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Rio Grande Foundation: Experiences From Other States Show Merit Of Dental Therapy

on January 13, 2017 - 7:23am
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Rio Grande Foundation News:
ALBUQUERQUE — With Santa Fe deeply divided between a Democrat-controlled legislature and a Republican-led executive branch, the potential for stagnation and stalemate is high as lawmakers convene for the 2017 session.

One issue that has generated support from across the political spectrum, won’t break the bank, and will result in both jobs and improved lives for thousands of New Mexicans is dental therapy.

The Rio Grande Foundation and Health Action New Mexico rarely see eye-to-eye, but on the issue of mid-level dental providers, both

¿Dónde Le Duele? Where Does It Hurt? Spanish For Medical Professionals Begins Wednesday Jan. 18

on January 12, 2017 - 11:16pm

UNM-LA Instructor Patty Moore. Photo by Nancy Coombs


UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) is offering the class Spanish for Medical Professionals I and II beginning Jan. 18.

Each one hour credit session will meet from 7-7:50 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, with Part I meeting Jan. 18-March 10, and Part II meeting March 20-May 12. This course will give health professionals from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to learn medical Spanish in order to communicate with their Spanish-speaking patients more effectively.

Instructor Patty Moore has been teaching Spanish at UNM-LA since 1996.

Letter To The Editor: I Have Never Been So Disappointed In Los Alamos

on January 12, 2017 - 5:02pm
Los Alamos

I have never been so disappointed in Los Alamos as I am now. Dog Sees God is not a play about promoting bullying. This play brings insight into what high schoolers and even adults have to deal with when it comes to bullying.

It is a sad story of a boy who is coming to terms with who he is and how brutal high school can be.

As a cast member I am frustrated with mental health professionals in this town who are acting like we are “giving teenagers ideas”. The hard truth is that this type of bullying, drug use, rebellion, eating disorders, etc.

Letter To The Editor: Thank You From Nancy & Annette

on January 12, 2017 - 7:25am
Los Alamos
Thank you to our dear neighbors, friends and family for all your help during Nancys bout with cancer. Thank you for taking care of our house, for the food, cards, calls and your very generous and kind gestures.
Thank you to the wonderful medical poersonnel in Los Alamos, Santa Fe and the University of New Mexico Hospital for your knowledge, experience, patience and caring.
Thank you to the anonymous Angels who contributed to the cost of the excellent care and medical needs our cats Luigi and Fellini received during their stay at the Animal Clinic of

Healthy Schools Initiative, UWNNM Host 'Risk Factors For Suicidal Behaviors Among Los Alamos Youth'

on January 11, 2017 - 8:41am
At 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, the Los Alamos Public Schools Healthy Schools Initiative and United Way of Northern New Mexico’s Behavioral Health Initiative are hosting a presentation entitled, 'Risk Factors For Suicidal Behaviors Among Los Alamos Youth.
Nicole Middaugh from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assigned to the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and Tierney Murphy, Kelly Gallagher and Francisco Chavez will present their findings regarding suicidal behaviors among Los Alamos youth during the event in the Student Center, Building 2 at

Heinrich Launches Online Portal To Collect Health Care Stories From New Mexicans

on January 10, 2017 - 11:45am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) launched a new tool on his website for New Mexicans to share their stories about the critical importance of having access to quality, affordable health care.
The online portal will enable people across the state to share their experiences gaining access to health care and how repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impact their lives.
“It’s criminal for Republicans to strip millions of Americans of their health care.

NMDOH And NMDVS Propose Streamlining State Veterans Home To Improve Services For NM’s Vets

on January 9, 2017 - 6:11am
SANTA FE The Department of Veterans Services (DVS) and the Department of Health (DOH) have proposed streamlining the State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences to improve services for New Mexico’s veterans.
The proposal, if approved by the legislature, will move management of the State Veterans Home from DOH to DVS, aligning both state and federal resources to better serve our veterans.
“The Department of Health and Department of Veterans Services have had a long-standing working relationship and have developed this plan to serve our veterans and their families in

New Mexico: 50,683 Residents Have Signed Up For Coverage Through

on January 9, 2017 - 6:05am
CMS News:
In New Mexico, 50,683 residents have signed up for coverage through since open enrollment began Nov. 1. 
Nationwide 8.8 million Americans have signed up for coverage compared to about 8.6 million plan selections last year at this time. Total plan selections as of Dec. 31, which include auto reenrollments, consist of 2.2 million new consumers and 6.6 million returning consumers. Among returning consumers, two thirds, or 4.4 million, actively selected a plan, an increase from last year’s already high levels of consumer engagement.
“With 8.8 million Americans

K2 Women’s Weekend At Pajarito Mountain Feb. 10-12

on January 8, 2017 - 6:06am
Pajarito Mountain and K2 Skis present the Women's Weekend Feb. 10-12. Courtesy photo
K2W News:
For the eighth consecutive year, the ladies at Pajarito Ski Hill in Los Alamos are planning northern New Mexico’s best ski party that benefits Northern New Mexico communities!
In carrying on the tradition, Pajarito Mountain and K2 Skis are once again presenting the Women's Weekend Feb. 10-12. To date, this non-profit event has raised more than $70,000 in financial assistance to New Mexican women and men diagnosed with breast and women diagnosed with cervical cancer.

LAMC’s New Year’s Baby Is Nomi Chang

on January 5, 2017 - 4:03pm

Los Alamos Medical Center's New Year’s Baby is Nomi Chang. She is the daughter of mother Misa Cowee and father Jae Chang, was born at 5:55 a.m. Monday and weighed 5 pounds and 4 ounces. The baby and her parents are all doing fine. Photo by Chris Clark/

Father Jae Chang holds his New Year’s Baby Nomi Chang, born Monday morning at Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Chris Clark/