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Exercise is Medicine on Campus campaign kicks off

Tiffany Acosta, for the Sun-News 1 a.m., MDT, October 19, 2016 Students will host the President’s Walk at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, with President Garrey Carruthers leading a walk from Hadley Hall to Corbett Center Student Union. LAS CRUCES – Walking is a simple form of exercise, and public health sciences undergraduate students at…
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NMSU public health graduate student is striving to keep children safe

Parents of children struggle with the challenges of child safety seats. Whether it’s newborns in an infant carrier or small children in booster seats, installing and maintaining the correct type of seat can be difficult. According to Safer New Mexico Now, an estimated three out of every four child safety seats are used incorrectly.  …
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NMSU students to honor local leaders in public health

New Mexico State University students in the Department of Public Health Sciences have created the first Public Health Heroes event, which will honor community leaders in public health. The ceremony will be held during National Public Health Week at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in the Health and Social Services Building, Room 320. Mark Kittleson,…
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NMSU students aim to educate about the dangers of pregnant women drinking alcohol

New Mexico State University Public Health Sciences students along with Eta Sigma Gamma and the La Clinica De Familia Healthy Start Program are working together to host events March 13-19 across Dona Ana County to raise awareness about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).   The disorders occur when a woman had consumed alcohol during her…
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Six NMSU students intern at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

New Mexico State University and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have had a long-standing relationship researching cancer. Last year, this effort was backed by a $9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, which includes the training of future cancer researchers. This summer, six NMSU students are interning at the FHCRC in Seattle. Here…
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Twin sisters, first generation college students to celebrate NMSU Commencement Saturday

Twin sisters Cristal and Ruby Aguayo have exceeded hometown expectations as first generation college students, and will graduate from New Mexico State University with bachelor’s degrees in community health. The pair from Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico, is eagerly anticipating walking across the stage as part of the College of Health and Social Services at NMSU’s first…
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NMSU College of Health and Social Services student groups receive grant for ACA education

Three student organizations in the New Mexico State University College of Health and Social Services received a grant for Affordable Care Act education. The College of Health and Social Services Student Ambassadors, Student Nurses’ Association and Public Health Student Organization each received $3,000 to provide literature and information on enrolling in healthcare coverage to NMSU’s…
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NMSU graduate receives Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration internship

New Mexico State University dual master’s degree graduate Rose Nava began a 15-week internship Sept. 10 with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Washington, D.C. Nava earned a Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health in May from the College of Health and Social Services. She currently is an Albuquerque…
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First cohort of online Master of Public Health program students to achieve degrees

Fourteen distance education students, who were part of the first cohort of students to enter the online Master of Public Health program, will achieve their degree from New Mexico State University in May.   The students were among the first to enroll in the online MPH program in 2008. “We’re really proud of all of…
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NMSU students excel in public health examination

Four New Mexico State University graduate students in public health took the challenging CHES, or Certified Health Education Specialist, exam this past semester. All four students not only passed the test, but exceeded the national average.   The CHES exam allows students in health science to attain credentials and certification that help to indicate professional…
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