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New Viruses: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly July 29

on July 25, 2016 - 9:30am

AIA News:
ALBUQUERQUE  The Albuquerque International Association (AIA) will host a public lecture by Dr. Terry McNearney, M.D. titled “New Viruses: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 3 p.m., Friday, July 29, at the UNM Continuing Education Conference Center (1634 University Blvd NE).
 
Dr. McNearney served on the faculties of Washington University School of Medicine and University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, specializing in rheumatology and retrovirology. A long-time research focus of her lab has been how viruses evolve and adapt.

LAMC's Employee Picnic Honors First Responders

on July 25, 2016 - 9:26am

Thanks LAFD, Thanks LAPD and Thanks Classic Air Medical! Los Alamos Medical Center hosted an employee and community picnic Saturday to honor local first responders. The event was packed with family-friendly activities including a bouncy house, water slide, suds pool and the ever popular dunk tank from Party to Go. There also was a photo booth, obstacle course, face painting and animal balloons. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, standing at right, chats with firefighters at Saturday's picnic hosted by LAMC to honor first responders. Photo by Carol A.

Local Therapists And Psychiatrists Host Open House

on July 23, 2016 - 9:49am

A group of psychiatrists and therapists have joined together in a suite of eight offices in downtown Los Alamos. The group hosted an open house Friday evening to celebrate their new endeavor. From left, Therapist Heather McCoulloch, LMFT; Dr. Brian Haigh, MD, child and adolescent emphasis; Dr. Deepa Nadiga, MD., adult psychiatry emphasis; Therapist Georgina Mesibov, LPCC, adult emphasis; Therapist Galen Sanchez, adolescent emphasis; Therapist Kris Raber, LSW, adult and couples emphasis; Clinical Psychologist Reva Heron, PhD., adult and adolescent emphasis; Dr. Julia L.

Gov. Susana Martinez Announces New Initiative To Improve Services To NM Women Veterans

on July 21, 2016 - 4:02pm
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez announced a new targeted initiative today to improve access to services and benefits for women veterans in New Mexico.
 
Martinez also announced that Melanie Suazo, a retired New Mexico Army National Guard non-commissioned officer, will lead the effort.
 
“New Mexicans have always stood ready to answer the call to serve our state and nation in the U.S. Armed Forces,” Martinez said. “Ms.

A Mountaineer’s Story: Wild, Edible Plants July 26

on July 20, 2016 - 9:52am
Jesse and Johanna Boudreau at PEEC’s Earth Day Festival. Listen to their edible wild plants talk Tuesday, July 26 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Ever wonder which wild plants are safe to eat? Come to the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, July 26 to find out which wild plants are edible and which ones are poisonous.
 
Permaculture experts Jesse and Johanna Boudreau will be leading the talk at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting will start at 7 p.m. and cover information about upcoming outings.
 
Jesse

Benefit For Connie Salazar At Ohkay Convention Center

on July 19, 2016 - 2:37pm

The community is invited to attend a fundraising event for Connie Salazar who is the administrative assistant to the chief of police in Los Alamos. She is undergoing treatment for cancer in Texas and her medical expenses are mounting and she needs the community's help. Courtesy image

'10 Warning Signs Of Alzheimer’s' Class Aug. 19

on July 15, 2016 - 7:42am
COMMUNITY News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free class in Los Alamos offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s” is a FREE presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter at 12:45-1:45 p.m., Friday Aug. 19. The event is  hosted by the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row. The class is free and open to all citizens of Los Alamos and surrounding communities.
 
To register or for more information, contact Tina De La Luz at 505.473.1297 or tdelaluz@alz.org.
 
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Los Alamos Computational Scientist Wins 2016 Carcinogenesis Young Investigator Award

on July 13, 2016 - 10:18am

LANL’s Ludmil Alexandrov wins 2016 Carcinogenesis Young Investigator Award.

LANL News:

Ludmil Alexandrov, of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Theoretical Biology and Biophysics group, is the winner of the 2016 Carcinogenesis Young Investigator Award. Given biennially by the journal Carcinogenesis: Integrative Cancer Research, published by Oxford University Press, and the European Association for Cancer Research, the award recognizes a recent significant contribution to carcinogenesis research by an investigator under the age of 40.

“Ludmil’s research uses large-scale computational

Nancy Partridge Of Los Alamos Honored In Boston As An Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Top Fundraiser

on July 10, 2016 - 12:13pm
Nancy Partridge of Los Alamos reaches mile 13 Saturday in Boston the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer. Courtesy photo
 
Nancy Partridge of Los Alamos featured in the Rocky Mountain News in 2001 at her first walk to end breast cancer. At that time her last name was Bachlet. Partridge and all the walkers together raised $4.4 million that year. Courtesy photo
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Nancy Partridge of Los Alamos is in Boston this weekend participating in the Avon 39  Walk to End Breast Cancer.

She was honored during the opening ceremony at 6:30 a.m Saturday as being among the top

Keeping Pets Safe In Summer Heat

on July 9, 2016 - 8:05am
A trio of dogs ride in a boat. Courtesy photo
 
By ERIN ASKLAND
Dog Training and Behavior Expert

 

Each summer, hundreds of dogs are harmed as a result of being left in hot cars or outside without enough water or protection. Heat waves, like the one most of the country is experiencing, are especially dangerous for pets, as high temperatures can lead to dehydration, heat stroke, sunburn and even death in just a few minutes. A few preventative measures can easily protect dogs from heat wave hazards.

Watch for Heatstroke
Dogs can develop heatstroke fairly quickly.

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