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Lovelace Health System Launches the 5th Annual Flu Prevention Campaign

 

Lovelace Health System will hold its 5th Annual “Don’t Bug Me” Flu event on Wed, Oct. 30 at Adobe Acres Elementary School from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The school is located 1724 Camino Del Valle SW.

More than 40 third graders will learn proper hand washing techniques and receive information on flu prevention from the health professionals, including an APS school nurse. 

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New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards

 

The New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards recognize excellence in nursing practice and honor nurses for the contributions they make to their organizations, communities and the state. 

Congratulations to each of the following Lovelace Health System nurses who were nominated for a New Mexico Nursing Excellence Award. All the nominees will be honored at an award dinner on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Hyatt Regency Tamaya.

The following lists the category that each nurse was nominated in: 

Lovelace Medical Center

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Beating Breast Cancer with a Vaccine?

 

Every October we are reminded of the nasty flu bug, but more importantly what we can do about it. Our annual Don’t Bug Me campaign educates the public on the importance of hand washing and flu shots to help from getting sick during the cold and flu season. While it is not 100 percent effective in preventing the flu, the flu vaccination is one of our strongest defenses today. Could the same be true of breast cancer someday?

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How much do your eyes tell about your stroke risk?

 

In a way, eyes are a reverse two-way mirror. The majority of the time, we are using them to look out into the world to see what is going on and consume that information. Sight is one of our five senses to help us understand our surroundings and how to respond. Our eyes can also help us look inward to see and understand what is going on with our health. Researchers are using that information to better determine our stroke risk.

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Printing Food and the Impact on the American Diet

 

What started with a project at Cornell University in 2011 has skyrocketed, literally. NASA recently announced they were funding a $125,000 grant to build a prototype 3-D printer that could print pizza in space for future missions, possibly to Mars, where NASA says a 520-day food supply would be needed.

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Traveling High for World’s Largest Balloon Fiesta

 

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has once again taken flight, drawing in more than 500,000 visitors, representing 18 countries in the sky. More than 550 balloons inflate in the dark early hours of mornings of the nine-day fiesta to reveal the Sandia Mountain horizon glittered with vibrant colors and shapes. Albuquerque’s altitude ranges from just under 5,000 feet above sea level at its lowest point to nearly 7,000 feet in the Sandia foothills.

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Do you know your risk of developing breast cancer?

 

If you are under the age of 40, should breast cancer be on your radar? Are you high risk or moderate risk or little risk? With 7 percent of all breast cancer cases diagnosed before the recommended first mammogram at the age of 40, knowing your risk can lead to early detection and treatment.

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Lovelace Women's Hospital Girls' Night Out

 

Lovelace Women’s Hospital is presenting the Sixth Annual Girls’ Night Out from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, October 4 at Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande NW. The free event will feature spa and wellness vendors and samples, a Dillard’s fashion show and a demonstration of the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. More than 350 women attended last year’s event.  The fashion show begins at 7 p.m. For information, call 898-3030.

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What’s Wrong with the “I’ve Already Blown It” Mentality when Dieting

 

Lovelace Bariatrics Director Dr. Duc Vuong joins us on the blog today to talk about how one powerful message can easily derail your diet when it shouldn’t.

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Turning Back the Clock - New Research on Reversing Aging

 

 

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