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Governor Signs Legislation Funding Valencia County Hospital, Key Initiatives Across New Mexico

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

STATE News:

VALENCIA COUNTY — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Tuesday signed House Bill 2, a once-in-a-lifetime appropriations bill that includes $50 million for a much-needed hospital in Valencia County, an effort she strongly advocated for in the recent special session.

“My administration is committed to making sure that every New Mexican has access to top-notch medical care, and this facility will make a positive impact on health outcomes for residents,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “This, and every appropriation contained in House Bill 2, will make a real difference Read More

New Mexico COVID-19 Update Dec. 21: 733 New Cases, Totaling 340,604 With 48 New Deaths And 294,205 Recovered

SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials announced 733 new COVID-19 cases today.

Los Alamos County reported 2 new cases, bringing the total to 998 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

This update includes 48 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 and a 7-Day positivity rate of 9.4 percent.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 266 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 30 new cases in Chaves County
  • 6 new cases in Cibola
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Heinrich Introduces CARE Act To Bring $29.4M Annually To New Mexico To Combat Substance Use Epidemic

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined more than  100 Democratic Senate and House members to reintroduce the bicameral Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, to fight the substance use disorder crisis, including the use of both opioids and stimulants.

The CARE Act would provide state and local governments with $125 billion in federal funding over ten years, including nearly $1 billion per year directly to Tribal governments and organizations. New Mexico would receive an estimated $29.4 million annually, Read More

Los Alamos COVID-19 Impact For Week Ending Dec. 20

Los Alamos COVID Impact:

COVID-19 statistics for the week ending Dec. 20 impacting Los Alamos County:

 

  • 1090 tests
  • 21 diagnoses (18 in Los Alamos, 3 in White Rock)
  • 0 death
Source: New Mexico Department of Health. By Eli Ben-Naim.
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New Mexico COVID-19 Update Dec. 18-20: 3,110 New Cases, Totaling 339,894 With 37 New Deaths And 292,938 Recovered

SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials announced 3,110 new COVID-19 cases between Saturday and today.

Los Alamos County reported 7 new cases over the three days, bringing the total to 996 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

This update includes 37 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 and a 7-Day positivity rate of 9.5 percent.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: 

  • 1158 new cases in Bernalillo County
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Lenz: Los Alamos Chiropractic Center Continues To Be Providers With Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Mexico

Los Alamos Chiropractic Center News:

Attention patients of Charles Lenz, DC, Los Alamos Chiropractic Center: recently, you may have received a letter from Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico stating that the center will no longer be a provider in the year 2022.

Please disregard this letter.

The Los Alamos Chiropractic Center will continue to be providers with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Presbyterian and Medicare insurance companies.

The staff look forward to seeing its patients in the new year. Read More

New Mexico Health Insurance Marketplace Opens Enrollment Period For Plan Year 2022

beWellnm CEO Jeffery Bustamante

beWellnm News:

ALBUQUERQUE — beWellnm, the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, announced Saturday the beginning of the Open Enrollment Period for Plan Year 2022. 

Tens of thousands of New Mexicans are eligible to receive health insurance at little or no cost beginning Jan. 1, 2022.

The beWellnm Open Enrollment Period will last until Jan. 15, 2022 for Plan Year 2022. If New Mexicans enroll by Dec. 23, 2021, their coverage begins Jan. 1,  2022. If they enroll by Jan. 15, 2022, their coverage begins Feb. 1, 2022. 

This year’s Open Enrollment Period also marks the Read More

Gruninger: Simple Is Your Superpower…

Courtesy/Gruninger

By JACCI GRUNINGER, MS, C-IATY, ERYT500
Los Alamos

“Keep It Simple Stupid – Yoga” was one of the books my yoga teacher recommended to me when I shared with her that I wanted to be a yoga teacher. My first thought was, “Wow! Really?”

However, I did what she recommended and am so glad I did. Bottomline, the book explained in very simple terms the various styles of yoga, which at that time, could be summed up in one book. Today, that would be a harder task.

Sometimes we forget that simple is often the best way to handle things, move forward or make change.

During these next few weeks Read More

Rural Health Care Protections Head To Governor’s Desk

From New Mexico House Democrats:

SANTA FE — At-risk healthcare clinics across the state will now be able to keep their doors open beyond Jan. 1, thanks to necessary changes passed Friday by the New Mexico House of Representatives.

By voice vote the House concurred with amendments to House Bill 11 made in the Senate, now advancing the bill to the Governor for signature into law.

Sponsored by Representative Dayan Hochman-Vigil (D-Albuquerque) and Representative Doreen Gallegos (D-Las Cruces), House Bill 11 makes necessary changes to the Medical Malpractice Act, which was passed in the last Read More

New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 1,180 New Cases, Totaling 336,790 With 28 New Deaths And 287,522 Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials announced Friday 1,180 additional COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reported 2 new cases Friday, bringing the total to 989 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

This update includes 28 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 and a 7-Day positivity rate of 10.0 percent.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 331 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
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Chart: 549: COVID-19 Update New Mexico Dec. 17

This map shows the percent of the population diagnosed with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic by county. In New Mexico, 16 percent of the population were diagnosed with COVID-19, and the corresponding figure for Los Alamos County stands at 5 percent. Source: New York Times. Created by Eli Ben-Naim Read More

No Mobile Curative COVID Testing In Los Alamos Dec. 23-30

COUNTY News:

The mobile Curative COVID testing site in Los Alamos will not be available on Thursdays, Dec. 23 and 30 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Curative provides free, shallow, nasal swab COVID-19 testing to anyone wishing to be tested, with or without symptoms. 

The mobile testing site sets up in the Mari Mac parking lot at 759 Central Ave., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Appointments may be scheduled at https://curative.com.

Other available COVID testing options include:   

  • Vault: At-Home Saliva COVID-19 Testing 
    • Available to any person who feels they
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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 1,299 New Cases, Totaling 335,617 With 33 New Deaths And 286,058 Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials announced Thursday 1,299 additional COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reported 10 new cases Thursday, bringing the total to 987 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

This update includes 33 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 and a 7-Day positivity rate of 9.8 percent.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 398 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 4 new cases in Catron
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DEA Enforcement Action Reveals Criminal Drug Networks Harnessing Social Media To Drive National Fentanyl Overdose Epidemic

DEA Administrator Anne Milgram

DEA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As U.S. overdose deaths reach a devastating new height, claiming a new victim every five minutes, the Drug Enforcement Administration has revealed a direct link between fentanyl-related overdose deaths and criminal drug networks in Mexico.

These groups are harnessing social media platforms to bring drugs laced with fentanyl and fake prescription pills into American homes with one click on a smartphone.

In a Washington, D.C., press conference, DEA Administrator Anne Milgram announced the results of a public safety surge that Read More

Brain Hacks For Creating Successful New Year Resolutions

By Dr. Laura Leonard DC
Los Alamos

Research estimates that it can take anywhere from 18 to 200 plus days to form or break a habit. Creating habits are an essential part of hitting our New Year’s goals.

We often give up if we don’t have success with our goals by the end of January. Now is the time to begin thinking about goals and to start writing down a plan to achieve them.

In a previous article, I discussed SMART goals as a tool for writing down our plan on paper. Get a New Year’s resolution notebook to write down SMART steps.

You will then have a place to journal about your progress and revise as necessary. Read More

Power Now Restored To Western Area

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities (DPU) reports that Western Area is the latest part of the townsite to have power restored after an early morning outage affected the entire Los Alamos townsite.

Circuit 13 was restored around 9:20 a.m. However, the ski hill, which is normally on that circuit, has been isolated and is still without power.

Circuits 14, 17 and 18 were energized earlier, restoring power to Eastern Area and the downtown area.

DPU crews are working to restore power to North Mesa, Barranca Mesa and North Community.

While DPU crews have yet to determine Read More

New Mexico COVID-19 Update Dec. 14: 788 New Cases, Totaling 332,975 With 7 New Deaths And 284,484 Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials announced 788 additional COVID-19 cases Tuesday.

Los Alamos County reports 0 new cases so the total remains at 975 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

This update includes 7 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 and a 7-Day positivity rate of 10.6 percent.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 263 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 13 new cases in Chaves County
  • 6 new
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