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Ray Luján (D-NM) has released the following statement after news reports indicate that the Martinez administration had rescinded its contract with the agency that coordinates a variety of services for more than 70,000 New Mexico seniors: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


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/

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


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

on January 3, 2018 - 6:12am

Marie Todd, 88, Celebrates Exercise Milestone

on January 2, 2018 - 5:06pm
Marie Todd, 88, center, celebrates an exercise milestone as 2017 came to an end. Todd, who turns 89 in February, is a true role model attending more than 100 exercise classes in 2017. Todd joined Jazzercise in 1979 and still attends classes with some people younger than a quarter of her age. The local Jazzercise program is offering free classes in 2018 for young women ages 16-21. The opportunity will give youth a chance to see how making exercise a lifestyle keeps them going strong. Today's Jazzercise mixes modern dance, kickboxing and pilates with modern music a sense of community.

Children With Congenital Zika Virus Infection Face Serious Challenges

on January 1, 2018 - 9:05am

CDC News:

Most children born with microcephaly – small head size for age – and evidence of congenital Zika virus infection face severe health and developmental challenges at ages 19-24 months, according to results from a new investigation led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the State Health Secretariat of Paraíba and the Ministry of Health of Brazil.

The report, published in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), is the first to describe the health and developmental effects of congenital Zika virus infection in children with

Make 2018 Your Healthiest Year Yet

on December 29, 2017 - 7:47am


Top Tips

  • Protect yourself from injury or disease by wearing a helmet, sunscreen, or insect repellent when necessary.
  • Make an appointment for a check-up, vaccination, or screening. Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water to prevent the spread of infection and illness.
  • Learn health tips that take 5 minutes or less.

Healthy You

  • Make healthy food choices.