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Health news in brief

Spanish-language quit line begins

The New Mexico Department of Health has launched a Spanish-language help line and website to help Spanish speakers quit smoking.

Call 1-855-335-3569 to speak with a bilingual intake specialist. Spanish-speaking “quit coaches” and supervisors are available to speak with callers. Visit the website at DejeloYaNM.com.

Clinic offers free assistance

Cancer Services of New Mexico offers a free clinic on legal, insurance and paperwork assistance the first and third Thursday of each month. Expert volunteers are available. This Thursday’s clinic will start at 6 p.m.

To register, call Stephanie Michnovicz at 999-9764 or toll-free, 888-668-2766.

Cancer Services plans retreat

Cancer Services of New Mexico will sponsor a Spring 2013 Family Cancer Retreat from May 3-5 at the Marriott Pyramid North hotel, 5151 San Francisco NE.

The free program for adult cancer patients, survivors and their families will feature educational sessions about new cancer treatments and other topics, genetic testing, side effects, talking to kids about cancer, pain management and hospice and insurance.

To request an application packet, call Mike Capeless at 239-4239 or visit www. CancerServicesNM.org.

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