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Whooping Cough Outbreak Grow Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

KOB-TV

It's a sound that many thought was long gone, but it's a sound that has been creeping back up in the United States.

Colorado has reported more than 1,000 cases of it this year alone.

It's the sound of whooping cough.

According to Dr. Jeffrey Thomas from Lovelace Health Center, whooping cough is caused by the bacterium Bortetella pertussis.

"It's a highly contagious disease that's spread from person to person through respiratory droplets, like sneezing and coughing," Thomas said.

Lovelace Sells its Insurance Operation to BCBS

ABQ Journal

Lovelace Health System has agreed to sell its insurance operation – with 108,000 members – to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico for an undisclosed price. The deal is expected to close, assuming regulators approve, no sooner than year’s end.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Buy Lovelace Health Plan

Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Buy Lovelace Health Plan

 Plan members will have continued access to Lovelace providers, hospitals and services

How To Stay Healthy During The Holidays

Prime Time, November

By Duc Vuong, M.D., board-certified surgeon and director of Lovelace Bariatrics Department

Heart Healthy Cooking with Lovelace Women's Hospital's Michael Nuttall

Good Day New Mexico

Michael Nuttall from Lovelace Women's Hospital talks about heart healthy cooking on Good Day New Mexico.

Discussing Weight Loss Surgery Options with Dr. Duc Vuong

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.

 

Lovelace Women's Hospital 3rd in Work Survey

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.

Flu Vaccine With Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

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.

Health Care Plans Ending For 26K New Mexicans

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.

Medicare Open Enrollment

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.

News and Events

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center receives American Heart Association accreditation for acute cardiac care

ALBUQUERQUE — August 7, 2015 -- Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center has recei

Lovelace Senior Health Summit

Lovelace Health System will be holding a Senior Health Summit September 8th at the Man

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award

ALBUQUERQUE, JUNE 30, 2015 — Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center has received