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WHO: burnout is a diagnosable "occupational phenomenon"

Many New Mexico workers in a wide range of industries are suffering from burnout, a condition that the World Health Organization has recently called a diagnosable "occupational phenomenon." According to the WHO, it is a syndrome that arises from ill-managed stress on the job and results in an increased mental distance from one's job accompanied by feelings of exhaustion. Workers may also have negative or cynical thoughts about their job.

People drive distracted despite knowing the dangers

Many New Mexico drivers understand the potential dangers that come from driving while distracted. Still, a number of drivers across the U.S. do things they know they should not do while they are behind the wheel. A study done in 2016 showed that upward of 50% of drivers said that they sent text messages or read text messages while they were driving. Almost 60% of the individuals in the survey said that they used their cellphone at least one time while behind the wheel.

Bankruptcy figures growing for older adults

Bankruptcies are on the rise among older adults, and one of the main reasons is medical debt. It is responsible for 60% of bankruptcy filings for people 65 and older. Older New Mexico residents may find themselves struggling to keep up with medical bills after spending all their savings, and they may no longer be working. Bankruptcy may be their only option.

Report exposes breath test irregularities

Police departments in New Mexico and around the country usually charge motorists with driving under the influence after they fail a breath test. The portable breath-testing devices police officers use at the roadside and the more sophisticated equipment found in police stations detect alcohol by passing breath samples through a chemical solution, but questions have persisted for years about their reliability and accuracy. These questions prompted the New York Times to investigate the way breath tests are conducted around the country, and the newspaper found evidence of neglected maintenance and lax oversight in virtually every law enforcement agency they investigated.

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