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Breast Reconstructive Surgery Offers Less Painful, Speedier Recovery

ABQ Journal Feature Health Story March 04, 2013

After having a mastectomy for breast cancer, Roberta Crawford opted for a breast reconstructive surgery that’s new to New Mexico. Called DIEP flap, the surgery preserves a patient’s muscle function. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)Though she lost a part of herself when she had to undergo a mastectomy, Roberta Crawford says it could have been worse – she might not have been able to pick up her...

Walking for Fitness and Fun

ABQ Journal March 04, 2013

By Aurelio Sanchez / Journal Staff Writer There were old friends and new friends, couch potatoes and fit people, a few people with dogs, older people and not many young men and women, and they were all wearing cool, little pedometers.“I think it’s neat there are so many different people here, and the thing we all have in common is that we want to get in shape, we all want to be healthy,” Carol...

Lovelace Westside Aims to Cheer Up Kids

ABQ Journal March 03, 2013

A trip to the emergency department can be scary for sick kids, and their parents. Lovelace Westside Hospital has just completed a makeover project designed to bring a little color and cheer to the experience. Characters like Crush and Squirt from the Disney Pixar animated movie “Finding Nemo” adorn the wall in a corner of the emergency department waiting room, a TV shows children’s programs and...

Lovelace Westside Hospital Opens Child-Friendly ER Area

Rio Rancho Observer March 03, 2013

Lovelace Westside Hospital opened its renovated emergency department (ED) Friday, and it includes a kid-friendly area with four private exam rooms dedicated to children and their families. “We wanted to make an area where children would feel comfortable and at ease while they were in the ED,” said Lovelace Westside Hospital CEO Farron Sneed. This new area will be for children 17 years of age and...

KLUZ's Rudy Acosta Prepares for Day of Dance

KLUZ February 27, 2013

KLUZ's Rudy Acosta prepares for Day of Dance and the 6th Annual Duke City Dance-Off hosted by Lovelace Women's Hospital.