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Lovelace Medical Center Celebrates Rededication

September 26, 2012

To celebrate Lovelace Medical Center's new look and leadership, the hospital held a rededication ceremony on Monday, Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m. for community and business leaders. The event also includes a meet and greet with Troy Greer, Lovelace Medical Center’s new CEO. The entire 10-story, 120,000 square foot building has a new brown stucco-like finish. The project took six months to complete...

New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards

September 24, 2012

The New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards recognize excellence in nursing practice and honor nurses for the contributions they make to their organizations, communities and the state. There are three types of awards: • Nursing Excellence Awards recognize excellence in practice and leadership in 20 specialty categories plus the Distinguished Nurse of the Year Award.• The Nursing Legend Award...

Flu Shots: Your Questions Answered

September 24, 2012

Even though it is only September, it is time to start thinking about getting a flu shot. Did you know flu outbreaks begin as early as October, though the height of flu season typically does not occur until February? If you have concerns about the flu shot, here are some common questions we have answered for you. Consult with your physician about your specific needs this flu season.  Every...

Obesity in New Mexico

September 21, 2012

Did you know that more than half of adults in New Mexico will be obese by 2030?  This prediction is according to a new report by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), up from 26.3 percent in 2011. With this increase, New Mexico will rank as the 32nd fattest state in the nation. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, a reminder to...

iPhone 5 Release and Our Smartphone Addiction

September 21, 2012

One of the biggest news stories today is the release of the iPhone 5. Apple is calling it “the biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone.” While some fans across the country have been waiting outside stores since earlier this week, we thought we would look into our dependence on our smartphone devices and how this is really affecting our lives. Recently it was reported that our addiction to...