World Cancer Day at Home and Around the World

At Lovelace, we fight cancer head on. From the state’s only accredited breast care center to the first and only TomoHD, outcomes and quality of life for our patients are improving. We have the advantage and benefit of technology, research and prevention awareness to give our patients and their families the peace of mind that a cancer diagnosis does not have to be a death sentence. However, in other parts of the world, cancer can mean a very different outcome.

Getting the Facts

Today we Go Red for Women

Today is National Wear Red Day to support the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign to help raise awareness and fight the number one killer of women, heart disease. Lovelace is a proud supporter of Go Red for Women, not only for our patients and health plan members, but also for our employees who have been affected by heart disease. Today we show that support as we Go Red!

Lovelace CEO Shares Memory of The Boys Club

Lovelace Westside Hospital CEO Farron Sneed shares his memory of the Boys and Girls Club. He still carries his membership card from the 1970s with him.

When I was growing up in McAlester, Oklahoma, the Boys Club provided the town organized youth sports and a place for kids to go for recreation after school and during summer break. I noticed many kids (including myself) were looking for opportunities to be more active and learn new skills. My son experienced The Boys and Girls Club in Denison, Texas where he too played organized sports and benefited from involvement.

Norovirus Spreads to U.S.

Staying healthy is getting a one-two punch this winter season thanks to widespread cases of the flu followed by a fast-moving stomach bug called norovirus. First reported in Sydney, Australia, last March, this norovirus spread to Europe, then Canada and is now wreaking havoc in the U.S. The bug is especially prevalent in contained spaces like cruise ships, nursing homes and schools. The reason this bug is particularly contagious is because no one is immune to the unique combination of two strains of this year’s norovirus, but there are some ways to protect yourself and your family.

What You Need to Know About Folic Acid

Today’s blog comes to us from Dr. Patrick Dawson, ob-gyn.

1. Why is folic acid during pregnancy important?

Lovelace Health System: Looking to 2013

2012 was an amazing year for Lovelace Health System. We take a moment to hear from our CEOs on the accomplishments of 2012 and their thoughts on the year ahead.

Lovelace Health System Announces Partnership with Firm to Build Proposed Hospital

Lovelace Health System announced today the system has partnered with Miller Development + Architecture on a proposed hospital in Los Lunas. The hospital will serve the needs of citizens and providers throughout Valencia County. As a trusted health care provider for New Mexicans over the past 90 years, Lovelace continues to invest in services, technology and new facilities to meet the needs of our community.

A New Provider and on the Road to Being Pain Free

“I was having a panic attack, really,” says 65-year-old Lovelace Medicare Plan member Kathleen Brown of learning she would either need to find a new provider or health plan after ABQ Health Partners ended its contract with Lovelace Health Plan.

“I had just come on as a Senior Medicare Plan member October 1, 2012,” says Brown.

Is Getting in Shape on Your 2012 Christmas Wish List?

You may think the holiday season is one of the most difficult times of the year to get into shape. From the eggnog and baked ham to pies and spirits, the end of the year is a time marked with festive parties and more opportunities to indulge. Despite media reports declaring that the average American gains between 5 to 10 pounds, new research shows seasonal weight gain is quite modest. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, in reality we may only gain a pound. So if you’ve been putting off going to the gym because you think you’re efforts will be in vain, think again.

Duchess of Cambridge Pregnant, Hospitalized with Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Saint James Palace announced Monday that Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their first child. With worldwide attention on the royal couple, news of the pregnancy quickly spread. In addition to the announcement, the Palace released a statement that said the duchess was admitted to a London hospital with severe morning sickness, known as hyperemesis gravidarum.