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Marita Marshall now uses a walker, after a fall in 2013 that necessitated a trip to an urgent care center. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

State launches awareness campaign on elderly falls

Legislation that goes into effect in January will compel the New Mexico Department of Health to create a statewide fall risk and awareness program intended to keep older folks in New Mexico from falling.

Roxanne Holloway stands outside an exhibit last month that gives statistics about domestic violence in New Mexico. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

Breaking cycle of abuse takes time

It takes time and repeated false starts to end cycle of domestic abuse, experts and former battered spouses say

The tips of Stryker Corp’s micro-laparoscopy instruments are 2.3 mm in diameter, which benefits the patient because there is minimal scarring, according to Dr. Eldie Cruz. (Courtesy of Stryker Corp.)

Lovelace surgeon demonstrates smaller instruments

One recent summer day, Dr. Eldie Cruz was sticking what looked like a shish kabob prong into the torso of a dead pig, demonstrating a set of small surgery tools being used at Lovelace Women’s Hospital.