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LAMC Gift Shop Returns All Profits To Community

on August 10, 2015 - 8:38am

LAMC Gift Shop volunteer Wendy Schamann. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

LAMC Gift Shop volunteer Wendy Schamann surrounded by items for sale in the shop. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com 

COMMUNITY News:

Just a reminder to people that the Los Alamos Medical Center Gift Shop is a non-profit, tax free shop that returns all the profits back to the community. 

The organization has a Community & Welfare Committee that reviews requests for funds and doles the money out.

Udall Votes To Protect Women's Health Care Funding

on August 4, 2015 - 5:34pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall voted against an effort to cut off life-saving health care services for women in New Mexico by de-funding Planned Parenthood.

Udall issued the following statement:

“Planned Parenthood provides critical health care and preventive services, such as cancer screenings and tests, for women and men, many of whom do not have access to services elsewhere. I'm not going to allow this life-saving care to be cut off for thousands in New Mexico.

“Exploiting women's health care for political gain does the Senate a

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Earns 4-Star Rating

on August 3, 2015 - 7:42am

LAVNS Executive Director Georgina Mesibov, center, with her staff and United Way Executive Director Kristy Orgtega, right. Courtesy/UWNNM

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

As of July 16, the Centers for Medicare Services updates Home Health Compare with 5-Star Rating system to give consumers the opportunity to see how agencies performed against each other.

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service received four out of five stars, which places them above both the New Mexico and national averages in comparison to other agencies.

“I was not surprised by the four-star rating, I would expect

Los Alamos Children’s Clinic Earns National Recognition

on July 31, 2015 - 11:52am

HEALTHCARE News:

Children’s Clinic, PA in Los Alamos was recently awarded level 3 recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, collaborative relationships. 

Children’s Clinic is the first practice in Los Alamos County to achieve such recognition.

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and

Lujan On 21st Century Cures Act

on July 20, 2015 - 11:04am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District voted today in support of the 21st Century Cures Act, bipartisan legislation that encourages biomedical innovation and the development of new treatment and cures. 
 
The bill increases funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), supporting awards to academic researchers at institutions across the country.
 
“This legislation is a victory for both patients and scientists.

IRS Offers Affordable Care Act Webinars

on July 18, 2015 - 7:21am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  If you’re an employer or health coverage provider, you can attend a series of educational webinars this summer to help you understand the Affordable Care Act’s employer provisions and related requirements.
 
The IRS is presenting three different webinars in July that will each be repeated in August and September.
 
The IRS designed these webinars for business owners, tax managers, employee benefits managers and health coverage providers. All time listed below are Eastern Daylight Time.
 
Employer Shared Responsibility and Information Reporting
 
Learn about the ACA’s employer

¡Fiesta Los Alamos! Raising Funds To House Parents Of Hospitalized Children

on July 14, 2015 - 10:05am
A mother sits by her son’s bedside recently in the Hospital Infantil in Juarez, Mexico. Courtesy/Rotary STARS
 
Members of the Los Alamos Rotary STARS, along with their counterparts from the El Camino Real Rotary Club of El Paso, in front of Hospital Infantil in Juarez, Mexico. Courtesy/Rotary STARS
 

ROTARY STARS News:

No parent should ever have to sleep on the street, but that’s exactly what some of them do, while their sick and injured children are being cared for in the Hospital Infantil in Juarez, Mexico.

The first annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!, 6-10 p.m.

'Pay Day Cafe Fundraiser' For Jessica Roberts

on July 10, 2015 - 11:38am

Skin Care Column: Minimizing Aging Factors

on July 10, 2015 - 8:25am
Skin Care Colum
By JUNE ENGLISH and JENNIFER LINDER, M.D. (PCA)
 
Minimizing Aging Factors

Although we can’t stop the hands of time, the factors thought to be responsible for 85 percent of visible aging are largely preventable.

One of the primary offenders is UV exposure. Other forces responsible for extrinsic aging are less frequently discussed, such as pollution, sleep deprivation and smoking.

By addressing these extrinsic factors, our fight against skin aging can be more successful:

  • Pollution - Car exhaust produces copious amount of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are proven to

Longtime Sombrillo Nurse Anita Maes Retires

on July 8, 2015 - 9:50pm

Sombrillo staff and board members celebrate the retirement of Anita Maes, center, after more than 21 years at Sombrillo. Photo by Mary Yamada
By MARY YAMADA
Los Alamos

Los Alamos Retirement Community celebrated the retirement of longtime nurse Anita Maes at a party June 30.

LARC board members and Sombrillo staff gathered together to wish her a happy retirement and thank her for her hard work. Maes began her career as an LPN in November of 1972. She has been working at Sombrillo Nursing and Rehab since April 15, 1994.

As a dedicated, hardworking nurse, she epitomized the Practical Nurse

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