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Author Archives: Elaine Tassy / Journal Staff Writer

MyChart, seen here as a close-up of Claudette Mayer’s records, provides a patient’s health summary, tests results, current health issues, and other useful information. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

Online portal boosts access to information

By Elaine Tassy / Journal Staff Writer

The use of an online portal at Presbyterian Medical Group in New Mexico, through which patients and their health care team can see and exchange information via computer, has increased by more than 20 percent in the past year.

Athalia Jones speaks at an OASIS Albuquerque panel discussion about Home Circle, a black women’s group she belongs to that has been active in Albuquerque for 100 years. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

Woman’s life part of NM history

By Elaine Tassy / Journal Staff Writer

99-year-old woman came back to NM and the group that embraced her

Tight end Chris Edling, left, talks with Becky Freeman, who consults individually with players on the football team, as well as other sports.

Dietitian ‘fuels’ UNM’s athletes

By Elaine Tassy / Journal Staff Writer

Since Becky Freeman began her job as the University of New Mexico’s first full-time Athletics Depart …

Larry Maxey and Carol Marier of Albuquerque enjoy the luminarias lighting up the Old Town Plaza last Christmas Eve. The lights are New Mexico tradition.The River of Lights has been delighting visitors of all ages since 1997. The 2014-15 event runs Nov. 29 through Jan. 3 at the Botanic Garden in Albuquerque. (Journal File)

Holiday celebrations with a New Mexico spin

By Elaine Tassy / Journal Staff Writer

T his holiday season brings a range of traditional activities.These holiday highlights …

Marita Marshall now uses a walker, after a fall in 2013 that necessitated a trip to an urgent care center. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

State launches awareness campaign on elderly falls

By Elaine Tassy / Journal Staff Writer

Legislation that goes into effect in January will compel the New Mexico Department of Health to create a statewide fall risk and awareness program intended to keep older folks in New Mexico from falling.

Roxanne Holloway stands outside an exhibit last month that gives statistics about domestic violence in New Mexico. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

Breaking cycle of abuse takes time

By Elaine Tassy / Journal Staff Writer

It takes time and repeated false starts to end cycle of domestic abuse, experts and former battered spouses say

Five life-sized silhouettes are on display at the corner of San Mateo and Copper NE to symbolize the lost lives to domestic violence. They will be on display until Monday.(Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

Figures represent domestic violence deaths

By Elaine Tassy / Journal Staff Writer

Five life-sized wooden bodies standing on the corner of San Mateo and Copper this week tell the stor …