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United Way Youth Team Invests In Mental Health First Aid

on May 11, 2016 - 7:52am
From left, UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega at Tuesday's check presentation with 
Youth Team Leader Emily Hopkins, Stacey Baker of JJAB and CEO David Woodruff of Zia Credit Union who serves at the UW Youth Team Sponsor. Courtesy/UWNNM
 
UWNNM News:

The money raised by the United Way Youth Team is now invested in programs focused on youth. The last two years the Youth Team fundraising has been invested in behavioral health, LinkCrew, a peer to peer mentoring program and in 2016, the Youth Team has invested in training High School staff on Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).

The

Aspen Ridge Hosts Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Presentation June 7

on May 10, 2016 - 1:51pm
EEOICPA News:
 
The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA) will give a presentation on qualifications for medical benefits and how to apply for occupational illness compensation.
 
The presentation is directed to wmployees of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia Laboratories.
 
The presentation is 2-3 p.m., June 7, in the Activity Roomin the lower level at Aspen Ridge Assisted Living Lodge, 1010 Sombrillo Court.
 
For more information, contact Community Liaison Cynthia Goldblatt at 505.695.5981.

 

Chamber Hosts Business After Hours May 11

on May 9, 2016 - 9:04am

LAMC Breaks Ground On Auxilian Memorial Garden

on May 6, 2016 - 4:42pm
LAMC hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today for the Auxilian Memorial Garden. Back row from left, LAMC Human Resources Director Jacqui Carroll, CEO Feliciano Jiron and staff member Danny Romero. Front row from left, Auxilians Carol Pyburn, Ruth Lier, Doreen Marsh, Judy Dudziak and Jane Robertson. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Ground is broken today on the Auxilian Memorial Garden at LAMC. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 

Staff Report

Auxilians and staff broke ground this afternoon on the Auxilian Memorial Garden at Los Alamos Medical Center.

The Auxilian Memorial Garden has

Hayes’ Physician Daughter Honored At White House

on May 6, 2016 - 8:32am
Ann Hayes
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Los Alamos

What do you do when you hear that your doctor daughter is going to be honored in a White House ceremony? You make arrangements to be there, of course.

A news release from the White House on April 24 announced that Dr.

Council Declares May 8-14 National Hospital Week

on May 5, 2016 - 10:22am

Los Alamos Medical Center officials from left, Human Services Director Jacqui Carroll, Lab Director Joselene Montoya, Physician Market Manager Jennifer Foster King, Marketing Director Mary Beth Maassen, CEO Feliciano Jiron, CFO Steve Winegeart, receive a proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Staff Report

 

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron briefed the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday evening in Council Chambers on the importance of National Hospital Week and the accomplishments and honors Los Alamos Medical

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

on May 4, 2016 - 2:12pm
LAPS Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
 
LAPS News:
 
Los Alamos Public Schools and the community of Los Alamos have been mindful of Mental Health throughout the year. In noting the significance of May as national Mental Health Awareness Month, I would like to share some of our focused work for creating positive Mental Health throughout LAPS.
 
In July 2015, the School Board appointed a Mental Health Design Team and tasked them with preparing a report about the current status of mental health services, a gap analysis, and a set of recommendations for the preferred future of mental health programs in Los Alamos

In Praise Of Los Alamos Schools

on May 4, 2016 - 8:53am

Emily Johnson, Los Alamos High School Class of 2016. Courtesy photo

 

By JIM and CAROL JOHNSON
Gig Harbor, Wash.

It was a little more than a year ago (Jan. 29, 2015) that the Los Alamos Daily Post did a nice story on the appointment of our oldest son, Kevin Johnson (LAHS, 1978), as President and Chief Operating Officer of Starbucks (link). If you will forgive our presumptiveness, it just occurred to us that there might be another story connecting Kevin, his sister Kerry Johnson Hinsch (LAHS, 1981), Kevin’s younger brother Dr.

Pegg: Breaking Plateaus

on May 4, 2016 - 8:33am
By KENT PEGG
Los Alamos

If you’ve been working out for a long time, there’s no doubt you’ve experienced a plateau from time to time. A plateau occurs when you are continuing your regular workout regimen but you’ve stopped making progress and gains.

While plateaus can be frustrating and even cause a person to abandon their workout routine, they can be overcome by temporarily changing your workout routine to trick your body into responding again.

There are several methods that can be used to break free from a plateau.

Letter To The Editor: Los Alamos Racewalk Clinic A Success!

on May 3, 2016 - 4:00pm
By LENNY KROSINSKY
President of New Mexico Racewalkers
Los Alamos
 
The New Mexico Racewalkers Club hosted a racewalking clinic April​ 30 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
 
A total of 14 people attended from Los Alamos, White Rock, Albuquerque and Belen. The clinic began at 10 a.m., with a lecture, video and demonstration of the rules and technique of racewalking.
 
Despite a rather foreboding start to the day with a mix of snow/rain and strong winds, the skies cleared and the sun came out just in time for clinic participants to move outdoors to practice what they had learned.
 
This was the first

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