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December 6, 2019

Blue Genes

When I look into the mirror, I see me. ButI also see my mother. Yes, as we age, we can see our parents appearing right in front of us due to our genetics. There will be a certain way we look, gain weight, walk and even cross our legs based on genetics. Styles, as well as sizes, will come...

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December 6, 2019

How can I bond with my baby during pregnancy?

Bonding with your baby during pregnancy is called attachment. Pregnancy is an ideal time to start the attachment process, which affects development significantly during pregnancy and after the baby arrives. ...

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December 6, 2019

Learning From Your Genes

Anytime I am on social media, I’m amazed at the number of ads lately for DNA testing. There are so many companies to choose from and so many different features they cover. What can our DNA tell us? What do our genes have to do with our present and daily life? Why the interest in the past...

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December 3, 2019

Holiday Guests: Keep Them Healthy and Happy

Getting together with friends and family is the best part of this season. If you have the responsibility of hosting guests, you’ve got a lot to plan to make sure your guests are happy and comfortable. Making sure everyone is healthy should also be at the top of your priorities.

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November 18, 2019

Husband thankful for wife’s surgical care at Lovelace Medical Center: ‘We really appreciate Lovelace’

In January 2017, a couple from Los Alamos was on their last day of vacation in Cancun, Mexico when their trip took a turn for the worst. Skip Anderson’s wife, Brenda, felt extremely ill.

“The resort doctor diagnosed her with traveler’s diarrhea and she was treated with...

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November 18, 2019

With Only Hours to Spare, Transfer to Lovelace Medical Center Saves Sara's Life

Waking up on her day off, Sara Piro looked in the mirror to find that everything was normal, except for the fact that she was yellow. Sara had jaundice, a condition in which the skin turns yellow because of a high level of bilirubin, a yellow-orange bile pigment. For the last six months, she had...

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November 1, 2019

Six Diabetes Myths to Never Wonder About Again

While there are 30 million people in the United States living with diabetes, but one in four don’t even know they are living with the condition. In addition, another 84 million adults, teenagers and children have prediabetes, but 90% are unaware of it. These numbers show the need to bring...

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October 18, 2019

Dr. Richard Roche on How He Forms Meaningful Patient Relationships

Patient-centered care is the top priority at Lovelace Health System, because focusing on providing quality care to each patient that comes through the doors is vital to successfully treating patients. Over the years, Dr. Richard Roche, internal medicine physician, has made it his mission to...

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October 17, 2019

Life-threatening Pancreatitis Leads Las Vegas Woman to Lovelace Medical Center

In March 2018, Alexis Duran, 41, visited an emergency room close to her home in Las Vegas, New Mexico for severe stomach pain. The diagnosis? Acid reflux.

“It was the worst stomach ache I have ever had,” said Duran, who was at her niece’s gymnastics meet when she began...

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October 17, 2019

25-year-old woman pleased with Lovelace Medical Center surgeon, staff: ‘It was just another day for them’

Twenty surgeries.

At age 25, Lacey Hensley has undergone 20 surgeries following a ruptured appendix in April 2017.

“I tell people I’ve had 20 surgeries before 25 and their jaws drop open,” Hensley explained.

A misdiagnosis of appendicitis at a hospital near...

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