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Today we Go Red for Women

February 01, 2013

Today is National Wear Red Day to support the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign to help raise awareness and fight the number one killer of women, heart disease. Lovelace is a proud supporter of Go Red for Women, not only for our patients and health plan members, but also for our employees who have been affected by heart disease. Today we show that support as we Go Red!

Lovelace CEO Shares Memory of The Boys Club

January 25, 2013

Lovelace Westside Hospital CEO Farron Sneed shares his memory of the Boys and Girls Club. He still carries his membership card from the 1970s with him. When I was growing up in McAlester, Oklahoma, the Boys Club provided the town organized youth sports and a place for kids to go for recreation after school and during summer break. I noticed many kids (including myself) were looking for...

Norovirus Spreads to U.S.

January 21, 2013

Staying healthy is getting a one-two punch this winter season thanks to widespread cases of the flu followed by a fast-moving stomach bug called norovirus. First reported in Sydney, Australia, last March, this norovirus spread to Europe, then Canada and is now wreaking havoc in the U.S. The bug is especially prevalent in contained spaces like cruise ships, nursing homes and schools. The reason...

What You Need to Know About Folic Acid

January 09, 2013

Today’s blog comes to us from Dr. Patrick Dawson, ob-gyn. 1. Why is folic acid during pregnancy important? Folate (also known as folic acid) is important in cell growth and differentiation. A growing baby needs access to adequate folate to prevent certain birth defects. We know that women who are deficient in folic acid have an increased risk of having a baby with an open neural tube defect such...

Lovelace Health System: Looking to 2013

January 02, 2013

2012 was an amazing year for Lovelace Health System. We take a moment to hear from our CEOs on the accomplishments of 2012 and their thoughts on the year ahead.