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CDC Alert: Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak … Egg Recall For Salmonella Braenderup

on April 21, 2018 - 7:18am

Stop Foodborne Illness News:

Public health officials are telling consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable that has spread to at least 16 states and sickened at least 60 people, including eight inmates at an Alaska prison.

What: US Center for Disease Control and Prevention Alert:

  • Lettuce E. coli Outbreak; and
  • Eggs Recall for Salmonella Braenderup.

Re: Lettuce E. coli Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that new information about the illnesses in Alaska led them to expand a warning beyond chopped

Free Legal Workshop For Seniors May 22

on April 21, 2018 - 6:56am

Ancestral, Folk, Indigenous Medicine Workshops

on April 21, 2018 - 6:26am

Walmart Hosts Free Health Screening In Española

on April 21, 2018 - 6:18am
WALMART News:
 
The Española Walmart store will be hosting the second Walmart Wellness Day event of the year 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, April 21. This free health screening event provides people in the community an opportunity to learn valuable health information, including:
  • Blood glucose
  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass index
  • Low-cost immunizations
  • And in select locations, customers can also take advantage of free vision screenings
 
Since its first Walmart Wellness Day event, the company has provided more than 2 million free screenings to people across the country, helping countless customers

LAPS Healthy Schools Initiative And JJAB Host 2nd Showing Of Screenagers

on April 20, 2018 - 4:01pm

LAPS/JJAB News:

he Los Alamos Public Schools’ Healthy Schools Initiative and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) are excited to bring back the film Screenagers to the community during the first week of May to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month. Screenagers is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and to offer parents proven solutions that work.

The public is invited to attend a free screening of the film at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at UNM-LA Building 2 or at the Los Alamos Middle School gym on Thursday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m.

NMSU And USDA Collaborate On Pilot Project

on April 20, 2018 - 7:58am

New Mexico Department of Health’s Women, Infants and Children program is launching a new program to help people get more vegetables and fruit. Courtesy imgae

NMDOH News:

Recently, the New Mexico Department of Health’s (NMDOH) Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program launches a pilot project at two Las Cruces grocery stores to test a new way for participants to use WIC benefits to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.

Field tested at Lowe’s Fiesta Foods and Lowe’s Grocery in Las Cruces the project changes the point of sale system.

With the change, cashiers can tell a customer the remaining

Hazlett Visits Prescribed To Death Opioid Memorial

on April 20, 2018 - 6:42am
Anne Hazlett
 
USDA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett visited the Prescribed to Death opioid memorial Tuesday at President’s Park.
 
The exhibit features 22,000 pills memorializing the 22,000 Americans who died of a prescription drug overdose in 2016.
 
Hazlett issued the following statement:
 
“Over the course of the last year, I have seen firsthand the impact of the opioid epidemic on rural America.

DEA Reaches Prescription Drug Information Sharing Agreement With 48 Attorneys General

on April 19, 2018 - 6:48am
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions
 
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has reached a prescription drug information sharing agreement with 48 Attorneys General.
 
“Better information means better decisions,” Sessions said. “Today’s agreement with 48 Attorneys General will give DEA and the states alike more information they can use to prosecute the criminals who are contributing to our national drug emergency. That means more prosecutions and ultimately fewer drugs on our streets.

LANL: Understanding A Cell’s ‘Doorbell’

on April 15, 2018 - 7:57am

Advancing the design of drugs for better medical effects takes a combination of experimental and computer simulation research. Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory,  University of Toronto, Canada,  University of  California, San Diego and Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan are exploring how cellular components communicate with various nearby molecules. In this image, calcium bridges two parts of a cell receptor, possibly regulating its activity. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Drug design advances are the research goal

A multi-institutional project to understand one of the major targets of

USDA Seeks Applications For Technology Grants To Expand Access To Health Care; Education In Rural Areas

on April 15, 2018 - 6:37am
USDA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced Friday that USDA is accepting applications for grants to use broadband e-Connectivity to improve access to health care and educational services in rural communities.
 
“Under Secretary Perdue’s leadership, USDA is tackling e-Connectivity as a foundational issue for rural communities because it affects everything from business opportunities to adequate health care access,” Hazlett said.

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