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Mental Health Design Team Calls On Community To Help Deal With Issues Facing Students

on January 31, 2016 - 12:51pm
Dr. Marvel Harrison addresses the Jan. 21 Community Leaders Breakfast organized by Los Alamos School Public Schools to present findings of its Mental Health Design Team. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Community leaders discuss mental health issues facing Los Alamos youth. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Employing the idea that it takes a village to raise a child, Los Alamos Public Schools is calling on the community to help implement improvements in the mental health of youth.

At a Community Leaders Breakfast Jan.

Sleep Center Presentation To Topper Students Feb. 5

on January 29, 2016 - 9:52am

Dr. Michael Baten of the Christus St. Vincent Sleep Center will give a free presentation to Los Alamos High School students during lunch Friday, Feb. 5 in the Speech Theater. Direct questions to the LAPS Prevention Office at 505.663.3252. Courtesy photo

LAPS: Mental Health Design Team Community Presentations Feb. 1 & Feb. 3

on January 27, 2016 - 6:10pm

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools' Mental Health Design Team will be hosting two community presentations to engage the community in dialog around the Healthy School and Community Initiative.

The presentations will include an overview of the team’s work in the Fall of 2015 and short and long term recommendations for a path forward. The presentations and recommendations are intended to engage the schools and community in active collaboration around the issues of mental health and the impact on students and the community. 

"A healthy community is not one without problems.

WalletHub Study: The True Cost Of Smoking By State

on January 25, 2016 - 7:24am
 
WalletHub News:
 
With Tobacco-Free Awareness Week reminding us of the societal and economic costs of smoking, which total more than $320 billion a year and rising, the personal finance website WalletHub has released its report on The True Cost of Smoking by State, which ranks New Mexico number 30 in the nation. 
 
 
To encourage the more than 66 million tobacco users in the U.S.

Scenes From Trinity Urgent Care's Appreciation Event

on January 24, 2016 - 9:49am

During Friday's special event to thank supporters of Trinity Urgent Care, from left, LAMC CEO Feliciano Jiron, County Council Chair Rick Reiss, Dr. Robert McClees, Certified Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care Paula Frank and County Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher toast Trinity Urgent Care as well as Reiss who recently became council chair. Photo by Terry Salazar

Trinity Urgent Care owner Dr. Robert McClees and his wife Sheila McClees. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dr. Robert McClees, center, thanks LAMC CEO Feliciano Jiron and his wife Johanna Jiron for their support.

For Chronic Pain Relief, Consider Physical Therapy

on January 23, 2016 - 6:52am

By JESSE KNIGHT MD
AND STEVEN LAUER NP

Millions of people wake up in pain every day. Some major culprits include backache, arthritis, and chronic pain in the knees or shoulders. Pain can stem from illness; inactivity; injury; or repetitive movements, such as typing.

Easing chronic pain often starts with medicine and therapy. If you suffer from chronic pain, the first stop should be your doctor’s office. Your physician may refer you to a physical therapist (PT). PTs use a hands-on approach to help relieve pain.

During Your Therapy Visit

During the first session, the PT will ask you to

Winter Weather Sports: Ski, Sled and Skate Safely

on January 22, 2016 - 9:31pm

By CULLY CHRISTIANSON MD

When the thermometer drops, winter sports beckon. Sledding, skiing, and ice-skating can be exhilarating. But with these new activities come opportunities for injury.

Preventing Winter Sports Injuries

Take steps to keep safe anywhere else your cold-weather adventures take you.

Winter sports fun. Courtesy photo
  • Prepare your body. Get in shape to ski or skate—condition muscles before the season starts. Warm up and stretch before each activity. Begin with a slow and easy session.
  • Go to class. Take a lesson or two, especially for skiing or snowboarding.

Rosemary Coyne Tapped To Lead Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service

on January 21, 2016 - 4:42pm
LAVNS President Rick Reiss, new Executive Director Rosemary Coyne, center, and Vice President Joyce Davidson stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post Saturday to discuss Coyne’s recent hiring. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

 
Rosemary Coyne, RN, MSN, of Gallup has been hired to fill the role of executive director of Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. The position has been vacant since the departure of Georgina Mesibov several months ago.

“I am very excited to take on this new adventure,” Coyne said during an interview Saturday at the Los

Pegg: New Year’s Exercise Program

on January 16, 2016 - 6:58am
By KENT PEGG
Los Alamos

Another new year is upon us and that means that many of you will be resolving to get fit, lose weight, or improve your health this coming year. Good for you! There is no time like the present to start out on your path to a healthier, fitter life.

But often that’s easier said than done. If you don’t have a significant workout history it can be challenging to find the right exercise program and stick with it long term. Fear not because there are some things you can do to significantly improve your chances of succeeding with your resolutions this year.

First, be

LAVNS Taking Pre-orders For ‘Daffodils For Hospice’ Through Feb. 26

on January 14, 2016 - 9:16am

LAVNS 'Daffodils for Hospice' sale is underway. Courtesy photo

LAVNS News:

The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice Program is holding its annual “Daffodils for Hospice” sale, the proceeds of which support the LAVNS Hospice Program for terminally ill individuals.

Daffodil pre-orders are being taken through Feb. 26 and include a glass vase with two bunches (20 stems) of daffodils for $15, glass vase with one bunch for $10 or a single bunch (10 stems) for $5. Delivery is free with any $10 minimum order to a single address.

Flowers will be delivered Saturday, March 5 or may be picked up

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