Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer, is the third most common cancer and is the second leading cause of cancer death for men and women in the United States. It is also a cancer that is beatable, treatable and preventable. Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers and most curable when detected at an early stage.
Stomach discomfort can strike at any time and can alter your everyday routine in your home and work life. Constipation, heart burn and several trips to the bathroom during the day can attest to that. It’s important to stay on tract, digestive tract that is. Your digestive tract, also referred to as your digestive system, plays an important role in your body. A series of major organs are simultaneously working together to break down the food you consume, absorb and move necessary nutrients throughout the body and then eliminate waste.
Take care of your heart- you only have one. Heart disease is preventable and you can do your part to control your risk factors. Here are five ways you can protect your heart.
Alcohol consumption can increase levels of fat in the blood stream, causing high blood pressure and obesity. Drinking alcohol in moderation is key. The recommendation is two drinks for men and one drink for women per day. Below are the standard serving sizes of alcohol.
Bring your family and friends to be a part of the biggest dance party for better health in the United States. Dance, listen to music, participate in health screenings and learn about simple and fun ways to stay healthy.
Also, enjoy the Duke City Dance-Off – our version of Dancing with the Stars featuring local celebrities trained by our partner dance studios!
Alison Penn Photo Enzo Angel Chavez was welcomed into the world at 8:06 a.m. at Lovelace Regional Hospital by his mother Gabriella Lucero, older brother Dayton Alex Chavez, and family on Tuesday. Enzo is wearing a handmade red hat knitted by a volunteer of the American Heart Association to celebrate American Heart Month and the Go Red for Women movement. Wear Red Day was created to raise awareness national about heart disease, which affects 44 million women.
The Sweet Leilanis Kipuka Hula celebrate Valentine’s Day by entertaining an audience with Hawaiian dance, chants, and instruments in the lobby of Lovelace Regional Hospital on Wednesday morning. Pictured left Linda Jones, Carol Oas, Silvia Flores, and Laura Power serenade, while Emma Arzola dances in the front. Sandra Licon and Luz White also sang, but are not visible in the image. (Alison Penn Photo)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s one of the worst flu seasons on record.
“We’ve seen quite an influx of flu patients,” said Meisha Hunt.
Hunt is a registered nurse with Lovelace Downtown and said their hospital has taken a hit from the flu this season.
“Unprecedented numbers which makes for quite a bit of traffic,” she said.
The ER fills up from time to time, and some weeks are better than others, she said.
“We had a little bit of a slow period and now we’re starting to see flu cases popping back up,” said Hunt.