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Lovelace Health Plan Employee Loses 101 Pounds

August 31, 2012

Arleen Posnansky, a Lovelace Health Plan employee has lost 101 lbs in the past 3 ½ years. She credits her success to Weight Watcher's, Herbalife and Zumba. She first joined Weight Watcher's and began learning portion control, and a new way of eating and tracking your food. Arleen also realized she needed to be more active. She began by walking more and riding her bike. One day she was introduced...

A Diagnosis with a Team Approach: Lovelace Tumor Boards

August 30, 2012

A cancer diagnosis can not only be a life-changing event, but a time of great uncertainty, stress and overwhelming emotion. At Lovelace Cancer Care, our integrated program and approach is designed to fight cancer with the latest technology, skilled physicians and belief that you are more than your diagnosis. In fact, our patients have a team of physicians who meet weekly to discuss treatment...

Spotting the Warnings Signs of Stroke Critical for Successful Treatment

August 17, 2012

Do you know the warning signs for a stroke? Would you recognize them in someone else? What about yourself? We often think if something like a stroke has occurred, we would realize it immediately, right? As it turns out, nearly 70 percent of people who have suffered a minor stroke don’t recognize the symptoms at all. Seeking medical treatment within the first three hours is critical to successful...

Lovelace Health System Kicks Off United Way Campaign

August 15, 2012

The Lovelace United Way campaign kicks of August 20. Here are five questions with Lovelace United Way Campaign Chairman, Ron Prager. What is the goal for Lovelace’s contribution to the United Way campaign? This year’s goal is to exceed last year’s total by 5%.   Last year Lovelace Health System contributed $439,598.00. What does raising money for the United Way mean for our...

Shark Week Returns: What We Can Learn from a Shark's Diet

August 14, 2012

This is the 25th anniversary of Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week.” The popular show has become a viewing frenzy for fans who have an up-close look at one of the most feared animals in their natural habitat. From the comfort of living rooms, 20+ million viewers peer into the daily lives of sharks. There are more than 400 types of sharks of all sizes and colors. However, when we think of sharks,...