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Joint Commission Names Lovelace Women’s Hospital as Top Performer on Key Quality Measures

October 10, 2012

Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the only Albuquerque hospital to be recognized by theJoint Commission as a Top Performer on key quality measures for pneumonia and surgicalcare in 2011. The hospital met or exceeded 95 percent performance on these quality measures.The report just released by the Joint Commission lists 620 hospitals as Top Performers, which isthe top 18 percent of hospitals across the...

Lovelace Women’s Hospital Now Offers Women More Choices for Breast Reconstruction

October 04, 2012

Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico to offer mastectomy patients the full spectrum of breast reconstruction surgery.  Lovelace Women’s Hospital has just added DIEP flap reconstruction to the array of procedures available to breast cancer patients in New Mexico.  Now New Mexican women have more options for their reconstructive surgery after mastectomy. The...

Balloon Fiesta - Safety Tips from Lovelace Health System

October 03, 2012

Lovelace Health System is proud to be the Official Healthcare Provider for the 2012 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  Below is a list of helpful safety tips to help you enjoy your visit in good health: 1. Dress in layers. It is sometimes very cool in the morning, but after sunrise temperatures warm up noticeably. 2. Bring sunscreen. At a higher altitude you are at an increased...

New Mexico’s Cooler Temperatures Call for Exercise to Boost Immunity

October 03, 2012

This upcoming weekend will be the first dip into Fall temperatures across New Mexico, causing many to reach into the back of their closets for that light jacket or coat they have not seen in several months. With highs in the 90 degree range only a few short weeks ago, our bodies are sensitive to not only a change in temperature, but also humidity and pressure. Take this opportunity to prepare...

Looking for Deals, Consumers May Be Getting Bad Drugs at Online Pharmacy

October 01, 2012

Better prices and added convenience are attractive lures for many to the online pharmacy. However, consumers may be unknowingly putting themselves in danger. The FDA recently issued a warning to consumers stating that most of these Internet drug stores are fraudulent and are likely selling counterfeit drugs that can be very harmful. The FDA’s BeSafeRx national campaign, seeks to educate Americans...