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Joint Commission Names Lovelace Women’s Hospital as Top Performer on Key Quality Measures

 

Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the only Albuquerque hospital to be recognized by the
Joint Commission as a Top Performer on key quality measures for pneumonia and surgical
care in 2011. The hospital met or exceeded 95 percent performance on these quality measures.
The report just released by the Joint Commission lists 620 hospitals as Top Performers, which is
the top 18 percent of hospitals across the country.

“Lovelace Women’s Hospital attains excellence for our patient outcomes by consistently using

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Lovelace Women’s Hospital Now Offers Women More Choices for Breast Reconstruction

 

Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico to offer mastectomy patients the full spectrum of breast reconstruction surgery.  Lovelace Women’s Hospital has just added DIEP flap reconstruction to the array of procedures available to breast cancer patients in New Mexico.  Now New Mexican women have more options for their reconstructive surgery after mastectomy.
 

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New Mexico’s Cooler Temperatures Call for Exercise to Boost Immunity

 

This upcoming weekend will be the first dip into Fall temperatures across New Mexico, causing many to reach into the back of their closets for that light jacket or coat they have not seen in several months. With highs in the 90 degree range only a few short weeks ago, our bodies are sensitive to not only a change in temperature, but also humidity and pressure. Take this opportunity to prepare your immune system for the colder Fall and Winter months and illness that typically accompanies.

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Balloon Fiesta - Safety Tips from Lovelace Health System

 

Lovelace Health System is proud to be the Official Healthcare Provider for the 2012 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  Below is a list of helpful safety tips to help you enjoy your visit in good health:
 
1. Dress in layers. It is sometimes very cool in the morning, but after sunrise temperatures warm up noticeably.

2. Bring sunscreen. At a higher altitude you are at an increased risk for sunburn.

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Looking for Deals, Consumers May Be Getting Bad Drugs at Online Pharmacy

 

Better prices and added convenience are attractive lures for many to the online pharmacy. However, consumers may be unknowingly putting themselves in danger. The FDA recently issued a warning to consumers stating that most of these Internet drug stores are fraudulent and are likely selling counterfeit drugs that can be very harmful.

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Lovelace Medical Center Celebrates Rededication

 

To celebrate Lovelace Medical Center's new look and leadership, the hospital held a rededication ceremony on Monday, Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m. for community and business leaders. The event also includes a meet and greet with Troy Greer, Lovelace Medical Center’s new CEO.
 

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New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards

 

The New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards recognize excellence in nursing practice and honor nurses for the contributions they make to their organizations, communities and the state. There are three types of awards:

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Flu Shots: Your Questions Answered

 

Even though it is only September, it is time to start thinking about getting a flu shot. Did you know flu outbreaks begin as early as October, though the height of flu season typically does not occur until February? If you have concerns about the flu shot, here are some common questions we have answered for you. Consult with your physician about your specific needs this flu season.  Every one older than 6 months old should consider receiving the flu vaccine.  

Should Pregnant Women Get a Flu Shot?

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Obesity in New Mexico

 

Did you know that more than half of adults in New Mexico will be obese by 2030?  This prediction is according to a new report by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), up from 26.3 percent in 2011. With this increase, New Mexico will rank as the 32nd fattest state in the nation.

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iPhone 5 Release and Our Smartphone Addiction

 

One of the biggest news stories today is the release of the iPhone 5. Apple is calling it “the biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone.” While some fans across the country have been waiting outside stores since earlier this week, we thought we would look into our dependence on our smartphone devices and how this is really affecting our lives.

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