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.
At Lovelace, we fight cancer head on. From the state’s only accredited breast care center to the first and only TomoHD, outcomes and quality of life for our patients are improving. We have the advantage and benefit of technology, research and prevention awareness to give our patients and their families the peace of mind that a cancer diagnosis does not have to be a death sentence. However, in other parts of the world, cancer can mean a very different outcome.
Getting the Facts
Today is National Wear Red Day to support the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign to help raise awareness and fight the number one killer of women, heart disease. Lovelace is a proud supporter of Go Red for Women, not only for our patients and health plan members, but also for our employees who have been affected by heart disease. Today we show that support as we Go Red!
Lovelace Westside Hospital CEO Farron Sneed shares his memory of the Boys and Girls Club. He still carries his membership card from the 1970s with him.
Staying healthy is getting a one-two punch this winter season thanks to widespread cases of the flu followed by a fast-moving stomach bug called norovirus. First reported in Sydney, Australia, last March, this norovirus spread to Europe, then Canada and is now wreaking havoc in the U.S. The bug is especially prevalent in contained spaces like cruise ships, nursing homes and schools. The reason this bug is particularly contagious is because no one is immune to the unique combination of two strains of this year’s norovirus, but there are some ways to protect yourself and your family.
Today’s blog comes to us from Dr. Patrick Dawson, ob-gyn.
1. Why is folic acid during pregnancy important?
2012 was an amazing year for Lovelace Health System. We take a moment to hear from our CEOs on the accomplishments of 2012 and their thoughts on the year ahead.