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HSD’s Proposed Centennial Care 2.0 Redesign Has Few Strengths And Too Many Flaws

on October 21, 2017 - 7:55am
By BRIAN ETHERIDGE, MD, FAAP
Silver City
 
New Mexico’s Human Services Department (HSD) wants to make changes to its Medicaid program that would not only hurt our state’s children and families, but would also place financial burdens on its healthcare workforce.
 
As both a pediatrician and the president of the New Mexico Pediatric Society, I must voice my concerns. The draft plan open for comments until Nov.

Worried Your Sore Throat May Be Strep?

on October 20, 2017 - 8:18am

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CDC News:

Strep throat is a common type of sore throat in children, but it’s not very common in adults. Healthcare professionals can do a quick test to determine if a sore throat is strep throat. If so, antibiotics can help you feel better faster and prevent spreading it to others.

Many things can cause that unpleasant, scratchy, and sometimes painful condition known as a sore throat. Viruses, bacteria, allergens, environmental irritants (such as cigarette smoke), and chronic postnasal drip can all cause a sore throat.

Methods To Help Teens Become Safer Drivers

on October 20, 2017 - 8:09am

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CDC News:

Learning to drive is often considered a rite of passage for teenagers. But with the reward of being a new driver comes real risk.

Know the Facts

  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for US teens.
  • More than 2,300 teens (ages 16‒19) lost their lives in car crashes in 2015—that’s six teens every day.
  • Per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash.
  • Driver inexperience is a main cause of fatal crashes for teen drivers.
  • The number one threat to teens’ safety is driving or

Family YMCA Gets New Exercise Equipment

on October 19, 2017 - 5:39am

Technicians work on essembling new exercise equipment Wednesday at the Los Alamos YMCA including three new treadmills, two AMT machines and two elliptical machines at the Y on Iris Street. Courtesy photo

One of the new AMT machines now at the Y. Courtesy photo

One of the new elliptical machines now availble for use at the YMCA. Courtesy photo

Two of the new treadmills now at the Y. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Medical Center PINKS IT OUT For October Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

on October 18, 2017 - 6:48pm

Be Bold. Be Fearless. Be Brave. Los Alamos Medical Center staff PINKS IT OUT for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month as they support the fighters, celebrate the survivors and honor those who have lost their lives. Every Tuesday during the month of October, LAMC staff wears pink in honor of the men and women who have or have had breast cancer and to remind everyone that early detection is the best protection.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Volunteering at LAMC

on October 17, 2017 - 10:27pm

On the job at Los Alamos Medical Center is Hospital Auxiliary Lobby Shop volunteer Joann Upham who today was spotted delivering a bit of joy to a patient. The LAMC Gift Shop carries flowers, cards and a variety of gift items. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

AGU: Combination Of El Niño And 2016 Ecuador Earthquake Likely Worsened Zika Outbreak

on October 16, 2017 - 6:25am
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Zika virus outbreak in coastal Ecuador in 2016 was likely worsened by a strong El Niño and a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck the region in April, according to a new study.
 
new research commentary suggests the earthquake left more people exposed to disease-carrying mosquitos, and climate variability associated with the 2014-2016 El Niño event created more favorable mosquito breeding grounds.

Supercuts Clip For The Cure Saturday, Oct. 21

on October 15, 2017 - 9:19am

Supercuts in Smith's Marketplace in Los Alamos is hosting a Clip for the Cure event Saturday, Oct. 21, as part of the company's nationwide effort to help fight breast cancer. The store will donate 10 percent of every haircut Oct. 21 to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Gathered for a photo Saturday afternoon, from left, local Supercuts Manager Sarafina Aguino, Mariela Dominguez, Amanda Maestas, Assistant Manager Debra DeLaRosa and Leila Herrera. Supercuts is open seven days a week: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

New Mexico Delegation Announces New Funding To Combat Opioid & Substance Abuse Crisis In NM

on October 14, 2017 - 6:08am
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $1,173,835 in grants to New Mexico for efforts to combat opioid and substance abuse in the state.
 
The grants include $580,247 for the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) to expand and improve identification of and support for individuals who survive drug overdoses; $298,594 for the city of Santa Fe to implement the Santa Fe Opioid Overdose Outreach

LAMC Presents Emergency Preparedness Talk Oct. 20

on October 11, 2017 - 11:37am

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