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Minute with a Midwife – What to do once you found out you’re pregnant

February 24, 2014

Christina Chaney, CNM, MSN, is a certified nurse midwife with Lovelace Medical Group. Today she is joining us on the blog “Minute with a Midwife,” answering questions many expectant mothers ask.  Congratulations! You just found out that you’re pregnant, but you haven’t had your first prenatal appointment yet. What should you do to ensure the best start for your...

Your Questions Answered - Children and Immunizations

February 19, 2014

Lovelace Medical Group pediatrician Dr. Felipe Zanghellini answers parent’s common questions about immunizations today on our blog. At what age do babies start getting immunizations?  Newborns can start getting immunizations at birth with the Hepatitis B vaccine. Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (together as one shot), Haemophilus influenza type B, Pneumococcal, Inactivated Poliovirus...

What Life Looks Like After a Heart Attack

February 06, 2014

Each year, nearly three-quarters of a million Americans suffer a heart attack and for the majority, it is a first-time heart attack. Knowing what you will face after surviving a heart attack brings anxiety, confusion and growing list of questions. How will your life change? Will you be able to go back to work? Do you have to completely change the way you eat? While each situation is...

Q & A – Your Child and the Flu Shot

February 04, 2014

Lovelace Medical Group’s Dr. Felipe Zanghellini answers your questions about keeping your child protected from the flu with the flu shot. Dr. Zanghellini is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease. At what age should children start getting the flu shot? At six months of age, your child should be vaccinated with the inactivated vaccine that is administered...

Cervical Cancer – Are you doing enough to protect yourself?

January 20, 2014

Cervical cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer deaths for women in the United States with more than 12,000 new cases diagnosed each year leading to more than 4,000 deaths. While it is one of the most difficult to detect early, it is also one of the most treatable when found it the earliest stages through screening. Cervical cancer is also largely preventable by vaccinating against one...