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The Doctor Will See You Now – A Holistic Look at Women’s Health

The Doctor Will See You Now – A Holistic Look at Women’s Health

By Annette Maxedon - Certified Nurse Practitioner, Optum New Mexico National Women’s Health Awareness Month, honored annually in May, is the perfect time to think more broadly about what women’s health really means. Much of what is known about medicine is based on...

Tech Challenged? Free Event to Help with Smart Phone, Computer Use

Tech Challenged? Free Event to Help with Smart Phone, Computer Use

By Tania Soussan The third annual 50+ Senior Tech Connect event promises to have it all — classes on how to avoid online scams, one-on-one tech help, prizes, and refreshments. Plus, it’s all available at no charge. The event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m....

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 Doctor Will See You Now – Managing Diabetes and Depression

The Doctor Will See You Now – Managing Diabetes and Depression

Managing Diabetes and Depression During the Holidays and Beyond  By Patricia Glasrud Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Optum New Mexico Cases of diabetes have been on the rise in New Mexico, part of a trend occurring throughout...

Ask a Health Care Professional – Safe Driving

Ask a Health Care Professional – Safe Driving

How to Avoid Impaired Driving and Stay Safe on the Road While Driving By Latha Raja Shankar, chief medical officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico December is National Impaired Driving Prevention month. It is the most dangerous time of year for impaired...

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