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The Milk Depot at Lovelace Women’s Hospital

In collaboration with the Human Milk Repository of New Mexico (HMRNM), Lovelace Women’s Hospital and Lovelace Labor of Love have teamed up to create a donation station for human breast milk. The site is located at 101 Hospital Loop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, just behind Lovelace Women’s Hospital. The Milk Depot @ Lovelace Women’s Hospital will accept breastmilk donations for the HMRNM from their approved donors. Donations are accepted between noon and 3 p.m. Monday – Friday and we offer curbside service. No need to leave your car!

Diapers: More Than Stink

It is easy to think of diaper changing as the stinky work that nobody wants to do. True, there are some uncomfortable moments and some less than fragrant smells, but these few minutes with your baby can tell a person more than you might consider. Diapers are an excellent barometer of the quality of feeding for breastfeeding mothers and the perfect chance for bonding. The kind of diapers used are not important when it comes to checking feedings or bonding. The type of diaper used is important when cost, time and the environment are considered.  

Matters of the Heart: Coronary Artery Events in Women

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the number one killer of women, accounting for one in every five female deaths. According to the American Heart Association (AHA) Go Red for Woman campaign, one out of three deaths in women is related to either a heart attack or stroke. These are frightening statistics! It is important to familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms of heart disease and how they differ between men and women.   

Staff at Lovelace Women’s Hospital Helps Family Cope With ‘Terrifying Situation’

While pregnant on a trip to California with her husband, Kyle, in September 2019, Connie suddenly became very ill and swollen.

Still concerned about her health once she arrived back home in New Mexico days later, her mother encouraged her to go to the doctor. She was worried  she may be experiencing preeclampsia, a complication usually experienced later in pregnancy that causes organ damage.

A Colon Cancer Survivor’s Message to Neighbors and Friends

In 2010, during a routine physical, Christopher H.’s doctor suggested a colonoscopy. As a 51-year-old at the time, Christopher knew it was a good idea, especially considering his family history of colon cancer, but his fear of knowing if anything was amiss prevented him from undergoing the procedure.

Overcoming Obstacles

Lisa Markland and her husband Dave Markland completed the 10K for the Run, Walk & Roll event on the C&O Canal towpath that went from Darnestown to Potomac, Maryland and back. Her husband is a very healthy 62-year-old Coast Guard veteran but Lisa’s story is a bit unique, and why they chose this particular race challenge (for her, this was a true challenge in every way). She wanted to share it with us.

First LVAD Patient in New Mexico is Doing Great Nearly Four Years Later

Arturo Madrid, 82, is doing exceptionally well after undergoing the first LVAD implant procedure performed in New Mexico at the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center on December 19, 2017.

Arturo and his wife Pilar waged a long and frustrating battle with Arturo’s deteriorating health to no avail until a patient referral led them to Albuquerque and the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center.

Therapists at Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital Help TBI Patient on Road to Miracle Recovery

On August 2, 2020, Brandon Esquibel was going to meet a friend when the unthinkable happened: he had to make a split-second decision when a truck was barreling toward him from behind as he was approaching a red light on his motorcycle. Brandon knew he had two options: get slammed by the truck or speed through the red light hoping he’d make it to the other side of the road safely. He took a shot crossing the intersection and collided with another vehicle.

Welcoming a New Sibling

“Having a sibling means you are never truly alone here.” – Roar, 10 years old

Compassionate Language

“Her urine test came back dirty. She is a drug user.”

OR

“She tested positive for an illegal substance. She may have substance use disorder.”