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Fun & Fancy Girls' Night Out

Enjoy mini manicures and massages, spa and jewelry vendors, a Dillard’s fashion show and much more - all while learning about health and wellness!

Girls’ Night Out is an opportunity for women of all ages to come together to be pampered, have fun with friends, learn ways to be proactive about their own breast health and help other women do the same.

Taking a trip and other injuries at Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Business First
Meisha Hunt, RN
 
By Marissa Higdon, Reporter
Albuquerque Business First
The most common injuries at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, says Meisha Hunt, director of nursing at Lovelace Medical Center, are ankle sprains and other injuries resulting from minor falls.
 

What are some ways I can prepare for Labor and Delivery?

Preparing for childbirth is no easy task, but Lovelace Health System and Labor of Love are here to make it a little easier. Our purpose is to help you get prepared for this important time. We can guide you through major tasks such as:

Girls’ Night Out event gives back to Anita Salas Memorial Fund

For the third consecutive year, Lovelace Women’s Hospital and the Anita Salas Memorial Fund (ASMF) have teamed up together for Lovelace’s annual Girls’ Night Out event. The event is focused on awareness of breast health and wellness, all while enjoying a fun girls’ night out together! The activities for this event include mini manicures and massages, spa and jewelry vendors, a fashion show, raffle and much more.

The making of a Lovelace nurse: daughter shares mother’s influence

“My mother would run into patients at the grocery store,” shares Lovelace Regional Hospital – Roswell Nurse Andrea Lentz, RN of an early impression her mother’s career had on her decision to become a nurse. “I saw how grateful they were. I wanted a job that meant something.”

New buddy program cultivates a culture of compassion

On any given day, Borca Dodson, RN, is walking into a new, yet familiar, work environment. Most of us have one first day on the job. With each new assignment, Borca faces that experience repeatedly. As a member on the Lovelace Resource Team, Borca rotates between Lovelace Medical Center, Lovelace Women’s Hospital and Lovelace Westside Hospital. Quickly, she becomes part of a new team with one goal in mind – deliver the best patient care possible.

3 New Mexicans to know

Albuquerque Business First
Candace Beeke
Publisher
Albuquerque Business First
This week’s column focuses on three women leaders in our community — not by design. It’s just a coincidence that the three New Mexicans I chose this week are women.
 

FREE Seminar! Hormones of Delivery: the Wonders and Wisdom of the Mother-Baby Duo

Join Rebecca Leeman, CNM from Women’s Specialists of New Mexico to find out about the unique interplay of hormones and other processes that ready a woman for labor, act in the early stages of labor, help in pushing and set the stage for bonding and breastfeeding in the hours and days after baby’s birth. 
 

Endocrinology – the thyroid and beyond

Most patients begin their journey to an endocrinologist when they are referred by their primary care doctor. But many patients wonder, what is an endocrinologist and what does an endocrinologist do? For answers to these questions, let’s turn to the new endocrinologist at Lovelace Medical Group, Dr. Anita Sloan-Garcia and have her explain what she does and the conditions she treats.

A Safe Way to Protect Your Children Against 14 Diseases

Vaccines or immunizations are an essential part of living a healthy life. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a reminder for people of all ages to get shots to protect them from serious and sometimes fatal diseases. There are helpful vaccines for all people, from birth to pregnancy and into later adulthood. Well planned vaccines can pass on immunity from mom to baby. Women who are planning to become pregnant need important vaccines to avoid complications during pregnancy and prevent certain birth defects due to diseases like Rubella, Measles and Mumps.

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What are some ways I can prepare for Labor and Delivery?

Preparing for childbirth is no easy task, but Lovelace Health System and Labor of Love are here t