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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 – 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...

Beyond Diet – Your Journey To Health

Beyond Diet – Your Journey To Health

By Eli Follick The first quarter of the year is almost done. By now, many have forgotten or given up on the most common New Year’s resolution that is made - I will lose weight. What happened to the good intentions? Were those intentions swallowed up in the hustle and...

Life After Parkinson’s Disease Improved by Exercise

Life After Parkinson’s Disease Improved by Exercise

Santa Fe movement specialist develops program that slows, reverses some symptoms By Autumn Gray Like many Americans, Santa Fe architect Shawn Evans had had difficulty sleeping for about as long as he could remember. About 15 years ago, he lost his sense of smell, and...

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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