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Spotting the Warning Signs of Stroke Critical for Successful Treatment

Do you know the warning signs for a stroke? Would you recognize them in someone else? What about yourself? We often think if something like a stroke has occurred, we would realize it immediately, right? As it turns out, nearly 70 percent of people who have suffered a minor stroke don’t recognize the symptoms at all. Seeking medical treatment within the first three hours is critical to successful treatment. However, according to a study published in the journal Stroke, 30 percent of stroke patients wait more than 24 hours to contact their doctor or head to the emergency room.

5 Ways to Decrease Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women; it is also the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a month set aside to increase awareness and education of colon cancer. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, almost half (47%) of colorectal cancer could be prevented or significantly delayed with lifestyle and diet modifications. Here are five ways to help you fight colorectal cancer.

Lovelace Women's Hospital Breast Health Center Tour

Join us for a tour of the Lovelace Women’s Hospital Breast Care Center where we provide comprehensive breast care in one convenient location. We take walk-ins, same-day or next-day appointments and offer Saturday hours. For same-day appointments or to schedule a mammogram, call 505.727.6900.

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center – Pacemakers & Defibrillators

Heart arrhythmia occurs when electrical signals to the heart cause it to beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly. Dr. Michael Bestawros, electrophysiologist with New Mexico Heart Institute/Lovelace Medical Group, sat down to discuss how pacemakers and defibrillators can be used to help control life-threatening arrhythmias.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a New Mexico Heart Institute/Lovelace Medical Group cardiologist, call 505.841.1000.

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center - Atrial Fibrillation Testimonial

Peter Bohan was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFib) after he started experiencing shortness of breath. AFib is an abnormal heart rhythm characterized by rapid and irregular beating of the upper chambers of the heart. It is projected that 12.1 million Americans will suffer from AFib in 2030, according to the CDC. It is important to know the signs, symptoms, and risks to keep you and your loved ones healthy.

Prostate cancer patient looks forward to more competitions

Slowing down is rarely an option for Dean Buzbee.

A 68-year-old living in Albuquerque, Dean has been a stellar, endurance athlete for more than 43 years, competing in cycling, running races and triathlons. He also had a successful career conducting mental competency evaluations at universities for 30 years, before retiring in 2004.

He started riding a bike in college as a psychology major. With more free time after graduate school, he took up bicycle racing as a hobby and started entering competitions.

Prediabetes/Diabetes Heart Health

Did you know taking care of your heart can also help you manage diabetes? Tune in to Lovelace Westside Hospital's registered dietician, Jennifer Herrera, as she explains how heart healthy choices can also help with prediabetes and diabetes.

NEAT Principle

Adding more exercise to your life doesn't have to be difficult, and can help you manage diabetes! Tune in to Lovelace Westside Hospital's registered dietician, Uva Mason, as she offers tips on moving around more, explains the NEAT Principle, and how this helps with prediabetes and diabetes management.