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May Is Mental Health Month: Spotlight On Stigma – Doctors And Suicide

on April 30, 2017 - 6:22am
MENTAL HEALTH News:
 
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to encourage people to talk to their doctor about mental illness.
 
But what if a doctor is struggling with their own mental health? According to Michael F. Myers, MD—known as “the doctors’ doctor—that struggle is more common than we think, and at least once a day, it ends in suicide.
 
“Doctors are killing themselves at an alarming rate, due to a multitude of triggers—such as burnout, depression, bipolar illness and PTSD,” Dr. Myers said.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Trinity Urgent Care

on April 28, 2017 - 10:09am

On the job in Los Alamos Thursday afternoon is Edward Grant, PA-C, D.O.M. at Trinity Urgent Care, LLC. The medical practice at 1460 Trinity Dr. Suite A & B is open seven days a week with no appointment necessary. Trinity Urgent Care provides treatment to adults and children from Board Certified providers offering the highest standards of Care. X-Ray and Lab services are available at Trinity Urgent Care. For more information, call 505.412.6033 or visit www.trinityurgentcare.net. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LANL: Managing Disease Spread Through Accessible Modeling

on April 26, 2017 - 7:23am

The research draws on Los Alamos’ expertise in computational modeling and health sciences and contributes to the Laboratory’s national security mission by protecting against biological threats. Infectious diseases are a leading cause of death globally. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Lower computing requirements and streamlined data analysis support public-health decision making

A new computer modeling study from Los Alamos National Laboratory is aimed at making epidemiological models more accessible and useful for public-health collaborators and improving disease-related decision making.

“In a

LAPS Healthy Schools Initiative And JJAB Host SCREENAGERS: Growing Up In The Digital Age

on April 26, 2017 - 7:22am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools’ Healthy Schools Initiative and JJAB are excited to bring the film SCREENAGERS to the community during the first week of May to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month.

SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and to offer parents proven solutions that work. One of the goals of the Healthy Schools Initiative is to raise awareness about the challenges families face and to offer opportunities for community members and school staff to discuss ways to support the well-being of our youth.

The public

Free Presentation Of 'Basics of Alzheimer’s'

on April 25, 2017 - 8:40am
AA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free presentation in Los Alamos, NM 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 and will be held Monday, May 22, from 1-2 p.m. The event will be hosted by the Betty Ehart Senior center, 1101 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos NM, 87544. The class is free and open to all citizens of Los Alamos and surrounding communities.
 
For more information or to register, contact David Davis 

Study Examines Mortality Burden Of Modifiable Behavioral Risk Factors

on April 21, 2017 - 6:29am
SGIM News:
 
A team of researchers from Cleveland Clinic and New York University School of Medicine have found that based on 2014 data, obesity resulted in as much as 47 percent more life-years lost than tobacco, and tobacco caused similar life-years lost as high blood pressure.
 
Preliminary work presented by Cleveland Clinic today at the 2017 Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting analyzed the contribution of modifiable behavioral risk factors to causes-of-death in the US population.
 
Based on this preliminary work, the team found the greatest number of preventable

Los Alamos Physician Provides Aid In Mosul

on April 21, 2017 - 5:53am
From left, Paramedic Derrik Ross from Melbourne, Australia; LAMC Physician Dr. Christopher Hammond, Los Alamos Paramedic Tylerr Jones and a first responder. Courtesy photo
 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Medical Center Physician Christopher Hammond works with bullets slicing through the air and bombs exploding all around him. As a member of Global Outreach Doctors, Hammond is serving a three-week deployment in Iraq that includes two weeks in Mosul, a city engulfed in the war between ISIS and Iraqi forces.

He is joined by Tylerr Jones, a RN/EMT from White Rock.

Community Encouraged To Wear Blue & Green Friday

on April 20, 2017 - 4:26pm
Cathy Walters is encouraging local residents to wear blue and green Friday to bring awareness to the issue of organ and tissue donation. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Every April, people are encouraged to wear blue and green to raise awareness of the life-saving potential have as organ and tissue donors. Friday, April 21 is National Donate Life Blue & Green Day, Cathy Walters of Los Alamos is asking local community members to wear blue and green, too.

Walters received a donor heart in 2013. At 65, she was diagnosed with a progressive

Dr. Zee Benefit Concert Features Artist Sasha Scully

on April 20, 2017 - 3:50pm

Artist Sasha Scully will create a painting during Dr. Zee Benefit Concert 5-8 p.m. Friday at UNM-LA. Courtesy Image

COMMUNITY News:

Sasha Scully, owner and operator of SäshaStylz™ Art, will do a live painting at Dr. Zee Benefit Concert, which will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday in Building 2 at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos.

 

The concert will raise funds for Dr. Zandree Stidham, who was diagnosed with Essential Thrombocythemia in 2010.

 

Scully was born and raised in New Mexico.

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