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...

Two Things to Cut Women’s Risk of Cancer

September 12, 2013

What if you could dramatically reduce your risk of developing cancer by adhering to two principles? The American Institute of Cancer Research estimates nearly 30,000 women in the United States could be spared of endometrial cancer – affecting as many as 50,000 women a year – if they exercise for 30 minutes a day and maintain a healthy body weight, according to a recent review. Endometrial cancer...

Saving 200,000 Lives – Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke Deaths

September 05, 2013

Heart disease and stroke deaths don’t have to happen. That is the finding of a report from the CDC stating that more than 200,000 deaths in 2010 were preventable. While progress has been made since 2001, with the number of preventable heart disease and stroke deaths decreasing by 30 percent, health care providers know there still is work that needs to be done. More than half of the 200,000 lives...