Health

The Doctor Will See You Now – COVID-19 or Allergies?

The Doctor Will See You Now – COVID-19 or Allergies?

By Optum New Mexico During allergy season, it’s important that people are aware of the differences between seasonal allergies and COVID-19, to the extent that it is possible. Most people likely know someone who suffers from seasonal allergies, and many today will know...

A Force for Stress: May Ashwagandha Be with You

A Force for Stress: May Ashwagandha Be with You

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. Ashwagandha (withania somnifera dunal) is a medicinal plant that has been used in indigenous medicine for more than 3,000 years. The ancient medicines of India (Ayurveda) and Greece (Unani) list ashwagandha in numerous...

Oral Health is Good Health

Oral Health is Good Health

By Dr. Gerard Muraida Our mouths contain many bacteria, most of them harmless, although left unchecked they can cause disease. The body’s natural defenses include saliva that washes away food and controls acids produced by the bacteria. This protection can be...

Launching a Successful Weight Loss Journey to Health

Launching a Successful Weight Loss Journey to Health

By Eli Follick Individuals trying to lose weight are not created equal. It is important to recognize before beginning a weight loss or wellness journey that everybody begins with a unique set of pre-existing challenges, conditions, mindsets, and body types. Keeping...

Ask a Health Care Professional – Mental Illness

Ask a Health Care Professional – Mental Illness

By Diana Weber, M.D., Medical Director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to stay informed about mental health, advocate for mental well-being and support those with mental illness. Mental health problems are...

Ask a Health Care Professional – National Minority Health Month

Ask a Health Care Professional – National Minority Health Month

By Diana Weber, M.D., Medical Director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico April is National Minority Health Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about disparities in health care that disproportionately affect minorities. This year’s theme for National...

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease

By Dr. Gerard Muraida The Greek physician and philosopher Galen first described the shaking palsy, later known as Parkinson’s disease, in 175 AD. However, it was not until 1817, in London, that James Parkinson published a formal essay about this condition and titled...

Supplement Timing Helps Absorption

Supplement Timing Helps Absorption

By Dr. Shellie L. Rosen, PhD, DOM, L.Ac. There are best practices for administering supplements in your daily regimen to support nutritional gaps. Read on to identify the best ways to take your supplements to maximize their absorption. Water-Soluble and Fat-Soluble...

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