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December 21, 2017

Stages of Change

Creating new habits or quitting less healthy habits can be stressful. It seems like it can take all the willpower you have. There are, however, ways to rejuvenate will power and understand the change process that can make changing not appear or feel so challenging.

The Transtheoretical...

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December 14, 2017

Lovelace Health System Contributes to Local Food Pantry

Since 1989, Rio Grande Food Project (RGFP) has worked to prevent and end hunger for children, adults, and seniors throughout Albuquerque. Established in 1989 by several members of the Rio Grande Presbyterian Church, the efforts of RGFP has significantly grown ever since. The Rio Grande Food...

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December 14, 2017

What Does the Baby-Friendly Designation Mean?

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program that was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 1991 to promote, support, and encourage breastfeeding. BFHI recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an...

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December 11, 2017

Lovelace Medical Group Welcomes Molly Carroll, M.D

Molly Carroll, M.D is a board-certified OB/GYN and a member of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Carroll received her Bachelor of Science in biology from Wichita State University and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Kansas. She is located at our clinic on...
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December 6, 2017

Addictions vs. Bad Habits

 

Many of us engage in habits and routines that become second nature to us. Actions like waking up at a certain time or biting our nails are habits we either create or fall into. How do you tell the difference between an unhealthy habit and an addiction? This can be difficult...

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November 29, 2017

Adoption – Another Word for Love

“I gave my Heart away

I couldn’t bear to lose you

But I couldn’t keep you fed

I couldn’t be the Mom you’d need

So I picked one out instead

I...

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November 16, 2017

Lovelace leader shares career pivot that led to nursing career

At the heart of nursing is a genuine desire to help people. That desire originally led Lovelace Medical Center Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, Bobby Bluford, RN, into ministry work. “I wanted to reach out to people and help them,” he adds. “I wanted to make a difference and...

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November 15, 2017

Flu season: Who is at risk

On October 25, 2017, the New Mexico Department of Health officially announced the start of influenza (flu) season in our state. Enhanced flu precautions begin when there are high numbers influenza cases in our community, or when illness from the flu is severe. These precautions are to support...

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November 15, 2017

Understanding genetic risk

All nuts are seeds, but not all seeds are nuts. That’s how it feels when trying to explain the differences between genetic, inherited and genetically predisposed. It gets really confusing, really quickly. Let’s reference this basic chart to help our understanding.

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November 8, 2017

It’s all relative: Why is learning your family’s health history important?

Your family health history is a record of health conditions and treatments that you, your partner and each of your families have experienced. This information can help you find out if there are common medical issues in your families that may affect you or your...

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