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Collected Works Hosts Benefit For Accident Victims

on June 28, 2017 - 6:56am
Charlie and Debbie Carrillo. Courtesy photo
 
RGB News:
 
Gracias is a new show during the month of July at Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe.
 
Charlie and Debbie Carrillo were victims of a terrible car accident in February. Charlie and Debbie were unable to work for several months, had tremendous hospital bills, and their car was totaled. To help with the expenses, Collected Works Bookstore and LPD Press/Rio Grande Books have sponsored a benefit with art and books of Charlie and Debbie. Gracias is a “thank you” to the community for helping the Carrillos.
 
Retablos, pottery,

Forty Percent Of Travelers Contract Infectious Disease On Vacation ... Tips To Help Return Unscathed

on June 27, 2017 - 6:04am
Dr. Brent W. Laartz
 
HEALTHCARE News:
 
Dr. Brent W. Laartz thought he was in for the ride of his lifetime when he set out on a horseback riding excursion in Costa Rica.
 
Admittedly younger and more naïve than he is today, Laartz – an infectious disease specialist and author of the book How to Avoid Contagious Diseases (www.drlaartz.com) –  failed to take some of the precautions necessary to avoid becoming one of the 40 percent of travelers every year who bring back an unwanted souvenir of a major illness from their trip.
 
“While on vacation it becomes entirely necessary to be more

Luján Bill To Help Enroll More Kids In Health Insurance

on June 26, 2017 - 8:53am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) introduced legislation June 22 that will help states enroll more children in healthcare coverage by expanding the outreach and enrollment grant program.
 
Luján’s bill also allows for the inclusion of parent mentors in the grants program. Outreach and enrollment grants help to identify and enroll children who are eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
 
Luján noted that Medicaid and CHIP provide no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible

Relay For Life Planning Team Meets Tuesday

on June 26, 2017 - 8:40am

RELAY FOR LIFE News:

The Relay for Life Los Alamos Planning Team is looking for additional members. Volunteers are needed for the American Cancer Society event scheduled this year for September.

The next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 in the downstairs conference room at Los Alamos Medical Center near the cafeteria entrance.

Volunteers can give as much or as little time as they would like. All kinds of help is needed, including recruiting volunteers, recruiting sponsors and selling luminaria bags.

For more information, call Rachal Allan, 505.709.8618.

Los Alamos To Host Free Caregiver Presentation July 17

on June 25, 2017 - 6:25am
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free educational program in Santa Fe, NM offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Early Stage” will be presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter 1-2 p.m. Monday, July 17. It will be hosted by the Betty Ehart Senior Center on 1101 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544.
 
To register, or for more information, contact David Davis (505).473.1297 or at dldavis@alz.org. The class is free and open to all citizens of Los

Los Alamos Medical Society Offers Medical School Scholarships

on June 22, 2017 - 4:29pm

LOS ALAMOS MEDICAL SOCIETY News:

Students who will be enrolled in medical school in the fall this year are invited to apply for scholarshiop funds. Scholarship funds are available through the generosity of the John and Willie Mae Helm Scholarship Fund and the Los Alamos Medical Society

Students are eligible to apply if they are residents of Los Alamos County or have spent the majority of their lives as residents of Los Alamos County.

LAMC: AHCA And The Negative Impact It Will Have On Our Community

on June 22, 2017 - 4:13pm

LAMC News:

Our country’s healthcare system is in the midst of a massive upheaval. Never before have we witnessed such challenges that will impact both the type of care our community receives and the ability of our local hospital to continue to provide the high-quality care that we know each of you have come to expect from our physicians, nurses and staff.

As you may be aware, politicians in Washington, D.C.

NMDOH Warns Of Heat And Smoke Related Illness

on June 22, 2017 - 4:04pm

NMDOH News:

The New Mexico Department of Health advises residents to take extra precautions to avoid heat and smoke-related illnesses.

Temperatures over the next several days are expected be the warmest days of the year so far in several parts of New Mexico, and because of the El Cajete Fire burning in the Jemez Mountains, smoke is being released into the air, degrading air quality.

Extreme Heat                                                                                                                        
Anyone regardless of age, sex, or health status may develop heat-related

Bake Sale Supports LAHS Teacher Joy Handsberry

on June 22, 2017 - 7:51am
Los Alamos Middle School teacher Laura Parkison and her 12-week-old daughter Rachel Parkison sell cherry scones at a benefit bake sale Monday in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank. The fundraiser is for Los Alamos High School teacher Joy Handsberry who has had a recurrence of her cancer and continues chemotherapy treatments this summer. Mondays benefit bake sale raised $592.55 for Handsberry and rumor has it that two White Rock angels later dropped off a $1,000 check to support her fight. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

Devine Fellers And Erica Keevama Awarded Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship

on June 22, 2017 - 7:38am

Devine Fellers, left, and Erica Keevama, winners of the Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship. Photo by Jessica Booton Photography/www.jessicabootonphotography.com/ 

 

LAPSF News:

 

The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has announced that Devine Fellers and Erica Keevama were chosen to receive the 2017 Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of long-time resident and pediatrician, Dr. Irene Boone and her husband, Zanas “Slim” Boone.

 

Fellers and Keevama were selected among 20 qualified applicants for their good citizenship and ability to

On The Job In Los Alamos: Local Chiropractors

on June 21, 2017 - 10:02am
On the Job in Los Alamos and taking a break from their work, from left, local chiropractors Drs. Nancy Savoia, Gary Storkan and Merry McIntyre gather at the Blue Window Bistro to celebrate their friendship and the Summer Solstice. They are grateful to serve the community of Los Alamos and White Rock and would like to wish a happy, healthy and safe summer to everyone. Courtesy photo

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Calls On New Mexicans To Share Health Care Stories

on June 21, 2017 - 7:21am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is calling for New Mexicans and people across the country to share a video or photo using the hashtag #AmericaSpeaksOut to highlight what they stand to lose under President Trump and Congressional Republicans’ health care bill.
 
“President Trump and Republicans in the House rushed through a disastrous plan that would leave New Mexicans paying more for less health coverage and would throw our health care system into chaos,” Heinrich said.

United Way Of Northern New Mexico Announces 2017 Funded Partners

on June 20, 2017 - 2:39pm

UWNNM News:

More than $1 million was requested by 47 nonprofit organizations serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba residents. United Way of Northern New Mexico’s (UWNNM) Community Action Fund Grant Cycle concluded with the funding of $628,420 to 29 local nonprofits. United Way’s funding will reach residents that are to be born this year to those needing assistance in the last stages of life.

UWNNM’s Grant Committee consists of Community Action Fund Investors, Cornerstone Partners, Community and Board Members who work tirelessly over the course of about a month helping decide where funds are

Udall Introduces Bill To Prevent Skyrocketing Costs of Prescription Drugs; Hold Companies Accountable For Price Gouging

on June 20, 2017 - 7:26am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) in introducing legislation to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for large price increases in prescription drugs. 
 
The Stop Price Gouging Act would penalize drug companies that engage in price gouging without cause, leading to price spikes for patients who rely on medication to treat diseases ranging from cancer to opioid addiction.
 
Nearly 28 million

More Scenes From Los Alamos Rally For Healthcare

on June 18, 2017 - 11:01am

Dr. Tyler Taylor of Los Alamos spoke at the rally for healthcare Saturday at LAMC about common myths about healthcare that are used to confuse the debate. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos residents rally for healthcare Saturday near LAMC. Courtesy photo

Staff Report:

Saturday, New Mexicans rallied at 20 simultaneous events throughout the state to voice their concern over changes to the healthcare system that the “American Health Care Act “(aka Trumpcare) would bring if it becomes law.

Medical professionals and local elected officials spoke at the rally in Los Alamos near Los Alamos Medical

Rev. Duncan Lanum Undertakes 2,000 Mile Joy Ride

on June 18, 2017 - 7:45am
Rev. Duncan Lanum, 78, heading out on a 2,000 mile bicycle ride from Santa Fe to Tampa, Fl., to honor the memory of his beloved wife. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
SANTA FE Rev. Duncan Lanum, 78, Rector at St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church, headed out June 12 on a 2,000 mile bicycle ride from Santa Fe to Tampa, Fl., to honor the memory of his beloved wife, Joy Rose Lanum and raise funds for Many Mothers.
 
Many Mothers is a volunteer, community-based organization that is the 21st century version of an extended family.

Locals Rally Against Repeal Of Affordable Care Act

on June 17, 2017 - 5:16pm
Local residents and Democrats rally against repeal of the ACA this morning near Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Kyle Wheeler

Scene from this morning's rally near LAMC against repeal of the ACA. Photo by Kyle Wheeler
 
DPLA News:
 
Los Alamos residents and members of the Democratic Party of Los Alamos joined people around the state and across the nation in rallies against repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
 
The local rally was held near Los Alamos Medical Center and attended by about two dozen people from the very young to the elderly.

Bake Sale To Assist Teacher Joy Handsberry Monday

on June 16, 2017 - 3:41pm
Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
A bake sale to assist LAHS teacher Joy Handsberry is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday at Los Alamos National Bank.
 
Handberry, whose cancer returned at the end of the school year is undergoing treatment once again. She is seen here (4th from left), surrounded by staff members wearing their Peace, Love and Math t-shirts at a fundraiser from her first cancer battle. The t-shirts secretly reveal a message when you look under the bottom, "Kick the C words A word."
 
Anyone sporting the pink positivity will be happy to explain.
 
To help or make a donation,

NMDOH Launches Statewide Summer Awareness Campaign To Prevent Spread Of Zika Virus

on June 15, 2017 - 7:14am

NMDOH News:

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced the launch of a summer campaign to educate the public about Zika virus prevention. So far this year, there has been just one reported case of West Nile Virus and no reported cases of Zika Virus in New Mexico. However, we are entering the 2017 mosquito season.  

The campaign focuses on providing information to pregnant women and their partners who may be considering travel to areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

The prevention efforts are being supported by television and radio spots throughout New Mexico as well

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Classic Air Medical

on June 14, 2017 - 6:28am
On The Job In Los Alamos: Flight Nurse Erin Warren, Flight Medic Dan Bergman and Pilot Kody Henderson of Classic Air Medical in front of their red helicopter parked behind Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Geoff Rodgers

Free Alzheimer’s Presentation Offered In Santa Fe

on June 11, 2017 - 6:30am
HEALTH News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free class in Santa Fe, offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is a FREE presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, hosted by the Kingston Residence, 2400 Legacy Court, Santa Fe, NM, 87507. The class is free and open to all citizens of Santa Fe and surrounding communities.
 
To register, or for more information, contact David Davis at 505.473.1297 or dldavis@alz.org. The event is free of

Heinrich Opening Statement At Joint Economic Committee Hearing On Opioid Crisis

on June 11, 2017 - 6:28am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, delivered the following statement at June 8 hearing entitled “Economic Aspects of the Opioid Crisis.”
 
In his opening remarks, Ranking Member Heinrich highlighted the impact of Medicaid cuts to substance abuse treatment and mental health care in the House Republicans’ TrumpCare bill.
 
Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
 
Thank you, Chairman Tiberi, and thank you to our panel for being here today. 
 
Addiction to heroin

Lujan Grisham Introduces HEAL Act Of 2017

on June 9, 2017 - 7:31am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham has reintroduced the “Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act.” 

The HEAL Act of 2017, which now has support from 120 organizations, would restore access to affordable health coverage and care for immigrants authorized to live and work in the United States. 

“The HEAL for Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2017 will guarantee that lawfully present immigrants who work hard and contribute to our economy will be treated fairly by the health

NMDOH: Tips On Staying Safe In Summer Heat

on June 8, 2017 - 6:54am

Keep cool this summer. Courtesy image ​

NMDOH News:

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) offers tips for residents to stay safe and healthy throughout the summer, while enjoying all the outdoor activities New Mexico has to offer.

With warmer temperatures, there are increased concerns with heat exposure, hydration, safe food handling when in the outdoors, and the return of mosquito season. There are a variety of ways to reduce your health risks and today we look at ways to avoid heat induced illness.

Avoid Heat Induced Illness

There were 137 emergency department visits in New

LAVNS: Volunteer’s Role In Quality Responsiveness

on June 8, 2017 - 6:33am
A Volunteer’s Role In Quality Responsiveness
By LAVNS

Our Mission Statement: The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service is dedicated to continuing the tradition of quality responsiveness, integrity, and cost efficiency in the delivery of Home Health and Hospice Services.

We believe that Hospice provides a unique opportunity to help terminally ill patients, as well as their families and caregivers, at a time when it can be difficult for them to answer the question asked by so many people who want to help: “What can I do for you?” The patients and their families are the directors; our nurses and

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