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Choosing a Maternal Care Provider

 
It’s decision time! Once the exciting news of your pregnancy sets in, it's time to consider who you want to help care for you and your baby throughout your pregnancy journey. Every woman deserves a safe and satisfying birth experience and taking time early in your pregnancy to learn about the different types of prenatal care providers is a critical factor when deciding on a birthing plan that fits your needs and wants.
 
Types of Prenatal Care Providers
 

IVF from a Dad’s Perspective

 
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an intricate sequence of procedures used to aid in the conception of a child when a couple is experiencing infertility, illness or genetic concerns.
 

Safety Month – First Aid Kit Essentials

 
You’re preparing dinner when all of a sudden, a crying toddler runs over with a scraped knee. Your first thought is, where is the first aid kit? You can be prepared for emergencies, big or small, by keeping a first aid kit handy.
 
Why a first aid kit?

Celebrating Men’s Health by Understanding Prostate Cancer

 
In the month of June, we want to bring awareness to men’s health and more specifically, prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men and one out of every seven American men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime.
 

Suns out… Kids out!

 
The sun’s out, so that means the kids are out…out of school that is. There are many different free events happening around Albuquerque and surrounding areas to keep your kids entertained over summer break.
 

Correct Body Mechanics and Posture for Pregnancy

 
It is common for women to complain of neck, lower back, and/or pelvic pain during their pregnancy. However, that does not mean that it is normal. There are things you can do now to prevent or decrease these pains. Paying attention to posture and moving the right way will help ease your discomfort and allow you to better enjoy this exciting time.  
 
Quick tips to improve function during pregnancy 
 
Sleeping position

Skin Cancer Sit-Down with Dr. Calvin Ridgeway, M.D.

 
Albuquerque has on average 280 sunny days per year. That means an increased risk of developing skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of seventy. Dr. Calvin Ridgeway, M.D., F.A.C.S., of the Lovelace Women’s Hospital Breast Care Center, provides key insights about the most common skin cancers, the warning signs, risk factors and how you can protect yourself.
 
What are the most common skin cancers?

How Do Strokes Strike?

A stroke can happen to anyone at any age. According to the American Stroke Association, someone in the United Sates has a stroke every 40 seconds.

So how do strokes strike? Strokes occur when there is bleeding in the brain or when there is a blockage resulting in blood and oxygen not flowing to the brain. A stroke limits the oxygen supply to the brain and can lead to serious brain damage. 

Lovelace employee receives unexpected gift from the Warrior Princess

 

This is the story of Keesha Furniss, the Warrior Princess from Memphis, Tennessee.

Keesha Michelle Furniss was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastasized breast cancer in November 2013. At that time, Keesha was thirty years old and worked at a local daycare. 

Metastatic breast cancer, also called stage IV or advanced breast cancer, is the most advanced stage of breast cancer and has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body. The cancer cells break away from the tumor and travel through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system.

News and Events

Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital opens new outpatient clinic on South Coors

ALBUQUERQUE – Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital has opened its newest outpatient clinic