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.
The Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer break, pool time and the grilling season. As we usher in the longer, warmer days, we welcome time outside grilling up some of the season’s best dishes. However, it is also an important time to remember the dangers inherent with grilling and safety precautions we should take to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe summer.
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.