Skip directly to content

Health Care

Annual Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive Aug. 2

on July 11, 2017 - 2:38pm
Urgent Need: Blood supplies coast-to-coast are dangerously low due to a severe dip in donations leading up to and following the July 4 holiday, prompting a coordinated nationwide call for donors of blood of all types. Forecasting projects a shortfall of 5,700 donations in July and greater shortfalls throughout the summer. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

“Find the hero in you” ... Los Alamos residents have the chance to do just that by joining in the 2nd Annual Battle of the Badges community blood drive noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 3 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug.

Early Stages Of Alzheimer's Discussion July 17

on July 11, 2017 - 5:56am
ALZHEIMERS News:
 
The New Mexico Alzheimer’s Association will offer a one hour session on the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s to include symptoms, coping strategies for caregivers and resources to help families who are challenged with dementia.
 
The session is 1-2 p.m. Monday, July 17 in the lower level classroom at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
 
For more information, contact David Davis 505.473.1297 or dldavis@alz.org.

Udall, Heinrich, Luján, Lujan Grisham Announce Federal Review Of Behavioral Health Access In New Mexico

on July 10, 2017 - 8:36am
NM DELEGATION News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will review the level of access that New Mexicans have to behavioral health services provided through the Medicaid program.
 
The OIG agreed to a request from Rep. Lujan Grisham, along with Sens. Udall and Heinrich and Rep.

CDC: Protect Your Child’s Skin From The Sun

on July 9, 2017 - 6:45am
 
Courtesy photo
 
CDC News:
 
Just a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life.
 
Kids don’t have to be at the pool, beach or on vacation to get too much sun. Their skin needs protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays whenever they’re outdoors.
 
Seek shade. UV rays are strongest and most harmful during midday, so it’s best to plan indoor activities then. If this is not possible, seek shade under a tree, an umbrella, or a pop-up tent. Use these options to prevent sunburn, not to seek relief after it’s happened. Cover up.

LANL: A Universal Biosensor For Infectious Disease

on July 7, 2017 - 12:06pm

LANL News:

With increased travel and globalization, the spread of new diseases has become a threat to global health—and global security. Whether in a rural village or an urban medical clinic, healthcare workers need diagnostics that provide answers then and there, for any disease, in order to effectively treat individual patients or widespread outbreaks.

That’s why Harshini Mukundan and her team at Los Alamos National Laboratory are working to develop a universal biosensor.

“If we are able to mimic the body’s immune recognition in the laboratory, we could have a universal strategy for the

Youth Resiliency Committee Meeting Monday

on July 6, 2017 - 7:45am

Heinrich Cosponsors Bipartisan Resolution Designating June Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month

on July 3, 2017 - 6:26am

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C— U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, cosponsored a bipartisan resolution designating June 2017 as National Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) Awareness Month and June 27 as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day.

The intent is to raise awareness about challenges facing servicemembers, veterans and others who experience post-traumatic stress, and to eliminate the stigma sometimes associated with it.

Udall Joins In Introducing Bipartisan Bill To Combat Native American Veteran Homelessness

on July 2, 2017 - 7:19am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) in introducing bipartisan legislation to combat homelessness and improve direct support services for Native American veterans.
 
Hoeven and Udall are the chairman and vice-chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. Tester and Isakson are the ranking member and chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
 
The legislation, the Tribal HUD-VASH Act would formally authorize a joint Tribal housing initiative between the U.S.

Alzheimer’s 'Warning Signs' Presentation Offered

on July 2, 2017 - 7:03am
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.
 
“Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease” is a FREE presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter 10-11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 4. The event will be 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 

Play It Safe With Fireworks ... Don't Get Burned!

on July 1, 2017 - 10:16am

NMDOH News:

The Independence Day holiday weekend is hear and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is urging residents to celebrate a safe Fourth of July and to use extreme caution with fireworks.

The Fourth of July holiday weekend is traditionally the time for parties, barbecues and fireworks, but for emergency rooms in New Mexico, it’s more than that.

It’s a day where the hospital staff knows to expect to see patients arriving suffering burns, bruises, lacerations, even foreign objects in the eye.

Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day, yet the day can

Pages


Advertisements