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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...

Cowboy Music and Poetry to be Celebrated at Annual Convention

Cowboy Music and Poetry to be Celebrated at Annual Convention

The International Western Music Association’s annual celebration of cowboy music and cowboy poetry - dubbed “All Roads Lead to Albuquerque” - is scheduled for November 8-12 at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. Featuring concerts, showcases, contests, and workshops, as...

Ask a Health Care Professional – Diabetes

Ask a Health Care Professional – Diabetes

By Latha Raja Shankar, chief medical officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico November is National Diabetes Month. It’s time to get educated, understand our risks, connect with resources and engage in prevention. What is prediabetes? The Centers for Disease...

Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment will again be performed on the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s (NHCC) Albuquerque Journal Theatre stage this holiday season, December 15-17. Presented by Festival Ballet Albuquerque and the NHCC, with choreography by...

The Doctor Will See You Now – Medicare Enrollment: Terms & Tips

The Doctor Will See You Now – Medicare Enrollment: Terms & Tips

By Mike Wallace, Vice President Growth & Strategy, Optum New Mexico As inflation in the U.S. remains high, you may be looking to adjust your lifestyle and spending habits. When it comes to health care, it’s important to keep your budget and well-being in mind....

No Time Like November for a Pool Party

No Time Like November for a Pool Party

Popular billiards competition attracts serious senior players By Autumn Gray For many, November brings to mind turkey, pies, family, and football. However, for a surprising number of seniors in Albuquerque, the game of billiards is also on the brain this month. It’s...

Prime Time Hosts 27th Annual 50+ Expo Health Fair

Prime Time Hosts 27th Annual 50+ Expo Health Fair

The 27th annual Prime Time 50+ Expo, Albuquerque’s largest free health fair for seniors, is scheduled for 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. October 11 at Embassy Suites Hotel near Downtown. The event will provide ages 50 and over with the chance to learn from health-related vendors...

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