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Funding Awarded To Help Coal Miners With Black Lung Disease

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Miners’ Colfax Medical Center in Raton Getting $321,876 in federal money

More than $300,000 in federal money has been awarded to Miners’ Colfax Medical Center in Raton to help coal miners with black lung disease, The Raton Range reported.

The newspaper said the medical center will receive $321,876 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Service Administration.

According to The Range, Miners’ Colfax Medical Center Black Lung Clinic specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of black lung patients and others with occupationally related pulmonary disease.

The Black Lung Clinic program’s activities are divided between the Miners’ Colfax Medical Center Chest Clinic and the Miners’ Colfax Medical Center Outreach Program. Through these, the hospital is able to identify, locate and treat miners throughout the state, the newspaper said.

For more information, click here or call 1-800-654-0544 from in New Mexico or 1-800-255-5864 from out of the state.