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Blue Sky Pilates Offers Four New Classes

on February 18, 2016 - 12:17pm
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BSP News:
Blue Sky Pilates is increasing the number of classes beginning in March. 
My goal is to offer a wide variety of classes that can satisfy any one's fitness goal at Blue Sky Pilates,” said Mary Lutes, PMA-CPT, owner of Blue Sky Pilates. This March will bring FOUR more classes to the already large list of classes being offered at the studio.  
Get ready for the upcoming golf season by taking the Pilates Golf Prep Class. This class will be offered 5-6 p.m., every Monday, and also 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday. 
The class will run the entire month of March, for a total of

Employers Gain Increased Productivity And Engagement With Culture Of Wellness

on February 18, 2016 - 6:39am
LOUISVILLE, KY — Employers that establish a defined workplace culture of wellness can achieve widespread positive impact on the health and productivity of their employees while increasing engagement in company mission and goals, according to a study released today by Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
The study, entitled “The Wellness Effect: The Impact of Workplace Programs,” explored insight into the scope, reach and impact of workplace wellness programs as well as the challenges and opportunities that continue to shape their development.

Letter To The Editor: Nursing Home From Heaven

on February 17, 2016 - 6:25am
New York
I am writing to express my gratitude and appreciation to Sombrillo Skilled Nursing Center in Los Alamos.
My mom, who just turned 89 last week, has been living at Sombrillio for the last year and a half. During this time I have been so very impressed with every facet of the facility.
I live in New York and even though I come to visit as often as possible, I never have to worry about the care mom is getting. In fact, the staff feels like family to me and when I arrive or when I check in on the phone, everyone is so friendly and helpful.
My sister visits mom at least once a

LAMC's Dr. Josiah Child, RN Lori Coffelt Share Latest CPR Procedures With Los Alamos Rotarians

on February 15, 2016 - 7:50am

In recognition of February as Heart Health Month, RN Lori Coffelt, director of emergency services at Los Alamos Medical Center, instructs Rotarian Nina Thayer in new CPR procedures while Rotarian Brian Newnam plays the role of a heart attack victim. Cardiac specialist Dr. Josiah Child, not pictured, joined Coffelt to tell Rotarians about recognizing and responding to heart attacks. Child is the medical director for the LAMC emergency department. Photo by Linda Hull

LANL Virus Expert Gave Early Warning On Zika

on February 11, 2016 - 10:24am
ZIKA MAP Source: Created by Congressional Research Service from Pan American Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control maps of Zika cases at and, accessed Jan. 2, 2016.  Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

LANL researcher Brian Foley has worked in bioinformatics since 1984. He has spent 20 years in HIV research at Los Alamos National Laboratory and has published 98 papers currently listed on Research Gate, the science networking site

LANL Microbiologist Brian Foley

A specialist in phylogenetics,

A Global Look At Women And Cardiovascular Disease

on February 11, 2016 - 9:33am

LAMC Emergency Room Director

The World Heart Federation and the World Health Organization tells us that cardiovascular disease (CVD) – heart disease and stroke – is the biggest killer of women globally, killing more women than all cancers, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. Here are a few remarkable statistics:

Heart disease and stroke cause 8.6 million deaths among women annually-- a third of all deaths in women worldwide.

House Passes Bill To Preserve Access For New Mexico Residents To Out-Of-State Medical Care

on February 10, 2016 - 4:01pm
Rep. Terry McMillan
SANTA FE  The House of Representatives passed legislation to preserve access to out-of-state medical care for New Mexicans on a vote of 34 to 27. The bill, House Bill 270, is sponsored by Rep. Terry McMillan. 
“The uncertainty in New Mexico’s law is jeopardizing medical care for thousands of New Mexicans who rely on out-of-state providers for treatment and services,” McMillan said.

Can’t Breathe Right? The Latest On Treating Asthma And COPD Overlap

on February 9, 2016 - 10:00am


The Los Alamos Heart Council is hosting its 2016 Heart Health Month Seminar at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 23 at the First Baptist Church of Los Alamos, 2200 Diamond Dr.

Dr. James Sussman, a popular location physician with Allergy Partners of NM, will be addressing the overlap of Asthma and COPD illnesses that affect millions around the country, including many patients right here in Los Alamos. If you or someone you know or care for has Asthma - COPD Overlap Syndrome, this seminar is a must see.


Native American Suicide Prevention Bill Passes Panel

on February 8, 2016 - 9:51am
Sen. George K. Muñoz
SANTA FE  Senate Bill 250, sponsored by Sen. George K. Muñoz, passed the Senate Indian and Cultural Affairs Committee.
The bill appropriates $150,000 to fund a clearing house Native American suicide prevention which provides culturally appropriate suicide prevention, intervention and post-event assistance statewide to Native American individuals, families and tribes, nations and pueblos.
“Although Indian Health Services is legally responsible to provide healthcare to Native Americans, more needs to be done,” Muñoz said.

An Option To Aging Skin: Clinical Skin Care Makeup

on February 7, 2016 - 7:26am

Los Alamos

Professional quality mineral makeup is a wonderful way to help clients look years younger.

Mineral makeup is the preferred cosmetic recommended by dermatologists, plastic surgeons and skin care professionals. Doctors even use these minerals to camouflage surgical procedures.

As an Esthetician I like to offer my clients, cosmetics after performing procedures such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and facials. There are virtually no contraindications for wearing this type of makeup.

Minerals are well suited for aging clients.