Your children are healthy, active and have been playing sports for years. So why should they need to get a sports physical before heading back to the class this year? Sports physicals are important screenings that can detect potential problems before student athletes start another season. They can also help children and teens prepare to help avoid getting sick or hurt while playing their sport.
Bumps and bruises happen when you are a kid, but did you know an estimated 23 million children under the age of 15 head into the ER for medical treatment? Of those admitted, 7 million children are seen for accidental injuries and Safe Kids Worldwide announced this week 1.35 million children end up in the ER with sports-related injuries. Sometimes it isn’t easy being a kid.
There’s nothing quite like arriving at a bustling hotel, bags in hand, your energy worn by travel and immediately hearing the words, “Hello, we’ve been expecting you.” All of a sudden, this new place feels more familiar – the people more welcoming. A deep breath later and a sense of comfort and calm replace any stress or anxiety you may have felt moments before. Could the same be true if you were to step into a hospital instead of hotel? Derrick Jones believes so and he’s investing his own time to find out.
Do you have a flat screen TV? Is mounted on the wall or sitting on top of a dresser? Your child’s safety could depend on it. New research finds that every three weeks, another child dies from a TV tipping over onto them. The rate of injury is on the rise.
Researchers from all over the world came together this week to share their latest findings at what is known as the world’s leading forum on dementia research at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC). Two big stories came from that conference. One, delaying retirement could cut the risk for developing dementia.
Statins are a class of drugs often prescribed to patients to lower LDL levels, also known as the bad cholesterol. They work by inhibiting an enzyme, HMG-CoA reductase, which controls the production of cholesterol in the liver. The medication works by slowing down the production of cholesterol and therefore increasing the number of LDL receptors. These receptors bind to LDL in the liver, thus reducing LDL levels in the blood stream.
Dawn Tschabrun was recently named the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell. Previously the Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Operations Officer at Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell since 2012 and the Chief Nursing Officer at the facility since 2009, Dawn brings 25 years of nursing experience with 12 years of progressive managerial experience to this position. We asked Dawn five questions as she begins her new role.
Charlie Miller has worked at Lovelace Medical Center for more than 40 years. In Patient Transport, he helps take patients where they need to go in the hospital. Charlie has special way of making patients feel calm and right at home at Lovelace, which has earned him the nickname "Elvis." Take a look.
Summer break is a time to try new things, travel and visit friends and family. For many of New Mexico’s blood donors, it is a time move back home, take an internship out of state or simply take a break from the normal routine. That is because many of the state’s blood donors are students. From universities to high schools, regular school blood drives dry up in the summer, while the demand continues.
A new large study finds there are four basic lifestyle modifications you can make to protect your heart. The study, called "Low-Risk Lifestyle, Coronary Calcium, Cardiovascular Events, and Mortality: Results from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis,” points to regular exercise, maintaining a normal weight, following a Mediterranean diet, and not smoking as ways to greatly impact your heart health and improve longevity.