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Husband's Heart Saved by LVAD - A Love Story Continues

The Madrid couple didn’t know that their five hour drive to Albuquerque would lead to open-heart surgery.

Arturo and his wife Pilar traveled from their cozy home in Anthony, New Mexico (located close to the border in southern NM) to seek better treatment and a recommendation for Arturo’s poor heart condition at the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center. “I couldn’t walk very far and I was always sleeping,” Arturo remembers.

Nurturing Your Love Before and After Baby

Before and after baby can be a tenuous time for a couple. So many things are changing at such a rapid pace it can catch a couple off-guard. It’s easy to get swallowed up in the preparations for a new life, that the current life may take a hit and feel less than exciting. You had a spark when you brought this new life to be, so where is it now? How can you find it and keep it?
 

Hats for Health

Join Lovelace Regional Hospital for a ladies night out, Kentucky Derby style!

This free event will feature women's health information, local vendors, cocktails and Southern fare, plus a raffle you won't want to miss. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the March of Dimes. Pre-register today for a free raffle ticket! Pre-registration closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7.

Bring your girlfriends, wear your fanciest hat and dress to impress!

Lovelace Licensed Healthcare Professionals Job Fair

Join recruiters and hiring managers for onsite interviews and learn how you can make at difference at Lovelace!

Opportunities in nursing, respiratory therapy, licensed social work, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology and more!

WHEN: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town 

Up to $10,000 sign-on bonuses available. RSVP to lhsrecruiter@lovelace.com

Day of Dance

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!

When:

Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer

“So what puts me at risk?” This is a common question asked when discussing cervical cancer. Risk factors are attributes that increase your chance of developing cancer. Cervical cancer is a type of cancer caused by abnormal cells in the cervix. According to the American Cancer Society, there were about 12,820 new cases of cervical cancer diagnosed in 2017. It’s important to understand what puts you at risk so you can take steps towards prevention.

Cervical cancer risk factors include:

Stages of Change

Creating new habits or quitting less healthy habits can be stressful. It seems like it can take all the willpower you have. There are, however, ways to rejuvenate will power and understand the change process that can make changing not appear or feel so challenging.

The Transtheoretical Model or the Stages of Change help us see the cycle of how we decide to alter our behaviors. There are six steps and one “loophole” to acknowledge as part of the change process.

Precontemplation

Lovelace Health System Contributes to Local Food Pantry

Since 1989, Rio Grande Food Project (RGFP) has worked to prevent and end hunger for children, adults, and seniors throughout Albuquerque. Established in 1989 by several members of the Rio Grande Presbyterian Church, the efforts of RGFP has significantly grown ever since. The Rio Grande Food Project separated from the church in 2004 and has transformed into the largest food pantry on Albuquerque’s Westside, transporting about 90,000 lbs of food and serving close to 4,000 people every month. Lovelace Health System is fortunate to support this growing food pantry year after year.

What Does the Baby-Friendly Designation Mean?

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program that was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 1991 to promote, support, and encourage breastfeeding. BFHI recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding. Lovelace Women’s Hospital is proud to be among these hospitals recognized as Baby-Friendly.

Why did we seek Baby-Friendly designation? 

News and Events

Lovelace Day of Dance Returns to ABQ

Bring your family and friends to be a part of the biggest dance party for better health in the Un

Hats for heart-health awareness

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day Hawaiian style

The Sweet Leilanis Kipuka Hula celebrate Valentine’s Day by entertaining an audience with Hawaiia