Health

Kill Zombie Cells

Kill Zombie Cells

By Shellie Rosen, Ph.D., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, DOM, L.Ac. Low-quality food, obesity, poor sleep, and lack of exercise are directly related to increased zombie cells. Zombie cells, or senescent cells, are non-functional cells that should die but live. In limited...

Ask a Health Care Professional – Shingles

Ask a Health Care Professional – Shingles

By Latha Raja Shankar, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico One out of three people in the United States are likely to develop shingles in their lifetime. The data show that the rate of older adults getting shingles is also rising,...

Parkinson’s Disease, the Shaking Palsy

Parkinson’s Disease, the Shaking Palsy

By Dr. Gerard Muraida Parkinson’s disease was first medically described as a neurological syndrome by English neurologist James Parkinson in 1817, in his publication An Essay on the Shaking Palsy. However, earlier descriptions have been noted in traditional Indian...

Benefits of Physical Activity

Benefits of Physical Activity

By Eli Follick While it is a bit early to try on our bathing suits, activities such as graduation events, weddings, travel, and shopping for warm-weather clothes may have you looking in the mirror with greater scrutiny. Physical activity not only will help get you...

The Doctor Will See You Now – Alcohol, Abstinence, and Your Health

The Doctor Will See You Now – Alcohol, Abstinence, and Your Health

By Dr. Jaren Trost, Optum New Mexico Senior Medical Director With Alcohol Awareness Month coming up in April, and St. Patrick’s Day this month, it’s a great time to consider what impact green beer, or any other cocktail, has on your health. There are many reasons...

The Importance of Maintaining a Healthful Diet

The Importance of Maintaining a Healthful Diet

By Dr. Gerard Muraida French author Anthelme Brillat-Savarinin wrote in his 1826 book Physiologie du Gout, “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” Today, we tend to say, “You are what you eat.” In fact, the impact of food on health dates back to the...

Understanding Pelvic Floor Health

Understanding Pelvic Floor Health

By Genevieve Richter, PT, DPT - Physical Therapist and co-owner of Method Physical Therapy Most people have probably heard of the pelvic floor, but few understand what it is and why it’s important. As a physical therapist and pelvic health practitioner, I work to help...

Mouth Workout Reduces Snoring, Sleep Apnea

Mouth Workout Reduces Snoring, Sleep Apnea

By Shellie L. Rosen, Ph.D.,Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, DOM, L.Ac. Sleep disruption as we age is often related to sleep-disordered breathing, or SDB. The National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research postulates that upwards of 18 million Americans have been diagnosed with...

Mission of Mercy Changes Lives One Dental Procedure At A Time

Mission of Mercy Changes Lives One Dental Procedure At A Time

By Tania Soussan The last time Dr. Christopher Morgan volunteered at a Mission of Mercy dental clinic, his first patient of the day was a Navajo Nation teenager who had lost eight front teeth after being hit by a drunken driver. The boy’s family wasn’t able to afford...

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