from New York Times
CARLSBAD, N.M. Half a mile beneath the desert surface, in thick salt beds left behind by seas that dried up hundreds of millions of years ago, the Department of Energy is carving out rooms as long as football fields and cramming them floor to ceiling with barrels and boxes of nuclear waste.
Mental health professionals are scarce in Doņa Ana County, N.M., a federally designated health professional shortage area. "The most recent estimate is that there are 100 psychiatrists for 2 million people" in the state, says Christina Vento, PsyD, training director in New Mexico State University's psychopharmacology program. The New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners estimates that 720 psychologists are practicing statewide. "There is a huge unmet need," Vento adds.
from The New York Times
Samuel Pulido walked into his local grocery store on a sweltering day, greeted by cool air and the fantasy-world ambience of the modern supermarket.
from Washington Post
Green chili strips, chili soup, chili lasagna, chili margaritas and chili-tinis pepper the menus. Chili ristras, chili wreaths, chili earrings, chili trail mix, chili brittle and chili chocolate spice up the markets. There's even the Chile Pepper Institute, where I learn which pepper recently snatched the "world's hottest" title from the 1,001,304 SHU (Scoville heat unit) Bhut Jolokia.
New Mexico State University is trying a new approach to better accommodate veterans with on-campus housing. The gap between student veterans and their civilian peers is wide. The model integrates veterans and makes them feel at home on campus.
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