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Udall Votes Against Weak GMO Labeling Bill

on July 8, 2016 - 7:01pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall voted against weak compromise legislation designed to set food labeling standards for genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Udall supports clear, concise labeling that allows consumers to easily understand what's in their food and how it was grown. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 63-30, and must next be considered in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Udall said that while the compromise bill the Senate approved was an improvement over previous legislation designed purely to gut

Casting For Recovery New Mexico Provides Recreation For Breast Cancer Patients

on July 8, 2016 - 6:39am

Breast cancer patients learn fly-fishing with Casting for Recovery New Mexico. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Casting for Recovery New Mexico, led by an all-volunteer team, began in 2010 with a retreat at the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron.

Fourteen women are selected via a random lottery to attend each retreat. Any woman who has received a breast cancer diagnosis and resides in New Mexico, the Texas Panhandle or the Colorado San Luis Valley is eligible to apply. 

This year's retreat is Sept. 23-25 at The Retreat at Angel Fire in Angel Fire.

Inside Out Recovery Program Comes To Los Alamos

on July 7, 2016 - 7:54pm
COMMUNITY News:
 
The Inside Out Recovery program has come to Los Alamos with services and support groups to help this community with those struggling with addiction.
 
Abe Gordon is a Peer Support Worker for Inside Out Recovery and knows this community well. He grew up in the Chimayo Valley and moved to Los Alamos when he was just 13.
 
“LA is the place where I experienced most of my drug use for the first time,” Gordon said.

Los Alamos Man Finds A Miracle

on July 7, 2016 - 5:11pm

Tom McHenry with his wife Donna McHenry recently at Fuller Lodge – is walking again following a miraculous surgery. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

After an unbearable struggle for nearly a year with a wound that would not heal, Los Alamos resident Tom McHenry lost all hope and asked doctors to amputate his foot.

“I couldn’t take it anymore … I just wanted it to be over,” said McHenry, who moved to Los Alamos from Valparaiso, Ind., with his wife in 2012, just after the Las Conchas Fire.

He had been diagnosed a diabetic in 2010 when doctors

Remembering When: A Fire And Fall Prevention Program For Older Adults 12:30 p.m. Friday

on June 29, 2016 - 7:58am

NMDOH News:

Are you an older adult? Have you fallen recently? Do you have parents who are older adults you are concerned about? Than this presentation is for you!

The Los Alamos Fall Prevention Coalition will present: “Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults” at 12:30 p.m., Friday, July 1 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Everyone is welcome!

This program is especially important as falls are the leading cause of accidental injury death among adults 65 years of age and older in the U.S. and New Mexico.

During 2010-2014 Los Alamos residents 65 years and older

State Auditor Tim Keller Calls On DOH To Comply With Lynn And Erin Compassionate Use Act

on June 27, 2016 - 6:55am

STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller is calling on the Department of Health (DOH) to comply with the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act.
 
The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) received reports from multiple sources that DOH has not processed applications for medical cannabis patient cards within 30 days as required by state law. The OSA received reports that patients have experienced processing times up to 90 days.
 
“For patients with debilitating medical conditions, the difference between 30 days and 60 days to get the help they need can be devastating,”

LAMC Advisory Board Elects New Officers

on June 24, 2016 - 3:34pm

Members of the Los Alamos Medical Center Advisory Board elected new officers during Thursday's monthly meeting at the hospital. Front row from left, Dr. Monica Snowden and Dr. Jesse Knight. Back row from left, Dr. Barbara Van Eeckhout, outgoing chair Kendra Henning, new chair John Bretzke, new vice chair Chuck McCullough, Kelly Myers, Geoff Rodgers and not pictured, Carol Clark. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

HHS Awards $1,749,783 To Health Centers In New Mexico To Expand Oral Health Services

on June 21, 2016 - 7:13am
HHS News:
 
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced $1,749,783 in funding to support four health centers in New Mexico.
 
The funding will increase access to integrated oral health care services and improve oral health outcomes for Health Center Program patients. Nationwide, Thursdays announcement includes nearly $156 million in funding to support 420 health centers in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This funding enables health centers to expand integrated oral health care services and increase the number of patients served.
 
With

Luján And Lujan Grisham Participate In White House Meeting On Opioid Crisis

on June 21, 2016 - 6:38am
U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (NM-3) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-1) participated in a meeting at the White House June 15 with members of the President’s Cabinet to discuss the opioid crisis that hurts communities across New Mexico and the need to take action to invest resources in treatment and prevention. 
 
The New Mexico Representatives joined Cecilia Munoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council; Shawn Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget; and Michael Botticelli, Director of National

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