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Steps to Fight the Flu

The holiday season is upon us and so is flu season! Although the duration of flu season can vary, influenza activity can begin as early as October and last as long as May. As we find ourselves in the midst of flu season, keep these precautions in mind to ensure the health and safety of you and your family.

Prevent the spread of germs

I have an overactive bladder, now what?

 
If you find yourself constantly running to the restroom or always feeling like you “have to go” – you are not alone. About 33 million Americans have overactive bladder (OAB), a common condition that is characterized by symptoms, including:
 
• Urinating eight or more times per day or two or more times per night
• Sudden, strong urges to urinate immediately
• Leaking urine after a sudden, strong urge to urinate
 

Pastoral Care at Lovelace

 
The moment a patient steps into a Lovelace Health System hospital or clinic, our staff is committed to giving that individual the best possible care. Lovelace is also committed to caring for the spiritual and emotional needs of patients, families and staff, also known as “pastoral care.”
 
Lovelace is the only healthcare system in Albuquerque that relies primarily on volunteers to provide spiritual care and we are proud to offer patients comfort and guidance, regardless of spiritual belief.
 

Loss Doulas Provide Support to Grieving Families

October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Many times when an expecting mom and family lose an infant, they are faced with difficult and emotional choices. Often, the choices are more clinical in nature, such as what procedure they will face and how to go through labor knowing the family will meet their little one in a very bittersweet way.

Don't Wait . . . Vaccinate!

We’ve said it many times and we’ll say it again – get your flu shot. Flu season has already begun and New Mexicans are encouraged to protect themselves and others from influenza by getting their flu shot.

The science of the flu vaccine and how it affects the body is a common concern every fall. Dr. Angela Sanchez, family medicine physician with Lovelace Medical Group, explains how the flu shot works:

Babyproofing Your Home

Are you patiently awaiting the arrival of your little one? You may want to consider babyproofing your home before baby arrives. This allows time for you and other family members to get used to new changes around the house as you create a safe environment in which to bring your child home. Although supervision is the best thing you can do to keep your infant safe, there are multiples things you can do around the house to prevent injuries and save yourself a trip to the emergency room.

Presbyterian Centennial Plan Now Accepted at Lovelace

We are excited to provide Presbyterian Centennial Plan members and former United Healthcare Centennial plan members with access to Lovelace Health System’s hospitals effective September 1st, 2018, including:

Stress and conception, is there a link?

 
It’s not always easy to “just relax and let it happen.”
 
Our minds and bodies can be negatively affected by stress and believe it or not, so can the chances of becoming pregnant. We live in a fast-paced society, driven by technology that always has us on the go. It’s quite easy to become stressed, anxious or tense.