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Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic Reaches Agreement With Blue Cross Blue Shield!

on December 8, 2016 - 3:00pm

LAMCC News:

Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic (LAMCC) is pleased to announce that it has come to an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield and will be contracted in 2017.

LAMCC thanks the community for its support.

Los Alamos Medical Center, at 3917 West Road #150, provides medical care in Allergy, Asthma, Immunology, Dermatology, Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Wound Care.

For more information, call 505.662.4351 or visit http://www.lapho.com/clinics/lamcc.php.

DEA Releases 2016 Drug Threat Assessment: Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths Rising At An Alarming Rate

on December 7, 2016 - 1:24pm
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON D.C.  DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg announced results from the 2016 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA), which details the extent to which illicit drugs are affecting the United States.
 
Most notably, the 2016 NDTA continues to illuminate the nationwide opioid epidemic, which is fueling a growing heroin user population and resulting in a greater amount of overdoses. In 2014, approximately 129 people died every day as a result of drug poisoning and 61 percent (79) of them are pharmaceutical opioid or heroin related.
 
This opioid epidemic has been

Udall, Heinrich Urge Passage Of Foster Care Reforms

on December 6, 2016 - 12:05pm
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined 23 of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to congressional leaders urging them to include strongly supported reforms to the foster care system in any end-of-year budget agreement.
 
The Family First Prevention Services Act would allow states to use federal foster care funds to pay for programs that improve home life, such as mental health services and in-home parenting programs, which are crucial in light of the growing number of children in the foster care system whose families are affected by

Reception For Photographer Theodore Greer At Fuller Lodge Art Center Today

on December 3, 2016 - 9:52am

Loco Falls is one of the photographs by Theodore Greer on display in the Portal Gallery at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Theodore Greer

FLAC News:

Jemez Springs photographer Theodore Greer has a one-man show in the Fuller Lodge Art Center, with a reception 2-4 p.m. today, Dec. 3.

The show is called “The Healing Arts”, and features 14 photographs on canvas that were chosen to be in the new Presbyterian Hospital Rust Medical Center, as well as other facilities, including Presbyterian Main, Anna Kaseman and the New Mexico Cancer Center.

The show includes quotes from some of the many people

Luján Hails Inclusion Of Opioid Funding In 21st Century Cures Act

on December 3, 2016 - 8:34am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District on Wednesday spoke on the House floor in support of the 21st Century Cures Act, which included language Congressman Luján championed that authorizes $1 billion in funding to combat the growing opioid epidemic.
 
Earlier this year, Luján introduced the Opioid and Heroin Abuse Crisis Investment Act, which reflected President Obama’s request for much-needed resources to increase treatment programs that will help address the drug crisis.

Advocacy Group Develops Resources For Mental Health

on December 2, 2016 - 1:46pm

From left, Stephanie Koch, MA, LMHC, Counselor at Mesa Vista Wellness; Sara Pasqualoni, M.D., Medical Director at LANL; Lori Coffelt, RN, Emergency Services at LAMC; Christine Hazard, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist at LAPS; Cate Nickless, coordinator for Los Alamos PHO; Kristine Coblentz, Healthy Schools Program director at LAPS; Tina Goldsmith, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Clinical Psychologist at Southwest Center for Child and Family Development; Andrea Cunningham, RN, BSN, program coordinator for JJAB; Patrice Goodkind, LISW, LCSW, Social Worker in Private Practice; and Kristy Ortega, Executive Director

Savvy Caregiver Seven Session Course Jan. 10

on December 2, 2016 - 8:57am
ALZHEIMER'S News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free, seven-week education course in Santa Fe offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter. The course will be offered as both an afternoon and evening course.
 
“The Savvy Caregiver” a FREE seven-session course presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter. The afternoon course option is 1-3 p.m., once a week, beginning each Tuesday, Jan. 10 through Feb. 21. This afternoon option will be held at Brookdale Santa Fe Assisted Living located at 640 Alta Vista in Santa Fe.
 
The

Udall Joins Senate In Passing ECHO Act To Increase Rural Access To Health Care

on December 1, 2016 - 8:53am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined the full Senate in voting 97-0 to approve the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act -- a measure based on the University of New Mexico's successful Project ECHO program -- to increase access to high quality health care in rural communities.
 
Udall is a cosponsor of the bill and, as a member of the Appropriations Committee, has been a strong supporter of funding for the program.
 
The ECHO Act would expand the successful Project Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO), a model program founded at the

Heinrich Welcomes Senate Passage Of Bill To Expand Innovative UNM Rural Tele-Health Program

on November 30, 2016 - 10:38am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) welcomes the Senate’s passage of S. 2873, the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act, a bill to boost access to high-quality health care in hard-to-reach regions.
 
Heinrich is a cosponsor of the bill, which aims to better integrate the University of New Mexico School of Medicine’s groundbreaking Project ECHO telehealth model into health systems across the country.
 
“Families across New Mexico, including in our rural and tribal communities, deserve access to high-quality

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Invited To Free Presentation

on November 30, 2016 - 8:57am
HEALTH News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free presentation in Santa Fe, NM offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter. 
 
“Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers (Early Stage)” is a FREE educational event presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. The event will be hosted by the Kingston Residence at 2400 Legacy Court in Santa Fe.
 
To register or for more information, contact Tina De La Luz, 505.473.1297 or tdelaluz@alz.org

These presentations are designed primarily for non-professional or

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