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Back to School Health Fair

Join Lovelace Westside Hospital for a free back to school health fair! We'll feature various health care providers, businesses and organizations with information to help get your kids ready for a new school year. We'll also have car seat checks (available from 10 a.m. - noon), kids activities, free lunch and more! 

Call 898.3030 to RSVP today.

 

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award

ALBUQUERQUE, JUNE 30, 2015 — Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

Lovelace Rehabilitation Outpatient Therapy Department receives Excellence in Outcomes Award

Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE – August 4, 2015 – Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital has announced that all five of its therapy sites have received the Excellence in Outcomes Award for the first quarter of 2015 from the Focus On® Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO), Inc.

World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7

Every year in the first week of August, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) organizes World Breastfeeding Week, which seeks to bring awareness to the importance of how women and families can make breastfeeding and work function together. The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2015 is “Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make it Work!”

To help mark the occasion, Lovelace Health System has tips to help working mothers plan their return to work or school after the birth of their child with breastfeeding in mind.

While pregnant:

Container Gardens Offer Scalable Gardening for Beginners

Gardening can be easier said than done. There are many factors to consider when growing your own produce – climate, soil, planting season, watering, drainage, harvest time, and pests. And then do you have adequate space and the time to maintain a garden? For those who would like to tip-toe into gardening, without the commitment of half of the backyard, or most of your evenings and weekends spent pruning, container gardens are a great option. Additionally, plants in containers are at a more comfortable level for those who may not be able to bend down to maintain a traditional garden.

Lovelace employee Pays It 4ward to hospital greeter

KOB

First impressions are important. You've heard it before. This edition of Pay It 4ward features a recipient who is in charge of first impressions at a local hospital.

Lovelace Westside Hospital - concrete, glass and stone on the outside. 

On the inside, right when you come in, the undeniable warmth and irresistible sense of humor of retired nurse Mary Wentz emanates.

Bobby Jo Trujillo nominated Mary, who's a volunteer greeter and guide at the hospital.

Health Benefits Of Chocolate - Six Questions with Teresa Anderson Our Resident Dietician CDE

Chocolate. Who doesn’t love chocolate? We want it in our breakfast, our lunch, our snacks, our vending machines and after dinner. It’s a staple of almost any holiday, birthday celebration, or just because you wanted chocolate. We are taught from an early age that chocolate isn’t good for us, but have you heard that chocolate candy may not be completely bad for our health after all. We decided to get to the bottom of the predicament by going to Teresa Anderson, our resident Dietician CDE, for the truth about chocolate.

Is chocolate good for you?

Kudos and accreditations grow patient volume, physician base at Lovelace

Albuquerque Business First

Lovelace Medical Center has received another award and its CEO says the recent recognition, along with key accreditations are contributing to an increased patient volume at the hospital, as well a boost in physician recruitment.

Sunblock: Why We Need it and What to Look For.

Going to the pool or doing yard work this summer? Maybe you’re just planning on a road trip with the top down, or you’re taking your dog for an afternoon stroll. Whatever it is you’re doing, don’t start without your sunscreen. Nobody likes a nasty sunburn, but there are more reasons to use sunblock than just to prevent sunburn. Here are some reasons why sunblock is important to your health: 

Four Heart-Healthy Reasons for Having a Dog.

Dog owners all know why we love dogs. We love when they wag their tails when we come home, or when they roll on their back and politely wait for their belly to be rubbed. Dogs can really make a house a home. But what we might not know is that dogs can also be good for our well-being, especially our heart. 

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Back to School Health Fair

Join Lovelace Westside Hospital for a free back to school health fair!

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award

ALBUQUERQUE, JUNE 30, 2015 — Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center has received

Lovelace Rehabilitation Outpatient Therapy Department receives Excellence in Outcomes Award

ALBUQUERQUE – August 4, 2015 – Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital has announced that all five of it