“Diabetes doesn’t stop.” That is the message from the American Diabetes Association during the month of November, National Diabetes Awareness Month. 26 million children and adults in the US are living with diabetes today. Nearly 80 million people are living with a leading risk factor – prediabetes.
New recommendations were announced Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. They say an estimated 31 percent of Americans could benefit from the use of statin drugs. That figure is more than double the current percentage (15 percent) of Americans taking these medications to lower their cholesterol. The recommendation, which is based on a four-year review of data, aims to simplify the multi-process evaluation for people who should be taking statins.
It is no accident Lovelace Women’s Hospital was recently ranked No. 3 on Modern Healthcare’sBest Places to Work in Healthcare. Creating and supporting an environment fostering pride and purpose in patient care has been very intentional from the hospital’s leadership. It is evident when you walk the halls, meet the people and receive a warm welcome.
Lovelace Health System will hold its 5th Annual “Don’t Bug Me” Flu event on Wed, Oct. 30 at Adobe Acres Elementary School from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The school is located 1724 Camino Del Valle SW.
More than 40 third graders will learn proper hand washing techniques and receive information on flu prevention from health professionals, including an APS school nurse. There will also be a demonstration on how germs spread with Glo Germ and a black light.
The New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards recognize excellence in nursing practice and honor nurses for the contributions they make to their organizations, communities and the state.
Congratulations to each of the following Lovelace Health System nurses who were nominated for a New Mexico Nursing Excellence Award. All the nominees will be honored at an award dinner on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Hyatt Regency Tamaya.
The following lists the category that each nurse was nominated in:
Every October we are reminded of the nasty flu bug, but more importantly what we can do about it. Our annual Don’t Bug Me campaign educates the public on the importance of hand washing and flu shots to help from getting sick during the cold and flu season. While it is not 100 percent effective in preventing the flu, the flu vaccination is one of our strongest defenses today. Could the same be true of breast cancer someday?
In a way, eyes are a reverse two-way mirror. The majority of the time, we are using them to look out into the world to see what is going on and consume that information. Sight is one of our five senses to help us understand our surroundings and how to respond. Our eyes can also help us look inward to see and understand what is going on with our health. Researchers are using that information to better determine our stroke risk.
What started with a project at Cornell University in 2011 has skyrocketed, literally. NASA recently announced they were funding a $125,000 grant to build a prototype 3-D printer that could print pizza in space for future missions, possibly to Mars, where NASA says a 520-day food supply would be needed. The 3-D printer, they believe, could provide astronauts with food exceeding the 15-plus-year shelf life requirement.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has once again taken flight, drawing in more than 500,000 visitors, representing 18 countries in the sky. More than 550 balloons inflate in the dark early hours of mornings of the nine-day fiesta to reveal the Sandia Mountain horizon glittered with vibrant colors and shapes. Albuquerque’s altitude ranges from just under 5,000 feet above sea level at its lowest point to nearly 7,000 feet in the Sandia foothills.