Sunday’s Run For Her Life race winners, from left, Tammie Nelson, 5K female winner; Daniel Santistevan, 5K male winner; Erica Baron, 10K female winner and Mike Engelhardt, 10K male winner. Courtesy photo
The race is on to help find a cure for breast cancer. Courtesy photo
The 6th Annual Run For Her Life 5K and 10K Run was held Sunday at East Park to benefit Breast Cancer Research.
Daniel Santistevan was the top male in the 5K with a time of 20:24. Tammie Nelson was the first 5K female finisher recording a 22:33.
Erica Baron was the top female finisher in the 10K at 42:13. Mike Engelhardt Read More
Letter to the Editor: New Report On Fort Bayard Medical Center Raises Concern Over Other State Facilities
It is no exaggeration to say that the most vulnerable citizens in New Mexico, as in the broader society, are largely invisible and rarely heard. Among these are the elderly and the ill, children from broken homes in the juvenile detention system, and desperate people struggling with severe mental illness and behavioral problems. When such individuals are being abused and neglected, we must, as citizens, extend compassion, and as public officials, act swiftly.
A new report assembled by staff of the New Mexico Legislative Finance Read More
The American Hospital Association has named Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron its 2016 Grassroots Champion.
By MAYO CLINIC STAFF
Falls put you at risk of serious injury. Prevent falls with these simple fall-prevention measures, from reviewing your medications to hazard-proofing your home.
Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it’s important. As you get older, physical changes and health conditions — and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions — make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Still, fear of falling doesn’t need to rule your life. Instead, consider six simple fall-prevention strategies.
1. Make Read More
Labor Department officials announced Tuesday that they would reopen the comment period for a proposed set of rule changes that have not been well received by the community of nuclear workers eligible for a federal compensation program for workers with certain occupational illnesses. DOL’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs has responsibility for adjudicating and processing employees’ claims under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, (EEOICPA).
A 60-day comment period, which was already extended Read More
The many incarnations of power and control that manifest as domestic discord and violence are generally traceable to a need for by individual in a relationship to be totally in charge of another. Historically, major events and incidents can be attributed to one of two things: need and greed. So it is in the domestic arena as well.
The need for power may emanate from some long-ago experience of helplessness, some occurrence that has demonstrated a notable advantage to the stronger over the weaker partner, a workplace or social situation in which one is reminded of his/her Read More
Los Alamos County Councilor Kristin Henderson, right, presents a proclamation on behalf of council Tuesday evening to, front row from left, Linda Boncella who donated a kidney to her brother in 1987 – her sister donated one to the same brother in 2014, Linda Rickel who received a kidney 29 years ago, Sue Conner who received a cornea 15 years ago, Kay Fletcher who received a kidney from her husband Mike in 1998 and later received a second kidney in 2013 and Cathy Walters who received a heart nearly three years ago. Back row from left, Mike Fletcher who donated a kidney to his wife Kay in 1998, Arnie Read More
Attorney General Hector Balderas
From The Office Of The Attorney General
Tom Steward, P.A. and Carol Steward will present “Spiritual Care When Mental Illness Strikes” at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 10 at the First United Methodist-Los Alamos Sanctuary (next to Sullivan Field on Diamond Drive).
The Stephen Ministry team of First United Methodist-Los Alamos (FUMC) welcomes the greater community of Los Alamos to hear from the Stewards as they discuss the impact of mental illness on families.
They will share what we, as a community, can do to encourage and support the family of individuals with mental illness.
In his practice, Tom Steward, P.A. features private Read More
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, LAMC
If you have the degenerative joint disease known as osteoarthritis, you’re not alone. The disease affects 27 million Americans. There is no cure, but you can manage the symptoms through treatment and proper self-care.
Do you wonder how you happened to get osteoarthritis? It turns out the answer isn’t always clear. Osteoarthritis has no single known cause, but certain risk factors can increase your chances of developing the disease. They include:
- Getting older
- Being overweight—every extra pound adds 3 pounds of pressure
From The Office Of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:
- Department of Labor should delay new rule that could jeopardize benefits for those who worked at Cold War-era sites
Stephen Stoddard has been honored with a generous contribution to UNM-Los Alamos. Courtesy/UNM-LA
The legacy of Los Alamos Living Treasure Stephen Stoddard has been honored once again with a generous contribution to UNM-Los Alamos to provide seed money for the creation of a program that will provide training for individuals who can serve as personal caregivers.
Barbara Stoddard recognized a need for caregivers in our community, people who can provide in-home health care and personal care to individuals. As many Los Alamos residents choose to stay here after retirement, the Read More
Suffering with a snorer in your bed. Courtesy photo
The days are getting longer – a sign that spring is here – and some of us are still groggy from the hour of sleep we lost when the clocks bounced forward an hour in observance of Daylight Savings Time.
“Many people do not realize the importance of healthy sleeping habits to their overall wellness,” said Dr. Frank Ralls of Quality Sleep Solutions and Medical Director of the Los Alamos Medical Center sleep clinic. “Most adults need at least seven to nine hours of sleep per night to maintain good health. In addition, there are several Read More