Your Questions Answered - Children and Immunizations

February 19, 2014

Lovelace Medical Group pediatrician Dr. Felipe Zanghellini answers parent’s common questions about immunizations today on our blog. At what age do babies start getting immunizations?  Newborns can start getting immunizations at birth with the Hepatitis B vaccine. Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (together as one shot), Haemophilus influenza type B, Pneumococcal, Inactivated Poliovirus...

What Life Looks Like After a Heart Attack

February 06, 2014

Each year, nearly three-quarters of a million Americans suffer a heart attack and for the majority, it is a first-time heart attack. Knowing what you will face after surviving a heart attack brings anxiety, confusion and growing list of questions. How will your life change? Will you be able to go back to work? Do you have to completely change the way you eat? While each situation is...

Q & A – Your Child and the Flu Shot

February 04, 2014

Lovelace Medical Group’s Dr. Felipe Zanghellini answers your questions about keeping your child protected from the flu with the flu shot. Dr. Zanghellini is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease. At what age should children start getting the flu shot? At six months of age, your child should be vaccinated with the inactivated vaccine that is administered...

Cervical Cancer – Are you doing enough to protect yourself?

January 20, 2014

Cervical cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer deaths for women in the United States with more than 12,000 new cases diagnosed each year leading to more than 4,000 deaths. While it is one of the most difficult to detect early, it is also one of the most treatable when found it the earliest stages through screening. Cervical cancer is also largely preventable by vaccinating against one...

Nutritional Jumpstart for the New Year

January 09, 2014

Director of Lovelace Bariatrics Dr. Duc Vuong appeared on "KASA This Morning" Wednesday to talk about eating health for the New Year. For those who indulged a bit too much over the holiday, Dr. Vuong shared a recipe with anchor Elizabeth Alvarez of a juice you can make at home with a juicer or blender. A fresh, homemade juice made of whole fruits and vegetables is a great way to make sure you get...