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Red Cross Offers Students Back To School Safety Tips

American Red Cross News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — The school bells are calling students back to the classroom, and the American Red Cross wants to make sure students are safe as they head back to school for the upcoming year.
 
“While safety is a top priority for all students, there are special steps for parents of younger kids and those headed to school for the first time,” Regional Communication Manager Jim Gilloon said. “Make sure the child knows their phone number, address, how to get in touch with their parents at work, how to get in touch with another trusted adult and how to dial 9-1-1. Teach

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Upcoming Events For Former Los Alamos, Sandia, DOE Workers And Hiring Events For Nurses

NCP News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Former Los Alamos and Sandia laboratory and Department of Energy workers are invited to upcoming events in Los Alamos and Albuquerque hosted by Nuclear Care Partners.
 
Former workers can find out whether they qualify for benefits through DOE’s EEOICPA as well as meet the local Nuclear Care Partners care team and Co-Founder/CEO Jenna Noem.
 
The Filing Forum is designated for former workers needing help filing a claim or who have never applied for EEOICPA benefits.
 
The morning session will feature information on:
  • Details of the EEOICPA;
  • How

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Virginia Tech Researchers Receive $2.9 Million Grant With China To Study Infectious Diseases

College of Science researchers Kate Langwig, right, and Joseph Hoyt, left, received a grant to understand the long-term host and pathogen dynamics of white-nose syndrome in bats. Courtesy/Virginia Tech
 
NSF News:
 
Sometimes, scientists have to look to the past to better understand the present. 
 
Researchers from the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science received a $2.9 million dollar award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) to understand the long-term host and pathogen

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APA: Majority Of Adults Stressed By Mass Shootings

APA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A large majority of adults in the United States are stressed by mass shootings, and a third of U.S. adults say that fear of mass shootings stops them from going to certain places and events, according to a new survey on stress and mass shootings by the American Psychological Association. 
 
“It’s clear that mass shootings are taking a toll on our mental health, and we should be particularly concerned that they are affecting the way many of us are living our daily lives,” said Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, APA’s chief executive officer. “The more these events

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Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Has New Home!

Members of the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. (LAVNS) team gather this morning at their new home at 109 Central Park Square, formerly occupied by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Members include Executive Director Wendi Wolfe; Office Manager Jade Lovato; Julie Banaszek, RN; Alaina Cole Beardslee, RN; Tanny Larson, billing; Zandra Hall, RN; Sherry Destromp, LPN and Jenny Pena, medical records. LAVNS moved Saturday from 2202 Canyon Road after that property sold. ‘We’re happy to be more centrally located,’ Wolfe said. ‘We’re near Nambe Drugs who we partner with and we like the central


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Dr. Richard Honsinger And Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic Celebrate 50 Year Anniversary!

Dr. Richard Honsinger, center, and his staff gather for a 50th anniversary celebration photo Wednesday morning in front of Los Alamos Care Clinic at Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
caclark@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Care Clinic is celebrating 50 years in practice to the local community.

Dr. Richard Honsinger opened the practice Aug. 18, 1969 in Los Alamos Medical Center. He now has a staff of 35 professionals who provide services at the multi-specialty clinic at 3917 West Road, Suite 150, which offers primary


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LAFD Co-Sponsors Third Annual Resuscitation Academy

LAFD News:
 
The Los Alamos Fire Department along with New Mexico Resuscitation Academy (RA) has announced that they are conducting two consecutive one-day Resuscitation Academies.
 
These full day RAs are Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. in Santa Fe.
 
The Academy is a one-day academy, and people need only to register for Friday or Saturday. This course is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes a continental breakfast and working lunch. Tuition is free and 8 hours of continuing education hours will be issued to all attendees at the

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Blue-Green Algae Closes Access To Abiquiu Lake

Example of blue-green algae bloom. Courtesy/www.epa.gov
 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers News:
 
ABIQUIU LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today that effective immediately the Cerrito Day-Use Recreation Area, including the boat ramp and the swim beach, are closed after tests showed the presence of a blue-green algae bloom in the reservoir.
 
The closure will last until levels no longer pose an increased threat to humans and animals.
 
Closure signs are posted at the lake’s public access points.
 
The lake is still open for camping

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Los Alamos Medical Center Unveils Student Artwork

An ‘Unveiling’ of new murals to be placed in the front foyer as well as one of the Imaging rooms took place Thursday in the lobby of Los Alamos Medical Center. The murals were created by students in the Los Alamos High School Honors Art Program. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

From left, Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, LAHS Art students Gabriella Tepley and Erin Scott and LAMC CEO John Whiteside at the mural unveiling event Thursday in the lobby at LAMC. Courtesy/LAMC

Gabriella Tepley is a member of the LAHS chapter of the National Art Honor Society. She explained


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Udall, Khanna: Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill To Improve Health Care Access For Native American Veterans

U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) have announced introduction of the Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act, a bill to improve health care access for Native American Veterans by providing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) coverage for care that Native American veterans receive at urban Indian health centers.
 
This legislation would help Native American veterans acquire culturally competent care, while at the same time helping

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New Mexico Congressional Delegation Announces $6 Million To Combat State Opioid Crisis

 
CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Friday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres Small announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded more than $6 million in funding to New Mexico to combat the opioid epidemic in communities across the state.
 
The funding will go toward treatment, prevention, recovery, and research efforts throughout New Mexico.
 
A breakdown of the HRSA awards is below: 

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LA Cares Celebrates 25 Years Of Service!

Los Alamos Cares celebrates 25 years of service to Los Alamos County residents who qualify for the food pantry and all residents in need of rent and utilities assistance. Food distribution is the second Thursday and Friday of the month at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on North Road in the Gibson Fellowship Hall. LA Cares has more than 50 volunteers serving more than 70 families. For more information, call 505.661.8015. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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Senior Centers Host Presentation On The Five Wishes

 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Executive Director
LARSO

The White Rock and Betty Ehart Senior Centers will each host a presentation on The Five Wishes.

The presentations, done in conjunction with Tim Rivera of Rivera Funeral Homes and Jenn Bartram of Final Wishes Known, will take place at each center.

The purpose is to foster discussion for those who need a boost to create such documents. Often many find the process time consuming or financially limiting, and these events hope to solve both issues.

“After all the years of meeting with families under what could be described as the worst day of their


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Santa Fe Holds 3rd Annual Overdose Memorial Aug. 28

SFOM News:

 

Recovery Santa Fe, the Friendship Club, Santa Fe Prevention Alliance, Berardinelli Family Funeral Service and Santa Fe Recovery Center will host the third annual memorial commemorating the 26 people who died from accidental drug overdoses during 2018.

 

The memorial is 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Old Church Courtyard, 417 Agua Fria St. at the corner of Guadalupe and Agua Fria in Santa Fe.

The purpose of this memorial is to provide a space and time to gather and publicly acknowledge loss.

“Even one person lost to drug overdose is too many,”


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Local Members Attend International Women’s Forum

International Women’s Forum (IWF) members from Los Alamos, Linda Deck, Nancy Bartlit and Carol A. Clark attended the organization’s 3rd quarterly meeting Saturday at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. CHRISTUS St. Vincent CEO Lillian Montoya is a member of IWF and hosted the 4-hour event, which included a program on women and aging. Dr. Trent Sensiba, Dr. Lily Love and Dr. James Green presented talks as part of the program. From foreground center, Montoya, Bartlit, Sandra Evenson visiting from Washington, and Deck, who serves as board secretary for IWF. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Fr. Glenn: Au Revoir, Little Dove … Too?

By Fr. Glenn Jones

What is it about babies? To see them in distress strikes to the very core … the very fiber of the core … of the heart. To see them in distress sounds the instinctive primal tocsin: “Save! Protect!!”

One of the saddest (and most difficult) duties of priests and ministers is to try (most often vainly) to comfort parents with a little one in medical distress. Such was the case the other day when called to Pediatric ICU at Presbyterian Hospital.

Of all persons to request a presence there was none other than the commanding general of the New Mexico Army National Guard—kudos to him for his concern


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