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.
When the Affordable Care Act is implemented Jan. 1, do not expect a switch to flip.
Low enrollment in the federal health insurance exchange means New Mexico health care providers will see a modest uptick, if any, in patient load.
“I will tell you that January 1st will be anticlimactic in a meaningful sense as far as the Affordable Care Act goes,” said Stephen Forney, vice president and chief financial officer of Lovelace Health System, which operates hospitals throughout New Mexico and has a campus in Roswell.
New Year's Eve is one of the biggest drinking nights of the year, but many aren't aware that what they drink can carry over to the next day.
In fact, experts say 1 in 3 drivers think they're fine to get behind the wheel after a night of drinking when they are actually still drunk.
People think they can sleep off the alcohol, maybe eat something to soak it up--but that's not true. Experts say it actually takes hours to become completely sober. For example, if you drink a bottle of wine in four hours, it could take up to 12 hours before you can safely operate a motor vehicle.
Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First
Through the end of December, Lovelace Health System will match donations to Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque and hopes to donate a total of $33,000 to the nonprofit.