Who Cares?

A Guest Blog By Cynthia P. Barnett · Comments (0) Are you in a caring relationship? I don’t mean with a spouse, parent, child, or friend. I mean with your health care provider. Does your doctor care–really care? And if not, does it matter? Who cares? It turns out, lots of people do. According Continue Reading

Mind-Body-Spirit: Important but not new

Ann Archer

This past week I listened to a great radio talk show, hosted by Elaine Baumgartel, on NM’s public radio station KUNM. The focus of the KUNM Call In Show was, generally speaking, the status of the field of “mind-body” medicine and the role of psychosomatic therapies. The guests included two medical Continue Reading

HHS Gives States Gift of Choice

A couple weeks ago, the federal Secretary of Health and Human Services gaveN ew Mexico– and all other states – a significant Christmas gift: The gift of choice.   After almost two years of waiting for HHS to issue its “Essential Health Benefits” (EHBs) – which would have created federal Continue Reading


Yes, there are a lot of steps from one Congressman’s office to another around Capital Hill in DC. Recently, I believe, I touched them all and wore off plenty of shoe-leather. There’s also, I’m finding, a lot of steps required in correcting misconceptions regarding     While in Senator Continue Reading


Milk Fish

  “I have to tell you, just so you know, I am skeptical about these alternative approaches to medicine.” This is how one of our long-time state Representatives opened a conversation with me recently. “That’s OK. I have to tell you I’m pretty skeptical about Western allopathic medicine. But, I Continue Reading