March is National Nutrition Month and Lovelace Medical Group dietitian Teresa Anderson, RDN, LDN, CDE explains why this is an important time to take stock of your dietary needs, especially when living with diabetes. “Nutrition plays a vital role in helping or hurting your diabetes management,” explains Anderson. “First, it is vital we consume ‘high-value’ foods – foods that are loaded with nutrients. We all have genetic risks and lifestyle risks for certain health problems or diseases ranging from cancers, dementia and heart disease to age-related macular degeneration.
Lovelace Westside Hospital is honored to receive recognition from Becker’s Hospital Review as one of their 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare for 2015. The list, which was published March 16, 2015, recognizes healthcare providers and other healthcare-specific organizations selected based on workforce-centric awards received, benefits offerings, wellness initiatives, and efforts to improve professional development, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance and a sense of community and unity among employees.
A stroke can strike with little to no warning and when it does, time is brain. When you suffer an ischemic stroke, oxygen-rich blood can be blocked from reaching parts of the brain. If the blood flow is not restored, affected areas of the brain are damaged, resulting in a loss of function of other parts of the body controlled by the damaged part of the brain. This loss of function can either be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. That is why it is critical for stroke patients to seek treatment as soon as possible.
A new study published in the journal Cancer March 12, 2015 finds that if 80 percent of Americans between the ages of 50 and 75 had the recommended colon cancer screening, 21,000 deaths from colon cancer could be prevented.
Michael Nuttall is the Nutrition Services Director at Lovelace Women’s Hospital and an experienced chef. He shares his motivation to become healthier by losing weight and increasing his physical activity today on our blog.
More than 200 people, including Mayor Richard Berry, community leaders, Lovelace governing board members and physicians, attended the 44th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Lovelace Medical Center. Hospital officials flipped the switch illuminating the tree. Sister Nancy Kazik from St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation Board gave the invocation. Guests brought canned food to benefit the Rio Grande Food Project and toys to benefit PB&J Family Services.
The week of Thanksgiving social media feeds, news shows and conversations are mainly focused on the main centerpiece of the holiday – food. We talk about recipes, how to cook the perfect turkey and what new outrageous dish is making headlines – PumPecApple pie cake anyone? Thanksgiving day is becoming one of the most popular days of the year to exercise, as an effort to burn a few extra calories and shed some of the guilt we may be feeling later in the day when we try to fit everything on our plate.
Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital celebrated its 25th anniversary with a ribbon cutting event with the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce that was attended by community members, board members, staff and physicians.
This year, health care providers and organizations like March of Dimes, working to reduce the number of babies born to early, have reason to briefly celebrate. For the seventh year in a row, preterm birth rates had dropped. Even better news? At 11.4 percent in the United States, the preterm birth rate is the lowest in 17 years and meets the goal set forth by federal government seven years ahead of target. However, everyone agrees there are far too many babies born before 37 weeks.