ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – According to a new study, children who are overweight when they start kindergarten, are four times more likely to be obese by their teen years.
Along with the rest of the nation, childhood obesity is a battle being fought in New Mexico. Nearly 15 percent of kids ages 2 to 5 are overweight.
Doctors say the key to tackling the issue of childhood obesity is prevention. Preschool age is not too young to start an exercise routine.
Lovelace Westside Hospital has recently expanded its range of care options with the addition of a wound care clinic and new services for women.
The wound care clinic opened in October with two staffers who are certified by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy, occupational therapist Ann Marie Santoyo and physical therapist Angela Arbelaez.
With expanded services at the Lovelace Westside Hospital and more physicians working for the Lovelace Medical Group, Lovelace is working to provide convenience and innovation for patients who live in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque’s West Side.
Lovelace Medical Group Women’s Services opened earlier this month on the hospital campus. Services available include annual exams, prenatal care, pregnancy testing and minimally invasive gynecology surgery.
By Elaine Tassy/Journal Staff Writer
Joe Sanchez, a jocular 84-year-old retired U.S. Army lieutenant, was vacuuming inside his Uptown home on the hot, sunny afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 13, while Sally, his wife of more than 60 years, was dusting in the kitchen and living room.
Suddenly, Joe experienced a back pain so shocking, unprecedented and severe he had to stop and sit down. When he began to moan, their son Bruce told his mother to call 911.
Lovelace Medical Group LMG) has hired five new staff members. They are:
Dr. Angela Sanchez from Lovelace Medical Group/Southwest Medical Associates, was recently interviewed by KRQE about the flu and what you need to do to protect yourself.
By Colleen Heild
Dr. Frank Hesse of Albuquerque is a retired general surgeon, the former chairman of the state Health Policy Commission and one of the founders of a nonprofit organization that recruits health care providers to New Mexico.
And he’s had trouble finding a primary care physician.
“An awful lot of people are looking for doctors and people are calling me,” Hesse said recently. “I’m in the same boat, and I’m a physician.”
Dr. Duc Vuong, Director of Lovelace Bariatrics, was live on “KASA This Morning” today to talk about eating healthy for the New Year. He showed viewers how to make a healthy shake for the New Year and discussed exercise and meditation.
He is pictured with anchor Elizabeth Alvarez.
KASA Live Interview on "This Morning"
Dr. Steve Henao, an endovascular surgeon at New Mexico Heart Institute, recently performed the first life-saving percutaneous repair of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm at Heart Hospital at New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center. This was the first operation of its kind in the United States. Dr. Henao recently talked with KASA This Morning about this life-saving procedure.