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Smart People Are Easy To Teach At EMS Conference

on February 1, 2016 - 8:51am

Dr. Mike Hudson presents a talk at the 2016 EMS Conference Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dr. Mike Hudson discusses the latest innovations in patient treatments during Saturday's conference at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

First responders and Emergency Management personnel at Saturday's portion of the 2016 EMS Conference at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Area first responders and emergency management personnel participated in the 2016 EMS Conference last week at UNM-Los Alamos.

Classic Air Medical and Los

New Mexico Delegation Welcomes $12.6 Million To Tribes For Diabetes Prevention And Treatment

on February 1, 2016 - 7:05am
WASHINGTON U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Jan. 22 that several New Mexico Tribes are receiving a total of $12.6 million over five years for diabetes prevention and treatment programs. 
Tribes receiving funding include the Mescalero Apache Tribe and the Pueblos of Jemez, Taos, Zia, Zuni and Santa Ana, as well as the Indian Health Service Albuquerque Area. The grants are part of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) through the U.S.

Mental Health Design Team Calls On Community To Help Deal With Issues Facing Students

on January 31, 2016 - 12:51pm
Dr. Marvel Harrison addresses the Jan. 21 Community Leaders Breakfast organized by Los Alamos School Public Schools to present findings of its Mental Health Design Team. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Community leaders discuss mental health issues facing Los Alamos youth. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Employing the idea that it takes a village to raise a child, Los Alamos Public Schools is calling on the community to help implement improvements in the mental health of youth.

At a Community Leaders Breakfast Jan.

Sleep Center Presentation To Topper Students Feb. 5

on January 29, 2016 - 9:52am

Dr. Michael Baten of the Christus St. Vincent Sleep Center will give a free presentation to Los Alamos High School students during lunch Friday, Feb. 5 in the Speech Theater. Direct questions to the LAPS Prevention Office at 505.663.3252. Courtesy photo

LAPS: Mental Health Design Team Community Presentations Feb. 1 & Feb. 3

on January 27, 2016 - 6:10pm

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools' Mental Health Design Team will be hosting two community presentations to engage the community in dialog around the Healthy School and Community Initiative.

The presentations will include an overview of the team’s work in the Fall of 2015 and short and long term recommendations for a path forward. The presentations and recommendations are intended to engage the schools and community in active collaboration around the issues of mental health and the impact on students and the community. 

"A healthy community is not one without problems.

WalletHub Study: The True Cost Of Smoking By State

on January 25, 2016 - 7:24am
WalletHub News:
With Tobacco-Free Awareness Week reminding us of the societal and economic costs of smoking, which total more than $320 billion a year and rising, the personal finance website WalletHub has released its report on The True Cost of Smoking by State, which ranks New Mexico number 30 in the nation. 
To encourage the more than 66 million tobacco users in the U.S.

Scenes From Trinity Urgent Care's Appreciation Event

on January 24, 2016 - 9:49am

During Friday's special event to thank supporters of Trinity Urgent Care, from left, LAMC CEO Feliciano Jiron, County Council Chair Rick Reiss, Dr. Robert McClees, Certified Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care Paula Frank and County Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher toast Trinity Urgent Care as well as Reiss who recently became council chair. Photo by Terry Salazar

Trinity Urgent Care owner Dr. Robert McClees and his wife Sheila McClees. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dr. Robert McClees, center, thanks LAMC CEO Feliciano Jiron and his wife Johanna Jiron for their support.

For Chronic Pain Relief, Consider Physical Therapy

on January 23, 2016 - 6:52am


Millions of people wake up in pain every day. Some major culprits include backache, arthritis, and chronic pain in the knees or shoulders. Pain can stem from illness; inactivity; injury; or repetitive movements, such as typing.

Easing chronic pain often starts with medicine and therapy. If you suffer from chronic pain, the first stop should be your doctor’s office. Your physician may refer you to a physical therapist (PT). PTs use a hands-on approach to help relieve pain.

During Your Therapy Visit

During the first session, the PT will ask you to

Winter Weather Sports: Ski, Sled and Skate Safely

on January 22, 2016 - 9:31pm


When the thermometer drops, winter sports beckon. Sledding, skiing, and ice-skating can be exhilarating. But with these new activities come opportunities for injury.

Preventing Winter Sports Injuries

Take steps to keep safe anywhere else your cold-weather adventures take you.

Winter sports fun. Courtesy photo
  • Prepare your body. Get in shape to ski or skate—condition muscles before the season starts. Warm up and stretch before each activity. Begin with a slow and easy session.
  • Go to class. Take a lesson or two, especially for skiing or snowboarding.

Rosemary Coyne Tapped To Lead Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service

on January 21, 2016 - 4:42pm
LAVNS President Rick Reiss, new Executive Director Rosemary Coyne, center, and Vice President Joyce Davidson stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post Saturday to discuss Coyne’s recent hiring. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rosemary Coyne, RN, MSN, of Gallup has been hired to fill the role of executive director of Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. The position has been vacant since the departure of Georgina Mesibov several months ago.

“I am very excited to take on this new adventure,” Coyne said during an interview Saturday at the Los