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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,...

Back to School Basics: Overall Health Checklist

August 08, 2012

It is that time of year again. Parents, teachers and children are starting a new year with freshly sharpened pencils, clean sheets of paper and expectations that this school year will be a great one. It is also that time of year when hundreds of children fill the halls at the first bell, leaving sun-filled days of summer but not necessarily the germs behind. As we gather for nine months of...