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Hoping ACA will reduce health costs fast? Good luck.

Albuquerque Business First April 05, 2013

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business FirstWhile the long-term goal of the federal Affordable Care Act is to reduce health care costs, that might not happen in the short term.In fact, costs for caring for millions of patients who have never had regular health care or primary care doctors could spike as those people get regular doctors and those doctors order tests and other procedures...

Donation Will Help State Police Buy AEDs

KOB-TV April 05, 2013

State Police will buy some life saving devices thanks to a generous donation from Lovelace Medical and the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation who are donating $15,000 dollars to buy defibrillators. The devices deliver electrical shocks to the people suffering from heart attacks. State Police say the money will help put 100 of them in patrol cars around New Mexico.

Valley Fever Cases on the Upswing Locallyl

KOB-TV April 02, 2013

Valley Fever is common in areas where it’s dry, like New Mexico. What’s in the dust can cause fevers, coughs and aches. It could be Valley Fever.“Your summer cold that’s a little bit more serious than the typical summer cold and it doesn’t go away in 4 or 5 days,” said Dr. John Iacuone of Lovelace Health Plan.In 2012, 33 cases were reported in New Mexico. If you work in the fields, are pregnant...

Lovelace donates vans to El Ranchito de los Niños

Valencia County News March 29, 2013

By Deborah Fox / Staff ReporterSpring weather graced the quiet rural Los Lunas community the morning Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital made a special donation to El Ranchito de los Niños, a nonprofit alternative to foster care that keeps siblings together. The hospital gave El Ranchito two shuttle vans, one with only 84,000 miles and both in great running order. The hospital could no longer use...

Tech benefits medical offices

ABQ Journal March 29, 2013

By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer  Doctors are slamming money down on Seamless Medical Systems’ new iPad-based system for patient care.The Santa Fe startup, which began marketing its software to hospitals and clinics in January, is about to close on a new, $1.5 million round of investment from 25 individual, or “angel,” investors, about a third of whom are practicing physicians...