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Endocrinology – the thyroid and beyond

Most patients begin their journey to an endocrinologist when they are referred by their primary care doctor. But many patients wonder, what is an endocrinologist and what does an endocrinologist do? For answers to these questions, let’s turn to the new endocrinologist at Lovelace Medical Group, Dr. Anita Sloan-Garcia and have her explain what she does and the conditions she treats.

A Safe Way to Protect Your Children Against 14 Diseases

Vaccines or immunizations are an essential part of living a healthy life. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a reminder for people of all ages to get shots to protect them from serious and sometimes fatal diseases. There are helpful vaccines for all people, from birth to pregnancy and into later adulthood. Well planned vaccines can pass on immunity from mom to baby. Women who are planning to become pregnant need important vaccines to avoid complications during pregnancy and prevent certain birth defects due to diseases like Rubella, Measles and Mumps.

The Wonderful World of Breastfeeding

Once a mother gives birth, one of the first choices she makes is how to feed her baby.  A few well known facts, but always worth reviewing are that breastfeeding is cost effective, healthy for mom and baby, as well as provides a special opportunity for closeness and bonding. What else do we know about breastfeeding?

A Career for Generations – Nursing at Lovelace Regional Hospital – Roswell

“In high school, I didn’t know what I wanted to do,” Lovelace Regional Hospital – Roswell nurse Gloria Matta, RN, admits. Nursing was in the back of her mind and became a likely best option following graduation. Nursing not only became a rewarding life-long profession for Gloria, it influenced the next generation in her family. “Nursing is one of the fields you can do so much with. I sold my daughters on that.”

Lovelace Surgeon Discusses Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes Connection

Lovelace Robotic surgeon Dr. Wayne Kuang joins us on the blog to discuss a common condition he sees among his patients: diabetes.