RELAY FOR LIFE News:
The last pre-event Relay for Life Volunteer Meeting is 6 p.m. today Large Conference Room (LCR) at Los Alamos Medical Center.
The LCR is located downstairs near the cafeteria and there will be signs providing direction to the meeting. The easiest and most convenient parking is in the back on the canyon-side of LAMC. Pizza and soft drinks will be hosted by LAMC.
The Los Alamos Relay for Life is Friday and Saturday Aug. 21 and 22 at Ashley Pond. The event begins at 6 p.m. with an Opening Celebration Ceremony recognizing cancer survivors and their caregivers. The Hill Stompers Read More
Gov. Susana Martinez
ALBUQUERQUE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez will recognize the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center’s recent designation as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute.
The designation is the highest federal designation a cancer center can receive and will allow it to apply for additional funds to go toward cancer research. Read More
LAMC Gift Shop volunteer Wendy Schamann. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
LAMC Gift Shop volunteer Wendy Schamann surrounded by items for sale in the shop. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
Just a reminder to people that the Los Alamos Medical Center Gift Shop is a non-profit, tax free shop that returns all the profits back to the community.
The organization has a Community & Welfare Committee that reviews requests for funds and doles the money out. They support the nurses by buying their books needed for classes; have an indigent pharmacy program, Read More
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
U.S. SENATE News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall voted against an effort to cut off life-saving health care services for women in New Mexico by de-funding Planned Parenthood.
Udall issued the following statement:
“Planned Parenthood provides critical health care and preventive services, such as cancer screenings and tests, for women and men, many of whom do not have access to services elsewhere. I’m not going to allow this life-saving care to be cut off for thousands in New Mexico.
“Exploiting women’s health care for political gain does Read More
LAVNS Executive Director Georgina Mesibov, center, with her staff and United Way Executive Director Kristy Orgtega, right. Courtesy/UWNNM
As of July 16, the Centers for Medicare Services updates Home Health Compare with 5-Star Rating system to give consumers the opportunity to see how agencies performed against each other.
Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service received four out of five stars, which places them above both the New Mexico and national averages in comparison to other agencies.
“I was not surprised by the four-star rating, I would expect Read More
Children’s Clinic, PA in Los Alamos was recently awarded level 3 recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, collaborative relationships.
Children’s Clinic is the first practice in Los Alamos County to achieve such recognition.
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience Read More
ROTARY STARS News:
No parent should ever have to sleep on the street, but that’s exactly what some of them do, while their sick and injured children are being cared for in the Hospital Infantil in Juarez, Mexico.
The first annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!, 6-10 p.m. Saturday, July 25 at Fuller Read More
Although we can’t stop the hands of time, the factors thought to be responsible for 85 percent of visible aging are largely preventable.
One of the primary offenders is UV exposure. Other forces responsible for extrinsic aging are less frequently discussed, such as pollution, sleep deprivation and smoking.
By addressing these extrinsic factors, our fight against skin aging can be more successful:
- Pollution – Car exhaust produces copious amount of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are
Sombrillo staff and board members celebrate the retirement of Anita Maes, center, after more than 21 years at Sombrillo. Photo by Mary Yamada
Los Alamos Retirement Community celebrated the retirement of longtime nurse Anita Maes at a party June 30.
LARC board members and Sombrillo staff gathered together to wish her a happy retirement and thank her for her hard work. Maes began her career as an LPN in November of 1972. She has been working at Sombrillo Nursing and Rehab since April 15, 1994.
As a dedicated, hardworking nurse, she epitomized the Practical Nurse Pledge: Read More
Such a transport raises many questions for the patient and the family. Who is in charge of determining whether the emergency trip to the hospital was necessary? Who pays for the ambulance, the crew, and the equipment during the trip to the Read More
There’s no better time than the present to learn to save a life.
UNM-LA Community Education is offering a one-day certification course on CPR and basic first aid called EMS 193 AED/CPR/First Aid Training, taught by Joe Candelaria, 9:30-4 p.m. Saturday, July 11 in room 612 at UNM-LA.
Candelaria is director of the UNM-LA Fire Science Program and a Los Alamos Fire Department certified instructor. The class fee is $95 and may be taken for one hour of credit.
Cardiac arrest strikes more than 300,000 people every year in the Read More
Zia Credit Union is very pleased to announce the winners of the Zia Credit Union Education Foundation Scholarship program for 2015. This year, $25,500 has been provided in scholarships to 28 members who are graduating high school from the Española, Los Alamos, Pojoaque, and surrounding communities.
“For the past two years, we have presented the majority of our Scholarship award recipients to our members at our Annual Business Meeting. This is an exciting time for the graduates as well as their families,” Zia Credit Union President/CEO David Woodruff said, “and we hope this Read More
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultan Ahmet Camii) is a historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is still popularly used as a mosque. Courtesy/wikipedia
The Council on International Relations (CIR) was accepted for a sixth consecutive year to participate in the Teacher Study Tour of Turkey.
The program will begin with a workshop scheduled Read More
The front view of the Los Alamos County Nature Center under construction on Canyon Road. On the right are the staff offices and towering above is the planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC
If you’ve driven past 2600 Canyon Road lately, you’ve probably noticed a lot of progress being made on the construction of the new Los Alamos County Nature Center.
The land has been cleared, the slab has been poured, and the building is starting to take structure. At the same time, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is hard at work raising funds to outfit the new center with exhibits and gardens. Read More