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Easy Fireworks Safety Tips

June 29, 2012

Celebrating our nation’s independence with family and friends typically centers around food, fun, and especially fireworks!  But that fun can be quickly doused when something goes wrong.  In 2010, 8600 injuries were the result of fireworks, with 2 out of every 5 of those injured under the age of 15.  Also, more fires are reported on the 4th of July than any other day of the year....

Lovelace Health System Statement on ACA Supreme Court Ruling

June 28, 2012

Today the Supreme Court upheld most elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), particularly the individual insurance mandate at the heart of the law. The Supreme Court also ruled that the federal government cannot withhold current Medicaid funds if a state chooses not to participate in the Medicaid expansion. Lovelace Health System is a major provider for Medicaid patients. We will wait for the...

Cool Ways to Beat the Heat

June 28, 2012

We are getting into a pretty predictable weather pattern of highs near 100 in New Mexico.  If you are running out of ideas to stay cool, here are some fun ways to beat the heat. Go Barefoot When you can, lose the shoes.  When we get hot, our feet tend to sweat, especially when we are wearing shoes without socks.  Give your feet a rest and allow the air to cool your skin and the...

The Heat is On in Albuquerque

June 27, 2012

It seems it doesn’t take long for the heat to take its toll.  Once the thermometer tops 100 most of us experience a change in our general attitude, including a heightened agitation.  The inconvenience of the dog days of summer are setting in and you begin to hear people complain about it, if you aren’t already yourself.  However, regardless of your age and overall health, extreme...

6 Vital Nutrients Women May Be Missing

June 21, 2012

Women's diets often fall short in vital minerals and vitamins for a variety of reasons. Here are six nutrients that women are often deficient in, either because they lose too much of a nutrient, don't get enough of a nutrient, or both. Calcium Why you need it: Calcium builds teeth and bones, curbs premenstrual syndrome, helps maintain normal blood pressure, and may protect against colon cancer....