Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

Forward NM, in partnership with WNMU, HMS and Gila Regional Medical Center, recently completed three summer academies offering area high school and college level students the opportunity to expand on and develop their health career dreams.  The graduating academies included high school students from around the state who participated in the five-week Health Careers Academy, and college students studying for their medical and dental school entry exams. recently released a list of the 10 most stressed and 10 leased stressed places in New Mexico.  The analysis was measured of 34 places in the state with a population over 5,000, and was based on factors including the percentage of the population with a long commute, the unemployment rate, hours work, population density, percentage of income spent on rent, and the percentage of the population without health insurance.  According to the survey, Anthony, Bernalillo, and Espanola are the three highest stressed places in New Mexico – Albuquerque and Las Cruces also fell in the top ten and Deming coming in at number eleven.  Tucumcari, Truth of Consequences and Socorro received scores for the lowest stress, with Silver City coming in fifth least stressed place in New Mexico.

The Department of Health today announced that New Mexico is one of twelve states to receive an $868,176 two-year grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services to provide chronic-disease self-management classes.  More than one in four adults in New Mexico ages 45 and older has been diagnosed with two or more chronic diseases. Funding will support efforts to increase awareness and participation in MyCD, or Manage Your Chronic Disease programs.

All offices of the Gila National Forest will be closed Monday, August 15th.  Employees of the Forest will be engaged in a scheduled in-service for the duration of the business day.  Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday.

The Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees will have a Special Board of Trustees Meeting on Friday, August 12, 2016 at noon in the board room at Gila Regional Medical Center.  This is a public meeting.

Don’t forget, this is the last week for the 5th Annual City Cuts Barbershop back to School Drive.  Take your donations to 1280 Highway 180 East tomorrow during regular business hours from 8:30 to 6 pm.