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Look For Official 31st Annual Los Alamos Health Fair Guide In LA Daily Post Sept. 22

HEART COUNCIL News:

Save the date for the highly popular 21st annual Los Alamos Health Fair – 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 24 in the Los Alamos High School Gymnasium.

Entrance to the event is free and offers free flu shots, health screenings, educational exhibits, blood profiles at reduced rates and more.  

NOTE: Look for the official Health Fair Guide in the Los Alamos Daily Post Thursday, Sept. 22 … filled with wellness tips, booth location map and all the details needed to get the most out of this year’s Health Fair.  Read More

LAMC Sponsors Talk On End Of Life Issues

Barak Wolff, MPH, presents ‘End of Life Issues/Aid in Dying: A High Level Overview Discussion’ at a lunchtime talk sponsored by Los Alamos Medical Center Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Barak Wolff discusses end of life issues during his talk sponsored by LAMC Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Barak Wolff discusses health care decisions and choices related to end of life issues during his talk sponsored by LAMC Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Chris
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Dr. Bob Fuselier Donates Kidney To Stranger

Los Alamos Veterinarian Dr. Bob Fuselier donated his left kidney earlier this year to a man he never met. The man had been on daily dialysis for more than five years and now has a new lease on life. Courtesy photo
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Veterinarian Dr. Bob Fuselier changed the life of a man he never met when he gave him his left kidney earlier this year. The man had been on daily dialysis for more than five years.

Fuselier decided to go public about his kidney donation knowing it will likely lead to helping many men and women live more freely.

“I have yet to meet Read More

Allergy Season Is Here!

Courtesy photo
 
Courtesy photo

Health News:

If you are like many of our patients, and suffer from allergies, then you know the miserable side effects: itchy eyes and skin, sneezing, congestion, a runny nose or postnasal drip down the back of your throat.

The allergic reaction you experience is your body’s response to the allergen, which it sees as harmful, even though it really isn’t. Your immune system responds by creating inflammation in your sinuses, skin, airways or digestive system.

Your environment has a lot to do with allergy symptoms. Hot, dry and windy weather can hold more allergens Read More

Luján Highlights $2.6 Million To Combat New Mexico’s Opioid Epidemic

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján 
 
From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján 
 
SANTA FE  U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District applauded the announcement by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell that New Mexico will receive $2,604,223 to help combat the drug crisis.
 
He also reiterated his call for Congress to take further action to provide robust resources that help turn the tide against the opioid epidemic. Luján has led the effort in the House of Representatives to introduce
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Udall Addresses Exorbitant Price Hike For EpiPen

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall 

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

Mylan has increased cost of life-saving EpiPen more than 480 percent in seven years

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a  letter sent Tuesday to the CEO of the pharmaceutical company Mylan, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) joined 19 senators in expressing his serious concerns about the company’s recent significant price hikes for the EpiPen Auto-Injector. 

Mylan CEO Heather Bresch

Many children and adults who suffer from severe allergies use the EpiPen product to

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Ribbon Officially Cut At Infinity Wellness

Infinity Wellness owners Dr. Carmen Solano and Mike Solano, center, with from left, Arlene Meyrayo, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Chamber Director Nancy Partridge and Ann Perkins, cut the red ribbon to officially mark the grand opening of their new business Thursday at 1460 Trinity Dr. Suite 8. Photo by LeAnne Parsons Read More

LARC, Sombrillo And Aspen Ridge Celebrate National Appreciation Events Sept. 11-17

By CYNTHIA GOLDBLATT
Community Liaison

The Los Alamos Retirement Community/LARC, Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Community and Aspen Ridge Assisted Living are celebrating Sept. 11-17, both National Assisted Living Week, and National Appreciation Week for Housekeeping, Laundry and Maintenance Employees.

Events throughout the week will be a special opportunity to bring together our residents, families and employees to recognize the unique individuals that reside at Aspen Ridge Lodge, Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Community and the staff members Read More

Local Helicopter Slashes Time To Albuquerque

Pilot Geoff Rodgers spoke at Kiwanis recently, describing the history and operations of Classic Air, the medical flight company that serves Los Alamos. Photo by Charmian Schaller 
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

There was a time, not too long ago, when patients who had to be transported from Los Alamos to hospitals in Albuquerque took an hour and 29 minutes to get there.

Now, with Classic Air Medical providing helicopter service to the area, the same trip takes just 26 minutes. That reduction in time can be a life-saver.

Geoff Rodgers—a veteran of Army flight training, Read More

‘A Matter Of Balance’ Class Begins Sept. 12

LARSO News:

The next “Matter of Balance” fall prevention class begins at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12 in the lower level classroom at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. “Matter of Balance” is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, exercise to increase strength and balance. All participants will receive a workbook Read More

New Analysis: New Mexico Consumers Wil Still Have Affordable Health Coverage Options Next Year

HHS News:

An estimated 53 percent of New Mexico HealthCare.gov consumers could still purchase a plan for less than $75 per month, even if all final rates were to increase by double digits

Since the Affordable Care Act became law, health care prices have risen at the lowest rate in 50 years, and premiums for the 150 million Americans with employer-sponsored insurance have grown at some of the slowest rates on record.

Today, a new HHS analysis finds that HealthCare.gov consumers would continue to have affordable coverage options, even if all Marketplace final Read More

Today’s Emergency Exercise At LAMC Has Concluded

Los Alamos Medical Center. Courtesy Photo

LAMC News:

The multi-agency Emergency Exercise today at Los Alamos Medical Center has concluded.

All hospital activities have returned to normal procedures.

We appreciate the assistance and understanding of our patients and visitors during the event. Read More

Los Alamos Clients Get Fit At TopNotch Pilates

TopNotch Pilates owner Sabrina Svard, right, works with a client. Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Sabrina  Svard opened her Los Alamos facility, TopNotch Pilates, in April 2016 and tripled its size  June 1. The studio now occupies a spacious suite on the second floor at 127 East Gate Dr.

Svard also teaches Pilates in Santa Fe and has taught in Los Alamos prior to opening TopNotch.

“My clients in Los Alamos urged me to open a studio here,” Svard said.

Prior to moving to Santa Fe three years ago, Svard owned a studio in New England. She has been teaching exercise Read More

Alert: Multi-agency Emergency Exercise At LAMC Today

ALERT:

This is a reminder there is a multi-agency Emergency Exercise today at Los Alamos Medical Center.

If you see a lot of activity, such as emergency vehicles and the like, it is because of the Emergency Exercise.

LAMC is working with LANL, Los Alamos County, and emergency responders as part of our work to be wholly prepared in case of a true crisis.

Should there be demand for real patient care that requires ED staff attention, the exercise at LAMC will be suspended to care for patients.  Read More

Blue Sky Pilates Transitions To New Owners

Alex Ignacio, left, and Leci Langille, right, have purchased Blue Sky Pilates from Mary Lutes, center. Lutes will continue to be involved with the business as an instructor. Courtesy photo
 

BUSINESS News:

Mary Lutes, founder of Blue Sky Pilates, is excited to announce that ownership of the studio has transferred to “two amazing, energetic highly motivated individuals, Lecie Langille and Alex Ignacio, both from Santa Fe.”  

The transition of ownership began Aug. 15, 2016, and will be completed by the end of the month.
 
Lutes decided to sell the studio due to medical issues. Read More

Cone Zone Extra: LANL Exercise Friday Aug. 26

COUNTY News:

Motorists at or near the Diamond/Trinity intersection may see activity in the parking lot of the Los Alamos Medical Center this Friday. This is only a LANL emergency exercise, no cause for alarm.

Read the LANL news release below for details. Traffic should not be impeded, but, curious drivers may be more interested in looking at “what’s going on at the Medical Center…” – so be alert if passing through this busy intersection!

LANL News Release:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is conducting an emergency preparedness exercise Friday, Aug. Read More

UNM-LA Cuts Ribbon On Newly Renovated Fire & EMS Training Facility

UNM-Los Alamos CEO Dr. Cynthia Rooney and UNM-LA Advisory Board Chair Steve Boerigter cut the ribbon placed in front of the ambulance simulator Aug. 11, officially opening the renovated Fire & EMS Training Facility on campus. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Interior of the simulated ambulance used for training at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By NANCY COOMBS
UNM-Los Alamos

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) hosted an Open House and ribbon cutting event Aug. 11 to celebrate the completed renovation of the Fire Read More

Relay For Life Night At Ashley Pond Park Friday

Walkers circle Ashley Pond at Friday’s Annual Relay for Life, which raises funds to fight cancer. This is the 30th annual event in Los Alamos. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Medical Center Marketing Director Mary Beth Maassen admires an item at the Silent Auction. Maassen is one of the organizers of the event. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Jim Lauderdale performs during Relay for Life Night at Friday’s Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Two-steppin’. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
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100+ Women Who Care Celebrate First Year, Donate $5K To PAC 8 To Produce Anti-Suicide Videos For Teens

 

100+ Women Who Care celebrate their first year anniversary Thursday evening on the patio at Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos. From left, Marie Marroquin, Sopahn Kellogg, Marvel Harrison and Kathy Boerigter. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Julie Habiger, left, draws three names from a basket of a dozen local nonprofits vying for a chance to receive funding from 100+ Women Who Care. Kristy Ortega calls out the names selected. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Kate O’Donnell, left, and Jean Gindreau of PAC 8 are selected to receive approximately Read More

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