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Chiefs Voice Support For Battle Of Badges Blood Drive

on July 31, 2017 - 5:34pm

 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

 

In a joint statement today, Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and Fire Chief Troy Hughes encouraged the community to support the 2nd Annual Battle of the Badges blood drive.

The drive is at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos:

  • Noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3; and
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4.

“Personnel from our two departments will attend the event and donate blood which will be used to save the lives of patients at medical facilities throughout our area,” the statement

New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week With Events Statewide

on July 31, 2017 - 10:51am
WBW News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Sustaining Breastfeeding Together will take place Aug. 1–7 and is a collaborations of advocates, activists and those with decision-making power to promote and protect breastfeeding for anyone and everyone.
 
In New Mexico, the week will be celebrated with special events hosted by the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force (NMBTF) across the state.
 
“Our goal is to continue to advocate for and raise awareness for breastfeeding to cultivate communities that are supportive, and to protect the rights of New Mexico’s mothers and children,” said Erin Marshall,

U.S. Representatives Lujan Grisham, Ros-Lehtinen Introduce Care Corps Demonstration Program

on July 31, 2017 - 6:54am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Representaives Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) introduced legislation to create a Care Corps demonstration program that is designed to provide support for family caregivers and help meet the growing demand for the care of aging and disabled Americans.
 
The Care Corps Demonstration Act will place volunteers in communities to work with seniors and individuals with disabilities who need extra support to live independently.

Los Alamos Alzheimer’s Caregiver Presentation Aug. 21

on July 29, 2017 - 5:19pm
ALZHEIMER'S News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free educational program in Santa Fe offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle Stage” will be presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter 1-2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21; hosted by the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row in Los Alamos.
 
These presentations are designed primarily for non-professional or family caregivers who are seeking a more detailed knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease in its various stages and an

NM American Legion Riders Dedicated To Fisher House

on July 29, 2017 - 7:45am

NM ALR and third from right, Ken Nadeau, ALR chairman and Los Alamos American Legion Post 90’s executive committee member. Courtesy/American Legion

AMERICAN LEGION News:

Across the nation, Fisher Houses provide comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment at either a military hospital or Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility.

It’s a mission that for 10 years has been near and dear to the hearts of the Department of New Mexico’s American Legion Riders.

Smith's Marketplace Pharmacist Katherine Fry Nominated For Kroger Community Service Award

on July 29, 2017 - 7:02am
A woman on a mission. Smith's Pharmacist Katherine Fry will visit Haiti in September with the help of Kroger for her 6th mission trip. She was recently nominated for a national award and selected as the highlighted story for District 6. Courtesy photo
 
Mothers in Haiti carry infants far and sometimes wait hours to receive the most basic of care for their children. The life-saving efforts are assisted by local Heroine Dr. Katherine Fry and donations from Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Los Alamos

Dr.

Udall To Protect Medicaid For New Mexico Families

on July 28, 2017 - 7:37am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the Senate continues to debate the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and drastically cut Medicaid, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will vote for a measure to protect Medicaid coverage in New Mexico and across the country. 
 
“Medicaid is quite simply a lifeline for New Mexico. Across our state, more than 900,000 New Mexicans are able to see a doctor when they get sick, without the fear of going broke, thanks to the coverage they receive under Medicaid.

TOTH Elders Provide Scholarship Funds To UNM-LA

on July 27, 2017 - 4:58pm
Trinity On The Hill Elder Phyllis Bailey presents a scholarship donation to UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney while SUN PATH Coordinator Cindy Leyba, left, and Elder Brad Wright look on. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
From left, top row: LAFD Operations Battalion Chief /UNM-LA EMS Program Coordinator Joe Candelaria, Cathy Walters, Judy Crocker, UNM-LA CEO Cindy Rooney. Center row: Petr Jandacek, Mary Cunningham, Paul Cunningham, Brad Wright, Jenny Bishop, Phyllis Bailey. Front row: Bo West, Trisha Harlow, Jane Sherwood, Louise Jandacek and Barbara Stoddard. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 

Tips For Healthy Summer Smiles

on July 27, 2017 - 8:31am
Healthy grins. Courtesy photo
 
NMDOH News:
 
New Mexico Department of Health Summer sun brings summer fun. While warm months are perfect for spending time together, summer vacation can also throw off your usual dental routine. Here are ways to prevent summertime tooth decay:  
 
Stay on a routine
 
Whether your kids are staying up to catch fireflies or a fireworks show, resist the temptation to skip brushing before a late bedtime—or let it slide when they sleep in the next morning. “Don’t forget about your smile over the summer,” says ADA pediatric dentist Dr. Mary Hayes.

10 Ways To Love Your Brain

on July 27, 2017 - 8:27am

NMDOH News:

Growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits. When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. Start now. It’s never too late or too early to incorporate healthy habits.

Break a sweat.
Engage in regular cardiovascular exercise that elevates your heart rate and increases blood flow to the brain and body. Several studies have found an association between physical activity and reduced risk of cognitive decline.

Hit the books.
Formal education in any stage of life will help

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