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Chamber Breakfast: NM Health Security Act

on December 10, 2018 - 7:45am

Learn How To Live Allergy Free At Seminar Dec. 20

on December 8, 2018 - 8:43am
AllerPops founder Cliff Han hosts a seminiar on alleviating allergies Dec. 20 at projectY. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Are your allergies making you miserable? Cliff Han, PhD, will offer a seminar 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, in projectY, where allergy sufferers will learn how to gain control over their allergies, improve their overall health and enjoy life more.
 
Han is the inventor of AllerPops, a prebiotic lollipop that gives lasting allergy relief.

Police And Firefighters Ensure Safety Of Potentially Suicidal Man On Omega Bridge Tonight

on December 7, 2018 - 10:39pm

Police and firefighters assist a potentially suicidal male subject tonight on the Omega Bridge. Courtesy photo

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos police officers and firefighters responded tonight to the scene of an adult male subject who was potentially suicidal on the Omega Bridge.

The officers and firefighters ensured the subject was safe and cleared the scene.

LAPD Cmdr.

Council Discusses Youth Services In The Community

on December 6, 2018 - 9:28am
Los Alamos County Councilor Morris Pongratz listens to the presentations regarding local youth services during the Tuesday night council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 

Los Alamos Public Schools Healthy Schools Initiative Director Kristine Coblentz discusses the Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey with council. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos isn’t immune to homelessness, suicide, abuse or drug use; in fact there are a multitude of local programs and agencies working to address and

AG Balderas Secures Jail Sentence For Woman Who Stole Thousands Of Dollars From Elderly Patients

on December 6, 2018 - 9:01am

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General:

ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced that Leanne Bennett was sentenced to one and a half years in the department of corrections for stealing from elderly patients who suffered from dementia.

The Office of the Attorney General secured 11 felony convictions against Bennett for stealing more than $30,000 from elderly residents while working as an office manager at the Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque between 2012 and 2013.

Bennett was sentenced by Judge Charles Brown to one and a half years

Meet Los Alamos Fire Department’s New Paramedics

on December 6, 2018 - 2:19am
Courtesy/LAFD
 
By BENJAMIN STONE and DONNA MCHENRY
LAFD EMS Division

A paramedic is a health care professional responsible for providing emergency medical assistance to patients in their homes and while transporting to a hospital. Paramedics are the first line medical personnel that treat everything from heart attacks to injuries from motor vehicle accidents.

LAFD paramedics respond to our community’s 911 calls. As the first healthcare providers at the scene of emergency situations, they collaborate with local emergency physicians and the police to evaluate critical situations.

Udall, Hatch Introduce Smoke Free Schools Act To Combat E-Cigs In Schools

on December 5, 2018 - 11:03am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced The Smoke Free Schools Act of 2018 to help school districts and local education agencies combat the surge of e-cigarette use in schools.
 
The legislation would ban e-cigarette use in educational and childcare facilities, and clarify that state and local education agencies can use grant funding for e-cigarette prevention programs.

Letter To The Editor: Assumptions Regarding New Mexico Health Security Plan Are Incorrect

on December 5, 2018 - 9:18am
By Tyler Taylor, MD
Los Alamos

In his letter “Council’s Action on Health Care” (link) of Nov. 17, 2018, Richard Nebel made several assumptions regarding the NM Health Security Plan, which I believe are incorrect. One is that this statewide co-op style plan would be run by “the same people who brought us DMV“. In fact, the HSP would not be run by a state government department. Instead, it would be managed by an independent, geographically-representative commission of 15 citizens serving on a per diem basis.

The transparency requirements for this commission are very high, and it’s members

Governor-Elect Lujan Grisham Announces Additional Members To Health & Human Services Transition Teams

on December 2, 2018 - 6:48am

From the Office of Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham:

Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced new members of her government transition teams. These teams will be responsible for providing the Governor-Elect with detailed reviews of the Aging and Long-Term Services Department, Children Youth and Families Department, Department of Health and Human Services Department as part of the gubernatorial transition process.

The transition teams will engage with key stakeholders and current government agency personnel and provide detailed strategic recommendations on improving state

SFCC Nurses Pinning Ceremony Dec. 5

on November 30, 2018 - 9:53am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College hosts a Nurses Pinning Ceremony at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5 in the Jemez Rooms on campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
 
The pinning ceremony is a time-honored nursing school tradition that dates back to the 1860s when Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was awarded the Red Cross of St. George in recognition for her service during the Crimean War. To share the honor, she in turn presented the medal of excellence to her brightest graduates. By 1916, the practice of pinning new nursing graduates was standard throughout the U.S.
 
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