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Seniors Rally Against TPP Trade Deal

on January 12, 2016 - 8:37am
ARA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Retirees and concerned citizens will join a rally at 6 p.m., today, Jan. 12, at the Federation of Labor in Albuquerque (2300 Buena Vista Dr SE #126) to demonstrate their opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. 
 
President Obama is expected to push for passage of the TPP during his State of the Union Address tonight. 
 
Nationally, seniors will hold more than 20 rallies today to draw attention to the fact that the TPP will lock in high prices for prescription drugs. 
 
“The TPP will be bad for jobs and bad for consumers who rely on prescription

Classic Air Medical Conference In Los Alamos Jan. 30

on January 11, 2016 - 1:49pm

Heart Disease And Diabetes—Is There A Connection?

on January 10, 2016 - 7:36am

By KAMEL ABOUDA, MD   
Espanola Family Care Clinic

Sometimes trouble comes in twos—like heart disease and diabetes. And these two diseases are actually linked in three ways.

  1. Unhealthy lifestyle habits. Obesity, lack of physical activity and an unhealthy diet can set the stage for developing both heart disease and diabetes. High blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and smoking also raise the risk for both diseases.
  2.  Having diabetes can lead to heart disease. A man’s risk for heart disease is doubled if he has diabetes, whereas a woman’s risk is tripled.

Reward Yourself For Healthy Choices

on January 10, 2016 - 7:31am

By TERESA REYNOLDS, MSA, RN
Chief Nursing Officer,
Los Alamos Medical Center

Healthy lifestyle habits are your best defense against heart disease, but changing habits isn’t easy.

Whether you’re trying to eat a heart-healthy diet, get more exercise to strengthen your heart, lose a few pounds or make another healthy change in your life, it can be tough to stay motivated as the weeks go by. That’s where rewards can keep you inspired and motivated to reach your long-term goal.

Set a specific short-term goal that you have to reach to get a reward.

Sitting Qigong Classes Begin Jan. 19

on January 5, 2016 - 5:52am
COMMUNITY News:
 
Instructor KokHeong McNaughton is offering Sitting Qigong classes 10-11 a.m. every Tuesday beginning Jan. 19, at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 195 East Road, Suite 101.
 
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qigong (Ch’i Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.

LAMC Rated Among Top New Mexico Hospitals

on January 3, 2016 - 7:46am

Los Alamos Medical Center at 3917 West Road in Los Alamos is ranked among the top four hospitals in New Mexico. Courtesy photo

DaVita Dialysis Center Breaks Ground At LAMC

on January 2, 2016 - 11:25am
The DaVita Dialysis Center will be on the canyon side of LAMC with designated parking and a separate entrance. Courtesy photo
 
Staff Report

Partnering with DaVita Kidney Care, Los Alamos Medical Center has broken ground on a six-chair dialysis center. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, treating patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease.

DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients’ quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient

Diabetes Mellitus – A Problem Sneaking Up On Us

on December 31, 2015 - 7:14am
 
By Toshi Shiina, James Ziomek, MD, Mary Beugelsdijk, RN
 
We are facing a diabetes epidemic. The CDC reported that, in 2014, more than 29 million Americans (about one in 11 people) had diabetes – a 10 percent increase from 2010.
 
The concerning fact is that one in four people with diabetes do not know that they have it.
 
[1] While scientific research is still in progress, we know that certain groups of people are known to be at higher risk of having diabetes. The known risk factors for diabetes which we cannot control are: age, genetics, race, and history of diabetes during pregnancy.
 
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Medical Treatment Options For Leakage Issues Jan. 6

on December 31, 2015 - 6:58am

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