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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Musculoskeletal Specialists

On the job in Los Alamos manual therapy trainees work on clients recently at Musculoskeletal Specialists at 3500 Trinity Dr., Ste C5. Musculoskeletal Specialists offers trained, licensed providers and also operates as a training facility for future manual therapy and exercise practitioners. After nine months of classroom work, practice and testing, trainees work in the clinic in a supervised capacity. Manual therapy is pain free and includes soft tissue and muscle work, stretching and mobilization of joints into alignment. Treatment sessions are 75 minutes, $46 and self-pay. HSA cards


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LAPS: Ready For Hybrid Learning On Monday

By Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Superintendent
Los Alamos Public Schools

I am so proud of everyone at LAPS for the incredible ways that they have been preparing for Hybrid Learning and for exceptional community support. Thank you.   

I am also proud of our Los Alamos Online Learning Academy and Topper Virtual Academy staff for providing remote learning all year long.

In every school, we have completed trainings and posted signs about the three W’s:

  1. Washing hands for more than 20 seconds and washing commonly touched surfaces
  2. Watching your distance of 6′ or more
  3. Wearing masks that fit snugly

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 448 New Cases, Total Now At 36,788 With 5 New Deaths And 19,894 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 448 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County has 1 new case today bringing the total to 38 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 5 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 151 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 26 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Cibola County
  • 9 new cases in Curry County
  • 68 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 13 new cases in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Grant County
  • 26 new cases

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Learn About A Molecule Named ‘Braveheart’ Oct. 19

The first 3-D images have been created of an RNA molecule known as ‘Braveheart’ for its role in transforming stem cells into heart cells. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

What is the human heart truly made of? Why can it become diseased? With the right tools, could scientists actually grow healthy ones?

Karissa Sanbonmatsu, a team leader in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Theoretical Biology and Biophysics group, will answer these questions and more in the Science on Tap virtual talk, “Secrets of the heart: imaging the dark matter of the genome”,  5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19. Register here.

The lecture


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On The Job In Los Alamos: Dr. Charles Lenz, DC

On the job in Los Alamos is Dr. Charles Lenz, DC, owner of Los Alamos Chiropractic at 2610 Trinity Dr #14. The chiropractic practice has been in business for 40 years. Lenz purchased the practice two years ago from Nancy Savoia who operated it for 26 years. Lenz and his wife, who works at Los Alamos National Laboratory, have been in Los Alamos for two and a half years. He said he serves patients who are ‘newborns to geriatrics’, adding that at Los Alamos Chiropractic, gentle and specific techniques are used to improve spinal function. Lenz earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at New Mexico State


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New Mexico Human Services Department Announces New Pandemic-EBT Hotline For Parents

HSD News:

SANTA FE — A new P-EBT hotline has been established for parents who have questions about eligibility or would like additional information about P-EBT benefits, the New Mexico Human Services Department announced Thursday.

The new P-EBT hotline, 1.833.415.0569 will be manned 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday to assist families who have flooded current phone lines with questions about P-EBT.

The P-EBT program provides nutrition assistance to New Mexico families to offset meals missed because schools were in a remote learning mode in August and September. New Mexico households


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RTD Blue Bus Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness

RTD women out to raise breast cancer awareness. Courtesy/RTD

Blue bus goes pink for breast cancer awareness month. Courtesy/RTD

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) Friday announced that one of its iconic RTD Blue Bus’s has gone pink.

Under the slogan of “Breast Cancer Awareness is not just a month”, the bus will now be seen traveling the roads from Santa Fe to Española to Taos. Festooning the trademark “awareness” ribbon on the bus are messages of support to inspire hope and show every woman that they are important — words such as: hope, strength, victory, resolve,


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Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter Announces Free Virtual Caregiver Conference Nov. 6-7

Alzheimer’s Association News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The Alzheimer’s Association has announced that its 16th Annual New Mexico Caregiver Conference (Nov. 6-7) is now a user-friendly virtual event, available statewide.

The new platform is designed to educate, inform and uplift the caregiver and improve the caregiving experience – and now, professional and family caregivers can attend from the safety and comfort of home.

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. The Alzheimer’s Association will celebrate the heroic contributions of Alzheimer’s


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 577 New Cases, Total Now At 36,343 With 1 New Death And 19,853 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 577 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 37 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 1 new death in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 191 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 24 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 35 new cases in Curry County
  • 98 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 36 new cases in Eddy County
  • 2 new cases in Grant County
  • 15 new cases in Lea County
  • 9 new cases in Lincoln

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School Board Okays Starting Hybrid Learning Model Monday

Parents and students gather Tuesday outside school board building calling for re-opening schools. Courtesy/LAPS

Parents and students make wishes known Tuesday outside the school board building. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board gathered Tuesday evening for a regular meeting and more than 300 attendees watched the discussion via Zoom.

For this board meeting, there were two main agenda items on the docket, and first was to discuss options for elementary schools to either remain in remote learning or go ahead with the hybrid model starting Monday, Oct. 19, as originally


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NMPED COVID-19 Update: 13 Staff And 7 Students Test Positive In New Mexico Public Schools In Last 24 Hours

NMPED News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Public Education Department today announced 20 new positive cases of COVID-19 (13 staff members, 7 students) in the last 24 hours.

Rapid response has been initiated, and all pertinent information has been verified with the schools and school districts.

The following new cases have been reported:

  • Four cases in Bernalillo County. Two of the infected individuals are students who were last on campus Oct. 6 and Oct. 15. The other two infected individuals are staff members who were last on school property Sept. 30 and Oct. 7. All staff members and the parents and

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 819 New Cases, Total Now At 35,770 With 6 New Deaths And 19,613 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 819 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 37 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 6 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 178 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 26 new cases in Chaves County
  • 9 new cases in Cibola County
  • 76 new cases in Curry County
  • 146 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 36 new cases in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Grant County
  • 54 new cases in Lea County
  • 16 new cases in

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Tightened Emergency Public Health Order In New Mexico Following Record-Breaking Daily COVID-19 Infection Rates

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announcing during a press conference Thursday an amended emergency public health order will go into effect today following successive days of record-breaking daily COVID-19 infection rates. Screenshot/LADP

Chart from the governor’s Thursday press conference. Screenshot/LADP

STATE News:

SANTA FE – The state of New Mexico’s amended emergency public health order came into effect today after successive days of record-breaking daily COVID-19 infection rates.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials earlier in the week announced the tightened


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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Across America

COUNTY News:

October is Breast Cancer awareness month in Los Alamos and across the United States.

In Los Alamos, County Council Chair Sara Scott issued a proclamation Oct. 1 declaring October Breast Cancer Awareness month. The proclamation recognizes the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on breast cancer research, diverting resources and halting thousands of university research studies.

Additionally, the proclamation acknowledges that minorities are heavily impacted by cancer due to poverty, lack of insurance, and lack of access to diagnostic services.

Nationally, President


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Scenes Of Early Voting Underway In Los Alamos County

Early voting is underway for the 2020 General Election and Los Alamos County is providing voters two options: in-person voting inside the Municipal Building or a drive thru ballot drop off outside in the parking lot. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Voters cast their ballot Thursday inside the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. COVID-safe practices are visible at each stop in the voting process including mask wearing and social distancing by voters, staff and volunteers. Upon entering, voters sign in on an electronic pad using popsicle sticks to avoid touching screens. Also, hand


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NMPED COVID-19 Update: 7 Staff And 8 Students Test Positive In New Mexico Public Schools In Last 24 Hours

NMPED News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Public Education Department announced today 15 new positive cases of COVID-19 (7 staff members, 8 students) in the last 24 hours.

Rapid response has been initiated, and all pertinent information has been verified with the schools and school districts.

The following new cases have been reported:

NMPED COVID-19 update:

Confirming 15 new positive cases across New Mexico’s public schools

Seven staff members, eight students tested positive

SANTA FE – The Public Education Department on Oct. 15 announced 15 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.


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