Skip directly to content

Health Care

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

LAVNS Celebrates 21 Years Of Hospice Care

on November 21, 2015 - 7:40am
Debbie Storms, Dr. Ross Bridge, Sande Cremer, April Cranmore, Collette Fordham, Pam Lee, Pauline Schneider and Deena Streit. Camera Shy: Kristi Bradshaw and Kristi Keffer. Photo by Debbie Weber
 
LAVNS News:
 
November is National Hospice Month. Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice Program is celebrating two decades of compassionate caring for patients.
 
“Several years ago my husband John Ledford was diagnosed with end-stage COPD, lung disease," Tammy M. Thorn-Ledford said. "As the COPD progressed my husband John asked if he could die at home.

Luján Discusses Need To Improve New Mexico’s Mental And Behavioral Health System

on November 21, 2015 - 6:41am
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  In the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee markup earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District discussed the need to improve the mental and behavioral health systems in New Mexico and across the nation. 
 
New Mexico’s behavioral health system is in a state of crisis following the freezing of payments to15 behavioral health providers and the eventual closure of a number of these organizations, as well as the exit of some of the Arizona providers that came into replace them. 
 
Luján offered an amendment to

Bouman: What To Look For In A Long-Term Care Policy

on November 20, 2015 - 2:53pm
By BEN BOUMAN
Alpine Financial Partners

November is Long-Term Care awareness month. You may have read my last column on Understanding Long-Term Care. That in mind, I’d like to take you through the basics of what to look for in a Long-Term Care Policy. 

Confronting our own mortality is a difficult task in itself. Add to that the notion that we may need someone else to care for us at some point in our lives and it makes for a very difficult topic to broach.

The sooner the conversation begins the better off you will be. Age makes a difference in the cost of a long-term care policy.

Know The Signs Of A Gradual Heart Attack

on November 20, 2015 - 10:27am
Lori Coffelt, RN, CCCC
Los Alamos Medical Center Emergency Department Director
 
When you think of a heart attack, you probably imagine what you see in movies: a person suddenly clutching his or her chest in pain. But most heart attacks don’t happen that way, new research says. For more than half of heart attack patients, symptoms come on gradually.

Researchers studied nearly 900 people who had heart attacks. The findings, published in The Journal of Emergency Medicine, showed only 35 percent of them experienced sudden chest pain.

Pages


Advertisements