your life expectancy. HealthyRead More

Allergy Season Is Here!

With windy spring conditions and high pollen counts, Santa Fe’s allergy season is in full swing. Most sufferers point to juniper and elm trees as the biggest culprits, along with ragweed and grasses. Here’s the scoop on what you can do to avoid tree pollen and other outdoor triggers. Tree Pollen Trees can aggravate yourRead More

Flu Season 2018

According to the New Mexico Department of Health, the 2018 flu season is the worst New Mexico has seen in at least five years. As of mid-February, there were 34 flu-related deaths in the state and 100 pneumonia-related deaths. The end of the flu season varies from year to year but generally lasts from Oct.Read More

Adolescent Mental Health

Mental health is an important part of overall health for children as well as adults. For many adults who have mental disorders, symptoms were present—but often not recognized or addressed—in childhood and youth. For a young person with symptoms of a mental disorder, the earlier treatment is started, the more effective it can be. EarlyRead More

Heart Health for Women

You may think heart disease only affects men. This is not true. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. Here are some FDA tips to help you make good decisions about your heart health. 1. Eat a heart healthy diet. The nutrition facts on the food label can help you make healthyRead More

A Different Kind of New Year’s Health Resolution

No matter who you are, a health resolution likely appears on your 2018 to-do list. We’ve all made resolutions like going on a diet, joining a gym or drinking more water.  Why not give the diet and exercise resolutions a rest this new year and focus instead on mental health? Mental health is central toRead More

Safe Toys: The Facts May Surprise You

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month. Trolling across the Internet or listening to TV news, it’s easy to hear horrific accounts of toy-related injuries and product recalls. While these accounts are true, they’re not commonplace. Here’s what you need to know about toy-related injuries to keep your family safe and sound for the holidays—andRead More

Food Safety Tips to Make Your Thanksgiving Great

Most Thanksgiving health warnings tend to focus on how to curb overeating to avoid gaining weight throughout the holiday season. However, one of the biggest concerns of the large Thanksgiving meal should be food safety. The Thanksgiving meal is the largest many cooks prepare each year. Getting it just right, especially roasting a turkey, bringsRead More

Join the Great American Smokeout!

Join the Great American Smokeout: November 16, 2017! The Great American Smokeout Happens on November 16, 2017. We here at Railyard Urgent Care want to encourage smokers to quit smoking and provide you will all the resources you need to do it!  Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation takeRead More

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