The 30th annual Los Alamos Heart Council Health Fair, held at Griffith Gymnasium Saturday, Sept. 26, was a tremendous success! We had more than 2,000 attendees. There were more than 70 exhibitors representing a wide range of health-related organizations from Los Alamos and surrounding communities.
Approximately 800 flu shots were administered and hundreds of blood draws taken, as well as many other health screenings. With this year’s emphasis on children and families, hundreds more parents and children attended than ever before. More
ALBUQUERQUE – What do you say to a research project that will tackle head on a trio of diseases that are escalating in both dogs and humans to better understand their relationships and develop a better diagnostic test?
To a project that will yield results not in decades but in months? One that embodies the essence of translational studies in its ability to benefit animals and humans? If you are the Paws To People Organization, you would say … What are we waiting for – let’s Build A Bridge!
Paws To People Board of Directors awarded $10,000
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A Public Firewalk is taking place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Toolshed in Dixon. The cost is $125.
Firewalking teaches a profound lesson about the power of the mind, and the effect that our thoughts and beliefs have on our experience of reality, organizers said. It is a practical way of confirming our instincts and validating our intuition.
Firewalking provides an unforgettable visual image to accompany our thoughts and beliefs. It shows us the vastness of human potential. And most importantly, it helps us to shift
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September is Suicide Prevention Month. An appropriate way to show your support of suicide prevention and improve your knowledge about mental health is to sign up for a Mental Health First Aid Class.
The New Mexico Crisis and Access Line, along with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church are hosting a Youth Mental Health First Aid Course in Los Alamos Wednesday, Oct. 21.
The class is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other
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The Los Alamos Heart Council 2015 Health Fair is8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Los Alamos High School Gymnaium.
As in past years, there will be free flu shots available (for those 18 years and older), courtesy of Los Alamos Medical Center and discounted blood tests. Many of the 70 booths at the Health Fair will have free screenings ranging from blood pressure, blood sugar
SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday that the state served more than 2 million meals to low-income children over the summer.
The Children, Youth, and Families Department, through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides free nutritious meals during the summer months to children age 18 and younger.
“Making sure that New Mexico’s children have food on their plates every day is so important to their health and wellbeing,” Martinez said. “And sadly, when school is out of session, many of our kids no longer have access to the healthy meals they
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Even the most carefully crafted science projects starts with a rough brainstorm session. This whiteboard is from an early Los Alamos National Laboratory and Van Andel Research Institute team meeting to plan the approach for modeling lung cancer. Courtesy/LANL
Scientists are developing a new tool to better study one of the deadliest types of lung cancer.
A multidisciplinary team, led by Jeffrey MacKeigan, Ph.D., associate professor at Van Andel Research Institute (VARI), in collaboration with William Hlavacek, Ph.D., of Los Alamos National Laboratory, is designing a mathematical
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The past year has brought about many changes at LAVNS.
Our accomplishments have aligned with our mission statement, which states we are, “dedicated to a continued tradition of quality, responsiveness, integrity and cost efficiency in the delivery of Home Care and Hospice Services.
LAVNS also has experienced tremendous growth. Our community outreach has given us the opportunity to build bridges and reach those who many not have otherwise been familiar with our services. This past year we have increased our referral sources and
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Since the beginning of the current pandemic, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has infected more than 78 million people, and 39 million have died.
Currently there are still more than 35 million people living with HIV in the world. These grim numbers make this one of the most devastating infectious diseases in memory.
However, very significant steps have been made in our understanding and combating this disease. We know a lot about the mechanisms of viral propagation and pathogenesis, there are many approved medications and a vaccine, although still not available, is ever closer.
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Workers install a sign Friday for Children’s Dentistry, a new practice opening next month in the business park near Smith’s Marketplace on Trinity Drive. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Workers install a new sign Friday for the Children’s Dentistry practice opening in October near Smith’s Marketplace. Photo by Julie Habiger
The signs went up Friday for Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry at 751 Trinity Dr., Suite 305 in the Smith’s Marketplace business park.
Dr. Bill Nichols is excited to announce Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry will
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Fecal or bowel incontinence is a term that describes the inability to control wind or feces. In other words passing stool or gas at the wrong place and time.
It is a common condition especially in the elderly. Many patients feel too embarrassed to discuss the symptoms with a physician. Although it might not be life threatening, it causes a significant diminution in one’s quality of life.
It is the second most common cause of placement in a nursing home in the elderly.
There are many reasons to develop fecal incontinence some of them are related to increased intestinal propulsion
Los Alamos will host the annual Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s ® Saturday, Sept. 12 at East Park and Aspen Ridge Lodge, 300 E. Road.
Hundreds of residents from Los Alamos and surrounding communities are expected to participate. Pre-registration is encouraged. Visit www.alz.org to sign up or for more information.
Registration at the event begins at 9 a.m. An Opening
Nicole (Nikki) Maphis will speak on “What is Alzheimer’s Disease? The Biology Behind the Epidemic” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Bradbury Science Museum.
Many people are familiar with the clinical changes of Alzheimer’s disease, such as progressive memory loss and difficulty with writing, reading, speaking, and performing daily tasks. What people don’t see is what is happening on the inside.
This presentation will go through the perfect storm happening inside of the brain of those with Alzheimer’s disease in a way everyone can understand. It also will explain