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Hazlett: Participate In National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 28

on April 24, 2018 - 12:52pm
By ANN HAZLETT 
Assistant to the Secretary for USDA Rural Development
 
In 2016, Ohio corn and soybean farmer Roger Winemiller lost two of his three children to drugs. 
 
Roger is not alone. Last year, over 64,000 Americans died from a drug overdose. At almost 174 people each day, this is more than the number of Americans who died in a car accident or a gun-related homicide. Each person who died was someone’s mother or father, son or daughter, brother or sister. Many of these mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters were also part of rural America. 
 
Today, in the

Northern Student Awarded Nightingale Scholarship

on April 23, 2018 - 1:47pm
From left, Northern's Interim Associate Degree Nursing Program Director Chris Young, scholarship winner Kendra Gallegos and Northern Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Ellen Trabka. Courtesy photo
 
NMCNE News:
 
Northern Associate Degree Nursing student Kendra Gallegos has been awarded the 2018 Nightingale Scholarship by the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence.
 
Gallegos, who is completing her freshman year, was one of 20 outstanding nursing students from across the state to receive the $1,000 award to assist them in the pursuit of their nursing degrees.
 
She

Udall, Heinrich Introduce ‘Choose Medicare Act’ To Make Medicare Available To Everyone

on April 23, 2018 - 12:47pm
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich introduced the Choose Medicare Act to give every individual who is not already eligible for Medicaid or Medicare the opportunity to enroll in Medicare as an individual or every employer to purchase Medicare for their employees.
 
“Every New Mexican and every American should be able to see a doctor, and have the affordable, quality health care they need to keep themselves and their families healthy.

8th Annual Run For Her Life 5K And 10K Results

on April 23, 2018 - 7:56am

Run For Her Life News:

 

Sunday's 8th Annual Run For Her Life 5K and 10K Races sponsored by the Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah began at East Park in Los Alamos.
 
Donald Gleason was the overall winner of the 5K distance recording a 32:20 and the first female was Laura Loy with a 32:50.
 
In the 10K race Lynn Bjorklund was the top finisher coming in at 49:28 and her brother Mark Bjorklund was the best male finisher recording a 50:19.
 

8th Annual Run For Her Life 5K and 10K Race Results:

Men 5K,19 and under

1. 34:11, Benjamin Peterson, Los Alamos

Men 5K, 40-49

1. 36:04, Argust KeKsis,

CDC Alert: Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak … Egg Recall For Salmonella Braenderup

on April 21, 2018 - 7:18am

Stop Foodborne Illness News:

Public health officials are telling consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable that has spread to at least 16 states and sickened at least 60 people, including eight inmates at an Alaska prison.

What: US Center for Disease Control and Prevention Alert:

  • Lettuce E. coli Outbreak; and
  • Eggs Recall for Salmonella Braenderup.

Re: Lettuce E. coli Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that new information about the illnesses in Alaska led them to expand a warning beyond chopped

Free Legal Workshop For Seniors May 22

on April 21, 2018 - 6:56am

Ancestral, Folk, Indigenous Medicine Workshops

on April 21, 2018 - 6:26am

Walmart Hosts Free Health Screening In Española

on April 21, 2018 - 6:18am
WALMART News:
 
The Española Walmart store will be hosting the second Walmart Wellness Day event of the year 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, April 21. This free health screening event provides people in the community an opportunity to learn valuable health information, including:
  • Blood glucose
  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass index
  • Low-cost immunizations
  • And in select locations, customers can also take advantage of free vision screenings
 
Since its first Walmart Wellness Day event, the company has provided more than 2 million free screenings to people across the country, helping countless customers

LAPS Healthy Schools Initiative And JJAB Host 2nd Showing Of Screenagers

on April 20, 2018 - 4:01pm

LAPS/JJAB News:

he Los Alamos Public Schools’ Healthy Schools Initiative and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) are excited to bring back the film Screenagers to the community during the first week of May to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month. Screenagers is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and to offer parents proven solutions that work.

The public is invited to attend a free screening of the film at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at UNM-LA Building 2 or at the Los Alamos Middle School gym on Thursday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m.

NMSU And USDA Collaborate On Pilot Project

on April 20, 2018 - 7:58am

New Mexico Department of Health’s Women, Infants and Children program is launching a new program to help people get more vegetables and fruit. Courtesy imgae

NMDOH News:

Recently, the New Mexico Department of Health’s (NMDOH) Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program launches a pilot project at two Las Cruces grocery stores to test a new way for participants to use WIC benefits to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.

Field tested at Lowe’s Fiesta Foods and Lowe’s Grocery in Las Cruces the project changes the point of sale system.

With the change, cashiers can tell a customer the remaining

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