Traveling High for World’s Largest Balloon Fiesta

October 09, 2013

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has once again taken flight, drawing in more than 500,000 visitors, representing 18 countries in the sky. More than 550 balloons inflate in the dark early hours of mornings of the nine-day fiesta to reveal the Sandia Mountain horizon glittered with vibrant colors and shapes. Albuquerque’s altitude ranges from just under 5,000 feet...

Do you know your risk of developing breast cancer?

October 04, 2013

If you are under the age of 40, should breast cancer be on your radar? Are you high risk or moderate risk or little risk? With 7 percent of all breast cancer cases diagnosed before the recommended first mammogram at the age of 40, knowing your risk can lead to early detection and treatment. Recent data has found that the number of cases of breast cancer among women under 40 is...

Lovelace Women's Hospital Girls' Night Out

October 01, 2013

Lovelace Women’s Hospital is presenting the Sixth Annual Girls’ Night Out from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, October 4 at Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande NW. The free event will feature spa and wellness vendors and samples, a Dillard’s fashion show and a demonstration of the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. More than 350 women attended last year’s event.  The fashion show begins at 7 p.m. For...

What’s Wrong with the “I’ve Already Blown It” Mentality when Dieting

October 01, 2013

Lovelace Bariatrics Director Dr. Duc Vuong joins us on the blog today to talk about how one powerful message can easily derail your diet when it shouldn’t. Have you ever thought, "I've already ruined my diet today (or this week or this holiday), so it doesn't matter what I eat now!”? There are times when we all make poor food choices, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw in the towel! This is...

Turning Back the Clock - New Research on Reversing Aging

September 24, 2013

  We have control over how quickly or slowly we age, according to new research. The study, published in The Lancet: Oncology, found a healthy lifestyle can lengthen our telomeres - the caps on the end of our chromosomes which control the aging process at the cellular level. Longer telomeres protect our chromosomes from aging too quickly. This study changes the belief that...