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National Volunteer Week Illuminates And Inspires

on April 14, 2019 - 6:14am
VOLUNTEER News:
 
April 7-13 is National Volunteer Week, an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire others to serve.
 
It is a time to promote and show appreciation for volunteerism and volunteering.
 
Laura Hendrie is a hospice volunteer at Ambercare Hospice of Santa Fe. She is passionate about what she does and said she feels privileged to spend time with individuals and families facing the end of life. And while most people assume being a hospice volunteer might be scary or uncomfortable, Hendrie said that she feels just the opposite.
 
Hendrie recently

New Mexico Department Of Health Announces Recommended Overdose Prevention Measures

on April 13, 2019 - 11:06am

NMDOH News:

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announces 11  recommendations to continue the state’s progress addressing drug overdose rates.

The recommendations come from the New Mexico Overdose Prevention and Pain Management Advisory Council, made up of state agencies such as NMDOH, regulatory bodies, and multiple medical professional associations.

The council is charged with reviewing the status of overdose prevention and pain management standards and education efforts for both consumers and professionals in New Mexico.

FREE Workshop 'Boot Camp' For Dementia Caregivers Offered In Santa Clara

on April 11, 2019 - 4:32pm
AA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Families facing Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias will have access to a FREE legal presentation at the Santa Clara Pueblo offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“Skills in Dementia Caregiving Boot Camp” is a FREE presentation offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter and will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2 at the Santa Clara Pueblo Adult Day Care Center, 588 Kee St, Espanola, NM 87532.
 
This workshop “boot camp” is designed to teach both family caregivers and professional care givers

On The Job In Los Alamos: Susan Glen At LAVNS

on April 11, 2019 - 7:57am

On the job in Los Alamos is Susan Glen, MSW, of the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, 2202 Canyon Road, braving the wind Wednesday to visit a patient off the hill. Glen assists patients to obtain resources in order to help them live the best quality of life possible. Formed in 1973, LAVNS is a not for profit organization providing home health and hospice services in Los Alamos County, northern Santa Fe County and parts of Rio Arriba County.

When Springtime Allergies Strike: What To Do When You Can’t Stop And Smell The Roses

on April 11, 2019 - 7:41am

By Sharon Radcliffe, CNO
Los Alamos Medical Center

April showers might bring May flowers, but many of us are well aware that they can also bring tree and grass pollen and other allergens that can cause us to wheeze, sneeze and sniffle our way through spring.

At Los Alamos Medical Center, our mission is Making Communities Healthier®, and that includes helping you manage seasonal allergies.

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), springtime allergies occur when your immune system overreacts to an environmental side effect of seasonal plant pollination.

CHI St. Joseph’s Children: Call For Vigilance In Response To Recent Child Neglect And Abuse Cases

on April 10, 2019 - 2:29pm

CHI St. Joseph’s Children News:

  • After Three High Profile Child Abuse Cases In Five Day ... CHI St. Joseph’s Children Calls For Vigilance

ALBUQUERQUE – The Largest Home Visiting Program in the state, CHI St. Joseph’s Children, calls upon all New Mexicans for vigilance and action to prevent child abuse.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and tragedies over the last several days have heightened the urgency to truly make our state a safe place for our children.

The cases of 5-year-old, Sarah, who was beaten to death; the 8-year-old girl critically wounded by a gunshot; and

LAFD Presents Station 4 With Phoenix Award

on April 10, 2019 - 9:47am

These Los Alamos Firefighters from Station 4 are honored this morning for saving the life of a person suffering a heart attack: Capt. Gerard Coriz, Driver Paramedic Van Leimer, Firefighter Paramedic Dylan Mahoney, Firefighter Paramedic Dustin Rogers, Firefighter Randall Robles, Firefighter Joshua Urban and Firefighter Shannon Evans. Courtesy/LAFD

LAFD News:

This morning, the Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) was proud to present Station 4-B Shift with a Phoenix Award.

The Phoenix Award, which began in January of 2017, is awarded to personnel who have been involved in calls where the

Los Alamos Council On Cancer Hosts Community Seminar April 18

on April 9, 2019 - 10:40am

Scenes From Business After Hours At LAMC

on April 6, 2019 - 1:44pm

Community members gathered at Los Alamos Medical Center Thursday evening for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event. Community members had the opportunity to meet and chat with doctor and staff and enjoy snacks and beverages. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

LAMC CEO John Whiteside and Dr. Jacqueline Krohn welcome the community to Business After Hours Thursday at the hospital. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

From left, Layne Kalbfeisch of 2E Consultants (R) LLC, Los Alamos Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, Los Alamos National Bank Private Banker Elizabeth

Michelle Harkey-Wilde, LMT, LMHC Offers New Modality Following Advanced Certification In Belize

on April 5, 2019 - 9:05am
Michelle Harkey-Wilde has completed her Advanced Certification training in The Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy ®. She is pleased to offer this unique modality to the residents of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
Health News:
 
Michelle Harkey-Wilde, LMT, LMHC, of Los Alamos traveled to Belize in February to complete her Advanced Certification training in The Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy ®. She is pleased to offer this unique modality to the residents of Los Alamos. Here is a link to the potential benefits: https://arvigotherapy.com/about/benefits/
 
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