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Rev. Duncan Lanum Undertakes 2,000 Mile Joy Ride

on June 18, 2017 - 7:45am
Rev. Duncan Lanum, 78, heading out on a 2,000 mile bicycle ride from Santa Fe to Tampa, Fl., to honor the memory of his beloved wife. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
SANTA FE Rev. Duncan Lanum, 78, Rector at St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church, headed out June 12 on a 2,000 mile bicycle ride from Santa Fe to Tampa, Fl., to honor the memory of his beloved wife, Joy Rose Lanum and raise funds for Many Mothers.
 
Many Mothers is a volunteer, community-based organization that is the 21st century version of an extended family.

Locals Rally Against Repeal Of Affordable Care Act

on June 17, 2017 - 5:16pm
Local residents and Democrats rally against repeal of the ACA this morning near Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Kyle Wheeler

Scene from this morning's rally near LAMC against repeal of the ACA. Photo by Kyle Wheeler
 
DPLA News:
 
Los Alamos residents and members of the Democratic Party of Los Alamos joined people around the state and across the nation in rallies against repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
 
The local rally was held near Los Alamos Medical Center and attended by about two dozen people from the very young to the elderly.

Bake Sale To Assist Teacher Joy Handsberry Monday

on June 16, 2017 - 3:41pm
Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
A bake sale to assist LAHS teacher Joy Handsberry is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday at Los Alamos National Bank.
 
Handberry, whose cancer returned at the end of the school year is undergoing treatment once again. She is seen here (4th from left), surrounded by staff members wearing their Peace, Love and Math t-shirts at a fundraiser from her first cancer battle. The t-shirts secretly reveal a message when you look under the bottom, "Kick the C words A word."
 
Anyone sporting the pink positivity will be happy to explain.
 
To help or make a donation,

NMDOH Launches Statewide Summer Awareness Campaign To Prevent Spread Of Zika Virus

on June 15, 2017 - 7:14am

NMDOH News:

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced the launch of a summer campaign to educate the public about Zika virus prevention. So far this year, there has been just one reported case of West Nile Virus and no reported cases of Zika Virus in New Mexico. However, we are entering the 2017 mosquito season.  

The campaign focuses on providing information to pregnant women and their partners who may be considering travel to areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

The prevention efforts are being supported by television and radio spots throughout New Mexico as well

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Classic Air Medical

on June 14, 2017 - 6:28am
On The Job In Los Alamos: Flight Nurse Erin Warren, Flight Medic Dan Bergman and Pilot Kody Henderson of Classic Air Medical in front of their red helicopter parked behind Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Geoff Rodgers

Free Alzheimer’s Presentation Offered In Santa Fe

on June 11, 2017 - 6:30am
HEALTH 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 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, hosted by the Kingston Residence, 2400 Legacy Court, Santa Fe, NM, 87507. The class is free and open to all citizens of Santa Fe and surrounding communities.
 
To register, or for more information, contact David Davis at 505.473.1297 or dldavis@alz.org. The event is free of

Heinrich Opening Statement At Joint Economic Committee Hearing On Opioid Crisis

on June 11, 2017 - 6:28am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, delivered the following statement at June 8 hearing entitled “Economic Aspects of the Opioid Crisis.”
 
In his opening remarks, Ranking Member Heinrich highlighted the impact of Medicaid cuts to substance abuse treatment and mental health care in the House Republicans’ TrumpCare bill.
 
Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
 
Thank you, Chairman Tiberi, and thank you to our panel for being here today. 
 
Addiction to heroin

Lujan Grisham Introduces HEAL Act Of 2017

on June 9, 2017 - 7:31am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham has reintroduced the “Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act.” 

The HEAL Act of 2017, which now has support from 120 organizations, would restore access to affordable health coverage and care for immigrants authorized to live and work in the United States. 

“The HEAL for Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2017 will guarantee that lawfully present immigrants who work hard and contribute to our economy will be treated fairly by the health

NMDOH: Tips On Staying Safe In Summer Heat

on June 8, 2017 - 6:54am

Keep cool this summer. Courtesy image ​

NMDOH News:

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) offers tips for residents to stay safe and healthy throughout the summer, while enjoying all the outdoor activities New Mexico has to offer.

With warmer temperatures, there are increased concerns with heat exposure, hydration, safe food handling when in the outdoors, and the return of mosquito season. There are a variety of ways to reduce your health risks and today we look at ways to avoid heat induced illness.

Avoid Heat Induced Illness

There were 137 emergency department visits in New

LAVNS: Volunteer’s Role In Quality Responsiveness

on June 8, 2017 - 6:33am
A Volunteer’s Role In Quality Responsiveness
By LAVNS

Our Mission Statement: The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service is dedicated to continuing the tradition of quality responsiveness, integrity, and cost efficiency in the delivery of Home Health and Hospice Services.

We believe that Hospice provides a unique opportunity to help terminally ill patients, as well as their families and caregivers, at a time when it can be difficult for them to answer the question asked by so many people who want to help: “What can I do for you?” The patients and their families are the directors; our nurses and

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