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Council Proclaims April As ‘Donate Life Month’

on April 6, 2017 - 5:33pm

Kathie Walters, an organ donation recipient, accepts a proclamation declaring April ‘Donate Life Month’, from County Councilor Rick Reiss during Tuesday night's regular County Council. It's important to acknowledge someone who has benefited from organ donations,’ Reiss said. It is Kathie Walter's birthday today and we celebrate that day with you, Kathie. Walters said it was the fourth birthday she has celebrated thanks to her organ transplant. She added that Tuesday also was Reiss' birthday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

LAVNS: Bereavement Support Services

on April 5, 2017 - 7:06am
Bereavement Support Services
By LAVNS
 
Almost all of us have experienced grief in some form. The loss of a loved one is a universally shared experience, yet we live in a culture that does not encourage an open expression of grief.
 
The common misconceptions surrounding grief include the idea that we will, over time, “move on”, “carry on” and “get over it.” The underlying message with these expressions of condolence is that grief is a process which has a beginning, middle and end and that a particular period of time will cure that condition. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Let It Be

on March 31, 2017 - 4:07pm

By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos

I meditate daily. Usually twice.

I began practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM) when I was 16 years old. My older sister took me to hear the message of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and I was hooked. Prior to this event I had not given a thought to inner peace, and quite frankly I was not all that enamored with the benefits of TM. But the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was guru to the Beatles and the Beach Boys and I thought that was very cool.

At the end of my coursework a former DJ from Hawaii conferred my specially chosen mantra, and I was on my own.

Letter To The Editor: Thanks For Daffodil Drive Success!

on March 30, 2017 - 8:44am
By ROSEMARY COYNE, MSN, RN
Executive Director
Los Alamos Visiting Nursing Service

 

My name is Rosemary Coyne, MSN, RN. I am the executive director of the Los Alamos Visiting Nursing Service (LAVNS) Home Health and Hospice. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who made our 22nd Annual LAVNS Daffodil Drive such a success again this year. The funds we raise every year are used to help our hospice patients in need.

 

I have been here in Los Alamos just over a year, so this was my second opportunity to see the amazing work done by so many people.

Los Alamos County Named Healthiest In State

on March 29, 2017 - 4:15pm

Ashley Pond. File photo

COMMUNITY News:

Washington, D.C. – Los Alamos County ranks healthiest in New Mexico, according to the 2017 County Health Rankings, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The full list of rankings is available at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

“Los Alamos County is a great place – a community that offers something for everyone – from young families to retirees,” said U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District.

The County Health Rankings, a collaborative effort between

Take 5 ... 5,000 Steps On National Walking Day

on March 29, 2017 - 8:29am

Y News:
  • Y and American Heart Association Host April 5 Event

The Family YMCA will host a free walking event, Take 5 With the Y, 5,000-Steps, in celebration of National Walking Day April 5, which is an American Heart Association health awareness promotion. A knapsack and new water bottle will be given to the first 70 registering for the free 5,000-step walk that starts at noon, April 5, at the Y.

The walk will begin on the sidewalk at the Y, 1450 Iris St., and proceed up Central Ave.

Dr. Peter J. Lindberg Memorial Seminar April 13

on March 29, 2017 - 7:22am

COMMUNITY News:

The Los Alamos Council on Cancer is pleased to invite the general public and local health care professionals to attend the free Dr. Peter J. Lindberg Memorial Seminar presented by Dr. Fabio Almeida, a Board Member and Medical Advisor of the Prostate Cancer Research Institute, on current and emerging PET/CT imaging techniques in recurring prostate cancer.  Dr. James Ziomek, a colleague and personal friend of Dr. Lindberg, will provide introductory comments.

The seminar is 6 p.m., April 13, at First Baptist Church, 2200 Trinity Dr., in Los Alamos.

‘Access’ Enhances Small Town Stroke Treatment

on March 28, 2017 - 7:12am
Colin Semper, left, and Dr. Howard Yonas of the UNM Department of Neurosurgery spoke recently at Kiwanis. Photo by Don Casperson
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

"Telemedicine," a new way to bring top-flight medical expertise to small town hospitals, is alive and well and living in Los Alamos, thanks to "Access," a program based at the University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH).

The UNMH Health Sciences Center recently won a three-year, $15.1 million federal grant to test a proposed telemedicine network that helps to diagnose and treat stroke and brain injury patients.

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Santa Fe Mountain Center: 'Adventures In Recovery'

on March 27, 2017 - 8:21am

Donors Help Support Dr. Zee Benefit Concert

on March 26, 2017 - 6:43am

​Morning Glory Bakery Company donates weekly donuts as an auction item for the Dr. Zee Benefit Concert. Courtesy Photo

COMMUNITY News:

 

Dr. Zee Benefit Concert organizers are looking for donors who want to be part of the event's silent auction.

Organizers are excited by what they have received so far from businesses and independent donors in the community including two gift certificates for a dozen donuts a week for six months from Morning Glory Bakery Company. Other donated items have been shared on the Facebook page, @zeebenefit.

Zandree (Zee) Stidham, 35, is a local assistant

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