Breast Cancer FAQ with Dr. Calvin Ridgeway

Photography, hiking and honeymoon on the horizon for double hip replacement patient

For business furniture salesman Anthony Jager, getting in and out of his car many times a day was a common occurrence. He was often traveling to universities, government offices and hospitals to introduce them to the cubicles, adjustable desks and other items he sold from his company’s product line.

So when he found it increasingly painful and difficult to get out of his car, he knew he needed to see a doctor.

Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital Names Melissa Owens as Chief Nursing Officer


ALBUQUERQUE – October 3, 2022 – Lovelace Health System has named Melissa Owens, BSN, CRRN, as the chief nursing officer (CNO) of Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital (LURH), effective October 3, 2022.

Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital Ranked as Best Places to Work in Healthcare


NASHVILLE, Tennessee (September 29, 2022) – Modern Healthcare has announced rankings for healthcare organizations recognized as Best Places to Work in Healthcare, with Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital ranked #65 among the top in the country for the third year.

Level slide-board transfer with a wheelchair

Watch this video to learn how to assist a patient at home using a slide board to transfer from their wheelchair to a level sitting surface.

Back-to-school physical is important for your child’s good health

Your child’s health is one of your main priorities, especially in light of changes caused by recent COVID-19 disruptions. That’s why it’s important to start the new school year off right with a visit to your child’s primary care provider for a physical.

Most children need an annual well-child visit with their provider from ages 3 to 21. When your child starts attending school, these visits are usually scheduled for late summer and become “back-to-school” physicals.

Tens of millions of Americans may have AFIB and not know it

If your heart’s aflutter, a poet may say the tremulous excitement you feel is because you are in love. Your doctor, however, will say your heart’s flutter could be a sign of a serious condition: atrial fibrillation.

According to the American Heart Association, atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.

Knee replacements increase Betty White’s joy of traveling

When 88-year-old Betty White realized her arthritic knees were ‘cramping her style,’ she decided to have knee replacement surgery at Lovelace Medical Center.

Where do you go: Hospital Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

Where should you go when you are ill or injured? The emergency room or urgent care center? How serious is your case? Read more so you can make the right choice.