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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
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.