July 7, 2023

How to Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer

Summer in New Mexico means spending time outside enjoying activities that make New Mexico such a wonderful place to live. In moderation, sun exposure can be beneficial by enhancing bone health, improving sleep and easing mild depression. However, even after a short period of direct exposure, the... Read More
June 20, 2023

Social worker takes cancer diagnosis, treatments in stride

It is never easy to hear the words: “You have cancer.” For Dana Letts, 81, the words created an image she will never forget. “When you're diagnosed with cancer,” described Dana, “you're suddenly thrust into a very dark tunnel, disoriented, scared and unable to... Read More
June 7, 2023

Retired chef stays active after successful surgeries

With all surgeries, especially when multiple surgeries are expected, it is always best to have a clear plan of action. For John Wilkinson, 61, a retired chef at an Albuquerque restaurant, the best course of action proved to be ‘one step at a time.’ “I was referred to Dr. Mario... Read More
May 22, 2023

Future physicians learn with Lovelace General Surgery team

Lovelace Medical Group general surgeons don’t just care for patients in the hospital or clinic, they also invest in the long-term health of our community by mentoring New Mexico’s next generation of physicians. Rylee Samander is a medical student at Burrell College of Osteopathic... Read More
May 2, 2023

Skydiver considers three joint replacements in one year “a miracle”

For 72-year-old Gary Faas, who worked underground for many years mining for coal and sometimes gold, there’s no better feeling than being out in the open air – especially 12,000 feet above a drop zone! A Vietnam veteran, the Albuquerque resident is an avid skydiver with more than 400... Read More
April 24, 2023

Lovelace Hospitals a Safe Haven for Infants

Safe Haven is a law aimed to protect babies younger than 90 days old. An individual may drop off an infant at a Safe Haven location, which includes hospitals, police stations and fire stations. The person surrendering the baby may disclose the biological father or mother’s name, date of birth... Read More
April 21, 2023

Do you snore? Lovelace Sleep Center will help you and others sleep better

It was during a hunting trip with friends when Albuquerque resident Jeffrey Jesionowski, 69, realized that he may have a snoring problem. “I was in Illinois with two buddies hunting white-tail deer for five days,” Jeffrey said. “We stayed overnight in a hunting camp and shared a... Read More
April 21, 2023

Lovelace Sleep Center helps patients sleep well, dream again

For Michael Archuleta, getting a good night’s sleep had been a hard thing to do for many years. A nurse practitioner with a health insurance company, the 44-year-old Albuquerque resident started developing sleep issues in his 30s. “I was just tired all the time,” said Michael.... Read More
April 20, 2023

Lovelace general surgery team gets retiree on the path to recovery

Taos resident Dennis Salazar was just a young boy when he first rode a horse on his family’s ranch. “My dad always had horses for us to ride,” said Dennis. “I think I got on my first horse when I was 4, maybe 5-years-old.” Now 55, Salazar has ridden horses for many... Read More
April 11, 2023

Surgery, occupational therapy helps patient give hugs to grandson

Sometimes accidents just happen. For Ruth Ann Potter, 70, it didn’t matter whether Poncho, her big, black Labrador was to blame. What mattered most was that she had quick access to excellent medical care for her injuries. “About three years ago my husband Doug and I were walking Poncho... Read More