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Los Alamos Heart Council History, Mission And Vision

on September 22, 2017 - 1:58pm

Staff Report:

The Los Alamos Heart Council (LAHC) was formed in August 1984 to promote heart health and wellness in our communities. It serves Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties.

Council membership is open to anyone who wishes to help in the work as defined by the LAHC mission.   The Los Alamos Heart Council receives funds from Los Alamos Medical Center as it partner in putting Health on the LA Fair and receives sponsorship funds from NM Bank & Trust and the Los Alamos Community Foundation as sponsors of the Health Fair, as well as accepting donations and memorials.

A nine member Board of

Los Alamos Council On Cancer Free Seminar Oct. 5

on September 22, 2017 - 6:31am

LAFD: Falls Leading Cause Of Death For NM Seniors

on September 22, 2017 - 6:27am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Fire Department is recognizing Sept. 22, National Falls Prevention Day, by offering suggestions to people over 65 on how to prevent injury or death from falls, according to Donna McHenry of the Emergency Medical Services Division.

Adult falls are the leading cause of death and hospitalization for New Mexico residents over the age of 65. In fact, New Mexico has the ninth highest death rate from falls in the country and the alarming rate of adult falls is one of the state’s health priorities.

YMCA: Don’t Let Fear Of Falls Hold You Back

on September 22, 2017 - 6:06am
FAMILY YMCA News:
 
Each year on the first day of fall, national organizations from the Falls Free Coalition and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) join together for National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, a day of action to help raise awareness and prevention of falls in Los Alamos County.
 
Friday, Sept. 22, The Family YMCA is asking older adults, caregivers, family members and health care professionals in Los Alamos to unite to raise awareness to prevent falls among older adults.
 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an older adult in the U.S.

Los Alamos Health Fair This Weekend ... And So Much More ... Don’t Leave Town!

on September 18, 2017 - 3:48pm

LAHC News:

The 32nd edition of the Los Alamos Health Fair is 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Griffith Gymnasium. The Los Alamos Heart Council and the Los Alamos Medical Center partner to bring one of the County’s largest informative and entertaining events.

There are free flu shots, low cost blood tests, the New Mexico Bank & Trust Kids’ Free Bike Helmet Giveaway and lots of giveaways and information for kids and adults alike. Everyone in town is invited to start their day at this year’s Health Fair.

But this year there is so much more going on in town, so after starting at

LAHS Girls Soccer Hosts ‘Kick For The Cure’

on September 16, 2017 - 7:06am
SPORTS News:
 
The Los Alamos Girls High school soccer team will be raising money to help fund breast cancer research their annual “Kick for the Cure” game Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Sullivan Field.
 
The home games start at 3:30 p.m. and the team will collect donations during both the JV and Varsity games. Varsity starts at 5 p.m. and the community is encouraged to turn out and supportt the team as they “Kick for the Cure” Tuesday.
 

Alzheimer’s 'Legal And Financial Planning' Presentation

on September 15, 2017 - 6:49am
ALZHEIMER’S News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families dealing with the multitude of issues that come with Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a FREE presentation in Santa Fe, New Mexico offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
The presentation, “Living with Alzhiemers: Legal and Financial Planning” will help explain the basics of legal and financial planning for families facing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The event will be held from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, and will be hosted by Kingston Residence, 2400 Legacy Court, Santa Fe, NM 87507. 
 
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CDC Finds Link Between Teen Health And Grades

on September 15, 2017 - 6:07am

CDC News:

As millions of students across the United States head back to school, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new data confirming the close connection between student health and academic performance.

The data published in the Sept. 8 issue of The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report suggest that regardless of sex, race/ethnicity and grade-level, high school students reporting lower academic marks also reported greater health risk behaviors associated with substance use, violence, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity and sex.

Behavior Therapy Can Help ADHD Treatment For Kids

on September 15, 2017 - 5:58am

CIC News:

About half of young children 2 to 5 years of age receiving care for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not receiving psychological services, including the recommended treatment of behavior therapy, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

The report urges healthcare providers to refer parents of young children with ADHD for training in behavior therapy before prescribing medicine to treat the disorder.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends healthcare providers first refer parents of young children with ADHD for training in behavior therapy before trying

Progress In Preventing Death From Strokes Slows

on September 15, 2017 - 5:57am
Exercise helps prevent stroke. Courtesy photo
 

CDC News:

After decades of decline, progress has slowed in preventing stroke deaths. Not only has progress in preventing deaths slowed, but there has also been an increase in stroke death rates among Hispanics and among people living in the South, while blacks continue to be the hardest hit by stroke.

This Vital Signs examines trends in stroke deaths in the U.S. from 2000-2015 by age, sex, race/ethnicity and geographic area.  

Although this report does not specifically address the reasons behind the slowdown in progress, other studies point to

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