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Embarking on a second career, Lucky Andrade entered nursing school as the oldest person in her class, but she didn’t care. She didn’t decide on nursing for the prestige or the money or even the stability; she did it because she is bursting with a need to support others.
Dr. Cipry Jaramillo is a native New Mexican who attended UNM and did her residency at Southern New Mexico Family Practice in Las Cruces. So it makes sense that she attacked the pandemic head-on in the name of saving her fellow New Mexicans.
Jaramillo is a Hospitalist at Holy Cross Medical Center.
What does that mean? It means she is focused entirely on hospitalized patients; a.k.a. patients with the most severe COVID symptoms.
Fighting the COVID pandemic requires ingenuity and cutting edge technology. Afterall, saving lives is never easy. But for Dr. Stephen Lucero, a urologist at Holy Cross Medical Center, the qualities he has seen most in the staff at HCMC have been courage and resourcefulness. And Lucero has a very specific story in mind when it comes to showing the heroic actions of the HCMC nurses.
Tensions boiled over on the normally cordial Senate floor Monday after an Albuquerque Democrat used a legislative maneuver to stall a bill he opposes.
Sen. Jacob Candelaria said his move prompted the typically mild-mannered majority leader Peter Wirth to drop an F-bomb.
Wirth, a Santa Fe Democrat known for his easygoing demeanor, confronted Candelaria at his chair after the third-term senator asked for "a call of the Senate" — a procedural move that requires every member of the chamber to be physically present in the Roundhouse, Candelaria said.
In late January, nine statewide health professions' organizations sent a letter to legislators and the governor in support of the 2021 Health Security Bill. As a Board Member of the Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign, I am pleased to share the letter with readers.
Glenn Buckland doesn't expect to live much beyond March.
The 56-year-old small-business owner from Río Rancho was diagnosed with plasma cell leukemia in April 2019 and chose to stop chemotherapy last fall.
"It got to a place where I couldn't walk. I couldn't get up … without being in excruciating pain. So I made the decision to stop because I'm just kind of indifferent to the outcome of it. I want to be present and enjoy what's going on right now. I'm not chasing life."