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Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church Fall Conference Features Simonetta Carr On Broken Pieces And The God Who Mends Them

Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church News:

 
Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church in White Rock is hosting a Fall Conference that will touch upon the difficult theme of mental illness in the church with the hope of encouraging families in similar situations. The conference is offered free of charge.
 
The Fall Conference is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 for the first session and there will be two sessions at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. A lunch will be offered free of charge after the conference — but interested parties are asked to please RVSP to the church email at info@bapca.org or call

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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Float Los Alamos

On the job in Los Alamos Thursday is owner and float operator Linda Casias of Float Los Alamos at 927 Central Ave. Float Los Alamos provides floatation therapy. which involves lying in a spacious, dark tank floating atop a super saturated Epsom saltwater solution. The goal of floatation therapy is to limit sensory input and allow the body to shift into a parasympathetic state to achieve rest, relaxation and restoration of normal function and behavior. The community is encouraged to visit Float Los Alamos and the other small businesses in the shopping strip where the DMV is despite road


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Ribbon Cutting Marks Opening Of Health Commons

House Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler snips the ribbon, officially opening the Health Commons, with from left, Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey, New Mexico Deputy Secretary of Health Karin Rhodes, Chandler, Council Chair Sara Scott, Councilor Randall Ryti, Councilor Katrina Schmidt and Las Clinicas del Norte Executive Director Andrea Sandoval, Wednesday at the Health Commons site at 1183 Diamond Dr., Suite D in Los Alamos (across the street from Los Alamos High school, southwestern end of the building). The Health Commons opened for business Aug. 1 and is designed to serve

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Tai Chi Sun Class Offered At BESC Monday

The the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row. Courtesy/LARSO

LARSO News:

The Centers for Disease Control or the CDC recommends a seated, Tai Chi course for those with arthritis.

A Tai Chi Sun (pronounced soon) class, open to the community, will take place 10:30 a.m., Monday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The program is a kickoff to National Fall Prevention Week and designed for fall prevention and overall health and wellness. 

Many illnesses have considerable concern for falls and the addition of a few skills is beneficial, whether one is 30 or 90. 

Day Out Program Director


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LAVNS Celebrates New Location With Ribbon Cutting

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Services (LAVNS) staff, Chamber and  County officials and community members gather for a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon at LAVNS’ new location at 109 Central Park Square. LAVNS moved into its new office in August. ‘We’re very excited about our new space. It increases our visibility and it’s sort of like a homecoming for us,’ Board President Rick Reiss said. Reiss said six years ago, LAVNS was located a few doors down from its current space. He added that the new location is near many of LAVNS providers including Nambe


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Indian Affairs Department Awards Over $540,000 To Special Projects And Tobacco Cessation And Prevention Programs In New Mexico Tribal Communities

NMIAD News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (IAD) has announced $297,324 in Special Projects funding and $249,300 in Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program (TCPP) funding that was awarded across several tribal communities or tribal serving organizations by the Special Project Grant Program.
 
During the 2019 New Mexico Legislative Session, IAD received a General Fund Appropriation to support special projects in Fiscal Year 2020 that benefit NM tribal communities. From this appropriation the department made funds available for projects that identify

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Benefit Ride To The Springs Draws More Than 50 Riders To Support Injured La Cueva Teen Wyatt Taylor

Riders arrive Saturday morning in the parking lot at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 401 Trinity Dr. for the start of the Ride to the Springs, a benefit ride for La Cueva teen Wyatt Taylor seriously injured in a RTV accident in 2017. The effort raised more than $11,702 to help offset reconstructive procedures Taylor is facing and support the Catholic church in Jemez Springs. Taylor and the church will each receive a check for $5,851. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

Guest of Honor Wyatt Taylor and his mom Michelle were presented with prayer shawls from Nancy Kossar on behalf


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Nurses With Heart: Parkinson’s And Movement Disorders Action Group Meets At BESC Wednesday

Nurses With Heart News:

The new Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Action Group will meet 2-3:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The 28-member group welcomes the community to attend this meeting to learn about resources and more.

The new group was established this past summer and coordinated by Nurses With Heart CEO Carolyn Moore.

“The newly formed Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Action Group got off to an enthusiastic start,” Moore said. “Attendees asked questions and shared experiences. We welcome anyone who has Parkinson’s or a movement disorder, or who is a caregiver,


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Fuselier: The Seeking Emotional System

By BOB FUSELIER
Los Alamos

Some thoughts from science, life, and ancient religious texts

By BOB FUSELIER
Los Alamos

Some thoughts from science, life, and ancient religious texts

In an earlier essay, I touched on the choice that we share with all animals: either to go forward towards resources that sustain us or to draw away from that which can cause us harm. The emotional system that controls our forward motion has been labeled the Seeking emotional system by the noted neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp. While it’s needed for life, this emotional system can lead us into a lot of trouble.

Such is the way


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LAHS Student Aims To End Malnutrition In The World

Havard University student Garyk Brixi and Los Alamos High School student Lillian Peterson at the International Science Fair in May in Phoenix, Ariz. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

Malnutrition is the leading cause of death for children globally and Lillian Petersen, a senior at Los Alamos High School, along with her partner Garyk Brixi of Maryland, is doing something about it.

They created computer software that can help inform aid organizations on the most effective way to treat malnourished children. Malnutrition is a clinical


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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting For LAVNS

Members of the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. (LAVNS) team at their new home at 109 Central Park Square. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

CHAMBER News:

The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the new location of Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service with a ribbon cutting noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. The new location is 109 Central Park Square, between to UPEX and Lou Santoro State Farm Insurance Agency.

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service moved to its new location the weekend of Aug. 10 and opened for business Aug. 12. They are ecstatic to be more accessible and more centrally located


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NM Congressional Delegation: $2 Million To Combat Substance Abuse; Improve Mental Health Services

CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION New:

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded more than $2 million to combat substance abuse and to promote mental health and well-being in communities across New Mexico, including several New Mexico Tribal communities.

 

The funding will go toward prevention,


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Lauritzen: Life After 50 … Highlighting Some Partners

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Executive Director
LARSO

This week, we look to highlight the work of some of our community partners.

Saturday, you can help Mesa To Mesa, an organization that offers free, minor home repairs for low-income individuals and families. The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes a sale of 300 plants and tree saplings from perennials, herbs, pond plants, iris, cactus and indoor plants, to ornamental grasses and shrubs.

The funds raised will assist projects like ramp construction, window repair and the purchase of heaters, before the season begins to change.

The hearty sale


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WW (Formerly Weight Watchers) Meets Tuesday

WW News:

WW (formerly Weight Watchers), meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday a the Unitarian Church, 1738 North Sage St. in Los Alamos.

New members are always welcome and should arrive at 5:30 p.m. to allow time for set-up.


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Military Order Of The World Wars Meets Sept. 17

MOWW News:

This month’s meeting of the Military Order of the World Wars is Tuesday, Sept. 17.

The guest speaker is Cathy Hadley, RHIT of Los Alamos Medical Center.

Hadley has been in the health care industry since 1979. Starting as a transcriptionist, she worked her way to director of Health Information Management (Medical Records) in Linton, Ind. During her time there she was a part of the planning team forming the hospital’s first Emergency Operations Plan.

Hadley moved in June of 2016 to Los Alamos to serve as director of Health Information Management at LAMC. Shortly thereafter she was asked


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YMCA Taps Emily Schmidt Health & Wellness Director

Emily Schmidt is new Y Health & Wellness director. Courtesy/YMCA

 

YMCA News:

 

We are pleased to announce that Emily Schmidt has accepted the position of Health and Wellness Director at The Family YMCA; she will begin her new position on October 7. 

 

Schmidt is energetic and outgoing and has been with the YMCA since 2006 as a senior wellness instructor, group fitness instructor, personal trainer and health coach. 

 

She has been involved in the wellness industry for more than 15 years developing and executing exercise and wellness programs and holds professional


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Dr. Cook: Lower Your Cholesterol, Lower Your Risk

By Glendon Cook, MD,
Los Alamos Family Care, Los Alamos Medical Center

“Cholesterol” is probably one of the most common words you hear when it comes to heart disease, what and what not to eat, and general health and well-being.

And while the more one hears about something, the easier it can be to become desensitized to it, it’s important to stay aware of the critical effect that cholesterol can have on your overall health – and especially your heart.

While your body certainly needs cholesterol to make hormones and digest fatty foods, high levels of it become a case of “too much of a good thing.”

“Too


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Parkinson’s And Movement Disorders Action Group Meets At Los Alamos Senior Center Sept. 18

LARSO News:

The Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Action Group meets 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row.

Jordan Sykes of Abbott/St. Jude Medical, will discuss a new product for Deep Brain Stimulation.

The answer lies deep in the brain.

Think of the human brain as a billion-person orchestra with every neuron playing in harmony to coordinate the body’s movement. Now, imagine some of these neurons playing out of tune, resulting in uncontrollable tremors, making even simple, everyday activities difficult and sometimes seemingly impossible.  It’s a daily battle faced by more than 10 million people with Parkinson’s. 


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