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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...

New Mexico Horse Rescue Celebrates 20 Years

New Mexico Horse Rescue Celebrates 20 Years

Nonprofit rehabilitates animals, providing renewed purpose & loving homes By Autumn Gray Sky’s the Limit will celebrate his 35th birthday this year surrounded by people and animals who love him. That doesn’t sound like big news, but for a horse, the age places him...

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...

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...

The Doctor Will See You Now – Chronic Kidney Disease

The Doctor Will See You Now – Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease: Warning Signs And How To Manage Your Symptoms By Optum New Mexico Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects about one in seven U.S. adults, with ages 65 and older impacted significantly more than younger populations. Because CKD usually progresses...

Heart Disease Is Often Subtle In Women

Heart Disease Is Often Subtle In Women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it accounts for 20% of female deaths. Coronary artery disease, also commonly known as coronary heart disease or...

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