Every person in Los Alamos will have the chance to learn how to be a hero by attending the New Mexico Heart Institute’s 6th annual Project Heart Start event Saturday June 25.
The free event will teach Los Alamos families a “new” form of CPR called Compression‐Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (COCPR).
Sudden cardiac arrest kills more than 400,000 people in the U.S. every year, and nearly 9,000 of these cases happen in children under the age of 18. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if those close by had been aware of and taken a few simple, lifesaving steps.
If an adult suddenly
Aedes aegypti in Tanzania. Photo by Muhammad Mahdi Karim/www.micro2macro.net
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. Zika Read More
Nova Rey is a brave little shelter puppy who needs the community’s help. Courtesy photo
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 Read More
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 Read More
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. (The insurance that takes care of you and your passengers is called Medical Payments Read More
New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Aging and Long Term Services Myles Copeland.
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 Read More
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, Read More
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). Read More
Auxilians and staff broke ground this afternoon on the Auxilian Memorial Garden at Los Alamos Medical Center.
The Auxilian Memorial
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. Leslie Hayes, daughter of Ann Hayes (a member of the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos) was one of 10 people to be honored April 29 as “White House Champions of Change for Advancing Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery.” The 10 were selected “for their leadership and tireless work to prevent prescription drug abuse and heroin use, improve access Read More