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Dolores Sanchez, right, a junior at La Academia de Esperanza, chats with sophomore Angelicia Macias during an after school club that encourages social activism. Sanchez says staying in school is not easy with the instability of poverty, but her parents encourage her and the club supports her. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Making empowering Circles

Supportive club gives at-risk students a safe place to bloom

Carved wood, paint and fiber cats by Felipe Benito Archuleta, top row, and a smaller bobcat by Ron Archuleta Rodriguez are in the exhibit "Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico" at the Museum of International Folk Art. (Courtesy of the Museum of International Folk Art)

On exhibit

With a number of new exhibits at Albuquerque and Santa Fe museums, the world seems to have come closer, within easy reach of residents and visitors.

Berries, beets and beet greens, broccoli, lemons and leeks can all be part of a slow detox plan that helps the liver naturally clean the body. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

Foods support natural detox

Choose foods that support body’s natural detoxification systems

PHELAN: Dramatic change from the ’70s (Courtesy of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center)

Hospitals report surgery rates

Dr. Sharon Phelan, medical director for labor and delivery at the University of New Mexico Hospital, also a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and a fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, says the cesarean section rate at the hospital, 21 or 22 percent, is slightly less than the state’s average.

More than exercise

Regulars at Connie Tachias’ Enhance Fitness classes say they get a lot more than exercise from the c …