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What is Metabolic Syndrome

July 10, 2012

Metabolic syndrome is a condition that includes the presence of a cluster of risk factors specific for cardiovascular disease. According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), metabolic syndrome significantly raises the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, and/or stroke. Most people who have metabolic syndrome have insulin resistance. The body makes insulin to move glucose...

Troy Greer Named New CEO at Lovelace Medical Center

July 09, 2012

Troy Greer, Chief Executive Officer at Lovelace Westside Hospital, has been named the new CEO at Lovelace Medical Center, effective today. David Nevill has determined that he will not return from medical leave. He has given his support to be a part of a smooth transition of leadership. We thank him for his contributions to Lovelace Health System over the last 3 ½ years and we wish him good...

Lloyd Scarrow New CEO of Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell

July 09, 2012

Lloyd Scarrow, MBA, HOM, FACHE, is the new Chief Executive Officer for Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell. Lloyd started in his new position today. Lloyd brings more than 25 years of health care service to his new role and joins Lovelace from Advanced Surgical Hospital in Washington, Penn., where he was CEO of Acute and Ancillary Services for three years. Prior to this, Lloyd served as Group Vice...

Should Your Child's Cholesterol Be Checked?

July 05, 2012

If you, your parents, or your parents' siblings had a heart attack before age 55 and you have a child, this advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) might surprise you: Have your child's cholesterol tested. Under certain circumstances, the AAP says, cholesterol-lowering diets, under a pediatrician's supervision, are safe for children. Which children need testing? The AAP recommends...

Don’t Let Bad Food Spoil Your 4th of July BBQ

July 02, 2012

Whether you are getting together with friends and family for the holiday at the park, lake, or in the backyard, chances are grilling out is on agenda.  Before you head out to the grocery store and stock up, remember there are important considerations when preparing food on the grill.  Follow these steps to help avoid foodborne illness from becoming the center of attention at the party...