A New Provider and on the Road to Being Pain Free

December 20, 2012

“I was having a panic attack, really,” says 65-year-old Lovelace Medicare Plan member Kathleen Brown of learning she would either need to find a new provider or health plan after ABQ Health Partners ended its contract with Lovelace Health Plan. “I had just come on as a Senior Medicare Plan member October 1, 2012,” says Brown. When it was announced in mid-October that ABQ Health Partners’ leaders...

Is Getting in Shape on Your 2012 Christmas Wish List?

December 06, 2012

You may think the holiday season is one of the most difficult times of the year to get into shape. From the eggnog and baked ham to pies and spirits, the end of the year is a time marked with festive parties and more opportunities to indulge. Despite media reports declaring that the average American gains between 5 to 10 pounds, new research shows seasonal weight gain is quite modest. From...

Anti-Coagulation Clinic Opens to Positive Response

December 06, 2012

Since opening November 8, 2012 on the third floor of the Medical Towers, the Lovelace Anti-Coagulation Clinic has logged 325 patient visits as of November 30. Pharmacist and Anti-Coagulation Clinic Manager Carly Cloud only expects that number to rise. Cloud and her team established the clinic after recognizing a need in the community. They launched the clinic to help patients manage their blood...

12 Ways to Avoid the Flu

December 03, 2012

While most of the country is experiencing a seasonably warm start to December, the flu season doesn’t take a break with warmer temperatures. In fact, the flu season officially started in October, with every state reporting cases to date. The CDC compiles this information in a weekly flu report on its website. With two new strains expected to hit this season, in addition to getting your flu shot,...

Duchess of Cambridge Pregnant, Hospitalized with Hyperemesis Gravidarum

December 03, 2012

Saint James Palace announced Monday that Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their first child. With worldwide attention on the royal couple, news of the pregnancy quickly spread. In addition to the announcement, the Palace released a statement that said the duchess was admitted to a London hospital with severe morning sickness, known as hyperemesis...