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National Puppy Day March 23

on March 8, 2017 - 3:06pm
WELLNESS News:
 
Some studies show that people begin to feel less anxious after spending less than an hour with an animal. There are endless benefits from lowering your stress level and while the things that we find stressful in our lives are often hard to eliminate, adding an animal to your life can help.
  • General Benefits: There's a reason that they say dog is man's best friend. Having a pet, not limited to dogs, is something that everyone should experience at some point in their life. Pets can be calming, mood lifting, empathetic, and so much more.

Eat Wings. Raise Funds. Los Alamos Relay For Life/American Cancer Society Event March 11

on March 7, 2017 - 5:48pm
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos is one of more than 5,200 communities planning a Relay for Life signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society this year. Organizational meetings are already being held and fundraising events are already underway. The Los Alamos event is scheduled for Aug. 18.

Saturday, March 11, Buffalo Wild Wings on Zafarano in Santa Fe, is hosting an “Eat Wings Raise Funds” event. From 11 a.m.

Isolated Confinement Bill Moves To House Floor

on March 4, 2017 - 6:55am

STATE News:

SANTA FE Today in the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas’ (D-Albuquerque) House Bill 175 passed by a 7-6 vote. HB 175 bans the use of isolated confinement for pregnant women and minors in New Mexico prisons and jails. It also sets a 48-hour maximum for solitary confinement of inmates with severe mentally illness.

“Isolated confinement is overused and misused in our great state,” Rep. Maestas said. “It is detrimental to public safety. If you put a human being in prolonged isolated confinement, that human will never, ever be the same.

LAVNS Hospice: Last Day To Order Daffodil Delivery

on March 3, 2017 - 8:02am

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice Medical Director Dr. Ross Bridge visits recently with a local hospice patient. LAVNS hospice care is supported by proceeds from the anual Daffodil fundraiser campaign in which 100 percent of the proceeds help hospice patients with costs not covered by insurance. To place an order and schedule daffodil deliveries, call LAVNS before 5 p.m., today at 505.662.2525. Daffodil orders will be delivered Saturday, March 11. Booth sales are March 9-10 in Los Alamos and White Rock. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Tourniquets For Law Enforcement Passes House

on March 2, 2017 - 4:11pm
Rep. Patricio Ruiloba (D-Albuquerque). Courtesy photo
 

STATE News:

 
SANTA FE  Feb. 28, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed House Bill 9, a bill that provides law enforcement with the appropriate tools and training to apply tourniquets – a proven life saving measure.
 
Sponsored by Representative Patricio Ruiloba (D-Albuquerque), HB 9 gives first responders arriving to an emergency the knowledge necessary to properly use a tourniquet to prevent excessive blood loss, saving lives and reducing the damage that can be done by the improper use of tourniquets.
 
“As a law

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Joins Facebook To Release New Life Saving Tools

on March 2, 2017 - 10:25am
MHA-NYC News:
 
NEW YORK, N.Y.  At the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, we are proud of our ongoing relationship with Facebook and our long collaboration to provide innovative suicide prevention resources and support to their digital community.
 
Today’s announcement of Facebook’s latest efforts to expand their tools to help individuals in crisis and their loved ones is the next step in this dedicated work, and the Lifeline, and the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC), which administers the Lifeline, are excited to embark on this step with them.

Santa Fe Cardiologist Pleads Guilty To Federal Health Care Fraud Charge

on March 1, 2017 - 2:37pm
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Roy G. Heilbron, 53, a cardiologist practicing in Santa Fe, pleaded guilty Feb. 17 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to a health care fraud charge, announced U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez and Special Agent in Charge Terry Wade of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division.
 
Under the terms of the plea agreement, Heilbron will be sentenced to two years in federal prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.
 
Heilbron was charged with health care fraud and wire fraud charges in a 24-count indictment that was filed in June 2015. The

House Committee Approves 'Right To Try' Legislation

on March 1, 2017 - 8:23am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE The House Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved House Bill 228, known as the “Right to Try Act.” 
 
The bill is sponsored by Rep. Rebecca Dow (R-Grant, Hidalgo and Sierra). It had been amended by a previous committee to include aspects of House Bill 263, a similar Right to Try bill sponsored by Rep. Jane Powdrell-Culbert (R-Sandoval).
 
The Right to Try Act would establish a process through which terminally ill patients could access new medications that have not yet been fully approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). The bill sets eligibility

NM Delegation Introduces Bill To Expand Research On Rare Genetic Disease Prevalent Among Hispanics

on February 28, 2017 - 4:22pm

CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Steve Pearce and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced they have introduced a bill to increase research, education and treatment for Cavernous Cerebral Malformations (CCM), an uncommon genetic blood vessel disease that impacts the brain and spinal cord and is more common among New Mexico Hispanics than any other group.
 
Due to limited research, there is no cure for CCM.

Run For Her Life 5K And 10K Races April 9

on February 28, 2017 - 11:21am
COMMUNITY News:
 
The 7th Annual Run For Her Life 5K and 10K Race is 9 a.m. Sunday, April 9, starting at East Park off East Road (NM502) in Los Alamos.
 
All proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer research.
 
For more information call 505.672.1639 or visit: www.atomicrunners.com/runforherlife_registration2017.pdf

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