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On The Job In Los Alamos: Bridge Care For Women

on May 11, 2017 - 7:18am

On the job in Los Alamos: Medical Assistant Tonya Sprouse-Mullins, left, and Office Manager Lian Williams Wednesday at Bridge Care for Women at 3917 West Road, Ste. 210. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Youth Resiliency Committee: Mental Health Awareness Month

on May 10, 2017 - 1:43pm

Washington, D.C. Avon Walk Raises $4.8 Million

on May 9, 2017 - 2:59pm

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Nancy Partridge participates over the weekend in the annual Avon Walk in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Nancy Partridge at last weekend's Avon Walk in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo

AVON FOUNDATION News:

  • More than 1,900 Women and Men conquered 39.3-miles to crush breast cancer

WASHINGTON, D.C. – AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer continued its 14th annual event series in Washington, D.C.

LAFD Responds To Medical Emergency Near MVD

on May 8, 2017 - 7:38pm
Los Alamos Fire Department Station 6 responded to a medical emergency of an elderly man this afternoon outside the New Mexico Motor Vehicles Department on Central Avenue. Details are not being released at this time. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew, left, and Cmdr. Oliver Morris assist Los Alamos Fire Department EMTs during a medical emergency this afternoon outside the New Mexico Department of Motor Vehicles on Central Avenue.  Photo by Maire O'Neill
 
Los Alamos Police Department officers assisted LAFD personnel by securing the area around

UWNNM: First Born Program Of Los Alamos Supports Mental And Behavioral Health In Young Families

on May 8, 2017 - 10:15am

UWNNM News:

Editor's note: This is part of the series for the United Way of Northern New Mexico Behavioral Health(y) Community Initiative.

Ask any parent you meet, and they will all agree: parenting is one of the most rewarding and challenging relationships in life. Every child is different, and every stage in life is different.  

There are many changes and adjustments that occur in the family dynamic during pregnancy and the first three years of the child’s life.

Council Honors LAFD Station 4, B Shift Crew For Receiving Phoenix Award For Saving Lives

on May 8, 2017 - 9:05am

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, right, briefed members of the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday evening on the fact that his B Shift crew at Fire Station 4 has been awarded the Phoenix CPR Award for saving the lives of Los Alamos residents suffering cardiac arrest. The heroes of the B Shift crew include, Captain/Paramedic Joseph Baca, Driver Engineer/Paramedic Van Leimer and Firefighters Matthew Austin, Zachary Shriver and Kenneth Martinez. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County staff and community members give a standing ovation to the B Shift crew at Fire Station 4 for saving

County Council Proclaims Hospital Week May 7-13

on May 8, 2017 - 7:12am

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside addresses the Los Alamos County Council during Tuesday night's meeting in Council Chambers. Whiteside conducted a PowerPoint presentation in which he updated the councilors on new accomplishments achieved at LAMC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, center, presents LAMC CEO John Whiteside and his staff with a proclamation on behalf of the Council recognizing the week of May 7-13 as Hospital Week in Los Alamos County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

During Tuesday's County

UWNNM: Mental Health Awareness Initiatives Continue

on May 5, 2017 - 10:56am

Separating fact from myth as part of the series running in the Los Alamos Daily Post throughout May from the United Way of Northern New Mexico Behavioral Health(y) Community Initiative. Courtesy image

Local meeting information as part of the series running in the Los Alamos Daily Post throughout May from the United Way of Northern New Mexico Behavioral Health(y) Community Initiative. Courtesy image

It’s OK To Ask: Hand Hygiene As A Frontline Defense Against Infection

on May 5, 2017 - 10:35am
By JOYCE RICHINS, RN, Infection Control Specialist
Los Alamos Medical Center

Wash your hands. How many times have we heard that oft-repeated refrain over our lifetimes? Since we were children, we’ve been encouraged to wash our hands after playing outside, before eating, after using the restroom and any one of a number of other occasions.

And not without reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 80 percent of infectious diseases are transmitted by touch.

Screenagers Draws Capacity Crowd ... Replays Today

on May 5, 2017 - 8:34am

Parents and youth fill the lobby Thurday evening at the Reel Deal Theater for the showing of the Screenagers documentary. Los Alamos Public Schools Healthy Schools Initiative and JJAB provided the showing for free to parents and youth. The documentary explores the impact of screen technology on teens and adults. Plans are being made to show the film again in the fall. A showing will be available for teens at 4:30 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Teen Center on 20th Street and Central Avenue. Courtesy photo

The Screenagers documentary drew capacity attendance Thursday evening for the showing at

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