In addition to removing waste products from the body our kidneys play an important role in other processes including regulating salt, potassium and blood pressure, producing a form of Vitamin D to keep bones strong, and controlling red blood cell production.
Diabetes and high blood pressure are responsible for up to two-thirds of cases of chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease affects up to 26 million adults in the US and many more are at risk. Two simple tests – heart and urine, are available to determine if you have kidney disease.
Many kidney diseases Read More
NM Delegation Introduces Bill To Prevent Suspension Of Medicaid Services Without Thorough Investigation
New Mexico Congressional Delegation News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham introduced the Medicaid Program Integrity Enhancement Act of 2016.
The bill protects Medicaid patients by establishing clear guidelines that ensure that state agencies investigating allegations of fraud do so in a manner that both protects health care consumers and affords due process of law to the health care provider.
The introduction of the bill comes after the New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD)
Aspen Elementary kindergartners visit Los Alamos Medical Center Friday for the annual Teddy Bear Clinic. Throughout the day, all five elementary schools participated in the clinic. Adults from left, Erin Warren, RN; Courtney Thompson, RN; Teddy Bear Clinic Chair Johanna Giron; her husband LAMC CEO Feliciano Jiron; Dr. Josiah Child and Aspen kindergarten teacher Luci Best. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
LAFD firefighter Michael McElyea talks with Mountain Elementary students about the equipment used to fight fires. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
From left, Jeremy Varela and Kristy Ortega of United Way of Northern New Mexico, Joy Beery and Cheryl Pongratz of Los Alamos Family Council, Paul Martinez of the Youth Activity Centers and Pamela Risley Rogers of the LAFC Board. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Family Council is more than a counseling center. LAFC also operates two Youth Activity Centers.
The Youth Activity Centers are a natural part of LAFC’s mission to enhance the quality of life through prevention of substance use and abuse. The programming focus of the Activity Centers is on youth resiliency, Read More
- Modest weight loss of 5-7 percent can prevent onset of Type 2 Diabetes
The New Mexico Department of Health estimates that 1 in 3 adult New Mexicans have prediabetes, a step away from diabetes, and a condition in itself that increases cardiovascular disease. But the good news is that a modest weight loss of 5-7 percent (that’s 12 pounds for a person who weighs 230 lbs.), and a modest increase in physical activity of 150 minutes a week (20 minutes a day) can prevent or delay diabetes all together.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) published a study on lifestyle change versus medication Read More
Chiropractic is the art and science of restoring and maintaining the integrity of the nervous system, the body’s messenger. Correcting misalignments (nerve impingement) is central to the philosophy of chiropractic.
We are expanding our view Read More
Blue Sky Pilates owner Mary Lutes works with a client at her studio at
2101 Trinity Drive, Suite A in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
“My back pain is gone!” “I don’t have sciatica pain for the first time in years.” “I have my life back because of Pilates.” “I am skiing better now than I ever have.” All these statements are actual testimonials from my clients. I call these Pilates moments, and these moments are celebrated every day at Blue Sky Pilates.
Clients are always coming into the studio exclaiming how Pilates is changing their lives. Entire Read More
New Mexico Racewalkers News:
We live in a sedentary society. More than 60 percent of our population is considered overweight, and over one in three of us is obese! Physical inactivity increases the risk for coronary artery disease, hypertension, obesity, and diabetes.
Regular aerobic physical activity can help prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns, including stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls.
My goal is to get people off the couch and outside for a walk. Walking is as simple as putting one foot in front of Read More
Office Of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:
“Providing transparency to consumers will ensure they are able to make informed decisions about the products they buy and feed their families.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is cosponsoring S.2621, the Biotechnology Food Labeling Uniformity Act, a bill introduced by U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) to ensure that consumers can find genetically modified organism (GMO) ingredient labeling on food packaging, while ensuring that food producers are not subject to confusing or conflicting labeling requirements Read More
ProgressNow NM Managing Director Alex Curtas
ProgressNow NM News:
ALBUQUERQUE – After the New Mexico Political Report published a story early Friday morning detailing a proposal by Gov. Susana Martinez’s appointees on the UNM Board of Regents to dissolve the UNM Health Sciences Center Board, ProgressNow NM Managing Director Alex Curtas released this statement:
“It’s an incredible affront to this community, and an indication of how politicized Gov. Martinez has made the UNM Board of Regents, that there’s a proposal on the table to strip the UNM Health Sciences Center of its Read More
The Los Alamos Fire Department has formed an EMS Bike Team. This new team will enable our EMTs to quickly reach patients who may be located in an area not easily accessible by our ambulances.
LAFD first got the idea for the team by observing the police bike team working the July 4 celebration at Overlook Park in White Rock. While we faced delays and access issues getting to patients due to the crowds, the Los Alamos Police Department was able to quickly and safely maneuver throughout the event area and respond where Read More
- Also presses VA Secretary on restoring trust in VA, continuing burn pit exposure research
The Los Alamos JJAB has space available in the Youth Mental Health First Aid training taking place this weekend.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based, nationally recognized and accredited course that teaches adults who work with youth how to identify symptoms of different types of mental illness.
As with any first aid class, there is an action plan to help a youth in crisis. Trainees learn how to assess the person for risk of harm or suicide, listen non-judgmentally, give reassurance, and encourage the person to seek professional help.
This Read More
Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row. Courtesy photo
Lori Erickson, physical therapist at Los Alamos Medical Center, and Dr. Miles Nelson, president of A Nurse in the Family, will lead a discussion about Parkinson’s Disease 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2 in the lower level of the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
People facing this disease as well as caregivers and family members are invited. Erickson will demonstrate exercises that help maintain function. Dr. Nelson will discuss particulars of the disease as well as how to help caregivers. A question and answer period will Read More
Members of the Los Alamos Community Health Council gathered last Thursday for its monthly meeting in the third floor conference room at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. The LACHC is the designated health planning body for Los Alamos County. It has been designated as such through the New Mexico Legislature and the Los Alamos County Council. The LACHC works collaboratively with other county offices, collaboratives and networks in its planning activity. Core Services include health research and monitoring of health needs. The Health Council is open to Los Alamos County organizations, Read More
Dr. Marvel Harrison, local mental health specialist and counselor, spoke Tuesday to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos about the findings of the Los Alamos Public Schools Mental Health Design Team. Questions from the audience sparked concerned conversation about the mental health of local students and the anxiety and stress they experience. Photo by Hal Davis Read More
Learn basic infant and child CPR at Family Strengths Network 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22.
Instructor, Steve Bond will help people remain calm and prepared in the event of an emergency.
The course cost $40 per individual and $55 if certification is desired. FSN also is offering babysitting, the cost is $5 per family and those needing babysitting should request one week in advance.