April 4, 2024

Hip replacement surgeries return hiker’s joy of the outdoors

The driving force behind Jeanne Kuriyan is her active lifestyle and adventurous spirit. “I have always been extremely active, with daily trips to the gym, coupled with a love of the outdoors,” said Kuriyan, 72, who lives in Corrales, NM with her husband, Jacob. “My lifestyle... Read More
February 29, 2024

5 Ways to Decrease Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women; it is also the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a month set aside to increase awareness and education of colon cancer. According to the... Read More
February 21, 2024

SCAD heart attack survivor praises staff at Heart Hospital

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, a condition very familiar to Taos, NM resident Kendra Bealor, 57. Both sides of Bealor’s family have a history of the disease, so the symptoms of a heart attack are very familiar to her. But she was still surprised when the symptoms... Read More
December 13, 2023

Determination and attitude spur cyclist’s ride to good health

Joleen Trujillo, 66, has had many opportunities to surrender to debilitating health issues, yet she has persevered and still works hard to overcome her obstacles. A mother of two sons and grandmother to eight, the Albuquerque resident has battled multiple sclerosis (MS) for the past 28 years.... Read More
October 25, 2023

A Love Letter to our Outpatient Rehabilitation staff

Thoughtful ‘thank you’ letters for team members remind us of the important work we do every day and that each interaction matters. We recently received a letter from Lily Colmenero, whose husband Cesar is battling the effects of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) with bravery, determination and a... Read More
October 6, 2023

Funeral chaplain walks without pain after hip surgery

We caught up with Jim Davis, 78, after he returned from a walk with his wife Brenda and Revere, their 75-pound Australian cattle dog. “Good morning,” he said. “We just got back from a three-mile walk and we’re feeling good.” Davis has been active most of his adult life... Read More
October 5, 2023

Golfer happily back on the course after knee replacement

Linda Lenehan has led a very active life. While her banker husband was at work, Lenehan raised two children, which many would say is plenty of activity. She also kept the family fed, repaired things around the house and called someone to repair what she couldn’t. But in addition to raising... Read More
September 11, 2023

Parents see improvement after son’s speech therapy sessions

When a parent wants the best possible medical care for a child, he or she is willing to do whatever it takes, including making changes. Kayla Irish, a 33-year-old respiratory therapist who lives in Roswell, NM with her husband Josh and their two sons, Jaxton (4) and Nolan (1), is one such parent.... Read More
August 16, 2023

Therapies spark improvements in speech and eating difficulties

Azucena Medina knew that her five-year-old daughter Alanys would need specialized care to assist her development. Born at 24 weeks gestation, Alanys has developmental delays that include speech and eating difficulties. Alanys is also on the autism spectrum, which complicates matters further.... Read More
August 4, 2023

The Dance of Breastfeeding, Bonding and Sensory Stimulation

Breastfeeding helps mom and baby bond, starting when baby is a fetus inside the womb Developing senses inside the womb A fetus’s senses start to develop in the womb in preparation for brain development and growth. We know through ultrasound that a baby experiences the sense of touch in-utero... Read More