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LANL Researcher Pens Prizewinning Essay On Cancer

on December 3, 2015 - 1:02pm

Ludmil Alexandrov

LANL News:

  • Research focuses on preventing cancer through mutational signatures

Ludmil Alexandrov, of the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, made strong points this week in the journal Science about the basic formation of human cancers, winning a 2015 Science & SciLifeLab Prize, on “Understanding the Origins of Human Cancer.”

“I have always been passionate about solving complex genomics puzzles and applying my skills towards better understanding the mechanism underlying cancer development,” said Alexandrov, Oppenheimer Fellow at Los Alamos.

LAMC Earns ‘Top Performer Award’

on December 3, 2015 - 12:50pm
One of the award-winning LAMC surgical teams: John Howie, Chris Sanchez, Dr. Salim Amrani, David Heft, RN and  Jamie Lavery. Courtesy photo
 
Staff Report

Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

LAMC was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for surgical services.

NMDOH To Host Walk-In Flu Shot Clinics

on December 3, 2015 - 12:29pm
NMDH News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Department of Health’s Northeast Regional Public Health Offices will be hosting flu shot clinics.
 
No appointments are necessary for the dates, times and locations listed below.
 
There is no charge to those attending the clinics, but everyone should bring their insurance card, including Medicaid or Medicare, with them.   
 
Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season, especially people in the following groups because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for

Movie & Cookie Bar At LAMC 6:30 p.m. Friday

on December 3, 2015 - 9:56am

Christmas Miracle Sought For Lorelei Hayward, 3

on December 3, 2015 - 7:18am

Lorelei Hayward and her mom Bethany. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Boomerang Consignment and Resale in Los Alamos declares that from today until Christmas Day they will match all donations up to $500 to help 3-year-old Lorelei Hayward hopefully have a Christmas Miracle.

Lorelei was born with Scoliosis and has had nine special casts to help correct the curvature of her spine – which is crushing her lung and heart. The casts have stopped working so she went in for surgery Dec.

Small Business Profile: In Touch Medical Massage Brings Relief From Pain

on November 28, 2015 - 7:58am
Kreig Peterson of In Touch Medical Massage at his office. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Kreig Peterson, owner of In Touch Medical Massage, offers his patients relief from pain.

“I work extremely hard to give my clients the best massage they have ever had,” he said.

Peterson is certified in multiple massage modalities that promote relaxation and pain relief, plus, he is the only certified medical massage therapist in town. Just what is medical massage?

Small Business Profile: Pilates Helps People Do Everything Better

on November 28, 2015 - 7:45am
Blue Sky Pilates owner Mary Lutes, left, with trainer Sabrina Svard. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Blue Sky Pilates owner Mary Lutes moved to Los Alamos in 1982. 

“Everyone has a reason for coming to Los Alamos. Mine is I ‘married’ into the town,” Lutes said. “I met my first husband at New Mexico State University, we got married and decided to move to Los Alamos because that is where he was from.”

Lutes opened her Blue Sky Pilates studio in April 2011 at 2101 Trinity Dr, Suite A.

“Pilates is the most amazing type of exercise.

More Than 10 million Americans Are Without Health Insurance ... Are You On The List?

on November 27, 2015 - 7:32am
LAMC Certified Application Counselors, Geraldine Keane, Alberta Lopez and Richelle Fry are waiting to assist you in the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange application process in their office inside LAMC. Courtesy photo
 
By FELICIANO JIRON, CEO
Los Alamos Medical Center 

Two years ago, the Health Insurance Marketplaces, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, opened for the first time.

Since then, an estimated 10.2 million Americans have enrolled for healthcare coverage through the online marketplace, which allows people to browse coverage options, compare plans and purchase health

Heinrich Urges President To Work With Bipartisan Group To Protect Working Americans From Cadillac Tax

on November 26, 2015 - 10:07am
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined U.S. Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and U.S. Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) and Frank Guinta (R-N.H.) in sending a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a bipartisan, bicameral meeting to discuss a plan to eliminate the "Cadillac Tax," a 40 percent excise tax on health insurance plans set to take effect in 2018.

Heinrich and Heller introduced bipartisan legislation last month to fully repeal the onerous tax.
 
"If we do not act to eliminate this harmful tax, it is inevitable that more health

Funding For Environmental Health Internships

on November 25, 2015 - 6:39am
NEHA News:
 
DENVER — The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), in collaboration with the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs is accepting applications for 30 summer 2016 environmental health interns sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
 
Local, state and tribal environmental health departments are eligible to host students from accredited universities and colleges for this National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP). 
 
“This is a great opportunity for small, local health departments who may not have existing

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