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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...

When Flu Seasons Strikes, Be Prepared

September 22, 2014

Typically the flu season spikes in the winter months of January and February. Yet, that does not mean it is a good idea to put off getting your flu shot until then. An estimated 180 million doses of the flu vaccine have been produced this year, protecting against three of the four strains of the flu the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts will be the most prevalent. That may...