By Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter
Employers increasingly incentivize good health with cash prizes, contests
Walk for an hour a day, get $200 from your employer. Go for an annual checkup, get a $10 gift card. Indulge in tobacco, pay an extra $20 a month for health insurance.
Companies including several major employers in the Albuquerque area are increasingly using carrots and sticks to induce their workers to more closely monitor their health and to adopt healthier lifestyles, in hopes of lowering medical insurance costs, according to some benefits experts.
By Amanda Schoenberg
This year there's been some big changes to recess at several Albuquerque elementary schools - and students say it's all for the better.
A new program called Playworks started this year in seven schools. So far, bullying is down and physical activity is up.
Recess at Griegos Elementary School has changed a lot since last year. Students still get to choose what they want to do during their break, but now, it's recess with a purpose.
It's goal driven. It's simple and the kids love it.
Jonathan Baca is a 5th grader at Griegos.
By Vanessa Kahin
There are only a handful of New Mexico doctors who can perform the newest procedure to repair a silent yet deadly condition. One resides in Roswell.
Donald Wenner, chief of surgery at Lovelace Regional Hospital, is the only physician in southeast New Mexico who is licensed to perform a minimally invasive procedure to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Lovelace Medical Center is pleased to announce it has acquired the next generation of da Vinci surgical robotic technology. This model features a robotic simulator and fluorescence imaging, which give surgeons the ability to perform the most precise, technologically advanced and safe surgery.
Lovelace Health System will hold two free events on May 15 in observance
of National Stroke Month. At 1 p.m., join an interactive aquatic
therapy demonstration at Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital, 505 Elm NE.
At 3 p.m., neurologist Dr. John Tanner will discuss the signs, symptoms
and treatment of stroke at Lovelace Medical Center, 601 Martin Luther
King NE. To make reservations for either event, call 898-3030. Tours are
available of the Lovelace Medical Center stroke unit, which recently
earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for certification as