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LAMC Sponsors Talk On End Of Life Issues

on September 10, 2016 - 8:14am
Barak Wolff, MPH, presents 'End of Life Issues/Aid in Dying: A High Level Overview Discussion' at a lunchtime talk sponsored by Los Alamos Medical Center Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Barak Wolff discusses end of life issues during his talk sponsored by LAMC Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Barak Wolff discusses health care decisions and choices related to end of life issues during his talk sponsored by LAMC Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 

Dr. Bob Fuselier Donates Kidney To Stranger

on September 8, 2016 - 12:17pm
Los Alamos Veterinarian Dr. Bob Fuselier donated his left kidney earlier this year to a man he never met. The man had been on daily dialysis for more than five years and now has a new lease on life. Courtesy photo
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Veterinarian Dr. Bob Fuselier changed the life of a man he never met when he gave him his left kidney earlier this year. The man had been on daily dialysis for more than five years.

Fuselier decided to go public about his kidney donation knowing it will likely lead to helping many men and women live more freely.

“I have yet

Allergy Season Is Here!

on September 5, 2016 - 8:02am
Courtesy photo
 
Courtesy photo

Health News:

If you are like many of our patients, and suffer from allergies, then you know the miserable side effects: itchy eyes and skin, sneezing, congestion, a runny nose or postnasal drip down the back of your throat.

The allergic reaction you experience is your body’s response to the allergen, which it sees as harmful, even though it really isn’t. Your immune system responds by creating inflammation in your sinuses, skin, airways or digestive system.

Your environment has a lot to do with allergy symptoms.

Luján Highlights $2.6 Million To Combat New Mexico’s Opioid Epidemic

on September 4, 2016 - 1:23pm
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján 
 
From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján 
 
SANTA FE  U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District applauded the announcement by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell that New Mexico will receive $2,604,223 to help combat the drug crisis.
 
He also reiterated his call for Congress to take further action to provide robust resources that help turn the tide against the opioid epidemic. Luján has led the effort in the House of Representatives to introduce legislation that reflects President Obama’s budget request of $1.1 billion

Udall Addresses Exorbitant Price Hike For EpiPen

on August 31, 2016 - 9:40am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall 

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

Mylan has increased cost of life-saving EpiPen more than 480 percent in seven years

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a  letter sent Tuesday to the CEO of the pharmaceutical company Mylan, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) joined 19 senators in expressing his serious concerns about the company’s recent significant price hikes for the EpiPen Auto-Injector. 

Mylan CEO Heather Bresch

Many children and adults who suffer from severe allergies use the EpiPen product to deliver a life-saving dose of epinephrine in the event of a life-threatening allergic

Ribbon Officially Cut At Infinity Wellness

on August 30, 2016 - 7:55am

Infinity Wellness owners Dr. Carmen Solano and Mike Solano, center, with from left, Arlene Meyrayo, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Chamber Director Nancy Partridge and Ann Perkins, cut the red ribbon to officially mark the grand opening of their new business Thursday at 1460 Trinity Dr. Suite 8. Photo by LeAnne Parsons

LARC, Sombrillo And Aspen Ridge Celebrate National Appreciation Events Sept. 11-17

on August 29, 2016 - 6:37pm

By CYNTHIA GOLDBLATT
Community Liaison

The Los Alamos Retirement Community/LARC, Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Community and Aspen Ridge Assisted Living are celebrating Sept. 11-17, both National Assisted Living Week, and National Appreciation Week for Housekeeping, Laundry and Maintenance Employees.

Events throughout the week will be a special opportunity to bring together our residents, families and employees to recognize the unique individuals that reside at Aspen Ridge Lodge, Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Community and the staff members that deliver care every day.

Our

Local Helicopter Slashes Time To Albuquerque

on August 28, 2016 - 12:21pm
Pilot Geoff Rodgers spoke at Kiwanis recently, describing the history and operations of Classic Air, the medical flight company that serves Los Alamos. Photo by Charmian Schaller 
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

There was a time, not too long ago, when patients who had to be transported from Los Alamos to hospitals in Albuquerque took an hour and 29 minutes to get there.

Now, with Classic Air Medical providing helicopter service to the area, the same trip takes just 26 minutes. That reduction in time can be a life-saver.

Geoff Rodgers—a veteran of Army flight training,

'A Matter Of Balance' Class Begins Sept. 12

on August 28, 2016 - 9:12am

LARSO News:

The next “Matter of Balance” fall prevention class begins at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12 in the lower level classroom at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. “Matter of Balance” is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, exercise to increase strength and balance. All participants will receive a workbook to keep.

New Analysis: New Mexico Consumers Wil Still Have Affordable Health Coverage Options Next Year

on August 27, 2016 - 11:33am

HHS News:

An estimated 53 percent of New Mexico HealthCare.gov consumers could still purchase a plan for less than $75 per month, even if all final rates were to increase by double digits

Since the Affordable Care Act became law, health care prices have risen at the lowest rate in 50 years, and premiums for the 150 million Americans with employer-sponsored insurance have grown at some of the slowest rates on record.

Today, a new HHS analysis finds that HealthCare.gov consumers would continue to have affordable coverage options, even if all Marketplace final health insurance premium rates

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