Health

Ask a Health Care Professional – Sun Exposure

Ask a Health Care Professional – Sun Exposure

By Diana Weber, M.D., Medical Director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Summer in New Mexico means spending time outside enjoying activities that make the state such a wonderful place to live. In moderation, sun exposure can be beneficial by enhancing bone...

Journey To Health: The ‘How’ and ‘Why’ of Exercise

Journey To Health: The ‘How’ and ‘Why’ of Exercise

By Eli Follick Before I begin to describe the how and why of exercise, I caution you to check with your physician and make sure he or she agrees that you are ready and able and that nothing you intend to include in your daily regimen will be harmful to you. It’s easy...

No Walk in the Park

No Walk in the Park

By Dr. Gerard Muraida In addition to the heat, hydration issues, and uninvited ants that come with summer, we often don’t hear much about another pest that can have profound lingering health issues. I am referring to ticks. Although New Mexico is not considered a hot...

Replenishing Soil Inside and Out

Replenishing Soil Inside and Out

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. The body is like a garden, with many factors maintaining balance for renewal and survival. Healthy garden soil contains dark humus made of humin, which helps hold water; humic acid, which balances soil acidity and limits...

A Star is Reborn

A Star is Reborn

By Barry W. Ramo Medical Director, New Heart Fitness and Health Bob Odenkirk, better known as the star of the Albuquerque-based Better Call Saul TV series, was in the city for filming in July 2021. Without warning, he collapsed, unconscious on set. He had experienced...

Journey To Health: Managing  Obstacles And Problems

Journey To Health: Managing Obstacles And Problems

By Eli Folick With travel, vacations, and social gatherings increasing during summer months, opportunities for eating multiply. Family get-togethers, camping and boating excursions, offer chances to share food and experience new restaurants in new places. Many of the...

Summertime Serotonin

Summertime Serotonin

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. Summertime insomnia? Our brains work best when they have a healthy balance of chemicals to perform necessary tasks. Neurotransmitters are the general class of chemicals that work within the brain to signal neurons or nerve...

Men’s Health

Men’s Health

By Dr. Gerard Muraida June is National Men’s health month. At first glance one might thing that a healthy prostate equates to a healthy senior male. However, men are afflicted with many more health issues north of the body’s equator. Before we discuss the health...

Ask a Health Care Professional – Kidney Disease

Ask a Health Care Professional – Kidney Disease

By Latha Raja Shankar, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 37 million people in the United States have chronic kidney disease — that’s more than one in...

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