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Discussion of “Breast Cancer Risk in Families with Mutations in PALB2”

August 18, 2014

Darcy Cooke, PA-C, Physician Assistant at the Breast Care Center at Lovelace Women’s Hospital joins us on the blog today to talk about the genetic mutation PALB2 and breast cancer risk. Over the last several years, it has become quite common that we discuss genetic testing with our patients, who have been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer, or who have strong family history of cancer. ...

Always a Place in Her Heart for Lovelace

August 15, 2014

Both originally born and raised in Arizona, Marilyn Meister and her husband have spent most of their married life together living in New Mexico. They were loyal to Lovelace Medical Center, then located on Gibson SE. When the hospital moved to the former St. Joseph Hospital on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in 2007, the Meister family had already moved to Tennessee. After 12 years, they returned to...

Lovelace Women’s Hospital Now Offering Micro-laparoscopy

August 14, 2014

Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico offering a new micro-laparoscopy technique for gallbladder removal, hysterectomy, tubal ligation and endometriosis cell removal. This new technique is a virtually scarless laparoscopic procedure using micro instruments. To educate providers about this new micro-laparoscopy technique, Lovelace Women’s Hospital will be hosting a mobile...

True or False? Pelvic Exams for Women After the Age of 65

August 13, 2014

True! It is a common misconception that women over the age of 65, or those that have experienced menopause or a hysterectomy no longer need to see their gynecologist. Although a woman’s gynecologic and reproductive needs change over her lifetime, a recent press release from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists indicates that annual exams are an important part of every...

Inpatient Rehab Provides Better Outcome, Study Finds

July 11, 2014

The largest study of its kind to date finds that patients who are treated in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals go home faster, stay home longer and live longer than those who are treated at a nursing home, or skilled nursing facility. “This is confirmation of the quality data and outcomes that we have been producing at Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital,” shares Lovelace Rehabilitation...