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Los Alamos Chiropractic And Acupuncture Center Announce New Location At 557 Flats

Dr. Charles Lenz, DC and Dr. Aimee Price, DOM in front of their new office location on the lower level of the 557 Flats building off Oppenheimer. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center News:

Happy New Year from Los Alamos Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center of Los Alamos!

We are pleased to announce that we will be starting off the new year in our new location. Our offices are now located at the lower level of the 557 Flats building off Oppenheimer.

Our doctors Charles Lenz, DC; Laura Leonard, DC; Nancy Savioa, DC; Aimee Price, DOM and Erika Bittner, DOM can be reached at the same Read More

Dr. Nichols: Thanks To My Current And Former Patients

By MICHAEL NICHOLS, M.D.
Los Alamos Children’s Clinic

As I retire after 40 plus years as a pediatrician at the Children’s Clinic, I would be remiss if I didn’t thank the families of my patients and former patients from northern New Mexico. These families have entrusted me with the care of their infants, children, and adolescents since the summer of 1978 when I first came to Los Alamos as a medical student and then returned after completing my pediatrics residency in 1982.

Very few physicians have the good fortune to spend their entire career in such a setting. I had hoped to never fully retire unless Read More

Governor Appoints Patrick M. Allen As New Mexico Department Of Health Cabinet Secretary

Patrick M. Allen

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today the appointment of Patrick M. Allen as cabinet secretary of the Department of Health.

Allen will assume leadership of the department Jan. 3, 2023.  

“Patrick is a regulator and public health professional with a proven record in improving health care systems, and I have full confidence he will do the same here in New Mexico,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “He shares my vision of a New Mexico that fosters better health outcomes for every resident of our beautiful state.”  

Allen has spent more than Read More

Leonard: Three Ways To Smash Your New Year Resolutions Once And For All!

By LAURA LEONARD
Doctor of Chiropractic
Los Alamos

Ah yes, it’s that time of year again. The pressure is on to make resolutions and crush it in 2023. Writing down our lofty goals is the easy part but it’s another thing to actually reach them once the buzz of our excitement wears off. Have you ever noticed how gyms are extra packed in January and then as if by magic back to normal by February? Do you want to know the secret to smashing you’re goals once and for all?

Don’t make goals bigger than you can manage. Go small at first, guaranteed achievable stuff. As you hit smaller goals, the success becomes addictive, Read More

Gruninger: Yoga Philosophy – Pranamaya Kosha

By JACCI GRUNINGER, MS, C-IAYT
Los Alamos

As I write this, I am recovering from a nasty cough that has left me finding it difficult to breathe. It’s funny isn’t it how we don’t think about our breath until we are having a hard time breathing. Of course, as a yoga therapist and Thai Massage Therapist, I think about my breath on a regular basis. Not breathing well, very much gets in my way of doing my work. That all being said, writing about Pranamaya Kosha seems like the perfect place to ponder the breath.

Pranamaya Kosha though is not just about our breath, it’s about our life force or vital energy body. The Read More

Op/Ed: This Isn’t Politics … This Is About Our Health

Sen. Elizabeth Stefanics

By Sen. Elizabeth Stefanics & Rep. Elizabeth Thomson
New Mexico

The start of a new year is always special. This is when we remember laughter and celebrations and reflect on our struggles and times of sadness. What we love most about this time of year is thinking about what is possible next year. 

As legislators with years of experience working to keep New Mexicans as healthy as possible, when we look ahead, we think of the opportunities this coming session to make New Mexico more resilient to climate changes and extreme weather and protect the health of the people of Read More

Drug Enforcement Administration Seizes More Than 379 Million Deadly Doses Of Fentanyl In 2022

DEA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As 2022 comes to an end, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is announcing the seizure of more than 50.6 million fentanyl-laced, fake prescription pills and more than 10,000 pounds of fentanyl powder this calendar year.

The DEA Laboratory estimates that these seizures represent more than 379 million potentially deadly doses of fentanyl.

Fentanyl is the deadliest drug threat facing this country. It is a highly addictive man-made opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin. Just two milligrams of fentanyl, the small amount that fits on the tip of a pencil, Read More

LAMC: ‘Tis The Season To Be Healthy…

LAMC News:

The holiday season is finally here, ringing with the joy of visiting family and friends, attending festive parties, exchanging gifts, sharing delicious meals, and giving back to charitable causes.

It’s “the most wonderful time of the year” as they say. Unfortunately, though – for many of us – this time of year often means more stress and anxiety than usual, balancing a social calendar jam-packed with invitations and commitments, shopping ’til you drop for the perfect gifts or perhaps struggling with a recent loss or the anniversary of the death of a loved one.

Thankfully, there a few Read More

COVID Community Newsletter For Week Of Dec. 23, 2022

Pause a minute and read this week’s COVID-19 Community Newsletter, and stay up-to-date on COVID in the community, the ‘tripledemic’ across the U.S., the developing ‘senior wave’ and more. Get tips and information about how you and your loved ones can protect yourselves from viruses this winter. Click here: https://conta.cc/3FQHjJ5There will be no newsletter next week due to the holidays. Courtesy/LAC Read More

Multispecialty Physician-Owned Network Opening In Santa Fe In January

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Santa Fe will soon be getting a new physician-owned, multispecialty practice that will deliver high-quality care to Northern New Mexico.

The Nexus Health practice will have a full range of medical and surgical specialties directed by well-respected doctors who have made a commitment to put patients first in the new independent model of care. Nexus Health is owned and directed by medical providers who practice and live in Santa Fe & Northern New Mexico. 

Nexus Health will start by providing Medical Oncology, Orthopedics, Infusion Services, and Lab operations Read More

Birth Announcement: Noemi Graciela Cardona

Proud parents Rose and Samuel Cardona announce the birth of their daughter Noemi Graciela Cardona on Nov. 2, 2022 at Presbyterian Hospital in Española. Noemi weighed 8.6 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. ‘I would like to give special thanks to traveling OB nurse Stella Fabunmi who was not only a very knowledgeable nurse but a strong rock and friend throughout the delivery’, Rose said. ‘I also am thankful to my dear friend Dawnmarie Maldonado who was by my side the whole time.’ Courtesy photo Read More

NACo Forms Network Of Opioid Settlement Decision Makers

NACo President Denise Winfrey

NACo News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Counties (NACo), in partnership with Vital Strategies, today announced the creation of its Opioid Solutions Leadership Network, a national cohort of 30 county leaders pursuing effective implementation of opioid settlement funds.

The network is designed to equip county decision makers with tools to pursue innovative, evidence-based solutions while navigating the complex landscape around the settlements, with specific terms and conditions varying from state to state. 

“The Opioid Solutions Read More

Stansbury, Leger Fernández Urge Congress To Prevent Looming Medicare Cuts

U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury:

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representatives Melanie Stansbury (N.M.-01) and Teresa Leger Fernández (N.M.-03), joined 113 Members of Congress in a bipartisan letter to President Biden and House and Senate leadership urging swift action to prevent looming Medicare cuts. 

Reps. Stansbury and Leger Fernández joined their colleagues urging action to prevent Medicare reimbursement cuts of over 8 percent. The cuts would cut back on the health care that the over 440,000 Medicare recipients in New Mexico depend on, particularly Read More

Malizia: Biobot Analytics Response To John Pearson

BECCA MALIZIA 
Biobot Analytics

I’m the Science Communications Manager for Biobot Analytics.

We came across a recent letter to the editor (Link) on tracking Covid in wastewater that mentioned Biobot, and we have a few comments we’d love to share:

  • Los Alamos County is a participant in the CDC’s NWSS Program. This program is managed by Biobot, but funded by the CDC. Biobot is not receiving funds from Los Alamos County;
  • Our variant data for Los Alamos County shows that the primary variant circulating is BA.5. For context, BF and BQ are subvariants of BA.5, which are included in the overall BA.5 percentage

Read More

LAHS Key Club Raises Funds For Thirst Project

LAHS Key Club President Ming-Yuan Lo presents a $1,000 check recently to Lieutenant Governor Adeline Feng of the Southwest District’s Sangre de Christo Division. Courtesy/Kiwanis

Key Clubbers Yeanwoo Park, Ethan Singell, Chloe Li, Rebecca Li, Adeline Feng and Ming-Yuan Lo operate the cotton candy machine during a summer concert. Courtesy/Kiwanis

By MORRIE PONGRATZ
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Millions of people worldwide are without clean, fresh drinking water. The Thirst Project is a nonprofit organization that works with the support of young people to end the global water crisis by building Read More

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