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Late Stage Breast Cancer Affecting More Women Under 40

New breast cancer data reveals that the incidence of late-stage metastatic breast cancer is on the rise for women 25 to 39. The study, published in the Feb. 27 Journal of the American Medical Association, was conducted by researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle, and St. Charles Health System. The study found that in the last three decades, the number of cases affecting younger women tripled to 850 in 2009.

Lovelace Nominated for Healthiest Employer Award

Congratulations! Lovelace Health System has been named an honoree (in the very large company category) in New Mexico Healthiest Employers Awards.

The nominees in this category are:

Lovelace Health System
APS
BCBS
City of Albuquerque
Presbyterian
United Healthcare Southwest

The winner of each category will be revealed at Albuquerque Business First’s Healthiest Employers awards luncheon on March 21.

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.

News and Events

Walgreens to Acquire Lovelace’s Retail Pharmacy Businesses

DEERFIELD, Ill., and ALBUQUERQUE, NM, March 9, 2015 – Walgreen Co.

Nina Simon Joins Lovelace Medical Group

Nina Simon, CNM has joined the Lovelace Medical Group as a certified nurse midwife.