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DEA Releases 2017 Drugs Of Abuse Resource Guide

on June 29, 2017 - 7:55am
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration released the 2017 edition ofDrugs of Abuse, A DEA Resource Guide.
 
The Drugs of Abuse guide is released on a periodic basis and designed to be a reliable resource on the most commonly abused and misused drugs in the United States. The guide provides important science-based information about the harms and consequences of drug use, describing a drug’s effects on the body and mind, overdose potential, origin, legal status, and other key factors.
 
The 2017 edition updates the 2015 Drugs of Abuse publication with the

Collected Works Hosts Benefit For Accident Victims

on June 28, 2017 - 6:56am
Charlie and Debbie Carrillo. Courtesy photo
 
RGB News:
 
Gracias is a new show during the month of July at Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe.
 
Charlie and Debbie Carrillo were victims of a terrible car accident in February. Charlie and Debbie were unable to work for several months, had tremendous hospital bills, and their car was totaled. To help with the expenses, Collected Works Bookstore and LPD Press/Rio Grande Books have sponsored a benefit with art and books of Charlie and Debbie. Gracias is a “thank you” to the community for helping the Carrillos.
 
Retablos, pottery,

Forty Percent Of Travelers Contract Infectious Disease On Vacation ... Tips To Help Return Unscathed

on June 27, 2017 - 6:04am
Dr. Brent W. Laartz
 
HEALTHCARE News:
 
Dr. Brent W. Laartz thought he was in for the ride of his lifetime when he set out on a horseback riding excursion in Costa Rica.
 
Admittedly younger and more naïve than he is today, Laartz – an infectious disease specialist and author of the book How to Avoid Contagious Diseases (www.drlaartz.com) –  failed to take some of the precautions necessary to avoid becoming one of the 40 percent of travelers every year who bring back an unwanted souvenir of a major illness from their trip.
 
“While on vacation it becomes entirely necessary to be more

Luján Bill To Help Enroll More Kids In Health Insurance

on June 26, 2017 - 8:53am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) introduced legislation June 22 that will help states enroll more children in healthcare coverage by expanding the outreach and enrollment grant program.
 
Luján’s bill also allows for the inclusion of parent mentors in the grants program. Outreach and enrollment grants help to identify and enroll children who are eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
 
Luján noted that Medicaid and CHIP provide no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible

Relay For Life Planning Team Meets Tuesday

on June 26, 2017 - 8:40am

RELAY FOR LIFE News:

The Relay for Life Los Alamos Planning Team is looking for additional members. Volunteers are needed for the American Cancer Society event scheduled this year for September.

The next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 in the downstairs conference room at Los Alamos Medical Center near the cafeteria entrance.

Volunteers can give as much or as little time as they would like. All kinds of help is needed, including recruiting volunteers, recruiting sponsors and selling luminaria bags.

For more information, call Rachal Allan, 505.709.8618.

Los Alamos To Host Free Caregiver Presentation July 17

on June 25, 2017 - 6:25am
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free educational program in Santa Fe, NM offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Early Stage” will be presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter 1-2 p.m. Monday, July 17. It will be hosted by the Betty Ehart Senior Center on 1101 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544.
 
To register, or for more information, contact David Davis (505).473.1297 or at dldavis@alz.org. The class is free and open to all citizens of Los

Los Alamos Medical Society Offers Medical School Scholarships

on June 22, 2017 - 4:29pm

LOS ALAMOS MEDICAL SOCIETY News:

Students who will be enrolled in medical school in the fall this year are invited to apply for scholarshiop funds. Scholarship funds are available through the generosity of the John and Willie Mae Helm Scholarship Fund and the Los Alamos Medical Society

Students are eligible to apply if they are residents of Los Alamos County or have spent the majority of their lives as residents of Los Alamos County.

LAMC: AHCA And The Negative Impact It Will Have On Our Community

on June 22, 2017 - 4:13pm

LAMC News:

Our country’s healthcare system is in the midst of a massive upheaval. Never before have we witnessed such challenges that will impact both the type of care our community receives and the ability of our local hospital to continue to provide the high-quality care that we know each of you have come to expect from our physicians, nurses and staff.

As you may be aware, politicians in Washington, D.C.

NMDOH Warns Of Heat And Smoke Related Illness

on June 22, 2017 - 4:04pm

NMDOH News:

The New Mexico Department of Health advises residents to take extra precautions to avoid heat and smoke-related illnesses.

Temperatures over the next several days are expected be the warmest days of the year so far in several parts of New Mexico, and because of the El Cajete Fire burning in the Jemez Mountains, smoke is being released into the air, degrading air quality.

Extreme Heat                                                                                                                        
Anyone regardless of age, sex, or health status may develop heat-related

Bake Sale Supports LAHS Teacher Joy Handsberry

on June 22, 2017 - 7:51am
Los Alamos Middle School teacher Laura Parkison and her 12-week-old daughter Rachel Parkison sell cherry scones at a benefit bake sale Monday in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank. The fundraiser is for Los Alamos High School teacher Joy Handsberry who has had a recurrence of her cancer and continues chemotherapy treatments this summer. Mondays benefit bake sale raised $592.55 for Handsberry and rumor has it that two White Rock angels later dropped off a $1,000 check to support her fight. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

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