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Why choose a certified midwife?

Did you know Lovelace Health System has a large midwifery service program? The Lovelace Medical Group Certified Nurse Midwives are a huge asset to obstetrics and gynecological care for our patients. But what exactly does a midwife do? How is a midwife different from an OB/GYN?

The role of liquid calories in healthy weight goals

A calorie is a measure of the energy value of a food or drink. Liquid calories are often easier and quicker to consume and will satisfy thirst, but not hunger. Liquid calories are considered “hidden” calories because the body does not feel the same fullness from a drink as it does from solid foods.

Meal Prep 101

Becoming a #Foodie can help you meet your #HealthyWeight goals. We are getting smarter and about our food choices and there are many great resources for health-minded families. However, it can be hard to make healthy meals when we are busy. Spending a couple of hours at the beginning of the week to plan, buy, clean, prepare and portion out meals can not only reduce the temptation to mindlessly snack, but it can also help you save money since you won’t have to buy food on the go.

Lovelace, UNM Medical Group celebrate opening of new rehab hospital with ribbon cutting ceremony

Earlier this summer, Lovelace Health Systems and UNM Medical Group celebrated the opening of the new Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital with a ribbon cutting ceremony. This facility offers cutting-edge technologies and brings more comprehensive rehabilitation services to patients. ““I think with the academic mission of the university along with the great care that we do here at the rehab hospital, we’ll be able to make our programs more efficient and more cost effective,” said Derrick Jones, CEO of the Lovelace-UNM Rehab Hospital.

Ready to start eating healthy and not sure where to start?

The key is to consume the right amount of calories from the right kinds of foods to support your activity level. Activity levels determine how many calories a day you can eat without gaining weight. If you are not moving much or expending much energy, you will want to decrease your calories to prevent those pounds from creeping up.

Some tips for healthy food choices include:

·       Focus on adding healthy foods, rather than just taking away unhealthy foods.

·       Enjoy indulgences less frequently or in smaller portions.

What is survivorship care?

After cancer patients go through their treatment, what happens next for them? This is the time when survivorship care is important. “Survivorship care deals with any consequences of the after effects of surgery, radiation and general chemotherapy,” shares Lovelace Breast Care Center provider, Dr. Katherine Lee.

Skin Care Tips During Pregnancy

As your baby and belly grow you will notice some changes in your skin as well. Here are some tips to protect your skin as your body adjusts to pregnancy:

·       Limit your weight gain to only what your OB provider or midwife recommends. This will limit the amount of stretching your skin will experience during pregnancy.

·       Cocoa butter can help diminish the appearance of stretch marks and help fade skin imperfections.

·       Keep your skin clean and use gentle cleansers that are moisturizing. Wash your face no more than twice a day to prevent over-drying.

Employee shares her Lovelace experience

Since beginning her career in health care and joining Lovelace Health System in 2010, Melanie Trujeque knew she worked for an organization dedicated to doing what is best for patients. Melanie witnessed that commitment to the mission among leaders, providers, nurses and staff as she grew in her career from a customer service coordinator to serving as the executive assistant for Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital CEO Derrick Jones.

Infant sun protection

Infant skin is different than adult skin. It is thinner, lighter and more sensitive. A sunburn on a baby can become a medical emergency from blisters, fever and dehydration. The best way to prevent this is to protect your baby from ever becoming sunburned.

Ways to protect your baby from the sun include:

·       Shade and shelter

Walking the walk – promoting health and wellness at Lovelace Women’s Hospital

Lovelace Women’s Hospital has been an active partner in the community of Albuquerque supporting health and wellness through a number of community outreach activities and two annual events growing in popularity – Girls’ Night Out and Day of Dance. The message behind the outreach is to encourage the community to take an active role in educating themselves on how to improve their health and how to access resources available to support a healthy lifestyle.

News and Events

Why choose a certified midwife?

Did you know Lovelace Health System has a large midwifery service program?

Consumer Reports Analysis: Most U.S. Hospitals’ C-Section Rates Exceeding National Targets
Consumer Reports recently listed Lovelace Women’s Hospital as one of the U.S.
The role of liquid calories in healthy weight goals

A calorie is a measure of the energy value of a food or drink.