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.

Summer Safety Tips For Parents

As the summer months continue, our Labor of Love nurse, Darlene offers these tips to keep children and families safe during summer play.

Helmet Safety: Whenever a child is “on wheels,” have them wear a properly fitted helmet. This includes scooters, skateboards, bikes and rollerblades.

Tick Safety/Bug Bites: Not all bug bites are benign! In areas of high insect population, wear protective clothing and bug repellent.

Pedestrian Safety: Walk in areas designated for pedestrians. Use crosswalks and cross with an adult or responsible older child.

The Importance of Play

“Oh what do you do in the summer time

When all the world is green?

Do you fish in a stream or lazily dream?

Or swing in a tree up high?

Is that what you do? So do I!”

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.

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