Learning to swim can be a fun yet terrifying venture for new swimmers. Some children are completely comfortable in water from the first time their toes hit the water, while others are equally as anxious. Beginning swim lessons first requires a comfort with the water, but getting to that point can be a challenging barrier for many children and parents. The reasons children fear the water can be based on several factors, but often the approach parents and coaches take towards introducing their children to the water can dramatically improve the experience they associate with swim lessons.
Thursday’s ribbon cutting at the new Lovelace Health Care Clinic in Roswell expands primary health care delivery in the community. “Right now primary care is delivered through ER and urgent care, which is a good access point when you need care and you are not on a routine visit,” explains Lovelace Regional Hospital – Roswell CEO Lloyd Scarrow. “The problem is, it is episodic.”
As told from behind the lens, Tamara Shope, communications coordinator for Lovelace Health System, shares her experience documenting the “Real Labor of Love” reality series.
Type 2 diabetes is a harsh, but preventable disease. However, more than 25 million American children and adults are living with Type 2 diabetes today and an estimated 79 million have pre-diabetes. With complications including heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, kidney disease, blindness, and neuropathy, taking control of the risk factors for diabetes is life changing.
The brain is a fascinating organ. Did you know your brain is made up of 100 billion neurons with anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 synapses for each neuron? Researchers have uncovered interesting information about the brain. For example, it is the fattest organ in the body, consists of 75 percent water and can feel no pain. However, there is still so much we do not know about the brain.
The first days of March are officially crossed off the calendar and many of us are starting to think of longer, warmer days and the first blooms of spring. After mornings of frosted windshields and seeing our breath, these welcome changes come with some not-so-welcome changes in the air for anyone who suffers from seasonal allergies. Weeds, pollen, spores and grass, once dormant, are now cropping up with each new young bud. Now is the time to prepare for spring allergies to build up your body’s defenses against these invaders.
Why are we allergic?
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a reminder to all of us of the importance of colon screenings. In New Mexico, colon cancer is the second-most diagnosed cancer, with more than 800 new cases every year. However, colon cancer is one of the most treatable cancers if detected early through screening.
New breast cancer data reveals that the incidence of late-stage metastatic breast cancer is on the rise for women 25 to 39. The study, published in the Feb. 27 Journal of the American Medical Association, was conducted by researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle, and St. Charles Health System. The study found that in the last three decades, the number of cases affecting younger women tripled to 850 in 2009.
Congratulations! Lovelace Health System has been named an honoree (in the very large company category) in New Mexico Healthiest Employers Awards.
The nominees in this category are:
Lovelace Health System
City of Albuquerque
United Healthcare Southwest
The winner of each category will be revealed at Albuquerque Business First’s Healthiest Employers awards luncheon on March 21.