Over the course of the last three days, an increase in Influenza symptoms has been detected within the inmate population housed at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Los Lunas.
Those diagnosed or presenting symptoms consistent with Influenza Virus are receiving supportive medical treatment. Because 31 patients have presented with influenza symptoms or similar complaints, the New Mexico Corrections Department’s medical provider, Corizon, has partnered with the Department of Health to provide additional support for conducting expedited examinations and Read More
By MADHAVI GARIMELLA, M.D.
Medical Associates of Northern NM
What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis which means “porous bone” is a condition of weakening of the structure of the bone leading to an increased risk for fracture. Many people have osteoporosis and do not know about it as they have no symptoms at all.
Osteoporosis does not cause any pain unless you have a fracture.
Why should we worry about osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a major cause of morbidity in older Americans. A hip fracture can cause quite a setback in terms of costs both in terms of time, money and morale due to surgery and rehabilitation. Read More
Runners cross the finish line at the 2013 Run for Her Life Race in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
The 6th Annual Run For Her Life 5k and 10K Races begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 10 at East Park on East Road (M.M. 502).
All proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer Research.
Homeland Security News Wire reports that hackers have attacked several hospitals in Germany with ransomware – locking medical files and demanding ransom payment for releasing the encrypted data.
The blackmailing of hospitals by encrypting their medical file has become a growing problem around the world. In California, for example, a Hollywood hospital earlier this month had to pay about $17,000 in the digital currency bitcoins to hackers in order to regain access to medical files.
Two weeks ago, an employee at the Lukas Hospital in Neuss, a city in western Germany, noticed Read More
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. claiming more than 500,000 lives in this country annually.
An additional 1,500,000 Americans suffer heart attacks, often striking individuals in their most productive years.
- Pulmonary disease is the third leading cause of death in this nation.
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects nearly two million Americans and asthma more
As we conclude our observation of Heart Health Month, let’s take a look at COPD–Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is a term used to describe a variety progressive lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, non-reversible asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis.
Many people consider a shortness of breath and coughing as part of the aging process, but that is not necessarily so. COPD can sneak up on you, developing for years without problematic breathlessness.
This is an issue because if COPD is identified early, intervention can slow the loss Read More
Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) is pursuing certification as an accredited Chest Pain Center through the Society
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION News:
What is an AED?
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart.
The shock can stop an irregular heart rhythm and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest is an abrupt loss of heart function.
If it’s not treated within minutes, it quickly leads to death. Most sudden cardiac arrests result from ventricular fibrillation. This is a rapid and unsynchronized heart rhythm starting in the heart’s lower pumping chambers (the ventricles). Read More
Update: Response from Kyler Nerison, HSD spokesman:
“This is nothing more than the same partisan stunt orchestrated by the same Washington politicians more than a year ago. The Feds have extensively reviewed this matter and found that the state acted in accordance with the anti-fraud regulations put in place by the Affordable Care Act.
The companies in question overbilled the state millions of dollars in Medicaid funding that should have been used to help those in need. That’s a fact, and we’ve already collected more than $4 million on behalf of taxpayers. The Attorney Read More
In recognition of February as Heart Health Month, RN Lori Coffelt, director of emergency services at Los Alamos Medical Center, instructs Rotarian Nina Thayer in new CPR procedures while Rotarian Brian Newnam plays the role of a heart attack victim. Cardiac specialist Dr. Josiah Child, not pictured, joined Coffelt to tell Rotarians about recognizing and responding to heart attacks. Child is the medical director for the LAMC emergency department. Photo by Linda Hull Read More
LANL researcher Brian Foley has worked in bioinformatics since 1984. He has spent 20 years in HIV research at Los Alamos National Laboratory and has published 98 papers currently listed on Research Gate, the science networking site
LANL Microbiologist Brian Foley
A specialist Read More
By LORI COFFELT, RN
LAMC Emergency Room Director
The World Heart Federation and the World Health Organization tells us that cardiovascular disease (CVD) – heart disease and stroke – is the biggest killer of women globally, killing more women than all cancers, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. Here are a few remarkable statistics:
Heart disease and stroke cause 8.6 million deaths among women annually– a third of all deaths in women worldwide. Of this: 3.4 million women die of ischemic heart disease; 3 million women die from stroke each year; the remainder 2.2 million Read More