By Vanessa Kahin
There are only a handful of New Mexico doctors who can perform the newest procedure to repair a silent yet deadly condition. One resides in Roswell.
Donald Wenner, chief of surgery at Lovelace Regional Hospital, is the only physician in southeast New Mexico who is licensed to perform a minimally invasive procedure to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Lovelace Medical Center is pleased to announce it has acquired the next generation of da Vinci surgical robotic technology. This model features a robotic simulator and fluorescence imaging, which give surgeons the ability to perform the most precise, technologically advanced and safe surgery.
Lovelace Health System will hold two free events on May 15 in observance
of National Stroke Month. At 1 p.m., join an interactive aquatic
therapy demonstration at Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital, 505 Elm NE.
At 3 p.m., neurologist Dr. John Tanner will discuss the signs, symptoms
and treatment of stroke at Lovelace Medical Center, 601 Martin Luther
King NE. To make reservations for either event, call 898-3030. Tours are
available of the Lovelace Medical Center stroke unit, which recently
earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for certification as
By Vanessa Kahin
Roswell Regional Hospital is now officially Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell.
By Dennis Domrzalski, NMBW Reporter
Ben Slocum’s body was shattered, but his mind was solid.
As he lay in a New York City hospital bed in June 1988, the words of his doctors kept going through his mind: “You’ll never run again, and you’ll be lucky if you can walk correctly again.”
Life's problems often get in the way of your best intentions when it comes to exercise. However, a few simple adjustments in your schedule and thinking towards exercise can help incorporate exercise into your daily life, no matter what bumps along the road you may encounter.
The American Council on Exercise offers these possible solutions to combatting exercise "saboteurs":
By Amanda Schoenberg Journal Staff Writer
Los Lunas resident Kelly Beraun almost lost her son Jaiden three times. The first time was just after he and his twin, Benjamin, were born in May 2010 at 25 weeks. The first time he cried, he popped a hole in his lung and doctors thought he wouldn’t survive. He pulled through.
A week later, Jaiden perforated his intestine and was rushed into emergency surgery for necrotizing enterocolitis, a common gastrointestinal problem among premature babies that can destroy the intestines.
Going it alone
By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter
The 67-bed Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services hospital in Gallup uses a CT scanner in its diagnostic imaging program. While stand-alone rural hospitals face challenges, some are finding ways to keep pace with changes in medical technology.
In 1990, there were 3,562 small, stand-alone hospitals in the U.S.