Do you drink sugary drinks often? Things like coke, energy or sports drinks, fruit drinks, sweetened coffee or sweetened tea have a lot of sugar are popular choices, but recently researchers found that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages every day is associated with an increase in a type of fat called visceral fat.
Parents are learning of a risk they may unknowingly be taking every time they buckle their baby or toddler into a car seat wearing a winter coat, as a national news story is catching quite a bit of attention. In this demonstration video shown on NBC’s Today Show, a child wearing a thick winter coat becomes a projectile object in the car during a collision.
There is no getting around: we are in the throes of flu season. You may already have a friend or family member who has come down with something unpleasant by now. It can be hard to avoid getting sick, but proper hand washing and other hygiene techniques can help prevent the spread of the flu from one person to another. This is why Lovelace Health System sponsors the “Don’t Bug Me” campaign.
Reynaldo Ramirez, 63, remembers the day his wife, Emelina, turned to him and said, “Let’s get healthy!” Together, they changed their diet and began exercising. Within six months Reynaldo says he lost 45 pounds and got down to 200 pounds. “When I went in for my annual checkup, I expected to pass with flying colors,” he says. However, blood work revealed low hemoglobin and hematocrit (H&H) levels, an indication to perform a colonoscopy for further screening. It had been four years since Reynaldo’s last colonoscopy.
By now you have probably heard of Movember – where men in November collectively grow a mustache for the entire month. Maybe a couple of your good friends have grown a mustache, like some of our beloved male staff members, such as Dr. Vuong, Eric Anderson R.N. in ICU and several others. What you may not understand is why they are doing this – because let’s face it, although many men can still pull off a good ‘stache, we’re no longer in the 80s.
If you’re like most of us, you probably get inundated with health information all the time from your social media feeds, your local news outlets, your family, your friends… The list goes on. Diabetes turns into just another health topic that gets drowned out in the statistical noise.
When Lindsey Souders went into labor, her daughter Tegan was born with meconium aspiration, which is a condition in which a newborn inhales feces while still in the uterus. This serious condition led to Tegan having an infection in her lungs, hypertension, swelling and pneumonia — all in the first few days of her life.