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Lovelace doctor targets weight issues with ‘mental’ surgery

 
Source: 
Rio Rancho Observer

Dr. Duc Vuong

For a thin man, Dr. Duc Vuong spends an unusual amount of time thinking about obesity and weight loss.

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Insurers Offering Way to Delay Dealing with Obamacare

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

New Mexico’s three major health insurers have begun offering some of their customers a way to avoid dealing with changes in the Affordable Care Act for a year.

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Pet Therapy at Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital

 
Source: 
KOAT

It’s National Rehabilitation Week and what better way to take care of yourself than getting some extra help from a furry friend. Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital hosted a dog parade today in an effort to showcase the importance of pet therapy. The dogs lift the spirits of patients and take their minds off struggles. Patient, “I miss my sister’s dog so it brings me some happiness.” Matthew Martinez was in a car accident last week near Gallup and says he’ll be in the hospital for a while, but pet therapy should make the loneliness a little easier.

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Why Lovelace is Rebuilding Its Physicians Group

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Business First

David Vandewater, president and CEO of Ardent Health Services, which owns Lovelace Health System, says consumer access is a big reason why Lovelace is rebuilding its physicians' group.

In 2007, Lovelace Health System spun off its physicians’ group into ABQ Health Partners in what some observers described as a messy divorce.

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How to Avoid Getting the Flu, Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

 
Source: 
KRQE

By Samantha McDonald

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Flu season is right around the corner and the number one tip from doctors is to get a flu shot.
    
It is hard to predict exactly what the flu is going to be like each year, how severe it will be and how long it will stick around, but it generally starts in October or November and lasts several winter months.
    
A flu vaccine is designed to protect against three or four main flu strains. Those strains in vaccines change every year depending on research and predictions.

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Dr. Bradley Joins Lovelace Medical Group

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal

 James Bradley, M.D., has joined the Lovelace Medical Group as a board certified pulmonologist. Bradley previously worked as the director of the respiratory therapy department

at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces; as the medical director for the respiratory therapy department and sleep disorders center at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso

for seven years. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; a medical degree from the University of Vermont; completed an internship

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Lovelace Health Care Center Opens in September

 
Source: 
PrimeTime - September Issue

Lovelace will open a new primary care clinic called Lovelace Health Care Center in September that is located at 8401 Constitution. The center will seek Patient Centered Medical Home certification, which organizes care around the patient, allowing clinical teams to better coordinate and track care.  “This clinic will provide access for our Lovelace Health Plan members and other payor partners, and we are excited to add additional services to better serve our community,” said Dr. Cruickshank, CEO of Lovelace Medical Group and Chief Medical Officer at Lovelace Health System.

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Lovelace opens primary care clinic

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal

By Journal and wire reports


Lovelace opened a new primary care clinic this week called Lovelace Health Care Center at 8401 Constitution NE in Albuquerque.

The center offers primary care services, family medicine and disease management.

“This clinic offers a team approach to delivering health care,” said Dr. John Cruickshank, chief medical officer at Lovelace Health System.

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Lovelace Opens New Health Care Center

 
Source: 
KRQE

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Officials have opened a new Lovelace Health Care Center in northeast Albuquerque Thursday.

The primary care clinic was set up to meet the demands of the community.

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West Nile Virus, Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

 
Source: 
KOB-TV

By: Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Rainy weather in recent days has left pools of standing water all over the state, and that has state health authorities worried about a sometimes fatal disease – West Nile virus.

Take some stagnant water, add mosquitoes, mix in some West Nile and you have a recipe for a very serious illness that has already killed two people in New Mexico this year and made five others sick.  Mosquitoes breed and hatch in stagnant water, and sometimes they carry West Nile.

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