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LAHS Girls Soccer Hosts ‘Kick For The Cure’

on September 16, 2017 - 7:06am
SPORTS News:
 
The Los Alamos Girls High school soccer team will be raising money to help fund breast cancer research their annual “Kick for the Cure” game Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Sullivan Field.
 
The home games start at 3:30 p.m. and the team will collect donations during both the JV and Varsity games. Varsity starts at 5 p.m. and the community is encouraged to turn out and supportt the team as they “Kick for the Cure” Tuesday.
 

Alzheimer’s 'Legal And Financial Planning' Presentation

on September 15, 2017 - 6:49am
ALZHEIMER’S News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families dealing with the multitude of issues that come with Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a FREE presentation in Santa Fe, New Mexico offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
The presentation, “Living with Alzhiemers: Legal and Financial Planning” will help explain the basics of legal and financial planning for families facing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The event will be held from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, and will be hosted by Kingston Residence, 2400 Legacy Court, Santa Fe, NM 87507. 
 
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CDC Finds Link Between Teen Health And Grades

on September 15, 2017 - 6:07am

CDC News:

As millions of students across the United States head back to school, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new data confirming the close connection between student health and academic performance.

The data published in the Sept. 8 issue of The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report suggest that regardless of sex, race/ethnicity and grade-level, high school students reporting lower academic marks also reported greater health risk behaviors associated with substance use, violence, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity and sex.

Behavior Therapy Can Help ADHD Treatment For Kids

on September 15, 2017 - 5:58am

CIC News:

About half of young children 2 to 5 years of age receiving care for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not receiving psychological services, including the recommended treatment of behavior therapy, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

The report urges healthcare providers to refer parents of young children with ADHD for training in behavior therapy before prescribing medicine to treat the disorder.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends healthcare providers first refer parents of young children with ADHD for training in behavior therapy before trying

Progress In Preventing Death From Strokes Slows

on September 15, 2017 - 5:57am
Exercise helps prevent stroke. Courtesy photo
 

CDC News:

After decades of decline, progress has slowed in preventing stroke deaths. Not only has progress in preventing deaths slowed, but there has also been an increase in stroke death rates among Hispanics and among people living in the South, while blacks continue to be the hardest hit by stroke.

This Vital Signs examines trends in stroke deaths in the U.S. from 2000-2015 by age, sex, race/ethnicity and geographic area.  

Although this report does not specifically address the reasons behind the slowdown in progress, other studies point to

Cold War Patriots Hosts Town Hall Meetings For Sandia, LANL And Uranium Workers, Sept. 25-28

on September 14, 2017 - 8:10am
CWP News:
 
DENVER, CO  Cold War Patriots (CWP), a community resource advocacy group that helps nuclear weapons and uranium workers and their families get the recognition, compensation and healthcare they have earned, will host free town hall meetings for former and current Sandia, LANL and uranium workers in Espanola, Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque Sept. 25-28. Refreshments will be served. 
 
Espanola Event                                  
 
10 a.m. or 2 p.m. 
Monday, Sept. 25                                
Santa Claran Hotel Casino                   
Mountain View Room    

Alzheimer’s Presentation Offered In White Rock Oct. 11

on September 14, 2017 - 6:50am
ALZHEIMER’S News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE ― Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free educational event in White Rock offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. The event will be hosted at The White Rock Senior Center, 137 Longview Dr. in White Rock. The class is free and open to all citizens of White Rock and surrounding communities.

“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is designed primarily as an introduction for new, non-professional or family caregivers who are seeking a basic knowledge

Udall Proposes Amendments To Benefit New Mexico & Nation In Major Defense Bill

on September 13, 2017 - 2:53pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

  • Measures would strengthen mission & safety of NM’s labs, help military families, and modernize government IT systems & save taxpayers money

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced that he is proposing several amendments to a major defense policy bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to benefit New Mexico’s national labs and military families, modernize outdated and wasteful government IT systems and save taxpayers money.

The bill, which sets defense policy for the nation, is being debated on the

Heinrich Backs Medicare For All

on September 13, 2017 - 8:48am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement on cosponsoring U.S Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) Medicare for All bill:
 
“America is the wealthiest country on Earth, yet despite our health care progress in recent years, we still spend far too much of our GDP on health care and some New Mexicans still find themselves without any coverage at all.
 
“It is time to recognize that health care is a human right and I believe that the best way to make that a reality in our nation is to build on what we all

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall To Cosponsor Bernie Sanders’ Medicare For All Legislation

on September 13, 2017 - 4:33am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall has announced that he will sign on as an original cosponsor to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All legislation, which would ensure every American would have access to comprehensive health insurance regardless of income or employment status.
 
Udall supported similar proposals sponsored by Rep. John Conyers when he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2003, 2005, and 2007. Udall made the following statement:
 
“I believe that health care is a human right, and that all New Mexicans – and

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