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Discussing Weight Loss Surgery Options with Dr. Duc Vuong

Source: 
Good Day New Mexico

Lovelace Bariatrics Director Dr. Duc Vuong was recently on Good Day New Mexico to talk about weight loss surgery options and who may be eligible.

 

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Lovelace Women's Hospital 3rd in Work Survey

Source: 
ABQ Journal, Around NM

Lovelace Women’s Hospital has been ranked third in the country for Modern Healthcare’s 100 Best Places to Work for 2013. This is the fifth year in a row that the hospital has been recognized by the health care industry publication.

To see this story in print, click here.

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Flu Vaccine With Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

 
Source: 
KOAT

KOAT, 5pm

Despite some places experiencing a shortage of this year's flu vaccine, New Mexico is expected to be OK.

The New Mexico Department said there is no shortage of the flu vaccine in the state.

The Centers for Disease Control said more than 110 million doses of the vaccine have already been given out nationwide.

Dr. Jeffrey Thomas with Lovelace Health Care Center said he gives out about 20 doses of the vaccine a day.

"The companies and the government have gotten together and made plenty of flu shots, plenty of vaccines," said Thomas.

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Health Care Plans Ending For 26K New Mexicans

 
Source: 
AP

By Barry Massey/Associated Press

Nearly 26,000 New Mexicans are having health plans terminated at the end of the year because the insurance policies fail to provide expanded benefits and other coverage mandated by a federal health care law, according to insurance industry officials.

State Insurance Superintendent John Franchini estimates most of those individual policyholders will pay an average of 35 percent more for new coverage, but will have plans with more health care benefits.

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Source: 
KASA

Marlene Baca from Lovelace Health Plan was live on the KASA morning show to talk about Medicare Open Enrollment.

KASA, 7am

 

KASA, 8am

Marlene Baca from Lovelace Health Plan talks with the KASA about Medicare Open Enrollment.

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Heart Hospital Using New Means to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

About 2 million American adults suffer from atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder.

The condition accounts for more than 20 percent of stroke-related deaths a year, and until recently, the only real way to treat it was with blood-thinning drugs.

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Don’t Bug Me Flu Campaign

 
Source: 
KOAT, KLUZ, KOB-TV

Lovelace Health System held its 5th Annual “Don’t Bug Me” flu event in October at Adobe Acres Elementary School.

More than 40 third-graders learned proper hand-washing techniques and received information on flu prevention from health professionals, including an Albuquerque Public Schools nurse. There was also a demonstration on how germs spread with Glo Germ and a black light. 

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Lovelace Women's Hospital Ranked #3 of Top Places to Work

Source: 
KOAT

A huge honor for Lovelace Women's Hospital. It's been ranked 3rd in the country by Modern Health Care's 100 Best Places to Work for 2013. Selection is based on information provided from both employers and employees. Lovelace Women's Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico recognized by the magazine.

KOAT

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Halloween Safety Tips with Dr. Rebecca Webb

 
Source: 
KOAT

Interview with Dr. Rebecca Webb, Lovelace Westside Hospital

Dr. Rebecca Webb tells Action 7 News that Halloween hygiene starts at the costume store. She wants parents to know they should be picky about what kids try on.

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Small Number of Patients Account for Big Share of Costs

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Never have so few accounted for so much spending.

According to a recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report, the top 1 percent of health care users in the U.S. accounted for 21.4 percent of the $1.3 trillion Americans spent on health care in 2010.

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