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The Importance of the Preconception Diet When Trying to Conceive

January 29, 2015

When thinking of becoming pregnant, you may think that when it is not until you are pregnant that you need to start paying attention to the best foods to eat to boost baby’s nutrition. While there are shelves of books filled with nutrition during pregnancy information readily available, what many may not realize is how important it is to consider what you eat before becoming pregnant. That’s...

Living and No Longer Just Existing with Lovelace Bariatrics

January 23, 2015

Many times the story is not just about the weight lost. What really comes to light as Lovelace Bariatrics patients continue on their journey is what they gain as a result. Then looking back, they see, like Marie Jones knows today, just how far they have come. “I wasn’t living,” she says. “I was existing. I was in such denial. Such denial. I didn’t realize how bad it had gotten for me - my weight...

Lovelace Welcomes Hematology Oncology Associates

January 22, 2015

Lovelace Health System has expanded its cancer care services through a partnership with Hematology Oncology Associates (HOA), a leading oncology practice. Beginning in January, Lovelace Cancer Care offers patients the latest in medical oncology, including chemotherapy and hematology services, as well as radiation therapy and surgical services. “We are proud to partner with HOA to offer seamless...

Simple Ways to Stay Healthy this Cold and Flu Season

January 16, 2015

The flu season is upon us, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC) reports flu activity is widespread throughout the country with New Mexico seeing among the highest activity in the U.S. At Lovelace Westside Hospital, Emergency Department Manager Michelle Buffington, RN, says the number of patients reporting flu-like symptoms is on the rise in recent weeks and advises...

From Generation to Generation – Hospital Volunteers Create Treasures for Newborns

December 16, 2014

“When they leave the hospital with their babies, they usually stop by the desk,” shares Lovelace Westside Hospital volunteer Jean Diem. “I think, ‘oh, I made that one!’” Over the last few years, we have shared the birth announcements of dozens of babies born at Lovelace Westside Hospital on our Facebook page. It is not only a first glance of the baby, but an opportunity for family and friends to...