UNM Department of Pediatrics
Partners in practice: former patient inspired to care for others
Editors note: This is the third story in a three-part series exploring the lifelong bonds that can form between UNM physicians and patients when they meet in a moment of crisis.
UNM pediatric oncologist Stuart Winter, MD, was pleasantly surprised recently when he encountered former patient Courtney Nelson at UNM Hospital, where she is now a colleague. The encounter was a far cry from their first, when an 11-year-old Nelson was newly diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer mainly seen in children. Read more.
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UNM pediatrics expert: Overwhelming evidence that MMR vaccine does not cause Autism
New Mexico is bracing for a renewed threat to your health spreading across the country.
Measles is not your average virus -- think chicken pox with a vengeance -- and experts say it's not a matter of if, but rather when it hits New Mexico.
UNM assistant pediatrics professor Dr. Randall Knott tells KOB it is people refusing to immunize themselves and their kids who are leaving the door open to measles wreaking havoc here.