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Treating Aphasia and Regaining Communication after Stroke

June 19, 2014

Speech Language Pathology Manager at Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital, Jennie Saavedra Duran, M.S., CCC-SLP joins us today to talk about a common communication disorder many stroke patients face to better understand Aphasia and how speech therapy can help both patients and their loved ones. Aphasia is defined as the acquired inability to communicate using written, spoken or sign language. For...

Gaining Life Back One Step at a Time

June 11, 2014

Families of loved ones who have suffered from a devastating stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI) remember exactly when life changed for them. All of the sudden the person who was vibrant, talkative and active is now facing the challenge of getting back to that life with an unforeseen path of obstacles in front of them. They may not be able to communicate. They may have lost mobility. These are...

Every 40 Seconds – Recognizing Stroke Month with Award-Winning Stroke Care

May 01, 2014

Yolanda Alcantar, CNRN, Nurse Manager at Lovelace Medical Center shares Lovelace Medical Center’s recent recognition by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and how this is improving outcomes for stroke patients. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the...

Lovelace Chaplains and the Spirit of Giving for Patients and Families

April 25, 2014

Pastor Fabian will never forget the 2 a.m. call to come to Lovelace Medical Center for a patient who had just been admitted from the Emergency Department. “The family met me at the front door of the hospital,” Chaplain Fabian recalls. He followed the patient’s three daughters to the Intensive Care Unit, where their mother laid unconscious in the hospital bed. “The doctors said it was very grim.”...

Should you take a daily aspirin during pregnancy?

April 15, 2014

Could a daily “baby” aspirin help ensure the safe delivery of healthy babies? Recent research examines what role aspirin may play in both reducing the risk of miscarriage, as well as reducing the risk of developing preeclampsia later in pregnancy. However, health care providers also warn expectant mothers, or those who are trying to conceive, not to start taking aspirin daily before talk to their...