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When Every Minute Matters – Surviving a Severe Heart Attack

July 09, 2014

Willie Salazar, 59, was scheduled for a stress test following two weeks of chest pain. “It was a stingy pain that wouldn’t let me breathe,” he describes. That stress test never happened. May 16, 2014 Willie was home alone when the chest pain returned and did not go away. “It got stronger and stronger. I got dizzy and didn’t know where I was."  Willie called both his wife and his brother to...

Lovelace Care Concierge Program Eases Patient Access to Providers

June 23, 2014

Lovelace Health System launched the Lovelace Care Concierge program in 2014 as a way to help patients connect with health care providers more easily following hospitalization. First available to TRICARE members at Kirtland Air Force Base, followed by Molina, the program is now available to anyone newly insured. Lovelace Westside Hospital CNO and COO Nancye Cole says this program will transform...

Treating Aphasia and Regaining Communication after Stroke

June 19, 2014

Speech Language Pathology Manager at Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital, Jennie Saavedra Duran, M.S., CCC-SLP joins us today to talk about a common communication disorder many stroke patients face to better understand Aphasia and how speech therapy can help both patients and their loved ones. Aphasia is defined as the acquired inability to communicate using written, spoken or sign language. For...

Gaining Life Back One Step at a Time

June 11, 2014

Families of loved ones who have suffered from a devastating stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI) remember exactly when life changed for them. All of the sudden the person who was vibrant, talkative and active is now facing the challenge of getting back to that life with an unforeseen path of obstacles in front of them. They may not be able to communicate. They may have lost mobility. These are...

Every 40 Seconds – Recognizing Stroke Month with Award-Winning Stroke Care

May 01, 2014

Yolanda Alcantar, CNRN, Nurse Manager at Lovelace Medical Center shares Lovelace Medical Center’s recent recognition by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and how this is improving outcomes for stroke patients. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the...