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November 13, 2018

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:
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October 24, 2018

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...
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October 15, 2018

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...

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October 4, 2018

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...

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September 12, 2018

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...

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August 24, 2018

Letting Go of the Ideal Parenting Image

 
One of my favorite episodes of the television sitcom Reba presents an exhausted Cheyenne and Van, the young parents of a brand new baby girl. They have been grouchy with each other and meet to discuss their anxieties. After sharing their frustrations from lack of...
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August 21, 2018

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...
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August 15, 2018

First generation breastfeeder

 
Breastfeeding, it’s nothing new. It was Hera’s breastmilk that made Hercules invincible. Where did babies get milk from in the...
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August 7, 2018

Family can help breastfeeding success

 
Do you have a family member ready to deliver or in the early weeks of breastfeeding? It takes careful time and energy to get breastfeeding off to a healthy start and it isn’t all up to mom. True, she makes the milk, but there are ways the family can help support the...
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August 2, 2018

Foundation for a Healthy Newborn – Mother’s Milk

 
The development of the immune system from fetus to neonate is a very complex yet perfectly designed process. Vaginal deliveries help baby to develop a healthy microflora by passing through the birth canal and receiving natural probiotics during that journey. Human milk for...
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