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Holistic Health Fair At Family Strengths Network Friday

on January 23, 2018 - 9:35am

SFCC Give Kids A Smile Dental Day Feb. 1

on January 23, 2018 - 6:22am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) Dental Day, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at SFCC, Room 454, 6401 Richards Ave., in Santa Fe.
 
Free dental screenings and referrals, food, goodies and dental education. Open to the public; all ages welcome. First come first served. Free event. Sponsored by American Dental Association (ADA) and SFCC Dental Department. 
 
Call 505.428.1258, for information.

Preventing Abusive Head Trauma In Children

on January 23, 2018 - 6:20am

CDC News:

Abusive head trauma (AHT), which includes shaken baby syndrome, is a preventable and severe form of physical child abuse that results in an injury to the brain of an infant or child.

AHT is most common in children under age five, with children under one year of age at most risk. It is caused by violent shaking and/or with blunt impact. The resulting injury can cause bleeding around the brain or on the inside back layer of the eyes.

Nearly all victims of AHT suffer serious, long-term health consequences such as vision problems, developmental delays, physical disabilities, and

Skills For Dementia Caregiving 101 Feb. 6

on January 23, 2018 - 6:14am

About Three In Ten US Veterans Use Tobacco Products

on January 23, 2018 - 6:13am

CIC News:

About three in 10 U.S. military veterans used some form of tobacco product during 2010–2015, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Tobacco product use was higher among veterans than among non-veterans for males and females across all age groups, except males ages 50 years and older.

CDC used data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) to assess the different tobacco products currently used (in the past 30 days) by U.S. veterans and non-veterans.

Nearly Half World’s Busiest Airports Now Smoke Free

on January 22, 2018 - 5:36am

CIC News:

Among the 50 busiest airports in the world, 23 have smoke-free indoor policies. This means air travelers and employees at 46 percent of the world’s busiest airports are protected from exposure to secondhand smoke. The other 27 busiest airports allow smoking in designated or ventilated indoor areas.

The report published in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s first assessment of smoke-free policies in the world’s airports. More than 2.7 billion passengers annually pass through the airports included in the study.

Governor Signs Bipartisan Legislation To Keep New Mexico In Interstate Nursing Compact

on January 19, 2018 - 9:41am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Thursday, Gov. Susana Martinez was joined by legislative leaders from both parties and the bill’s sponsors as she signed bipartisan legislation to ensure that nurses certified in other states can continue to work in New Mexico.
 
“The efficient passage of this bill shows what is possible when the Legislature has the desire to move forward,” Martinez said.

Fall Risk Screening & Assessment Feb. 10

on January 19, 2018 - 7:36am

Dementia Caregiving Course Offered To Families

on January 17, 2018 - 6:55am
Alzheimer's Association News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free, education course in Pojoaque offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“Skills for Dementia Caregiving 101” (aka The Savvy Caregiver Program) is a FREE seven-session program designed for family and friends caring for a loved one with dementia, and presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter.
 
The course will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. once a week, Tuesdays, from Feb.

Posture Alignment Therapy, Another Local Resource

on January 16, 2018 - 8:03am
Sandra West offers posture alignment therapy classes and personalized sessions. Courtesy photo
 
PRI News:
 
Los Alamos has many options for supporting health and wellness, including a posture alignment coach, Sandra West, who uses exercises to retrain the body, align joints, and regain functional movements.
 
What is the result? Posture therapy reduces pain, improves mobility, and builds the body’s strength and resilience to injury. West teaches group classes and offers personalized sessions.
 
West teaches three classes each Wednesday:
  • Balance Posture meets 11-11:45 a.m.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Jan. 27

on January 16, 2018 - 5:59am
JJAB News:
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training-openings available to the community!
 
The Los Alamos JJAB has space available in the Youth Mental Health First Aid training taking place Saturday, Jan. 27.
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based, nationally recognized and accredited course that teaches adults who work with youth how to identify symptoms of different types of mental illness. As with any first aid class, there is an action plan to help a youth in crisis.

Kathy Schoonover Retires From Sage Health

on January 14, 2018 - 6:19am

Sage Health practitioners celebrate the retirement of Kathy Schoonover with dinner at the Blue Window. From left, Leslie Pfaff, Dennis Schoonover, Kathy Schoonover, Nancy Savoia, Sandra West, Shawn West and Aimee Price say, ‘We appreciate your service and wish you the best on your future adventures.’ Sage Health offers chiropractic, acupuncture, posture therapy and massage services at 2610 Trinity Dr., Suite 14. Courtesy photo

Alzheimer's Day At The Legislature Jan. 18

on January 12, 2018 - 6:10am

Evolent Health Completes Acquisition Of Assets From New Mexico Health Connections

on January 9, 2018 - 10:22am
NMHC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Health Connections (NMHC) and Evolent Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVH) (“Evolent”) announced Tuesday the completion of Evolent’s acquisition of certain assets from New Mexico Health Connections (NMHC).
 
First announced Sept. 27, 2017, this strategic acquisition brings together two innovative companies that will operate a new health plan and managed services organization called True Health New Mexico.
 
The transaction closed on the originally announced terms, with Evolent acquiring assets related to the commercial business from New Mexico Health

House Health Committee Chair: Dept. Of Aging Violated Federal Law In Canceling Major Elder-Care Contract

on January 8, 2018 - 8:00am
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Rep. Debbie Armstrong (D-Bernalillo), chair of the New Mexico House of Representatives Health and Human Services Committee, Thursday denounced the Department of Aging and Long-Term Services Department’s decision to arbitrarily cancel a critical elder-care program as a violation of federal law, as well as the Department’s own regulations, and a threat to the health and well-being of thousands of New Mexico seniors.
 
“Disrupting services to vulnerable seniors in rural communities in the middle of winter is an outrage on multiple levels,” said Rep.

Fall Prevention Talk: ‘Stay On Your Feet’ Jan. 23

on January 8, 2018 - 6:38am

New Mexicans With Disabilities Able To Take Advantage Of Investment Program Jan. 18

on January 7, 2018 - 6:48am
ABLENM News:
 
An opportunity for New Mexicans with disabilities to save is coming Jan. 18.
 
ABLE New Mexico will allow people with disabilities to contribute to an investment account without jeopardizing other benefits such as Social Security or Medicare. The program – administered by the State Treasurer’s Office – is launching Jan. 18.
 
ABLE New Mexico gives people with disabilities a path to financial independence by increasing their ability to save. All the earnings through the program are tax free.
 
Participants will be able to contribute up to $15,000 per year into their

Pearce On UNM Suspending Lead Physician In Fetal Tissue Research While Investigation Moves Forward

on January 7, 2018 - 6:33am

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce:

Washington, D.C. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce issued the following statement regarding the recent suspension of Dr. Robin Ohls, lead physician in fetal tissue research at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center"

“For years, this issue has divided the University of New Mexico, board of regents, and the community. The University and Health Sciences Center has been in an incredibly difficult position working through a number of allegations and potential questions relating to research being conducted.

“The action

Sleep Better In 2018

on January 6, 2018 - 7:49am

CDC News:

People will often cut back on their sleep for work, for family demands, or even to watch a good show on television. But if not getting enough sleep is a regular part of your routine, you may be at an increased risk for obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease and stroke, poor mental health, and even early death.

Even one night of short sleep can affect you the next day. Not surprisingly, you’re more likely to feel sleepy. On top of that, you’re more likely to be in a bad mood, be less productive at work, and to be involved in a motor vehicle crash.

Habits to

DEA: China Announces Scheduling Controls On Two Fentanyl Precursor Chemicals

on January 6, 2018 - 7:45am
Acting DEA Administrator Robert W. Patterson
 
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  China’s Ministry of Public Security last week announced scheduling controls on two fentanyl precursor chemicals – NPP and 4ANPP, substances that can be used to make illicit drugs.
 
The scheduling controls will take effect Feb. 1, 2018 and is the result of the ongoing collaboration between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Government of China and their shared commitment to countering illicit fentanyl-class substances.
 
“Fentanyl compounds significantly contribute to the current opioid crisis in

Luján Statement On Governor’s Termination Of Contract With Senior Services Agency

on January 6, 2018 - 7:16am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) has released the following statement after news reports indicate that the Martinez administration had rescinded its contract with the agency that coordinates a variety of services for more than 70,000 New Mexico seniors:

“I am alarmed by reports indicating that Gov. Martinez has abruptly terminated contracts with the Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging which serves 32 of the 33 counties in our state and is part of the federally established Area Agencies on Aging,” Luján said.

LAMC’s Chris Hammond Named Physician Of The Year

on January 5, 2018 - 8:53am

CEO John Whiteside, left, congratulates Chris Hammond, D.O. on being named 2017 Physician of the Year Thursday afternoon in the Emergency Department at Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Chris Hammond, D.O., of Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) has been named Physician of the Year for 2017 by Emergent Medical Associates.

“I think what first prompted consideration of me for the Physician of the Year award by Emergent, which has about 500 physicians across the southwest, was when I went to

Colorful Fish Spotted At Los Alamos Medical Center

on January 5, 2018 - 7:08am

A school of colorful fish are spotted looking all happy Thursday afternoon in a hallway at Los Alamos Medical Center. It turns out the fish were created by students in Mrs. Mitsunaga's art class at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Let This New Year Be Your Time To Quit Smoking

on January 5, 2018 - 6:42am

CDC News:

Starting a new year with new goals can be exciting. Quitting smoking is a resolution that many smokers set for themselves. Although it’s not always easy, finding new ways to help yourself quit smoking can be a good start. Picking a specific date like New Year’s Day is one great way to start your journey to becoming smokefree.

Wilma threw out her lighters and ashtrays and made the decision in 2007 to quit smoking for good. She had been smoking since her early teens, and smoked cigarettes for 30 years. It wasn’t until her mid-forties that Wilma decided she needed to stop smoking.

Brown Bag Pre-Diabetes Classes Feb. 6–May 22

on January 3, 2018 - 7:19am

 

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