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Zika Virus Hits New Mexico

on June 2, 2016 - 8:26pm

Aedes aegypti in Tanzania. Photo by Muhammad Mahdi Karim/www.micro2macro.net

 

Staff Report:

The New Mexico Department of Health announced Wednesday a second confirmed case of the Zika virus in the state.

The first case was discovered in March  in a 46-year-old Bernallilo County man who was infected while traveling in Central America. The second case, announced Wednesday, involves a 40-year-old Bernalillo County woman who aquired the virus while traveling to the Caribbean.

Zika virus disease has been in the news for several weeks now and has many individuals concerned.

Luján Introduces Legislative Package To Improve Behavioral Health System In New Mexico

on June 2, 2016 - 7:12am
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District introduced a legislative package today of two bills aimed at rebuilding and strengthening behavioral health systems in New Mexico and across the country. 
 
Luján’s legislation comes at a time when New Mexico’s behavioral health system has been thrown into crisis following the unwarranted suspension of payments to 15 providers that has resulted in patients losing access to care, hundreds of New Mexicans losing their jobs, and millions of taxpayer dollars wasted.

Friends Of The Shelter Launch Fundraiser For Puppy With Heart Condition

on June 1, 2016 - 9:01am

Nova Rey is a brave little shelter puppy who needs the community's help. Courtesy photo

SHELTER News:

Near the end of April, a small, 8-week-old American bulldog/pitbull terrier mix was surrendered to the Los Alamos Animal Shelter.

All the owner wrote on the form was that the puppy had a heart murmur and that they couldn't afford the medical costs. They also provided a CD with X-rays. Volunteers could feel the murmur with their bare hand.

Nova Rey snuggles with a shelter volunteer. Courtesy photo

In spite of her medical condition, Nova Rey was the most human-loving little girl they had

Insight Meditation Classes 1st & 3rd Wednesdays

on May 25, 2016 - 11:34am

Deepening The Heart: Morning Of Meditation Friday

on May 24, 2016 - 3:35pm

Luján Named To Conference Committee On Legislation Addressing Opioid Epidemic

on May 23, 2016 - 10:28am
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District has been appointed to a conference committee that will work to complete legislation addressing the opioid crisis that is hurting communities in New Mexico and across the country. 
 
Conference committees are formed after the Senate and House each pass its own bills in order to work out differences between the legislation.
 
“The drug crisis is one that touches communities throughout New Mexico, robbing friends, family, and neighbors of a brighter future.

Santa Fe Veterans Benefits & Resources Fair June 25

on May 23, 2016 - 7:09am

HHS On New Mexico Health Insurance Rate Changes

on May 21, 2016 - 10:28am

HHS News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jonathan Gold, press secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, issued the following statement on New Mexico health insurance rate changes.

“Consumers in New Mexico will continue to have affordable coverage options in 2017. Last year, the average Marketplace premium among people with tax credits stayed the same at $127 per month, despite reports based on preliminary rate filings predicting increases of ‘51 percent’.

“People in New Mexico understand how the marketplace works, and they know that they can shop around and find coverage that fits

McQuiston: About Bodily Injury Liability Protection

on May 19, 2016 - 11:17am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

Do I need to buy more than the minimum bodily injury liability protection?

Not if you’re a billionaire and aren’t concerned about forking over hundreds of thousands of dollars if you injure others in a car accident.

For the rest of us, the answer is almost always yes.

Bodily injury protection can be what stands between you and bankruptcy. By paying it, you can lean on your insurance company to cover you in case you get in a wreck that seriously injures one or more people NOT IN YOUR CAR.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training June 7

on May 18, 2016 - 7:59am

Cabinet Secretary To Address Issues Surrounding Employees Caring For Aging Family Members

on May 17, 2016 - 11:09am

New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Aging and Long Term Services Myles Copeland.

CHAMBER News:

New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Aging and Long Term Services Myles Copeland will be the presenter at the Chamber Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, May 18 in Room 230, Building 2, at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr.

Secretary Copeland will be addressing a critical issue for business owners, managers and human resource personnel – employees who are distracted by the demands of also being a caregiver for an aging family member.

Employers across the state are faced with employees whose responsibilities are

LAMC Hosts 100+ Women Who Care Event

on May 16, 2016 - 2:42pm

Kristy Ortega, left, draws the name of a nonprofit organization from a container held by Mary Beth Maassen at Los Alamos Medical Center, which hosted a gathering of 100+ Women Who Care May 5 under the tent behind the hospital. JudyGails Place is the organization drawn to recieve more than $12,000 in contributions from the women. JudyGails Place is a local organization that helps women suffering from domestic violence situations. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Marvel Harrison addresses the crowd. Mary Beth Maassen is at right. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Deb Shelton,

Los Alamos Medical Center Honors Longtime Employees

on May 15, 2016 - 8:35pm
Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron congratulates his longtime employees during a special celebration Monday at LAMC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Kevin Holsapple, center, with his wife Kris Raber who is celebrating five years working at the hospital. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Staff Report
 
Los Alamos Medical Center hosted a celebration Monday evening in honor of employees celebrating their five, 10 and 15 year anniversaries with the hospital.
 
CEO Feliciano congratulated each employee and presented them with a certificate of appreciation for

United Way Youth Team Invests In Mental Health First Aid

on May 11, 2016 - 7:52am
From left, UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega at Tuesday's check presentation with 
Youth Team Leader Emily Hopkins, Stacey Baker of JJAB and CEO David Woodruff of Zia Credit Union who serves at the UW Youth Team Sponsor. Courtesy/UWNNM
 
UWNNM News:

The money raised by the United Way Youth Team is now invested in programs focused on youth. The last two years the Youth Team fundraising has been invested in behavioral health, LinkCrew, a peer to peer mentoring program and in 2016, the Youth Team has invested in training High School staff on Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).

The

Aspen Ridge Hosts Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Presentation June 7

on May 10, 2016 - 1:51pm
EEOICPA News:
 
The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA) will give a presentation on qualifications for medical benefits and how to apply for occupational illness compensation.
 
The presentation is directed to wmployees of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia Laboratories.
 
The presentation is 2-3 p.m., June 7, in the Activity Roomin the lower level at Aspen Ridge Assisted Living Lodge, 1010 Sombrillo Court.
 
For more information, contact Community Liaison Cynthia Goldblatt at 505.695.5981.

 

Chamber Hosts Business After Hours May 11

on May 9, 2016 - 9:04am

LAMC Breaks Ground On Auxilian Memorial Garden

on May 6, 2016 - 4:42pm
LAMC hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today for the Auxilian Memorial Garden. Back row from left, LAMC Human Resources Director Jacqui Carroll, CEO Feliciano Jiron and staff member Danny Romero. Front row from left, Auxilians Carol Pyburn, Ruth Lier, Doreen Marsh, Judy Dudziak and Jane Robertson. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Ground is broken today on the Auxilian Memorial Garden at LAMC. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 

Staff Report

Auxilians and staff broke ground this afternoon on the Auxilian Memorial Garden at Los Alamos Medical Center.

The Auxilian Memorial Garden has

Hayes’ Physician Daughter Honored At White House

on May 6, 2016 - 8:32am
Ann Hayes
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Los Alamos

What do you do when you hear that your doctor daughter is going to be honored in a White House ceremony? You make arrangements to be there, of course.

A news release from the White House on April 24 announced that Dr.

Council Declares May 8-14 National Hospital Week

on May 5, 2016 - 10:22am

Los Alamos Medical Center officials from left, Human Services Director Jacqui Carroll, Lab Director Joselene Montoya, Physician Market Manager Jennifer Foster King, Marketing Director Mary Beth Maassen, CEO Feliciano Jiron, CFO Steve Winegeart, receive a proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Staff Report

 

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron briefed the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday evening in Council Chambers on the importance of National Hospital Week and the accomplishments and honors Los Alamos Medical

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

on May 4, 2016 - 2:12pm
LAPS Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
 
LAPS News:
 
Los Alamos Public Schools and the community of Los Alamos have been mindful of Mental Health throughout the year. In noting the significance of May as national Mental Health Awareness Month, I would like to share some of our focused work for creating positive Mental Health throughout LAPS.
 
In July 2015, the School Board appointed a Mental Health Design Team and tasked them with preparing a report about the current status of mental health services, a gap analysis, and a set of recommendations for the preferred future of mental health programs in Los Alamos

In Praise Of Los Alamos Schools

on May 4, 2016 - 8:53am

Emily Johnson, Los Alamos High School Class of 2016. Courtesy photo

 

By JIM and CAROL JOHNSON
Gig Harbor, Wash.

It was a little more than a year ago (Jan. 29, 2015) that the Los Alamos Daily Post did a nice story on the appointment of our oldest son, Kevin Johnson (LAHS, 1978), as President and Chief Operating Officer of Starbucks (link). If you will forgive our presumptiveness, it just occurred to us that there might be another story connecting Kevin, his sister Kerry Johnson Hinsch (LAHS, 1981), Kevin’s younger brother Dr.

Pegg: Breaking Plateaus

on May 4, 2016 - 8:33am
By KENT PEGG
Los Alamos

If you’ve been working out for a long time, there’s no doubt you’ve experienced a plateau from time to time. A plateau occurs when you are continuing your regular workout regimen but you’ve stopped making progress and gains.

While plateaus can be frustrating and even cause a person to abandon their workout routine, they can be overcome by temporarily changing your workout routine to trick your body into responding again.

There are several methods that can be used to break free from a plateau.

Letter To The Editor: Los Alamos Racewalk Clinic A Success!

on May 3, 2016 - 4:00pm
By LENNY KROSINSKY
President of New Mexico Racewalkers
Los Alamos
 
The New Mexico Racewalkers Club hosted a racewalking clinic April​ 30 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
 
A total of 14 people attended from Los Alamos, White Rock, Albuquerque and Belen. The clinic began at 10 a.m., with a lecture, video and demonstration of the rules and technique of racewalking.
 
Despite a rather foreboding start to the day with a mix of snow/rain and strong winds, the skies cleared and the sun came out just in time for clinic participants to move outdoors to practice what they had learned.
 
This was the first

Amrani: That Lump Might Be A Hernia

on May 2, 2016 - 8:30am
By SALIM AMRANI, MD
LAMC

Hernias occur when the stomach, intestines, or other organs in your abdomen poke through a tear or weak spot in the muscle. A hernia might feel like a lump in your groin or belly. The bulge often hurts or get bigger when you cough, lift something heavy, or strain to go to the bathroom.

Some people are born with hernias. Others develop them because they are overweight, lift heavy objects, have chronic coughs or constipation, or play sports involving fast twists and turns such as hockey and tennis.

Living Well Los Alamos: Pressure Canner Care And Maintenance

on April 30, 2016 - 7:34am
By HELEN IDZOREK
Los Alamos
 
Well maintained equipment is key to a successful canning season. This is especially true for pressure canners. To begin, check any rubber gaskets for cracks.
 
Rubber that has dried out, cracked or broken can result in a loose seal and not being able to reach the appropriate pressure. New gaskets can be purchased from the manufacturer or at our local hardware store. With metal-to-metal canners this is not a concern. Check that all vents and parts are working properly.
 
Tighten any loose handles if necessary.

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