Combating Holiday Heart with a Plan

December 03, 2013

From more gatherings to more food and drinks than usual, Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is the time of year, which can be particularly harmful to your health. Shorter days mean we are less likely to exercise, and booked social calendars mean we are more likely to indulge. That simple equation can lead to a condition coined "Holiday Heart Syndrome", and it isn’t as cheerful as it sounds. The term...

National Diabetes Awareness Month

November 18, 2013

“Diabetes doesn’t stop.” That is the message from the American Diabetes Association during the month of November, National Diabetes Awareness Month. 26 million children and adults in the US are living with diabetes today. Nearly 80 million people are living with a leading risk factor – prediabetes. If the growth continues, an estimated one in three people will have diabetes by 2050. The...

New Statin Guidelines and What This Means For You

November 13, 2013

New recommendations were announced Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. They say an estimated 31 percent of Americans could benefit from the use of statin drugs. That figure is more than double the current percentage (15 percent) of Americans taking these medications to lower their cholesterol. The recommendation, which is based on a...

Showcasing the New Mexico Landscape at Lovelace Women’s Hospital

November 05, 2013

It is no accident Lovelace Women’s Hospital was recently ranked No. 3 on Modern Healthcare’sBest Places to Work in Healthcare. Creating and supporting an environment fostering pride and purpose in patient care has been very intentional from the hospital’s leadership. It is evident when you walk the halls, meet the people and receive a warm welcome. It is also found...

Lovelace Launches 5th Annual Don't Bug Me Flu Event

October 30, 2013

Lovelace Health System will hold its 5th Annual “Don’t Bug Me” Flu event on Wed, Oct. 30 at Adobe Acres Elementary School from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The school is located 1724 Camino Del Valle SW. More than 40 third graders will learn proper hand washing techniques and receive information on flu prevention from health professionals, including an APS school nurse. There will also be a...