March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, a time self-advocates, family and volutneers, along with the Brain Injury Association of America and providers like Lovelace Rehabilitiation Hospital remind the public a brain injury can happen to anyone at any time. Across the country, more than 2.4 million people suffer a brain injury each year. Having access to care as early as possible is critical for treatment and recovery to as high of quality of life as possible following injury or illness.
Christina Chaney, CNM, MSN, is a certified nurse midwife with Lovelace Medical Group. Today she is joining us on the blog “Minute with a Midwife,” answering questions many expectant mothers ask.
Lovelace Medical Group pediatrician Dr. Felipe Zanghellini answers parent’s common questions about immunizations today on our blog.
Each year, nearly three-quarters of a million Americans suffer a heart attack and for the majority, it is a first-time heart attack. Knowing what you will face after surviving a heart attack brings anxiety, confusion and growing list of questions. How will your life change? Will you be able to go back to work? Do you have to completely change the way you eat?
Lovelace Medical Group’s Dr. Felipe Zanghellini answers your questions about keeping your child protected from the flu with the flu shot. Dr. Zanghellini is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease.
At what age should children start getting the flu shot?
Cervical cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer deaths for women in the United States with more than 12,000 new cases diagnosed each year leading to more than 4,000 deaths. While it is one of the most difficult to detect early, it is also one of the most treatable when found it the earliest stages through screening. Cervical cancer is also largely preventable by vaccinating against one of the most common causes – human papilloma virus (HPV).
Director of Lovelace Bariatrics Dr. Duc Vuong appeared on "KASA This Morning" Wednesday to talk about eating health for the New Year. For those who indulged a bit too much over the holiday, Dr. Vuong shared a recipe with anchor Elizabeth Alvarez of a juice you can make at home with a juicer or blender. A fresh, homemade juice made of whole fruits and vegetables is a great way to make sure you get your daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Here is the recipe for the juice Dr. Vuong made, featuring superfood kale.
From patient care, to place of employment and praise for our leadership, 2013 was a year marked with both local and national recognition for Lovelace. We would like to thank everyone who works to make Lovelace a great place for our patients, visitors, employees, and community. “These awards are a reflection of our commitment to high quality care,” said Ron Stern, President and CEO, Lovelace Health System. “Our employees, staff and providers are dedicated to serving our community with exceptional patient care and offering services that meet the needs of our community and state.”
As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at the stories we shared with you here on our blog and social media channels to see what tops the list. In addition to celebrating the arrivals of our youngest patients with their parents in our growing Born at Lovelace Facebook photo album, 2013 was a year marked by milestones, special recognition for our hospitals and employees and amazing community events.
Whether you are a first-time mother or experienced, there are many questions surrounding breastfeeding. Lovelace lactation consultant Teresa Paez, RN, BSN, IBCLC is answering some of the most common questions mothers ask her about breastfeeding today on the blog.
How do I know if my baby is getting enough when breastfeeding?