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Lujan On 21st Century Cures Act

on July 20, 2015 - 11:04am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District voted today in support of the 21st Century Cures Act, bipartisan legislation that encourages biomedical innovation and the development of new treatment and cures. 
 
The bill increases funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), supporting awards to academic researchers at institutions across the country.
 
“This legislation is a victory for both patients and scientists.

IRS Offers Affordable Care Act Webinars

on July 18, 2015 - 7:21am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  If you’re an employer or health coverage provider, you can attend a series of educational webinars this summer to help you understand the Affordable Care Act’s employer provisions and related requirements.
 
The IRS is presenting three different webinars in July that will each be repeated in August and September.
 
The IRS designed these webinars for business owners, tax managers, employee benefits managers and health coverage providers. All time listed below are Eastern Daylight Time.
 
Employer Shared Responsibility and Information Reporting
 
Learn about the ACA’s employer

¡Fiesta Los Alamos! Raising Funds To House Parents Of Hospitalized Children

on July 14, 2015 - 10:05am
A mother sits by her son’s bedside recently in the Hospital Infantil in Juarez, Mexico. Courtesy/Rotary STARS
 
Members of the Los Alamos Rotary STARS, along with their counterparts from the El Camino Real Rotary Club of El Paso, in front of Hospital Infantil in Juarez, Mexico. Courtesy/Rotary STARS
 

ROTARY STARS News:

No parent should ever have to sleep on the street, but that’s exactly what some of them do, while their sick and injured children are being cared for in the Hospital Infantil in Juarez, Mexico.

The first annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!, 6-10 p.m.

'Pay Day Cafe Fundraiser' For Jessica Roberts

on July 10, 2015 - 11:38am

Skin Care Column: Minimizing Aging Factors

on July 10, 2015 - 8:25am
Skin Care Colum
By JUNE ENGLISH and JENNIFER LINDER, M.D. (PCA)
 
Minimizing Aging Factors

Although we can’t stop the hands of time, the factors thought to be responsible for 85 percent of visible aging are largely preventable.

One of the primary offenders is UV exposure. Other forces responsible for extrinsic aging are less frequently discussed, such as pollution, sleep deprivation and smoking.

By addressing these extrinsic factors, our fight against skin aging can be more successful:

  • Pollution - Car exhaust produces copious amount of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are proven to

Longtime Sombrillo Nurse Anita Maes Retires

on July 8, 2015 - 9:50pm

Sombrillo staff and board members celebrate the retirement of Anita Maes, center, after more than 21 years at Sombrillo. Photo by Mary Yamada
By MARY YAMADA
Los Alamos

Los Alamos Retirement Community celebrated the retirement of longtime nurse Anita Maes at a party June 30.

LARC board members and Sombrillo staff gathered together to wish her a happy retirement and thank her for her hard work. Maes began her career as an LPN in November of 1972. She has been working at Sombrillo Nursing and Rehab since April 15, 1994.

As a dedicated, hardworking nurse, she epitomized the Practical Nurse

Santa Fe Physician Arraigned On Federal Indictment Alleging Scheme To Defraud Programs

on July 6, 2015 - 12:14pm
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Roy G. Heilbron, 51, a cardiologist in Santa Fe, was arraigned in federal court in Albuquerque on a 24-count indictment charging him with health care fraud and wire fraud.
 
Damon P. Martinez and Special Agent Carol K.O. Lee of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division, announced that Heilbron entered a not guilty plea and was released on his own recognizance.
 
The indictment alleges that Heilbron, a physician licensed to practice medicine in New Mexico who specializes in cardiology, executed a scheme to defraud Medicare and other health care benefit programs between

Chief Stone: How The Los Alamos County Ambulance Service Works

on July 3, 2015 - 10:48am
Los Alamos County ambulance fleet. Courtesy/LAFD
 
By BENJAMIN S. STONE, NRP
Division Chief  Emergency Medical Services
Los Alamos County Fire Department
 
When someone calls 911 for a medical emergency, emergency medical technicians and paramedics respond to your call. Often, this results in an ambulance transport to the emergency room.

Such a transport raises many questions for the patient and the family. Who is in charge of determining whether the emergency trip to the hospital was necessary? Who pays for the ambulance, the crew, and the equipment during the trip to the hospital?

Save A Life With CPR/First Aid Class At UNM-LA

on June 27, 2015 - 7:53am
Students perform CPR on dummies. Courtesy/UNM-LA
 

UNM-LA News:

There’s no better time than the present to learn to save a life.

UNM-LA Community Education is offering a one-day certification course on CPR and basic first aid called EMS 193 AED/CPR/First Aid Training, taught by Joe Candelaria, 9:30-4 p.m. Saturday, July 11 in room 612 at UNM-LA.

Candelaria is director of the UNM-LA Fire Science Program and a Los Alamos Fire Department certified instructor. The class fee is $95 and may be taken for one hour of credit.

Cardiac arrest strikes more than 300,000 people every year in the United

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