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Health Care

Enterprise Bank & Trust Foundation Presents Española Pathways Shelter With $10,000 Donation To Enhance Services For Homeless This Winter

 

Enterprise Bank & Trust Los Alamos Region President Liddie Martinez, center, presents a $10,000 donation to Española Pathways Shelter Executive Director Dena Moscola, right, and Shelter Manager Shannon Baum at the shelter Tuesday in Española. ‘We are so very grateful to Liddie and the Enterprise Bank & Trust Foundation for this incredible gift, which allows us to remain open additional days each week this winter to provide shelter to those in need,’ Moscola said. Martinez explained that Enterprise provided the donation because, ‘We want to ensure that the shelter has adequate Read More

Skolnik: COVID Briefing Note #8 – Omicron is Coming

By RICHARD SKOLNIK
Los Alamos

Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a series of COVID-19 Updates by Richard Skolnik that appear bi-weekly in the Los Alamos Daily Post. These are meant to keep the community informed on the status of the pandemic, critical new findings on the pandemic, and what this information suggests for our community’s response to COVID-19. These updates complement the data that Eli Ben-Naim prepares for the Post. Unless otherwise noted, data is from the New York Times and the New Mexico Department of Health.

Pandemic Data and Trends – For the Week Ending Dec. 13, 2021

Globally, Read More

New Mexico DOH Identifies First Omicron COVID-19 Case

DOH News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) announced today its first identified case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.

The case was identified Sunday, Dec. 12 and is a female adult in Bernalillo County. The individual reported recent domestic travel to a state with reported cases of Omicron.

The individual was seen in a local emergency room and discharged stable to home. DOH is conducting a thorough case investigation.

Omicron has been identified as a variant of concern by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC describes a variant of concern as “A variant for which there Read More

Los Alamos COVID-19 Impact For Week Ending Dec. 13

Los Alamos COVID Impact:

COVID-19 statistics for the week ending Dec. 13 impacting Los Alamos County:

 

  • 696 tests
  • 19 diagnoses (18 in Los Alamos, 1 in White Rock)
  • 0 death
Source: New Mexico Department of Health. By Eli Ben-Naim.
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Chart: 547: COVID-19 Update New Mexico Dec. 13

This chart shows the 14-day average number of COVID-19 diagnoses versus date nationwide, statewide and countywide. Sources: New York Times and New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim Read More

NMDWS Conducting Public Hearing For Proposed New Mexico Healthy Workplaces Act Regulations Wednesday

NMDWS News:

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) will be conducting a public hearing Wednesday, Dec. 15, to accept comments on proposed regulations for implementation of the Healthy Workplaces Act (HWA), a new law passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham earlier this year.

The HWA requires private employers in New Mexico, regardless of size, to provide paid sick leave to employees beginning July 1, 2022. This legislation also authorizes the Labor Relations Division (LRD) of NMDWS to disseminate regulations for implementation Read More

Gruninger: Yoga Therapy – Legs Up The Wall Pose

Feet Up the Wall Pose or Viparita Karani pose. Courtesy photo

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

One of the most effective restorative yoga poses is called Feet Up the Wall Pose or Viparita Karani. This is one of the easiest ways to turn yourself upside down without having to do a handstand or headstand and it’s just as, if not more beneficial for the mind and body.

This is a wonderful pose to do if you are stressed, have anxiety or depression or are just looking to see a different perspective on a problem. The idea is to melt into the floor and just let go.

Key benefits from this pose:

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Pfizer Boosters Now Available For 16-17 Year Olds

NMDOH News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced Friday that COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine booster scheduling is now available for 16-17 year olds.

This follows federal approvals by the FDA and CDC and a review Thursday by the New Mexico Medical Advisory Team.

Parents and guardians may register and schedule their children for vaccine boosters at vaccineNM.org. (Additional instructions are available at vaccineNM.org/kids.)

Parents and guardians also may schedule directly with their health care provider. In addition, parents and guardians will be able to find vaccine Read More

New Mexico COVID-19 Update Dec. 10: 1,468 New Cases, Totaling 329,778 With 13 New Deaths And 278,030 Recovered

SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials announced 1,468 additional COVID-19 cases Friday.

Los Alamos County reports 8 new cases Friday, bringing the total to 967 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 13 new deaths Friday in New Mexico related to COVID-19 and a 7-Day positivity rate of 11.5 percent.

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

  • 366 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron
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Help Los Alamos Family Council Grow Into Its Next 60 Years

Los Alamos Family Council has helped 355 clients in 2021 in 4,500 appointments and group sessions. Courtesy/LAFC

By JORDAN REDMOND
Executive Director
Los Alamos Family Council

This year has been a year of great change for us – much of it unexpected.

We moved offices from our long-time setting to a newer, larger space. The move has enabled us to expand our clinical team and provides the space necessary to add at least two more therapists in the coming year!

Our clinical team now has six therapists. These therapists combine to cover appointments over 58 hours weekly including four evenings a week Read More

Condon: Department Of Health Obesity, Nutrition, Physical Activity Program Grateful To Los Alamos

By RITA CONDON
Program Manager of the Department of Health
Obesity Nutrition and Physical Activity Program

Healthy Kids Healthy Communities – a New Mexico Department of Health program that makes healthy eating and physical activity an easy choice for children and families – is grateful to everyone who helped measure the heights and weights of third-graders and kindergarteners in Los Alamos this fall.

The partnership with schools enables the program to collect children’s BMI (Body Mass Index) to better understand the extent of childhood obesity in New Mexico and effectively guide state Read More

Leonard: Finding Peace And Fulfillment In Life’s Challenges

By Dr. Laura Leonard DC
Los Alamos

I have encountered many patients throughout my career and I often get to know about their lives. Along the way, there have been several patients in the later stages of life who have given me words of wisdom.

One gentleman in particular, an elderly Hindu man crippled from birth with club feet and arthritis made a big impact on me. Despite his chronic pain and no family close by to visit him at the senior home he always had a peaceful and happy countenance.

Amazed that he wasn’t lonely or disturbed by his physical struggles, I asked him what his secret was. Daily meditation, Read More

Skolnik: COVID Briefing Note #7 – Still Surging?

By RICHARD SKOLNIK
Los Alamos

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh in a series of COVID-19 Updates by Richard Skolnik that appear bi-weekly in the Los Alamos Daily Post. These are meant to keep the community informed on the status of the pandemic, critical new findings on the pandemic, and what this information suggests for our community’s response to COVID-19. These updates complement the data that Eli Ben-Naim prepares for the Post. Unless otherwise noted, data is from the New York Times and the New Mexico Department of Health.

Pandemic Data and Trends – For the Week Ending Dec. 6, 2021

In Read More

New Mexico Attorney General Enters Into Historic Settlement For Opioid Dollars, Will Continue To Push Toward Trial Against Remaining Bad Actors

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General:

ALBUQUERQUE — Attorney General Hector Balderas Tuesday announced that New Mexico will join in an $18.5 billion nationwide settlement with the three largest distributors of opioid medications in the United States.

The three distributors who will pay into the settlement over the next 18 years are McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health.

In 2017 Attorney General Balderas filed his lawsuit against the three companies, as well as against the manufacturers that make opioids and the retail pharmacies that sell Read More

New Mexico COVID-19 Update Dec. 7: 969 New Cases, Totaling 325,272 With 11 New Deaths And 274,839 Recovered

SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials today announced 969 additional COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports 1 new case today, bringing the total to 950 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 11 new deaths today in New Mexico related to COVID-19 and a 7-Day positivity rate of 13.6 percent.

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

  • 341 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 18 new cases in Chaves County
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NMSC: Malpractice Law Does Not Stop Another Party From Taking Over Hospital’s Claim Against A Medical Provider

NMSC News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico law allows a hospital sued for medical malpractice to assign to another party its claim for reimbursement from a health care provider for a share of damages paid by the hospital in a settlement, the state Supreme Court ruled today.

In a divided opinion, a majority of the state’s highest court held that the Medical Malpractice Act (MMA) does not prohibit nonpatients from assigning their indemnity claims to someone else although Section 41-5-12 of the statute does bar a patient from assigning their claims for compensation for damages.

“We conclude that Read More

Los Alamos COVID-19 Impact For Week Ending Dec. 06

Los Alamos COVID Impact:

COVID-19 statistics for the week ending Dec. 6 impacting Los Alamos County:

 

  • 956 tests
  • 37 diagnoses (20 in Los Alamos, 17 in White Rock)
  • 0 death
Source: New Mexico Department of Health. By Eli Ben-Naim.
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DOE/NNSA Awards $13 Million To Promote U.S. Production Of Critical Medical Isotope

NNSA Administrator Jill Hruby

DOE/NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) issued a cooperative agreement worth $13 million to a Michigan company to support the commercial production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), a critical isotope used in more than 40,000 medical procedures in the United States each day, including the diagnosis of heart disease and cancer.

The agreement with Niowave Inc. of Lansing, Michigan, will help establish a reliable supply of Mo-99 without the need to use highly enriched uranium (HEU), which Read More

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