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A Very Important Dialogue … an expert panel discussion on cancer. Presented by the K2 Women’s Weekend to benefit the Anita Salas Memorial Foundation 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road in Los Alamos.
Admission is a part of the K2 Women’s Weekend Participants (register at: http://www.pajaritowomen.org/) and free with donations accepted and benefiting the Anita Salas Memorial Foundation —
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Dr. Mike Hudson presents a talk at the 2016 EMS Conference Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Dr. Mike Hudson discusses the latest innovations in patient treatments during Saturday’s conference at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
First responders and Emergency Management personnel at Saturday’s portion of the 2016 EMS Conference at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Area first responders and emergency management personnel participated in the 2016 EMS Conference last week at UNM-Los Alamos.
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By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
Employing the idea that it takes a village to raise a child, Los Alamos Public Schools is calling on the community to help implement improvements in the mental health of youth.
At a Community Leaders Breakfast
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Dr. Michael Baten of the Christus St. Vincent Sleep Center will give a free presentation to Los Alamos High School students during lunch Friday, Feb. 5 in the Speech Theater. Direct questions to the LAPS Prevention Office at 505.663.3252. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Public Schools’ Mental Health Design Team will be hosting two community presentations to engage the community in dialog around the Healthy School and Community Initiative.
The presentations will include an overview of the team’s work in the Fall of 2015 and short and long term recommendations for a path forward. The presentations and recommendations are intended to engage the schools and community in active collaboration around the issues of mental health and the impact on students and the community.
“A healthy community is not one without problems.
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During Friday’s special event to thank supporters of Trinity Urgent Care, from left, LAMC CEO Feliciano Jiron, County Council Chair Rick Reiss, Dr. Robert McClees, Certified Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care Paula Frank and County Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher toast Trinity Urgent Care as well as Reiss who recently became council chair. Photo by Terry Salazar
Trinity Urgent Care owner Dr. Robert McClees and his wife Sheila McClees. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Dr. Robert McClees, center, thanks LAMC CEO Feliciano Jiron and his wife Johanna Jiron for
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By JESSE KNIGHT MD
AND STEVEN LAUER NP
Millions of people wake up in pain every day. Some major culprits include backache, arthritis, and chronic pain in the knees or shoulders. Pain can stem from illness; inactivity; injury; or repetitive movements, such as typing.
Easing chronic pain often starts with medicine and therapy. If you suffer from chronic pain, the first stop should be your doctor’s office. Your physician may refer you to a physical therapist (PT). PTs use a hands-on approach to help relieve pain.
During Your Therapy Visit
During the first session, the PT will ask you to describe your
By CULLY CHRISTIANSON MD
When the thermometer drops, winter sports beckon. Sledding, skiing, and ice-skating can be exhilarating. But with these new activities come opportunities for injury.
Preventing Winter Sports Injuries
Take steps to keep safe anywhere else your cold-weather adventures take you.
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- Prepare your body. Get in shape to ski or skate—condition muscles before the season starts. Warm up and stretch before each activity. Begin with a slow and easy session.
- Go to class. Take a lesson or two, especially for skiing or snowboarding. Instructors
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Rosemary Coyne, RN, MSN, of Gallup has been hired to fill the role of executive director of Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. The position has been vacant since the departure of Georgina Mesibov several months ago.
“I am very excited to take on this new adventure,” Coyne said during an interview Saturday at
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Another new year is upon us and that means that many of you will be resolving to get fit, lose weight, or improve your health this coming year. Good for you! There is no time like the present to start out on your path to a healthier, fitter life.
But often that’s easier said than done. If you don’t have a significant workout history it can be challenging to find the right exercise program and stick with it long term. Fear not because there are some things you can do to significantly improve your chances of succeeding with your resolutions this year.
First, be careful, take it slow and
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LAVNS ‘Daffodils for Hospice’ sale is underway. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice Program is holding its annual “Daffodils for Hospice” sale, the proceeds of which support the LAVNS Hospice Program for terminally ill individuals.
Daffodil pre-orders are being taken through Feb. 26 and include a glass vase with two bunches (20 stems) of daffodils for $15, glass vase with one bunch for $10 or a single bunch (10 stems) for $5. Delivery is free with any $10 minimum order to a single address.
Flowers will be delivered Saturday, March 5 or may be picked
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