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Head And Neck Cancer Seminar Tuesday

on October 17, 2015 - 7:45am

Bill Cabral Returns To Los Alamos Following Quadruple Bypass Surgery Sunday In Albuquerque

on October 16, 2015 - 4:42pm

Los Alamos Radio Shack owner Bill Cabral with his wife Mercy stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper office this afternoon to let the community know he is back home and doing well since having quadruple bypass surgery Sunday at Lovelace Heart Hospital in Albuquerque. His store at 999 Central Ave., Suite 150 will open soon. 'I want everyone to know I'm doing really great and will be back at work soon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost

CDC: STDs Are A Hidden Health Epidemic

on October 15, 2015 - 8:20pm
By BARBARA VAN EECHOUT, MD
Los Alamos Medical Center

In your mental file cabinet, it’s easy to place sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) under “problems that affect other people.” But a startling new report from the CDC just may shatter your illusions.

About 20 million new cases of STDs occur each year, meaning your chances of becoming infected are greater than you think. Ignore the risk at your peril—left untreated, some STDs can cause cancer, infertility, and even death. Arming yourself with knowledge about these diseases can help you protect yourself and your loved ones.

Prevent STDs

Luján Legislation Supports Treatment For Pregnant And Postpartum Women Suffering From Substance Abuse

on October 14, 2015 - 7:57am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District spoke Friday Oct. 9, at a Health Subcommittee hearing, “Examining Legislative Proposals to Combat our Nation’s Drug Abuse Crisis.”
 
Luján discussed legislation he introduced earlier this week to enhance treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum women who are suffering from substance use disorders. 
 
The Improving Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women Act reauthorizes a residential treatment program that provides a wide range of services designed to help pregnant

Science On Tap At UnQuarked Thursday Oct. 15

on October 14, 2015 - 7:46am
 
LACDC News:
 
Thomas Leitner will speak at Science on Tap beginning at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, at the UnQuarked Wine Room at 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.
 
Leitner works in LANL's Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group and has been tracking phylogenetics and epidemics. He leads a team of researchers at the Lab who are investigating the complex relationships between the spread of the HIV virus in a population (epidemiology) and the actual, rapid evolution of the virus (phylogenetics) within each patient’s body.
 
“We have developed novel ways of estimating epidemics

Los Alamos Radio Shack NOT Closing Down!

on October 9, 2015 - 3:16pm

Los Alamos Radio Shack owner Bill Cabral in front of his store in February at 999 Central Ave., Suite 150. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post  
 

Los Alamos Radio Shack owner Bill Cabral has had a heart attack and is scheduled to undergo triple bypass surgery Monday. His biggest concern is his customers.

“I know a number of people have been wondering why the Radio Shack has been closed the last few days.

Los Alamos Dentist To Lecture In China

on October 8, 2015 - 9:01am

Dr. Daniel Meyers

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Dr. Daniel Meyers of Whole System Minimally Invasive Orthodontics in Los Alamos has made significant advances in the field of orthodontics and will share these strives with the world – literally.

Meyers will present a lecture titled, “The Evolution from Orthodontics to Clinical Orthodontic Medicine” at the BIT’s Second Annual World Congress of Oral and Dental Medicine Nov. 2 in Dalian, China. Specifically, he will discuss contemporary concepts of care in orthodontics with next generation technology.

“To be a part of that I

Kent Pegg: Exercising Seniors

on October 6, 2015 - 4:36pm
By KENT PEGG
Los Alamos
 
We all know that regular exercise is one of the best ways to stay healthy and active. But is it ever too late to start?
 
And, if you’ve been a regular exerciser, do you need to scale back or eliminate exercise as you age?
 
The answer to both of these questions is a definite “No!” Both new exercisers and seasoned experts can benefit from regular exercise in their 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond.
 
Whatever your age, if you haven’t been exercising, now is the best time to begin.
 
Today, many people are living well into their nineties.

LAFRW Features Bernadette Martinez Oct. 8

on October 4, 2015 - 9:44am

LAFRW News:

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will host a special event at nnon Thursday, Oct. 8 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Special guest speaker, Bernadette Martinez, will present "Hidden Heritage of New Mexico: Then and Now - The 400 Year Old Secret." This documentary, produced by Martinez, sends a life-saving message to its viewers by revealing the genetic danger posed to Hispanic women in Northern New Mexico by the BRCA1 gene.

The BRCA1 gene, which commonly causes breast and gynecologic cancers, appears in unusually high concentration in Hispanic communities and

Letter To The Editor: Heart Council Expresses Thanks

on October 2, 2015 - 7:47am
By PHIL GURSKY, President
Los Alamos Heart Council

The 30th annual Los Alamos Heart Council Health Fair, held at Griffith Gymnasium Saturday, Sept. 26, was a tremendous success! We had more than 2,000 attendees. There were more than 70 exhibitors representing a wide range of health-related organizations from Los Alamos and surrounding communities.

Approximately 800 flu shots were administered and hundreds of blood draws taken, as well as many other health screenings. With this year’s emphasis on children and families, hundreds more parents and children attended than ever before.

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