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Los Alamos community members are invited to attend and refreshments will be served.
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- HB 157 Establishes PTSD as Disease that May Result from Firefighters’ Duties
HB 157, legislation that establishes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a disease that—when diagnosed in a firefighter without previous health issues—can be presumed to have been caused by the firefighter’s service, passed the New Mexico House of Representatives Monday.
“Yes, our firefighters are heroes, but they are also human,” bill sponsor Rep. Debbie Armstrong said. “We ask so much of them—from running into burning buildings to pulling victims out of mangled cars. It’s time we let them know that
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The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JABB) has space available in the Youth Mental Health First Aid training taking place Friday, Feb. 24 or Saturday, Feb. 25.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based, nationally recognized and accredited course that teaches adults who work with youth how to identify symptoms of different types of mental illness. As with any first aid class, there is an action plan to help a youth in crisis. Trainees learn how to assess the person for risk of harm or suicide, listen non-judgmentally, give reassurance, and encourage the person to
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Lunch with a Leader features Andrea Cunningham this month at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 in Mesa Public Library.
Cunningham was the nurse at the New Mexico Public Health Office in Los Alamos across the street from Los Alamos High School. She will discuss the role of a public health office in Los Alamos as well what steps might be possible since the services were drastically reduced.
Cunningham graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s of Science and Nursing and has been a practicing nurse for 27 years. She started her career at the U of M Medical
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Los Alamos Council on Cancer Board Member LeAnne Parsons describes services and items available for cancer patients at Cancer Corner room in the Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
Tucked away in a quiet hallway at Los Alamos Medical Center, is a small room containing several resources for those dealing with cancer in our community.
The Cancer Corner a joint venture of the Los Alamos Council on Cancer, the American Cancer Society and LAMC. Staffed by volunteers, it is open by appointment only and services are
By MARY BETH MAASSEN
So many people are sick right now. Los Alamos has been hit hard by the flu, which showed up a little late this year, and a very nasty virus is circulating, keeping people in bed for days. It is down-right hazardous to leave the house.
I had that virus a few weeks ago and it knocked me off my feet for nearly a week. Someone asked me how I felt and I said, “I feel like I have been hit by a bus.” And then I thought, “Oh wait, being hit by a bus is nothing like this!”
Several years ago when I was living near Hermosillo, Mexico, I was hit by a bus. It was totally my fault. I thought I was in a parking
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Award-winning Chef Laura Crucet Hamilton, owner of Pig + Fig Bakery and Café, 35 Rover Blvd. Suite G, in White Rock, accepts a display vase of daffodils from Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Social Worker Collette Fordham, in support of the March 9-10 fundraiser for hospice. The community is invited to place orders for daffodils by calling 505.662.2525 or visit www.lavns.com.
UNM-LA’s first class of PCA graduates with their certificates Wednesday morning, from left, Weifeng Fan, Maria Eadie, Instructor Melanie Colgan, RN, MA, Carmen Salazar and Maria ‘Victoria’ Rygh. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
Gathered for a photo following Wednesday’s PCA graduation ceremony at UNM-LA, from left, Instructor Melanie Colgan, RN, MA, Maria ‘Victoria’ Rygh, Maria Eadie, Weifeng Fan, Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside, program supporter Barbara Stoddard and UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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- The Department of Health,
- The Corrections Department,
- The Human Services Department,
- The Aging and Long-term Services Department
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Red-tailed hawks. Courtesy/LEWF
Cottonwood Rehab is in need of help from the Los Alamos community for the care of four injured red-tailed hawks that arrived at Cottonwood Rehab in the last three weeks.
Dr. Kathleen Ramsay is caring for two of the hawks at her home under intensive care. The other two hawks have graduated to outdoor cages. The cost of rehabbing these raptors is around $15/day for food and medication. With a normal rehab time table of about three months, Cottonwood Rehab needs $1,000 to $1,500 to get these hawks back into the wild.
To help, visit www.landofenchantment.org
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Dr. Khalsa explains a wellness concept to visitors to his booth during the 2016 Health Fair in September at Griffth Gymnasium. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Well this is certainly not the email we had hoped to send out…
As it turns out, Dr. Khalsa’s pneumonia was only the proverbial tip of the iceberg. After several weeks of his health and strength continuing to decline he has now been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition that is attacking his kidneys, and the treatment for it is kidney dialysis! If he is very lucky and blessed he will be on dialysis “short-term”
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Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard of Los Alamos participates in a Labor Committee meeting Monday voting in support of HB157 to provide support for firefighters suffering from PTSD. Photo by Michael Redondo
- HB157 Establishes PTSD as Disease that May Result from Firefighters’ Duties
After passing the House Labor and Economic Development Committee Monday, House Bill 157, legislation that establishes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a disease that—when diagnosed in a firefighter without previous health issues—can be presumed to have been caused by the firefighter’s service,
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Los Alamos residents attend Saturday night’s Cancer Foundation of New Mexico’s 12 Annual Sweetheart Auction at the Convention Center in Santa Fe, from left, Liz Cavasos of New Mexico Bank & Trust, DonTaylor of Don Taylor Photography, Mary Beth Maassen of Los Alamos Medical Center, Scott Wallace and Lisa Wallace of LAMC, Jim Streits of Los Alamos Public Schools, Kristy Ortega of United Way, Jacque Carroll of LAMC and Chris Ortega of ReMax of Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Santa Fe Mayor Javier M. Gonzales. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
SANTA FE – With solid bipartisan support, the Senate today passed by a vote of 29-11 legislation that strongly reforms New Mexico’s medical cannabis laws for the first time in 10 years.
The bill was sponsored by Sen. Cisco McSorley (D-16-Bernalillo), who also was the sponsor of the original medical cannabis law in New Mexico. Last-minute changes to SB 177 were made on the Senate floor including requiring that veterans be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition to enroll in the program, like any other patient or applicant, and mandating that patient renewals occur annually,
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Ludmil Alexandrov, Los Alamos National Laboratory, part of a team seeking to build a much deeper understanding of DNA damage – what causes it and how it leads to cancer. Courtesy/LANL
- $25 million from Cancer Research UK funds Big Data analysis identifying mutational signatures of cancer
Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher Ludmil Alexandrov has been announced as a member of one of the first four global research teams funded under Cancer Research UK’s “Grand Challenge,” which seeks to revolutionize the understanding of cancer and its prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
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