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New Report Finds 13.8 Percent Of Working Adults Suffered Food Insecurity In 2016-2018 In New Mexico

on December 9, 2019 - 3:20pm

HFA News:

More than 25 percent of all children in New Mexico lived in households that couldn’t always afford enough food from 2016-2018, according to a new report by Hunger Free America, based on an analysis of federal data.

That means 121,719 children in the state lived in households that did not always know where their next meal was coming from during the three-year time period.

The total number of food insecure individuals in New Mexico from 2016-2018 was 374,105 (18.3 percent of the state population), making it the most food insecure state in the country.

The report, titled “The

Open House, Luminaria Dinner, Entertainment, Tour Of Aspen Ridge Lodge And Sombrillo Nursing Rehab

on December 9, 2019 - 2:48pm

COMMUNITY News:

The community is invited to attend a free event 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Aspen Ridge Lodge and Sombrillo Nursing Rehab.

The event includes an open house, luminaria Dinner, entertainment and a tour of Aspen Ridge Lodge and Sombrillo Nursing Rehab.

Direct questions about this event to 505.662.4300.

Rotary: Scientist Ryan Toma Shares Viome Research

on December 8, 2019 - 10:54am

At the Dec. 3 Rotary Club meeting, research scientist Ryan Toma of Viome described the three-year-old company’s research and success as it uses a systems biology approach, an individual’s microbiome (‘gut’) and metabolism, to reduce and prevent chronic disease, which now accounts for roughly 90 percent of today’s healthcare services. Viome is a spin-off from Los Alamos National Laboratory; its testing leads to personalized recommendations for nutrition and lifestyle.

New Mexico Human Services Department Reaches Settlement With Five Behavioral Health Providers

on December 8, 2019 - 8:16am
HSD News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) has reached a settlement agreement/addendum with the remaining five behavioral health organizations who filed lawsuits against HSD claiming that they had been damaged when the Martinez administration froze Medicaid payments in 2013.
 
The five behavioral health providers included in the settlement agreement/addendum:
  • Santa Maria El Mirador (formerly Easter Seals El Mirador);
  • Border Area Mental Health Services;
  • Southwest Counseling Center, Inc.;
  • Southern New Mexico Human Development, Inc.; and
  • Families and Youth, Inc.
 

Free Alzheimer’s Presentation In Santa Fe Jan. 15, 2020

on December 7, 2019 - 9:21am
Alzheimer’s News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free class in Santa Fe offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is a FREE presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter is 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. The event is hosted by St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1301 Osage Ave., in Santa Fe. The class is free and open to all citizens of Santa Fe and surrounding communities.
 
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is designed primarily as an introduction for

Over 27,000 New Mexicans May Lose Food Assistance

on December 6, 2019 - 11:42am

NMCLP News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Federal food assistance was created to increase nutrition levels and eliminate hunger. However, the Trump administration published a final rule yesterday that threatens food assistance for more than 27,255 New Mexicans and 755,000 low-income adults nationwide.

The rule will go into effect April 1, 2020.

Federal law already required that states limit Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility to just three months out of every three years for unemployed and underemployed adults without dependent children unless they can document 20 hours of work a

Fuselier: Since My Son’s Death...

on December 5, 2019 - 8:31am

Micheal Fuselier

By ROBERT FUSELIER
Los Alamos

Since my son’s death a month ago, I’ve struggled with how public I should be about the cause of his death. However, the recent news of the deaths of other young people and a DEA alert published since my son’s death has made it impossible for me not to bring it into the public domain.

The DEA alert was to inform us, the U.S. public, of counterfeit prescriptions flooding the U.S. from Mexican drug cartels (link). The counterfeit prescriptions mimic legally produced painkillers but contain fentanyl, an extremely potent opioid.

Amid E-Cigarette Public Health Crisis, Udall And Senators Slam Reversal On Strong Tobacco Regulation

on December 5, 2019 - 8:11am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Amid a national public health crisis, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined 22 Senate Democrats to call out the Trump administration’s recent flip-flop to abandon a critical pledge to clear the market of unauthorized, flavored e-cigarettes.
 
Despite President Trump’s public commitment to pull any unapproved, non-tobacco flavored products from the market in September amid epidemic usage rates by youth and ongoing instances nationwide of severe lung disease, the Trump administration has suddenly reversed course and once again is putting the profits

Lemonade Living Teams Up With Gifted Horse And Other Non-Profits To Serve Developmental Disabilities And Special Needs Community In Los Alamos And NNM

on November 29, 2019 - 11:39am
Lemonade Living is ‘making life sweet’ for others through its therapeutic horseback riding programs. Photo by Melissa Arias
 
A participant in the therapeutic horseback riding program at Lemonade Living. Photo by Melissa Arias
 
LEMONADE LIVING News:
 
Melissa Arias is the founder of Lemonade Living, a non-profit in Los Alamos that helps people with developmental disabilities and special needs to have more fulfilling lives.
 
When Arias’s daughter was young, they had birthday parties with horseback riding and fishing. One of the guests was a young boy with autism who was non-verbal.
 
“We put him on a

NMDOH: Influenza Activity Increasing In New Mexico

on November 29, 2019 - 7:36am
NMDOH News:
 
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is reporting that influenza is widespread across the state and anticipates heightened activity for weeks to come.
 
Last season, 237 New Mexicans died of pneumonia and/or influenza and already 21 pneumonia and influenza deaths have been reported during the 2019-20 season. Flu symptoms may include rapid illness onset with fever, cough, sore throat, headache, and/or muscle aches.
 
The predominant virus circulating in the Southeast is influenza B Victoria, while the Metro region is seeing mostly influenza A(H1N1). Both

Con Alma Health Foundation Names Trinidad De Jesus Arguello, PhD, RN, 2019 Health Hero

on November 28, 2019 - 6:54am
CAHF News:
 
SANTA FE Con Alma Health Foundation announced Wednesday that this year’s hero of health is Trinidad de jesus Arguello, PhD, RN, co-founder and administrator of Compostela Community and Family Cultural Institute in Taos County.
 
Arguello is a nurse, administrator, social worker and advocate who volunteers on numerous national and state boards to help people who need mental health care and domestic violence services.
 
“Dr.

Local Veteran Thankful For Service Dog ... ‘Archi Has Changed My Life’

on November 27, 2019 - 9:33am
From left, ADW Dog Trainer Dion Silva with Gilda (service dog in training), ADW Veterans Liaison/Warrior Canine Connection Coordinator Chloe Davis-Masters and Vietnam era veteran David Apple with his service dog Archi during an interview Friday at the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The special bond that has developed between a Vietnam era veteran and a dog named Archimedes, Archi for short, has by all accounts been remarkable.

“I had some ghosts in my head for 47 years and last summer

Knoze Jr Of Los Alamos Partners With As ‘Seen On TV’

on November 25, 2019 - 5:28pm

Kevin Harrington, the founder of the As Seen On TV empire and one of the original sharks on the Emmy-awarding winning Shark Tank, will partner with Knoze Jr of Los Alamos to promote AllerPops. Courtesy image

BUSINESS News:

Knoze Jr. recently partnered with Kevin Harrington and As Seen on TV. Harrington is the founder of the As Seen On TV empire and one of the first judges on the Emmy-awarding winning Shark Tank.

As Seen On TV is responsible for introducing products like AllerPops to the public and booked more than $5 billion in product sales.

AllerPops are all-natural prebiotic lollipops

No Grief Support Group Wednesday Nov. 27

on November 25, 2019 - 3:12pm

MANNM: What Is A Chemical Facial Peel?

on November 25, 2019 - 6:06am

Linda Taylor, PAC

MANNM News:

Skin resurfacing procedures have been indicated as part of a healthy skin regime for many decades.

Chemical skin peels have been shown to induce improvement in skin quality, texture and appearance.

The most common indications for a chemical peel would be for actinic keratosis (precancerous lesions), dark spots, wrinkles, acne scars and general photo-aging of the skin.

Peels can stimulate restorative and rejuvenating effects in the skin including the disposition of new collagen and elastin. Skin can look younger, tighter and clearer.

Light and medium skin

Navajo Social Work Student To Integrate Native Ideology And Western Therapy

on November 24, 2019 - 12:33pm
Danielle Benally
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM Danielle Benally, a Navajo woman and Master of Social Work student at New Mexico Highlands, is determined to become a therapist who integrates Native American ideology with Western therapy methods.
 
Benally drives one and a half hours each way in the evenings from her home in Aneth, Utah to night classes at the Highlands Farmington Center while her husband, Larrin, cares for their children, Tysin, 6, and Sariah, 4.
 
“As I’ve progressed through school, my Navajo heritage has definitely been a motivator,” Benally said.

Scenes From 3D Imaging Grand Opening At LAMC

on November 24, 2019 - 12:14pm

Gathered for the ribbon cutting Monday evening on the new, state-of-the-art 3D imaging machine in the Imaging Suite at Los Alamos Medical Center, from left, Medical Imaging Director Susan Cazaux, equipment representative, guest, Loretta Rivera and Maleea Medina. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The tranquil atmosphere patients encounter when they undergo 3D imaging at LAMC. Call LAMC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Mingling with guests and staff in the Imaging Suite during the grand opening and open house Monday evening of the 3D Imaging machine, from left, LAMC Growth &

NMDOH Offers Smokers Quitline Services

on November 24, 2019 - 11:44am

NMDOH News:

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) encourages tobacco users statewide to use its free Quitline services as they join thousands nationwide for the annual Great American Smokeout® today.

Created by the American Cancer Society, the annual Great American Smokeout® happens every year on the third Thursday of November. NMDOH provides the 1.800.QUIT.NOW program that offers free help to quit any type of tobacco product, including vaping products.

In 2018, about 15.2 percent of adult New Mexicans were cigarette smokers, which is down from 17.5 percent in 2017, and an all-time

Ribbon Officially Cut On CrossFit LA Renovations!

on November 24, 2019 - 10:54am

Surrounded by coaches, trainers, athletes, County Councilor Randall Ryti and his wife Wendy Swan, back row center, and Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, middle row second from right, CrossFit Los Alamos owners Suzanne and John Wilcox officially cut the ribbon Saturday at the grand opening of their newly renovated 5,000 square foot gym at 278 A DP Road. The business, also known as Mesa Elite Fitness, has been operating for 10 years in Los Alamos. Recent upgrades have increased training space and include an entire fleet of top of the line Rogue Echo Air bikes as well as new Concept 2 Ski Ergs.

Con Alma Health Foundation Awards $665K In Grants

on November 24, 2019 - 8:26am
CAHF News:
 
SANTA FE Con Alma Health Foundation announced Wednesday that it is investing $150,000 in 14 nonprofits that serve people in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and northern Santa Fe counties through a partnership between Con Alma and the Hospital Auxiliary for the Los Alamos Medical Center, called the Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group.
 
Con Alma is awarding an additional $515,000 in grants statewide to improve health in New Mexico.
 
The Angioma Alliance will receive $7,500 to help the Baca Family Historical Project hold a regional conference for rural residents of Rio Arriba,

Rotary: Purple Pinkie Polio Eradication Event At Schools

on November 23, 2019 - 11:46am
Sierra Morris, a Pinon Elementary School student, takes part in the
recent Purple Pinkie fundraiser to help Rotary International eradicate polio. Photo by Oliver Morris
 
Pinon student Sierra Morris smiles for her father, Rotarian Oliver Morris, as she shows him her Purple Pinkie. Photo by Oliver Morris
 
ROTARY News:
 
Nov. 8, in recognition of The Rotary Foundation, the funding branch of Rotary International, the Los Alamos club hosted a polio eradication event, Purple Pinkie, at all five elementary schools during lunch hour.
 
For a voluntary $1 donation, the price of an oral

Chamber Celebrates CrossFit LA Renovation Today!

on November 23, 2019 - 8:03am

 

CHAMBER News:

 

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the renovation at the CrossFit Los Alamos gym with a ribbon cutting 1-3 p.m. today with the actual ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. at 278 A DP Road.


CrossFit Los Alamos is entering its 8th year as a New Mexico CrossFit affiliate. The business, also known as Mesa Elite Fitness, has been operating for 10 years in Los Alamos. Originally in Central Park Square, the business has continued to grow by leaps and bounds.

 

CrossFit Los Alamos (CFLA) operates in a 5,000 sq. ft.

Local Cancer Support Groups Offer Compassion, Information And Hope

on November 21, 2019 - 7:10am
CFNM News:
 
A cancer diagnosis and treatment can physically and emotionally impact the patient as well as their friends, family, and caregivers.
 
Support groups can provide connection, community, resources, and personal experience to help one navigate the world of doctors, treatment and the spectrum of emotions that comes with a cancer journey.
 
Both a cancer support group for caregivers and a writing workshop for cancer patients and survivors are now offered in Los Alamos by the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico in collaboration with the Los Alamos Council on Cancer.
 
These free,

Mills: Chronic Kidney Disease

on November 20, 2019 - 4:21pm

Dr. DAVID MILLS
Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico

Chronic kidney disease affects nearly 11 percent of Americans. Most causes of kidney injury are considered to be preventable; three-quarters of chronic kidney disease can be explained by diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure) alone.

Perhaps a more insidious cause is from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Marketed under the generic names ibuprofen and naproxen, NSAIDs are perhaps better known by their brand names Advil, Motrin and Aleve.

Ten Moons Collective Community Birth Care Survey

on November 20, 2019 - 9:41am

COMMUNITY News:

Ten Moons Collective invites the community to take the Los Alamos County Community Birth Care Survey. Ten Moons created this survey to foster understanding among community members and stakeholders around local birth preferences and needs.

The information collected from this survey will be reported in aggregate—without personally identifying features—to community stakeholders, such the Los Alamos County Council, Los Alamos Community Health Council (LACHC), BabyNet Subcommittee of the LACHC, Los Alamos Medical Center and any other interested parties.

Results will be provided

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