Can You Overdose on Ozempic or Wegovy?
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by The University of New Mexico
1w ago
Ozempic and Wegovy have exploded in popularity for their ability to help people lose weight. Now, Poison Control Centers around the country are sounding the alarm over a growing trend of semaglutide overdoses and incorrect use. We explore the problem and what consumers should know with Dr. Joseph Lambson, director of the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center. Learn more about Dr. Joseph Lambson and the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center. Read more from Dr. Lambson about semaglutide overdoses. Publications discussed in the episode: -Administration errors of compounded semag ..read more
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Finding Solutions for Uranium and Toxic Metals Exposure
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by The University of New Mexico
3w ago
The Western U.S. is home to thousands of abandoned hard rock and uranium mines that pollute nearby water, soil and air with radiation and create health problems in nearby communities. This episode of It’s (Probably) Not Rocket Science explores the research of the UNM METALS Superfund Research Center working to measure toxicity, address remediation, and mitigate health risks for tribal communities living near abandoned mines. Learn more about UNM METALS. Read about related projects: UNM project brings together diverse team to develop solutions to uranium waste in Native communities A new loo ..read more
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Introducing PlaceKnowing with Dr. Ted Jojola
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by The University of New Mexico
1M ago
Today we're sharing the first episode of a brand new podcast with you called PlaceKnowing with Dr. Ted Jojola. The show is co-produced by the Indigenous Design and Planning Institute at The University of New Mexico and The Aunties Dandelion media organization. The six-episode production will examine the essential relationship between land, storytelling, and community and the importance of visioning and revitalization around brownfields (abused or neglected land). The podcast aims to inform and inspire listeners to lead change in their own spaces through Indigenous design methodologies. For new ..read more
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How Combining Race and Ethnicity Could Make Equity Research Harder
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by The University of New Mexico
1M ago
The Office of Management and Budget announced it would be combining race and ethnicity questions on all Federal forms, but one UNM scholar says the change could impact the ability to research and understand equity issues ranging from poverty to housing discrimination in the U.S. In this episode, Professor of Sociology Nancy López explains intersectionality in research and how the new Federal question format could complicate things in a major way. Learn more about Professor Nancy López or her work with the Institute for the Study of “Race” and Social Justice. Read more about  ..read more
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With Liberty And Justice For High Schoolers
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by The University of New Mexico
2M ago
What should a 16-year-old say if a police officer asks to search them? Law students from the UNM chapter of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project have spent months teaching students from underserved high schools about their constitutional rights, how to interact with law enforcement and what a career in the legal field might look like. Soon, the group of high schoolers, their law student coaches, and UNM School of Law faculty will travel to compete in a national moot court competition in Washington D.C. Learn more about Professor Maryam Ahranjani. Learn more about the  ..read more
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How To Be Happy: Tips From A Positive Psychology Professor
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by The University of New Mexico
2M ago
How can mindfulness and the hero's journey help make us happier? A professor of Positive Psychology discusses proven strategies for happiness, thriving, and resilience to hardship with tips and exercises he teaches students at The University of New Mexico in one of the most popular courses offered at UNM. Dr. Bruce Smith has researched, taught classes and written workbooks in Positive Psychology for more than two decades. In this episode, he walks us through some of the proven strategies for developing resilience to hard times and discusses how students were impacted by the pandemic. Learn mo ..read more
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Exploring James Webb Space Telescope Results with Nobel Laureate John C. Mather
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by The University of New Mexico
3M ago
Take a trip to outer space as we discuss early results of the James Webb Space Telescope, what astrophysicists think about astrology and how an expert in space optics suggests you clean your iPhone.  In this episode, we speak with Dr. John C. Mather, a Nobel Laureate and senior astrophysicist with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center about the James Webb Space Telescope results and with Tony Hull, a UNM adjunct professor and former JWST Program Manager at Tinsley who led the team that meticulously polished the mirrors in the James Webb Space Telescope.   This special episode of It’s ..read more
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Developing a Vaccine to Lower Cholesterol
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by The University of New Mexico
3M ago
Scientists at The University of New Mexico have developed a groundbreaking vaccine targeting high cholesterol, a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. The vaccine, aimed at lowering LDL cholesterol levels by targeting the PCSK9 protein, offers a potentially more affordable treatment option compared to current drugs like PCSK9 inhibitors. Join the discussion on how this innovative vaccine could revolutionize cardiovascular care and global health. Learn more about the cholesterol-lowering vaccine or Bryce Chackerian's lab. Read the study published in NPJ Vaccines. Donate to the UNM Big Give ..read more
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How To Deal With Seasonal Depression
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by The University of New Mexico
4M ago
Millions of Americans experience seasonal affective disorder each year. In this episode, we explore the cause, symptoms, and tips for both dealing with SAD and improving mental health with Dr. Kristina Sowar, a psychiatrist and Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Learn more at podcast.unm.edu and follow us on Instagram and TikTok. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/unm-news/message ..read more
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Reclaiming Spanish: Learning a language you grew up hearing
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by The University of New Mexico
4M ago
What does a language mean to a culture? In this episode, we learn about why it can be difficult to keep heritage languages like Spanish alive in the U.S. and how programs like the Spanish Heritage Language program at UNM can help students reclaim their cultural identity. Learn more about Spanish as a Heritage Language program. Learn more about Damián Vergara Wilson. Learn more about ⁠Liliana Alva Regalado.⁠ Read New Mexico is Losing a Form of Spanish Spoken Nowhere Else on Earth from The New York Times. Read more information about languages spoken at home as reported in the U.S. Census. V ..read more
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