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May Events Mark Stroke Month

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Journal

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

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It’s Official, it’s Lovelace

 
Source: 
Roswell Daily Record

  

By Vanessa Kahin

Roswell Regional Hospital is now officially Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell.

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Top CEO: When Slocum Makes Plans, They Get Accomplished

 
Source: 
New Mexico Business Weekly

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.”

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Health Tip: Overcoming Obstacles to Exercise

 
Source: 
HealthDay News

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":

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Baby Steps

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Journal

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.

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Stand-alone rural hospitals face major challenges

 
Source: 
New Mexico Business Weekly

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.

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Gluten Free Diets

Source: 
KOAT-TV Healthbeat

Dr. Hala Toubbeh, a gastroenterologist with Lovelace Women's Hospital, was recently featured on KOAT-TV Healthbeat with Dr. Barry Ramo discussing gluten free diets.

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Lovelace Cancer Care Program

Source: 
KOB-TV

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Birthing Centers Blossom

 
Source: 
HealthLeaders Magazine

HealthLeaders, March 2012
Birthing Centers Blossom

Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media

They resemble deluxe hotel rooms, with luxurious décor in soft pastels, inviting paintings, richly upholstered chairs, and don't forget the iPod docking stations, the HDTVs, rollout beds, and room service. Only a blood pressure monitor seems out of place—although that may be hidden in a cabinet.

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