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100+ Women Who Care Honor LAMC CEO Feliciano Jiron; Fund Nine Behavioral Health Initiatives

on November 15, 2015 - 1:25pm

From left, Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Debbie Shelton, Johanna Jiron, Marvel Harrison, Feliciano Jiron, Mary Beth Maasson and Kristy Orgeta. Los Alamos Medical Center and its CEO Feliciano Jiron are honored at a special gathering Thursday at Unquarked for assisting 100+ Women Who Care to fund nine behavioral health initiatives within the Los Alamos community. The women raised $20,000 to fund the programs with the help of a $10,000 match from United Way of Northern New Mexico and about $2,000 from LAMC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The only man in a room full of women

New Report Shows Significant Improvement For Mental Health In New Mexico

on November 11, 2015 - 10:34am
NMHS News:
 
SANTA FE — Today, New Mexico Human Services Department Cabinet Secretary Brent Earnest announced that New Mexico has improved ten spots in Mental Health America’s annual rankings, The State of Mental Health in America.
 
New Mexico showed significant improvement across the board in these rankings, including overall, adult, youth, need, and access categories.
 
“We’re continuing to make it a priority to provide much-needed care and treatment to our most vulnerable fellow New Mexicans,” Earnest said.

Bouman: Understanding Long-Term Care

on November 8, 2015 - 7:56am
By BEN BOUMAN
Alpine Financial Planners

Addressing the potential threat of long-term care expenses may be one of the biggest financial challenges for individuals who are developing a retirement strategy.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 70 percent of people over age 65 can expect to need long-term care services at some point in their lives.  Understanding the various types of long-term care services and what those services may cost is critical as you consider your retirement approach.

Long-term care is not a single activity.

How Frequent And Proper Handwashing Can Help Beat Cold And Flu Season

on November 8, 2015 - 7:53am
By TERESA REYNOLDS
Chief Nursing Officer, LAMC

As fall is upon us, so is flu season – a time of year when between five and 20 percent of people living in the United States suffer from the contagious disease.

This means now is the time to:

  • Get your flu vaccine; and
  • Recommit to good health habits, like frequent and proper handwashing.

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each and every year.

WALKER: Discovering The Inside Story

on November 7, 2015 - 11:36am
A technologist prepares a patient for an MRI. Courtesy photo
 
 
By FREDERICK WALKER, M.A, RT (R)(N)
LAMC

The week of Nov. 8-14 is National Radiology Technology Week. This week-long celebration calls attention to the important role medical imaging plays in patient care and health care safety.

This week is especially important to the imaging field as it commemorates the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen Nov. 8, 1895.

Los Alamos Medical Center is home to a multi-disciplinary group of Radiologic Technologists.

Just For Grins Pediatric Dentistry Grand Opening And Candy Buy-Back Event Saturday

on November 6, 2015 - 8:43am
Just for Grins Pediatric Dentistry at 2101 Trinity Dr., Ste. P. in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
BUSINESS News:
 
Just for Grins Pediatric Dentistry invites the community to a Grand Opening and Candy Buy-Back Event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7 at 2101 Trinity Dr., Ste. P.
 
The event will feature music, face painting, give-aways and a strolling magician.
 
This is an opportunity for the kids of our community to make a few dollars, spare their teeth the added sugar, and to support our troops!

LAVNS Hosts 20th Annual Hospice Memorial Service

on November 5, 2015 - 3:07pm
Community members gather at Sunday's LAVNS Hospice Memorial Service at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Jennifer Bartram
 
Roaring Jelly, a local Irish band provided music Sunday's memorial event. Photo by Jennifer Bartram
 
LAVNS News:
 
Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice hosted its 20th Annual Hospice Memorial Service Sunday, Nov. 1 at Fuller Lodge. 
 
The memorial brings together family, friends and staff members to remember those whom we have loved and lost over the past year.

LACC Recognizes Los Alamos Girls Soccer Teams

on November 4, 2015 - 4:24pm

Los Alamos Council on Cancer President Amy Woods presents a certificate of appreciation to the Los Alamos Girls Soccer Varsity and Jr. Varsity teams Oct. 27 at Sullivan Field in Los Alamos. The athletes have raised $1,440 over the last two years during the 'Breast Cancer Awareness' Campaign in which they collected contributions from people in the bleachers during games. The donations will be used in communicating support services and programs directed at aiding cancer victims. The organization is actively looking for ways to increase awareness in young people particularly about Breast Cancer.

Council Proclaims Nov. 13 ‘Pancreatic Cancer Day’

on November 4, 2015 - 8:35am

On behalf of the Los Alamos County Council, Councilor Steven Girrens, right, presents a proclamation to Gloria Cordova with her husband Dan Cordova Tuesday evening proclaiming Nov. 13 ‘Pancreatic Cancer Day’. Cordova was diagnosed with the disease in February, had surgery in March and is beating it. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Gloria Cordova speaks about being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and beating it and encourages everyone to live life with a grateful heart. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Council Tuesday evening proclaimed

Letter To The Editor: Los Alamos Residential Care Options Vs Overlooked ‘Inbetweeners’

on November 2, 2015 - 2:11pm
By JULIE SMITH
Los Alamos
 
“Los Alamos Retirement Community” sounds like a wide-reaching organization, but do you really know which residents are helped by the live-in facilities available in Los Alamos, and which are not helped, are not eligible, or fall into the “inbetweener” category? You may think you know, but this is my ongoing experience.

Los Alamos Retirement Community’s live-in care options are Aspen Ridge Assisted Living, and Sombrillo Rehab and Nursing Home.

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