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Lifesaving Habits for Child Car Safety

Every year children around the country are put in dangerous situations when they are left inside a vehicle. An average of 38 children die from heat related illnesses after being left inside a vehicle every year. This is usually due to adults forgetting their child, children finding their own way into a car or children being intentionally left in the car.

Hernias happen- and Lovelace can help!

A hernia is a common problem for both men and women, and is much more than a simple muscle pull. A hernia occurs when there is a weakness or hole in the muscle wall, allowing a bulge of tissue to protrude through the muscle.

The symptoms of a hernia may include a dull ache, feeling of weakness, heaviness, pressure or a burning sensation in your abdomen, groin or scrotum.

“You want to see your doctor before your symptoms worsen,” explained Mario Leyba, M.D., a board-certified general surgeon with Lovelace Medical Group.

Lovelace Medical Center Sets Record-Breaking Time for Successful Stroke Treatment

During a stroke, every minute counts. Every minute a stroke is left untreated, up to two million brain cells die.

Earlier this year, Lovelace Medical Center set a record-breaking time of administering tPA, a medication used to treat ischemic strokes, within 12 minutes of the patient arriving at the facility.

The 62-year-old patient was experiencing facial droop, left sided weakness and slurred speech, and was transported to Lovelace Medical Center by Albuquerque EMS.

Tips for Better Sleep When Traveling

Traveling is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but adapting to new surroundings can be challenging for those who have ongoing sleep issues. When we are away from home, we usually skip the first REM (rapid eye movement) episode, leading us to have a less deep sleep and causing us to wake up more often than we would at home.

If you have some upcoming travels on your calendar, keep these recommendations in mind:

Stick to your normal routine.

Lovelace Medical Center Now Performing Interventional Stroke Procedure

Lovelace Medical Center’s comprehensive Stroke Center is transforming stroke care while utilizing state-of-the-art surgical intervention to treat strokes and save lives.

Mother and baby saved by efforts of two Lovelace hospitals

“Talk about getting a second chance,” explained Tina Saenz, 43, when she found out she was pregnant with her miracle baby.

Saenz had previously gone through fertility treatments to get pregnant with her now 15-year-old son. News of her pregnancy was a dream come true: “I never thought I would have kids again. Just being pregnant then was a miracle.”

Top Things to Know about Measles

You may be hearing a lot about measles lately, and all of this news on TV, social media, Internet, newspapers and magazines may leave you wondering what you as a parent really need to know about this disease. CDC has put together a list of the most important facts about measles for parents like you.

Not My Child

“Not my child.”

That’s usually the first thought that runs through every parent’s mind at the thought that his or her child would do the worst and use an illegal substance. We start from day-one protecting them and trying to educate them and keep them from anything harmful. However, if asked, most people struggling with substance abuse disorder will tell you they never started out with an intention of hurting themselves, let alone their family.

Patient Navigation, a Pathway to Better Health Outcomes

Patient Navigators, also known as Community Health Workers (CHW) are in more places than you might think; helping patients just like you navigate the sometimes overwhelming world of healthcare. The potential benefits of patient navigators include improved health outcomes, increased patient satisfaction, decreased no-show rates and reduced disparities in care.

Stages of Parkinson’s

Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder that effects movement. While everyone with Parkinson's experiences the disease differently, there are common patterns of progression in the disease that are defined in stages. Identifying an individual’s stage can help doctors and caretakers control and improve symptoms:

Stage One

In the earliest stage of Parkinson’s, the person may experience mild symptoms that usually affect one side of the body. This includes tremor and changes in posture, movement (walking) and facial expressions.