Did you know stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the US? For women, the risk is even greater, with 425,000 women suffering from a stroke each year, 55,000 more than men. When it comes to preventing the likelihood of a having a stroke, knowing the risk factors and taking a proactive approach to your health can make a significant difference.
Lovelace Westside Hospital is proud to announce the opening of their Pediatric Care Unit. This secure unit is an inpatient unit specifically for newborns to 17 years old, equipped with state of the art technology for in-room documentation in a fun, family environment. Children can enjoy PS3 game systems, as well as their very own toys to play with in their room and take home, thanks to the generosity of local rotary clubs. The unit was designed with children in mind.
March of Dimes March for Babies Walk
Albuquerque, NM – The public is invited to participate in the March of Dimes March for Babies Walk on Saturday, May 5, at Albuquerque Academy Walking Path.
Registration and festivities begin at 8 a.m. at Hoffmantown Church located at 8888 Harper NE.
To register go to www.marchforbabies.org.
One of the big health discussions in the news this week is about a story which aired on 60 Minutes Sunday. Popular medical journalist Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of clinical pediatrics and endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr.
Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center recently held a Wine and Chocolate Tasting event for the community to highlight the heart healthy benefits of wine and chocolate and educate the public about staying heart healthy. A new study shows an additional benefit to eating chocolate, being thin.
Two studies, released Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine, compare the impact of weight loss operations to medicines alone for reversing Type 2 diabetes brought on by obesity. According to the findings of each report, weight loss surgeries, like Lap Band, are more effective at helping patients normalize their blood sugar levels than medicine. In one case, a patient was able to stop taking insulin three days post surgery.
A low dose daily aspirin has long been associated with protecting against heart attacks and stroke. Now, new research points to the long-term and short-term benefits of preventing cancer, as well as reducing metastasis or the spread of cancer. In three papers published by the U.K. medical journal The Lancet, Peter Rothwell of University of Oxford and John Radcliffe Hospital, and colleagues discuss the short-term effects of aspirin with regards to preventing and event fighting the spread of cancer.
Chest pain, discomfort, and numbness in the left arm have long been associated as the “hallmark symptoms” of a heart attack. These symptoms are triggers not only in the mind of the patient, but also the medical staff admitting and treating the patient, to first look at the possibility of a heart attack. What if these symptoms aren’t there?