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Isotope Research Opens Possibilities For Cancer Treatment

on August 19, 2016 - 7:49am
The triumphant research team during the acquisition of the first actinium X-ray Absorption Fine Structure analysis (on the screen). From left, Thomas Hostetler (SSRL), Chantal Stieber (former Los Alamos), Maryline Ferrier (Los Alamos), Juan Lezama Pacheco (Stanford) and Stosh Kozimor (Los Alamos). Courtesy photo
 

LANL News:

  • Computer models supporting spectroscopy unlock behavior of actinium-225

A new study at Los Alamos National Laboratory and in collaboration with Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource greatly improves scientists’ understanding of the element actinium.

Infinity Wellness Opens In Los Alamos

on August 18, 2016 - 10:21am
Dr. Carmen Solano at her new office Tuesday afternoon at 1460 Trinity Dr., Suite 8. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Dr. Carmen Solano is the healthcare provider at Infinity Wellness, a new premier healthcare center at 1460 Trinity Dr., Suite 8, that delivers functional medicine to Los Alamos and surrounding communities. 

The community is invited to celebrate the grand opening of the practice with a ribbon cutting event at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at Infinity Wellness, directly behind Trinity Urgent Care. 

Dr.

LAMC’s New CEO Embraces Community

on August 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
LAMC CFO Steve Winegeart, right, welcomes new LAMC CEO John Whiteside. Courtesy photo
 

By MARY BETH MAASSEN
LAMC

 
It has been a busy week at Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC). Former CEO Feliciano Jiron was spirited away to manage another LifePoint Health hospital in Arizona and John Whiteside, a veteran healthcare administrator stepped up to manage LAMC and assume the role of interim CEO.

Whiteside most recently served as COO of a two-hospital system in Louisiana that also is part of the LifePoint Health system.

Luján And White House Drug Policy Director Hold Conference Call Today; Community Forum Thursday

on August 16, 2016 - 8:59am
National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli
 
STATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli will travel to Albuquerque Thursday, Aug. 18, to host a community forum on evidence-based programs to prevent and treat prescription drug misuse and heroin use.
 
This is one of a series of forums across the country that will continue the conversation that President Obama began in West Virginia in October of last year, when he announced new public and private sector efforts to address the opioid overdose epidemic.

Director Botticelli will

State’s Largest 'Walk To End Alzheimer’s' Sept. 17

on August 16, 2016 - 8:42am
HEALTH News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter has announce that at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, Albuquerque will host the state's largest Walk to End Alzheimer’s. 
 
The event is at Harry E. Kinney Civic Plaza and more than 2,000 residents from Albuquerque and surrounding communities are expected to participate to raise awareness and promote research for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the Alzheimer’s Association’s flagship fundraiser, and its largest event, with Walks scheduled across the country from Summer through Fall.

Heinrich Launches Online Zika Resource Center

on August 15, 2016 - 1:24pm

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From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen.  Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is providing New Mexicans with critical resources and raising awareness about the health threat posed by the Zika virus. 

Today, he launched a Zika Resource Center on his website to provide information about the virus and tools to help New Mexicans stay healthy.

“While the Zika crisis grows, it’s more important than ever that New Mexicans have access to critical information about how to keep themselves and their families safe during the summer months and while traveling.

Los Alamos Kiwanis Keeps Project Eliminate Promise

on August 14, 2016 - 3:07pm
Don Casperson, center, spoke at Los Alamos Kiwanis recently, updating the club on the organization’s national and regional conventions and on Project Eliminate, a campaign to wipe out maternal and neonatal tetanus worldwide. He is shown holding a t-shirt from the regional convention in Albuquerque. At left is Cheryl Pongratz, who presented him with a Secundino Sandoval print—a gift from the club. At right is Los Alamos Kiwanis President Lisa Wismer, who holds a plaque saying that the club’s donations have saved the lives of 20,800 babies. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Los

National Sinus Institute: Allergies

on July 30, 2016 - 8:08am
NSI 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. Hot, dry and windy weather can hold more allergens in the air.

Healthy Hearts Class Mondays And Wednesdays

on July 30, 2016 - 7:21am

State Crisis And Access Line Helping More New Mexicans Connect With Needed Services And Support

on July 25, 2016 - 9:33am

HSD News:
SANTA FE — New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) Secretary Brent Earnest announced that the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) is helping more New Mexicans find the help, services, and support they need for mental health crises such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and others.
 
NMACL fielded 2,952 calls last month alone, 16,000 in the first six months of this year, and more than 21,000 calls in 2015.
 
“The hotline helps connect our most vulnerable family members, friends, and neighbors with the help they need,” Governor Susana Martinez said.

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