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Finding The Right Family Planning Option

on October 23, 2015 - 7:24am

NNMHC News:

Would you like to be a parent someday? If so, when?

If you already have kids, do you want to have more? These are important decisions. Fortunately, you have some control over if and when to become pregnant. Take a look at your options so you can make the best choice for you and your family.

If you’re not ready for a family now, but might want children someday: There are many types of birth control. There is not one method that is best for everyone. Birth control can be very effective when used correctly.

The right method for you depends on:

  • How often you have sex
  • If and when

How To Cope With Menopause

on October 23, 2015 - 7:19am

By BARBARA VAN EECKHOUT, MD

Hot flashes, insomnia, and night sweats can make menopause miserable. Learning how to find relief can make the transition years easier to bear.

Menopause usually takes place between ages 45 and 55 when a woman’s body stops producing estrogen and progesterone, ending menstruation.

While this transition is a natural event, “the change” can cause a variety of symptoms, including:

• Trouble sleeping
• Night sweats
• Hot flashes
• Mood swings
• Leakage of urine
• Less interest in sex
• Vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse
    
Menopausal symptoms don’t bother some

Education Is Major Goal Of Council On Cancer

on October 19, 2015 - 10:49pm

Sheryl Tynan Nichols speaks about the Council on Cancer during a recent meeting of the Kiwanis Club. Photo by Don Casperson

 

By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Los Alamos Kiwanis Club

Sheryl Tynan Nichols, vice president of the Los Alamos Council on Cancer, told Kiwanis in a recent talk, “Information is our No. 1 goal.”

“The Los Alamos Council on Cancer was formed by a group of doctors in the 1940s,” she said, and it now includes two doctors and several other volunteers.

The non-profit organization sponsors two events per year. This year, on Sept.

Head And Neck Cancer Seminar Tuesday

on October 17, 2015 - 7:45am

Bill Cabral Returns To Los Alamos Following Quadruple Bypass Surgery Sunday In Albuquerque

on October 16, 2015 - 4:42pm

Los Alamos Radio Shack owner Bill Cabral with his wife Mercy stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper office this afternoon to let the community know he is back home and doing well since having quadruple bypass surgery Sunday at Lovelace Heart Hospital in Albuquerque. His store at 999 Central Ave., Suite 150 will open soon. 'I want everyone to know I'm doing really great and will be back at work soon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost

CDC: STDs Are A Hidden Health Epidemic

on October 15, 2015 - 8:20pm
By BARBARA VAN EECHOUT, MD
Los Alamos Medical Center

In your mental file cabinet, it’s easy to place sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) under “problems that affect other people.” But a startling new report from the CDC just may shatter your illusions.

About 20 million new cases of STDs occur each year, meaning your chances of becoming infected are greater than you think. Ignore the risk at your peril—left untreated, some STDs can cause cancer, infertility, and even death. Arming yourself with knowledge about these diseases can help you protect yourself and your loved ones.

Prevent STDs

Luján Legislation Supports Treatment For Pregnant And Postpartum Women Suffering From Substance Abuse

on October 14, 2015 - 7:57am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District spoke Friday Oct. 9, at a Health Subcommittee hearing, “Examining Legislative Proposals to Combat our Nation’s Drug Abuse Crisis.”
 
Luján discussed legislation he introduced earlier this week to enhance treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum women who are suffering from substance use disorders. 
 
The Improving Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women Act reauthorizes a residential treatment program that provides a wide range of services designed to help pregnant

Science On Tap At UnQuarked Thursday Oct. 15

on October 14, 2015 - 7:46am
 
LACDC News:
 
Thomas Leitner will speak at Science on Tap beginning at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, at the UnQuarked Wine Room at 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.
 
Leitner works in LANL's Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group and has been tracking phylogenetics and epidemics. He leads a team of researchers at the Lab who are investigating the complex relationships between the spread of the HIV virus in a population (epidemiology) and the actual, rapid evolution of the virus (phylogenetics) within each patient’s body.
 
“We have developed novel ways of estimating epidemics

Los Alamos Radio Shack NOT Closing Down!

on October 9, 2015 - 3:16pm

Los Alamos Radio Shack owner Bill Cabral in front of his store in February at 999 Central Ave., Suite 150. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post  
 

Los Alamos Radio Shack owner Bill Cabral has had a heart attack and is scheduled to undergo triple bypass surgery Monday. His biggest concern is his customers.

“I know a number of people have been wondering why the Radio Shack has been closed the last few days.

Los Alamos Dentist To Lecture In China

on October 8, 2015 - 9:01am

Dr. Daniel Meyers

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Dr. Daniel Meyers of Whole System Minimally Invasive Orthodontics in Los Alamos has made significant advances in the field of orthodontics and will share these strives with the world – literally.

Meyers will present a lecture titled, “The Evolution from Orthodontics to Clinical Orthodontic Medicine” at the BIT’s Second Annual World Congress of Oral and Dental Medicine Nov. 2 in Dalian, China. Specifically, he will discuss contemporary concepts of care in orthodontics with next generation technology.

“To be a part of that I

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