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Diabetes and the Flu

November 11, 2014

Did you know that by having diabetes you are three times more likely to be hospitalized from the flu than those who do not have diabetes? Anyone living with diabetes should be especially careful during flu season. There are steps you can take to help protect a healthy immune system, while managing your diabetes. If you get the flu, your health care provider will discuss the best treatment to help...

Lovelace Health System Launches the 6th Annual Flu Prevention Campaign

November 06, 2014

Lovelace Health System held its 6th Annual “Don’t Bug Me” Flu event on Wed, Nov. 5 at Adobe Acres Elementary School. More than 40 third graders learned proper hand washing techniques and received information on flu prevention from health professionals, including an APS school nurse. There was also a demonstration on how germs spread with Glo Germ and a black light. The event launches a public...

Balloon Fiesta Spectator Safety Tips

October 03, 2014

Lovelace Health System is proud to be the Official Healthcare Provider for the 2014 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Below is a list of helpful safety tips to help you enjoy your visit in good health: 1. Dress in layers. It is sometimes very cool in the morning, but after sunrise temperatures warm up noticeably.  2. Bring sunscreen. At a higher altitude you are at an increased risk...

New Mexico Nursing Excellence Award

October 02, 2014

The New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards recognize excellence in nursing practice and honor nurses for the contributions they make to their organizations, communities and the state. Congratulations to each of the following Lovelace Health System nurses who were nominated for a New Mexico Nursing Excellence Award. All the nominees will be honored at an award dinner in October at the Hyatt...

Diabetes and Metabolism Care Clinic Nationally Accredited

September 30, 2014

The Diabetes and Metabolism Care Clinic at Lovelace Medical Group/Southwest Medical Associates has received accreditation from the American Association of Diabetes Education (AADE).  AADE accredited programs must provide evidence that they meet or exceed the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.  AADE’s Accreditation Program requires the delivery of education...