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World Stroke Day - Joining the Fight at Lovelace

October 29, 2014

When a stroke strikes, time is brain, literally. In each minute after a stroke occurs, 1.9 million brain cells are lost. Being able to recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke can help save brain function, as well as open the window for treatment to potentially reverse the damage. Would you recognize if a loved one was suffering a stroke? Here is a simple acronym to help: FAST. F is for Face...

Take Force Recommends Screening Adults for Diabetes by Age 45

October 22, 2014

The U.S. Preventative Task Force Services made the recent recommendation that calls for primary care physicians to screen all adult patients beginning at the age of 45 for Type 2 diabetes. The recommendation rests on the evidence that diagnosing and treating elevated blood sugar levels before the full onset of Type 2 diabetes can result in reducing the patient’s overall risk of...

Balloon Fiesta Spectator Safety Tips

October 03, 2014

Lovelace Health System is proud to be the Official Healthcare Provider for the 2014 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Below is a list of helpful safety tips to help you enjoy your visit in good health: 1. Dress in layers. It is sometimes very cool in the morning, but after sunrise temperatures warm up noticeably.  2. Bring sunscreen. At a higher altitude you are at an increased risk...

New Mexico Nursing Excellence Award

October 02, 2014

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 in October at the Hyatt...

Diabetes and Metabolism Care Clinic Nationally Accredited

September 30, 2014

The Diabetes and Metabolism Care Clinic at Lovelace Medical Group/Southwest Medical Associates has received accreditation from the American Association of Diabetes Education (AADE).  AADE accredited programs must provide evidence that they meet or exceed the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.  AADE’s Accreditation Program requires the delivery of education...