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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Mullein Leaf Massage

on October 17, 2019 - 2:07pm
On the job in Los Alamos today is Certified LaStone Therapist Ellen Weber, with 15 years of experience, helping people restore wellness at Mullein Leaf massage 3250 Trinity Dr. Suite B-2. LaStone Therapy uses both hot and cold stones to reduce inflammation and tension. Learn more at www.mulleinleafinstitute.com or call 505.695.2095. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Spotlight On Acting Chief Nursing Officer Lori Coffelt Of Los Alamos Medical Center

on October 17, 2019 - 8:26am

Acting CNO Lori Coffelt in her office Tuesday at Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladalypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Lori Coffelt, RN, CPPS, has been appointed Acting Chief Nursing Officer at Los Alamos Medical Center. She replaces Sharon Radcliffe who moved out of town.

Coffelt was born at LAMC and began working there while attending Los Alamos High School. She graduated in 1979 and returned to work at LAMC after college, where she has remained for 37.5 years.

Coffelt follows a long line of family members who spent

LAHS Student Leaders Target Teen Suicide

on October 17, 2019 - 6:42am
The LAHS RAPS Leadership Team. Courtesy photo
 
Members of LAHS Natural Helpers and RAPS Leadership team Oct. 3 presenting to the Community Health Council. Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School Risk and Resiliency Assessment Project for Students (RAPS) Team Leaders and Natural Helpers led a Community Conversation to address the signs of sadness, self-harm and suicide in youth, Sept. 24 at UNM-Los Alamos and gave a presentation Oct. 3 to the Los Alamos Community Health Council.

“The Community Conversation was designed to

Northern New Mexico Youth Summit 2019 Wednesday Oct. 23

on October 15, 2019 - 4:31pm

Alzheimer’s Association Free Program In Santa Fe: ‘Know The 10 Warning Signs Of Alzheimer’s Disease’

on October 14, 2019 - 12:21pm
AA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Families facing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free educational program in Santa Fe, NM offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
The presentation, titled, “Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease,” will help participants differentiate between normal age-related forgetfulness and Alzheimer’s disease indicators.

Los Alamos Family Eyecare Invites Community To Day Of Eye Health Lectures Friday Oct. 25

on October 14, 2019 - 10:26am
 

Los Alamos Family Eyecare News:

Los Alamos Family Eyecare invites the community to a day of education and information, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at 800 Trinity Dr. Ste B ... RSVP to 505.662.9681.  

“Preserving Vision for a Lifetime through Nutrition” is a day of eye health lectures by Stephen Porpora from Eyepromise. He will discuss ways to enhance and protect vision for a lifetime.

There will be door prizes, free gifts and refreshments during the event.

Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD) by QuantifEye has become the industry standard for assessing the health of your

NMMNHS Celebrates Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31

on October 14, 2019 - 10:10am
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science invites the community to take a visible stand against drugs by celebrating Red Ribbon Week.
 
Red Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug use and the problems related to drugs in our community.
 
The Museum is inviting children of all ages to draw or write a message about the dangers of drug use. Children can also create an ofrenda (memorial display) for family members whose lives have been lost due to substance abuse.

LAHS Girls Soccer Kick For The Cure Fundraiser Oct. 19

on October 11, 2019 - 8:31pm
LAHS goalkeeper Annika Fox. Photo by Nate Limback
 
SPORTS News:

One in eight American women—more than a quarter of a million women and men this year—will likely develop breast cancer.

The Los Alamos High School Girls Soccer Program aims to help halt this deadly disease through their annual Breast Cancer Awareness month fundraiser.

Teams are collecting donations and hosting halftime penalty kick fundraising shootouts at boys’ and girls’ home games Saturday, Oct. 19 at Sullivan Field.

No registration is required for shootout participation—just show up and shoot against our Topper

Registration Now Open For Parenting University Featuring The Film Screenagers Next Chapter

on October 11, 2019 - 10:42am

JJAB News:

Is your elementary aged child begging for a smartphone? Is your tween glued to Snapchat or their endless Instagram feed? Is your teen suffering from sleep deprivation? This movie and discussion may help you and your family navigate the digital age.

Parenting University is a free workshop for parents and caretakers. This session will feature a viewing of the film Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience followed by solution focused discussion and activities.

Schedule:

  • Saturday, Oct. 19
  • UNM-LA Campus, Building 2
  • 8:30-9 a.m. Sign in and light breakfast

Los Alamos Council On Cancer Community Seminar Features Dr. Matthew Jackson

on October 10, 2019 - 1:45pm

Food Products Recalled For Possible Contamination

on October 10, 2019 - 8:33am
Courtesy/NMED
 
NMED News:
 
E.A. Sween Company has announced the recall of multiple food products due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.
 
The recall was initiated by Tip Top Poultry, Inc., which provides ingredients to two of E.A. Sween’s suppliers: The Suter Company, Inc., and Baja Foods LLC, which provide chicken salad products and burritos, respectively, to E.A. Sween. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not received any reports of Listeria-related illnesses related to these products.
 
Listeria is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal

The Fight Against Breast Cancer Doesn’t End Oct. 31

on October 9, 2019 - 2:07pm

By DR. NELSON POU
Los Alamos Medical Center Women’s Health Physician

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to review our knowledge of this disease, shine a spotlight on its risks and symptoms, and raise awareness of how we can help fight it.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 245,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the U.S., and more than 40,000 women die from the disease. In fact, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among American women.

DNCU Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

on October 7, 2019 - 1:47pm
Employees at the Los Alamos Del Norte Credit Union location are wearing pink on Fridays to raise breast cancer awareness and raise funds for cancer research. Kicking off this effort Friday, from left, Justin Blea, Riza Zamora, Mary Velasquez, Mandi George, Matt Waldschmidt, Priscilla Marquez. Cindy Martinez and Andres Valdez. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Michelle Moleres and Pricilla Marquez behind the counter Friday waiting to serve customers at the Los Alamos Branch of Del Norte Credit Union. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos

New Mexico Delegation Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort In Project ECHO To Expand Telehealth Care

on October 7, 2019 - 12:11pm
Congressional Delegation News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) led a group of 39 lawmakers Wednesday in calling on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to support Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), a telehealth mentoring model developed in New Mexico that enhances health care and workforce capacity in underserved areas.
 
Project ECHO provides community-based primary care teams with the

Council: October Is ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’

on October 7, 2019 - 9:12am

At the Tuesday Council meeting, from left, Los Alamos residents Carla Valentine and Nancy Partridge accept a proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor Katrina Martin declaring October ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation during its regular meeting Oct. 1 declaring October as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”.

Councilor Katrina Martin read the proclamation:

WHEREAS: According to the American Cancer Society, this year 271,270 people will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the

NMDOH, State Immunization Program Provides Families Access To Their Immunization Records

on October 5, 2019 - 8:08am
NMDOH News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), in partnership with the New Mexico Immunization Program announce the launch of VaxViewNM, a new public portal for the New Mexico Statewide Immunization Information System (NMSIIS).
 
For the first time, parents and guardians will have access to official immunization records.
 
The website, www.VaxViewNM.org allows families to see, save and print their child’s immunization records without a doctor’s office visit; and eliminates the need to carry multiple or outdated documents.

NMDOH Reports First Five Flu Cases Of Season

on October 2, 2019 - 11:36am
NMDOH News: 

NMDOH Recommends Flu Vacines for People 6 Mos. & Older

 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports the first laboratory confirmed cases of influenza (better known as flu) of the 2019-2020 season.
 
All five cases are adults; three cases reside in Sandoval County, one in Santa Fe County, and there has been one fatal case in Bernalillo County where the 90-year-old patient died.
 
“Flu can be fatal if left untreated or if a person – at any age – has a weakened immune system,” NMDOH Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel said.

AG: Risk Advisory On Dangers Of E-cigarettes, Vaping

on October 1, 2019 - 8:37am

Attorney General Hector Balderas

ALBUQUERQUE –Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued the following statement and risk advisory to all New Mexicans in response to increased reporting about the rise of deaths and health risks related to e-cigarettes and the practice of vaping, and the federal Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement that it will begin working with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to investigate criminal activity related to the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes. 

“I am warning all New Mexicans of the health and safety risks associated with the use of

New Mexico Delegation Announces HHS Grant To Taos For Rural Maternity And Obstetrics Development

on October 1, 2019 - 8:14am
 
Congressional Delegation News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $2,982,779 to Taos Health Systems, Inc. in New Mexico as part of the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) program.
 
A total of $9 million was awarded to address health disparities in rural communities

MANNM ​Diabetes 1 mile/ 3.2 mile Walk/Run Saturday

on October 1, 2019 - 5:53am

MANNM News:

Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico (MANNM), ​http://www.mannm.com/​, invites all members of the public to join in its second ​Diabetes 1 mile/ 3.2 mile Walk/Run.

The event is at ​9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Rover Park in White Rock​ to raise awareness for Diabetes while supporting two great causes - the ADA Camp 180 New Mexico program for kids with type 1 Diabetes and Self Help, Inc, ​http://selfhelpla.org​ as they celebrate their 50th year supporting people in need in Northern New Mexico

The ADA reports:

  • 1 in 11 Americans has diabetes today;
  • Every 23 seconds someone

Scenes From 2019 Los Alamos Health Fair

on September 30, 2019 - 2:37pm

The 2019 Los Alamos Health Fair drew a big crowd Saturday to Griffith Gymnasium. The Fair is organized by the Los Alamos Heart Council in partnership with Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

Gary Houfeck reacts to his flu shot Saturday at the Health Fair ... oh come on Gary ... as they say in the Marines: suck it up buttercup! Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside chats with Health Fair Chair Phil Gursky of the Los Alamos Heart Council, the organizations that partner to bring the annual Health Fair to the community.

Del Norte CU Creates Breast Cancer Awareness

on September 30, 2019 - 9:48am

DNCU News:  

SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU) is creating awareness for breast cancer this October with a campaign to raise funds to be donated to the American Cancer Society, Inc.

The decision to raise funds and awareness began with a reflection on what credit unions are known for—giving back and being helpful community partners.

The credit union philosophy of people helping people goes beyond providing the right financial products for the membership.

“Our unwavering dedication to improving lives is carried out by every DNCU employee when they go that extra mile,” DNCU

New Mexico Delegation Announces $3 Million Grant For Youth Behavioral Health

on September 29, 2019 - 7:54am
CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), announced that the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded a $3,000,000 grant to New Mexico’s Children, Youth, and Families Department’s Behavioral Health Services (CYFD BHS).
 
The CYFD BHS will use this grant to expand the existing infrastructure and capacity of the statewide behavioral health service system for children and youth ages 0-21,

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