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Child Cuddles Rabid Bat

on July 24, 2017 - 9:46pm

A 6-year-old girl holds a bat that a cat brought into her grandmother’s house. She cuddled and kissed it on its head and the bat was later found to be infected with rabies. She is undergoing treatment. Courtesy/Valley Daily Post
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  •  Cats, Bats and Rabies: What NOT to do When You Find a Bat 

Tiki is a beautiful young cat who lives 15 minutes north of Espanola and loves to go outside. He is colored like a Siamese but his soft hair and broad head make him stand out in the crowd. 

Early Thursday morning, a week ago Tiki went inside after a short time outside and

Local Relay For Life Co-Chairs Share Excitement

on July 24, 2017 - 11:13am

Los Alamos Relay for Life co-chairs Rachal Allen, left, and Tonya Sprouse-Mullins sell luminaria bags Sunday afternoon at Smith's Marketplace. They are recruiting volunteers, teams and sponsors for the Sept. 30 event. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


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Rachal Allen, a patient access representative at Los Alamos Medical Center, and Tonya Sprouse-Mullins, a medical assistant at Bridge Care for Women, are the co-chairs for this year’s American Cancer Society Los Alamos Relay for Life.

The two women have jumped into the

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Trinity Urgent Care

on July 23, 2017 - 7:18am

On the job at Trinity Urgent Care at 15th Street and Trinity Drive is Medical Assistant Jerrica Martinez. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Relay For Life Sells Luminaria Bags At Smith's Sunday

on July 22, 2017 - 8:13am


Event coordinators for this year's Relay for Life Los Alamos are selling luminaria bags 1-4 p.m., Sunday at Smith's Marketplace in Los Alamos.

Luminarias honor every life touched by cancer. They can be dedicated to a loved one lost, someone battling cancer or anyone who has overcome the disease. 

The luminarias will be decorated with names and sometimes messages to the people they are dedicated to and placed around Ashley Pond during the upcoming Relay for Life Los Alamos event.

After dark, Relay participants share an emotional moment when each Luminaria is lit in

Walk To End Alzheimer's Comes To Santa Fe Aug. 26

on July 22, 2017 - 7:46am
AA News:
ALBUBQUERQUE  The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter is pleased to announce Santa Fe will host the Northern NM Regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s, at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, at Santa Fe Plaza, 63 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event for raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. All citizens and media in Santa Fe and surrounding communities are invited to participate in this colorful and touching event.
For more information contact Ashley Martinez, (505).266.4473

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham Tours LAMC

on July 21, 2017 - 9:59am

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside and Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Wallace, center, greet U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham July 15 at the entrance to the hospital and guide her on a tour of the facility. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside guides U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham on a tour of the hospital Saturday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside continues his tour for U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham July 15 at the hospital. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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CDC: Protecting Babies From Group B Strep

on July 21, 2017 - 8:21am
CDC: Pregnant women should get a group B strep test. Courtesy photo
CDC News:
All pregnant women should get a group B strep test when they are 35–37 weeks pregnant. Babies can get very sick and even die if their mothers pass group B strep bacteria to them during childbirth.
If you are pregnant, talk with your doctor or midwife about getting a group B strep (GBS) test. CDC recommends getting it when you are 35–37 weeks pregnant. The test shows if you are carrying group B streptococcal bacteria, which you can pass to your baby during childbirth.

Making An Informed Vaccine Decision

on July 21, 2017 - 8:06am
CDC: Vaccinations can help prevent dangerous and even deadly diseases in children. Courtesy Image
CDC News:
As a parent, you may wish to know more about how vaccines work, vaccine risks/side effects, vaccine ingredients, and vaccine safety before deciding to vaccinate your child.
How Vaccines Prevent Diseases

The diseases that vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly. Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to help it safely develop immunity to disease.
When germs, such as bacteria or viruses, invade the body, they attack and

CCNS: Luján Champions RECA For New Mexicans

on July 21, 2017 - 7:38am
Concerned Citizens For Nuclear Safety News:
After nearly 600 luminarias were lit on the Tularosa Little League field, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján expressed his apologies to those who are suffering from or have died of illnesses caused by exposure to the first atomic bomb test July 16, 1945, at the Trinity Site.
The bomb contained 13 pounds of plutonium, but only three pounds fissioned. The remaining plutonium and toxic ash fell out over fields, gardens, houses and mountains, eventually flowing into cisterns and waterways.

Relay For Life Los Alamos Needs Nine More Teams!

on July 20, 2017 - 9:34pm


The annual Relay for Life Los Alamos event is 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at Ashley Pond Park.

The event includes the walk, 5k run, luminaria ceremony at dark and many other activities to be announced in the coming weeks.

This year the goal is to have 15 teams, but to date just six have signed up. The community is invited to gather friends, co-workers and family to come out and support the American Cancer Society. The goal for each team member is to raise $100 and this can be done by donations or fundraising.

For more information, contact Relay for Life