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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Classic Air Medical

on June 14, 2017 - 6:28am
On The Job In Los Alamos: Flight Nurse Erin Warren, Flight Medic Dan Bergman and Pilot Kody Henderson of Classic Air Medical in front of their red helicopter parked behind Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Geoff Rodgers

Free Alzheimer’s Presentation Offered In Santa Fe

on June 11, 2017 - 6:30am
HEALTH News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free class in Santa Fe, offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is a FREE presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, hosted by the Kingston Residence, 2400 Legacy Court, Santa Fe, NM, 87507. The class is free and open to all citizens of Santa Fe and surrounding communities.
 
To register, or for more information, contact David Davis at 505.473.1297 or dldavis@alz.org. The event is free of

Heinrich Opening Statement At Joint Economic Committee Hearing On Opioid Crisis

on June 11, 2017 - 6:28am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, delivered the following statement at June 8 hearing entitled “Economic Aspects of the Opioid Crisis.”
 
In his opening remarks, Ranking Member Heinrich highlighted the impact of Medicaid cuts to substance abuse treatment and mental health care in the House Republicans’ TrumpCare bill.
 
Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
 
Thank you, Chairman Tiberi, and thank you to our panel for being here today. 
 
Addiction to heroin

Lujan Grisham Introduces HEAL Act Of 2017

on June 9, 2017 - 7:31am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham has reintroduced the “Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act.” 

The HEAL Act of 2017, which now has support from 120 organizations, would restore access to affordable health coverage and care for immigrants authorized to live and work in the United States. 

“The HEAL for Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2017 will guarantee that lawfully present immigrants who work hard and contribute to our economy will be treated fairly by the health

NMDOH: Tips On Staying Safe In Summer Heat

on June 8, 2017 - 6:54am

Keep cool this summer. Courtesy image ​

NMDOH News:

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) offers tips for residents to stay safe and healthy throughout the summer, while enjoying all the outdoor activities New Mexico has to offer.

With warmer temperatures, there are increased concerns with heat exposure, hydration, safe food handling when in the outdoors, and the return of mosquito season. There are a variety of ways to reduce your health risks and today we look at ways to avoid heat induced illness.

Avoid Heat Induced Illness

There were 137 emergency department visits in New

LAVNS: Volunteer’s Role In Quality Responsiveness

on June 8, 2017 - 6:33am
A Volunteer’s Role In Quality Responsiveness
By LAVNS

Our Mission Statement: The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service is dedicated to continuing the tradition of quality responsiveness, integrity, and cost efficiency in the delivery of Home Health and Hospice Services.

We believe that Hospice provides a unique opportunity to help terminally ill patients, as well as their families and caregivers, at a time when it can be difficult for them to answer the question asked by so many people who want to help: “What can I do for you?” The patients and their families are the directors; our nurses and

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Show Up

on June 2, 2017 - 6:51am

By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos

June is Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Health Awareness Month.

My mother died of complications of Alzheimer’s Disease when she was 74 years old. My mother-in-law also died of complications of Alzheimer’s Disease when she was 73 years old. My father was in early stage dementia when he died from a stroke.

My daughter survived a brain tumor when she was 15 years old. Although remarkably successful and vibrant, 20 years later she still deals daily with residual complications.

I have my own challenges with brain health, and so I take brain health quite seriously.

On The Job In Los Alamos: LAMC Patient Access Reps

on May 30, 2017 - 4:30pm
On the job in Los Alamos: Los Alamos Medical Center Patient Access Representatives Lori Willie, left, and Abigail Campbell assist patients when they arrive at the hospital. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Depression Is Not A Normal Part Of Aging

on May 25, 2017 - 4:06pm

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SUBMITTED BY CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL 

Depression is a true and treatable medical condition, not a normal part of aging. However older adults are at an increased risk for experiencing depression. If you are concerned about a loved one, offer to go with him or her to see a health care provider to be diagnosed and treated.

Depression is not just having “the blues” or the emotions we feel when grieving the loss of a loved one. It is a true medical condition that is treatable, like diabetes or hypertension.

How do I know if it is depression?
Someone who is depressed has

First Students Graduate From New PCA And CNA Certificate Programs At UNM-Los Alamos

on May 25, 2017 - 8:10am

Los Alamos Medical Center Environmental Services employee Maria Victoria Rygh earned her Certified Nursing Assistant and Personal Care Attendant certificates. LAMC CEO John Whiteside, left, Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Wallace and Chief Financial Officer Steve Winegeart attended her graduation May 12 and congratulated her on her achievements. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAMC's Maria Victoria Rygh, right, with other CNA and PCA graduates at the May 12 ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The first students enrolled in the

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