Los Alamos chiropractors held their annual holiday lunch Wednesday at Blue Window Bistro. From left, Dr. Nancy Savoia of Los Alamos Chiropractic, Dr. Gary Storkan of Storkan Chiropractic and Dr. Merry McIntyre of Reunion Chiropractic & Wellness extend to the Los Alamos and White Rock community their wishes for a happy and safe holiday season, vibrant health and peace and goodwill to all. Courtesy photo Read More
Michelle Espy, project leader at LANL, in front of the battlefield MRI, which uses ultra-low-field magnetic resonance imaging to create images of injured soft tissues, such as the brain. Courtesy/LANL
- Innovative technology could be deployed to battlefields and hospitals in developing countries
Los Alamos National Laboratory’s portable MRI was named one of the Top 10 Breakthroughs of the Year by Physics World, the member magazine of the Institute of Physics. Portable MRI, also called Battlefield MRI (bMRI), uses ultra-low-field magnetic resonance imaging to create images Read More
- February Most Likely Month For Flu Season To Peak
The flu season will likely peak in February in most parts of the United States, according to a model developed by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Using historical data, a mathematical representation of how flu spreads through a population, and data for the current flu season provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the scientists were able to create a probabilistic model forecasting the flu season.
“There’s no crystal ball when it comes to predicting disease outbreaks,” said Sara Del Valle, the Los Read More
- Research focuses on preventing cancer through mutational signatures
Ludmil Alexandrov, of the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, made strong points this week in the journal Science about the basic formation of human cancers, winning a 2015 Science & SciLifeLab Prize, on “Understanding the Origins of Human Cancer.”
“I have always been passionate about solving complex genomics puzzles and applying my skills towards better understanding the mechanism underlying cancer development,” said Alexandrov, Oppenheimer Fellow at Los Read More
Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
LAMC was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for surgical services. Read More
Lorelei Hayward and her mom Bethany. Courtesy photo
Boomerang Consignment and Resale in Los Alamos declares that from today until Christmas Day they will match all donations up to $500 to help 3-year-old Lorelei Hayward hopefully have a Christmas Miracle.
Lorelei was born with Scoliosis and has had nine special casts to help correct the curvature of her spine – which is crushing her lung and heart. The casts have stopped working so she went in for surgery Dec. 2 to receive a new technology called “Magec Rods” that are surgically inserted alongside her spine to help Read More
Kreig Peterson, owner of In Touch Medical Massage, offers his patients relief from pain.
“I work extremely hard to give my clients the best massage they have ever had,” he said.
Peterson is certified in multiple massage modalities that promote relaxation and pain relief, plus, he is the only certified medical massage therapist in town. Just what is medical massage? Peterson explained, “Many people go through life experiencing muscle pain needlessly. Read More
Blue Sky Pilates owner Mary Lutes moved to Los Alamos in 1982.
“Everyone has a reason for coming to Los Alamos. Mine is I ‘married’ into the town,” Lutes said. “I met my first husband at New Mexico State University, we got married and decided to move to Los Alamos because that is where he was from.”
Lutes opened her Blue Sky Pilates studio in April 2011 at 2101 Trinity Dr, Suite A.
“Pilates is the most amazing type of exercise. It strengthens literally Read More
Two years ago, the Health Insurance Marketplaces, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, opened for the first time.
Since then, an estimated 10.2 million Americans have enrolled for healthcare coverage through the online marketplace, which allows people to browse coverage options, compare plans and Read More
Heinrich Urges President To Work With Bipartisan Group To Protect Working Americans From Cadillac Tax
Heinrich and Heller introduced bipartisan legislation last month to fully repeal the onerous tax.
November is Long-Term Care awareness month. You may have read my last column on Understanding Long-Term Care. That in mind, I’d like to take you through the basics of what to look for in a Long-Term Care Policy.
Confronting our own mortality is a difficult task in itself. Add to that the notion that we may need someone else to care for us at some point in our lives and it makes for a very difficult topic to broach.
The sooner the conversation begins the better off you will be. Age makes a difference in the cost of a long-term care policy. Generally, the older Read More
Los Alamos Medical Center Emergency Department Director
Researchers studied nearly 900 people who had heart attacks. The findings, published in The Journal of Emergency Medicine, showed only 35 percent of them experienced sudden chest pain. The other 65 percent described symptoms that were mild Read More
Los Alamos Medical Center has expanded medical services to include orthopedics.
Culley Christensen, MD has joined the medical staff and will be offering orthopedic surgical services to patients in Los Alamos and Read More
This week, let’s talk about strain/counter strain syndrome, its often painful, insidious side effects and what you can do about it.
Normally the human body maintains a homeostatic balance in its numerous complex muscle systems. Muscles are designed to do a job and return to their normal relaxed position. There is a complicated system that allows muscles to do their jobs. All muscles have an antagonist that dampens the desired movement.
A good example of this is in the forearm. The muscles on the bottom of the arm are flexors and the top extensors. Make a firm fist Read More