Medical examiner searching for links between infection victims

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Health investigators probing three Curry County cases involving an invasive bacteria have found no direct connection between the victims, according to an epidemiologist with the state health department. Wednesday, the New Mexico Health Department announced that two Curry County residents — a 23-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man — [...]

Crash on Hondo street

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A motor vehicle accident that occured on Hondo Street involved a small child, according to Clovis Police Department Lt. Douglas Ford. The child was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center. The department’s crash team was called to the scene. Police said Friday night they didn’t know the identity or condition of the child.

First local baby born in 2009

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Sherry, Shawn and Landen Stewart, left to right, of Portales welcomed a new addition to their family Thursday. Lexi Peyton Stewart was the first baby born in 2009 at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born at 8:20 a.m. Thursday. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces.

It’s Their Job: Joel Sievers

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PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Joel Sievers Job: Sports medicine physician Background: Sievers attended college in Nebraska and went to medical school at Texas Tech University. Time on job: Six and one-half years What does your job entail? We evaluate and treat patients with traumatic and overuse physical injures, although we still do a little [...]

Birth: Bailee Lunsford

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Bailee Dawn Morris Lunsford was born Nov. 27, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, to Bobby Troy Lunsford and Stacy Morris of Portales.She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces.Grandparents are Bob and Stephanie Lunsford of Edgewood and Richard and Vickie Ferguson of Portales.Great-grandparents are Ann Coss of Moriarty, Kenneth and Evelene Moore and Jewel [...]

Auxiliaries tackle tasks in colorful way

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The women are known as Pink Ladies. The men Red Coats. They volunteer to man the gift shops, front desks, rock babies in the nurseries, make runs for doctors and other errands needed by hospital staff. The Roosevelt General Hospital and Plains Regional Medical Center’s auxiliary stand out at [...]

Medical history vital information to election voters

Freedom New Mexico One dispiriting aspect of this endless presidential campaign has been the reluctance of the nominees of the major parties to provide anything resembling adequate information about their health and their medical histories. Being president of the United States is a physically demanding and stressful job (in part because we seem to expect [...]

Aug. 31, 2008 Births

Tabor Tae Wayne Tabor and Julieana Michelle Tabor were born June 18, 2008, to Ben and Veronica Tabor at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He weighed 3 pounds, 12 ounces. She weighed 4 pounds, 3 ounces. Grandparents are Brian and Zoe Ann Tabor of Elida and Frank and Wanda Levacy of Portales. Great-grandparents are Mike [...]

Military medical coverage frustrating lately

By Anita Doberman I wish that I had something good to say about my experience with Tricare and military medicine, but today I don’t. While I am fully aware that there are plenty of excellent physicians and medical professionals who do a great job taking care of their patients, I feel disappointed and frustrated with [...]

Bees set up shop at clinic

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A portion of the Portales Medical Clinic at 320 South Ave. — including the main entrance — was closed about 8 a.m. Monday after a colony of bees was discovered, according to officials. Officials were concerned the insects could be Africanized honey bees, although that has not been confirmed, [...]