Stroke patient encourages others in rehabilitation

When Sharon Lee awoke at 4:30am, she felt like everything was fine. When she awoke at 6:00am, she knew something was wrong. “My arm was weak and I had lost my balance on the right side of my body,” she says. “I could still walk, so I thought maybe it was my medicine.” It wasn’t Sharon’s medicine; she was having a stroke at the age of 50. Sharon still wanted to go to work and asked her daughter to drive her because her eyes were blurry, but her daughter insisted they go to the emergency room. “Blurry eyes are a sign of stroke, but I didn’t know that.

Celebrating fatherhood this Father's Day

Studies have found that loving and nurturing fathers improve outcomes for children, families and communities. Children with involved and loving fathers are more likely to do well in school, have healthy self esteem, exhibit empathy and avoid risk-taking behaviors.

Lovelace program Resuscitation Rangers teaches hands-only CPR to save lives

Each year, more than 320,000 people go into cardiac arrest when their heart suddenly stops sending blood to the body and brain. Survival depends on immediately receiving CPR. Yet, the majority of the time, people are not in the hospital when this happens. What if no one around them knows what to do?

Young survivors support offers connection after cancer

Surviving a diagnosis that shakes you to your core is not as easy on the other side as many might think. The words, “You have cancer,” are branded into DNA from that moment on. Your life is forever changed. Being a survivor means the curtain has been drawn. That story is over. However, as survivors have shared, you are never quite sure if there’s another act. “We’re told that it might come back at any time,” shares a member of the Young Survivor Coalition support group that meets at Lovelace Women's Hospital.

Yoga beneficial for breast cancer survivors

Breast cancer patients and survivors often experience uncomfortable symptoms, such as fatigue, nausea, decreased range of motion due to scar tissue and weakness. These symptoms are often the result of cancer diagnosis and treatment. However, regular exercise has been shown to improve survival rates and reduce the risk of the cancer coming back. Research has shown that yoga has many physical and emotional benefits for cancer patients and survivors.

A mother’s Labor of Love story supporting pregnancy and natural delivery

Michelle Amaya Schmidt welcomed her first child, a boy, Asher Hunter Schmidt on January 13, 2016. He was born at Lovelace Women’s Hospital after months of anticipation and preparation. Michelle joined the Lovelace Labor of Love program to learn more about what to expect during her first pregnancy, while taking advantage of every opportunity to give her baby the best start possible. “I was immediately drawn to the Labor of Love program,” she says.

Lovelace Regional Hospital – Roswell CEO shares passion for nursing, leadership and community involvement

“I knew nursing was my path,” shares Lovelace Regional Hospital – Roswell CEO Dawn Tschabrun, RN of her 31-year professional career and lifelong interest in nursing. It all began in her South Central Nebraska hometown, where Dawn was introduced to health care through her mother’s job as a materials management tech at their local community hospital. By high school, Dawn volunteered as a candy striper and met a charge nurse named Rita, who took her under her wing and opened her eyes to the field of nursing.

Painful swelling after cancer treatment - Lymphedema awareness and treatment

If you watch CBS Sunday Morning, you may have seen Kathy Bates share her story as a breast cancer survivor who experienced lymphedema after her mastectomy. As a spokesperson for the Lymphatic Education and Research Network, Ms. Bates has shared her journey with medical professionals and with the media.

Roots of Empathy has profound impact on school age children, teaches empathy

Empathy is the ability to identify with another person’s feelings. The ability to see and feel things as others see and feel them is central to competent parenting and successful social relationships in all stages of life.

Lovelace Labor of Love is proud to support Roots of Empathy, a curriculum for elementary school children that teaches empathy, social and emotional skills, and reduces aggression.

Albuquerque stroke survivor gives back at Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital

“Knowing you are not alone is the most important,” shares Darrell Yazza. “There are other people who have been through it and they’re doing well.” Once a month, Darrell brings the perspective only a stroke survivor would understand to stroke patients at Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital.

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