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Los Alamos Fire Department Forms EMS Bike Team

on March 12, 2016 - 9:43am
Courtesy photo
 
By DYLAN MAHONEY and BEN STONE
Los Alamos Fire Department

The Los Alamos Fire Department has formed an EMS Bike Team. This new team will enable our EMTs to quickly reach patients who may be located in an area not easily accessible by our ambulances. 

LAFD first got the idea for the team by observing the police bike team working the July 4 celebration at Overlook Park in White Rock.

Udall At VA Budget Hearing: Improve Access To Care For Rural Veterans

on March 11, 2016 - 7:05am
U.S. SENATE News:
  • Also presses VA Secretary on restoring trust in VA, continuing burn pit exposure research 
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a hearing Thursday about the fiscal year 2017 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Sen. Tom Udall continued his call for the VA to improve care for veterans living in rural New Mexico and rural communities across the country.  
 
Udall has championed the need to improve access to rural veterans' health care through expanded use of telehealth technology, increasing transportation options and by

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training – Openings Available To Community

on March 10, 2016 - 8:58am

Courtesy/JJAB

Courtesy/JJAB

JJAB News:

The Los Alamos JJAB has space available in the Youth Mental Health First Aid training taking place this weekend.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based, nationally recognized and accredited course that teaches adults who work with youth how to identify symptoms of different types of mental illness.

As with any first aid class, there is an action plan to help a youth in crisis. Trainees learn how to assess the person for risk of harm or suicide, listen non-judgmentally, give reassurance, and encourage the person to seek professional help.

Learn About Parkinson's Disease April 2

on March 10, 2016 - 8:06am

Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row. Courtesy photo

LARSO News:

Lori Erickson, physical therapist at Los Alamos Medical Center, and Dr. Miles Nelson, president of A Nurse in the Family, will lead a discussion about Parkinson’s Disease 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2 in the lower level of the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

People facing this disease as well as caregivers and family members are invited. Erickson will demonstrate exercises that help maintain function. Dr. Nelson will discuss particulars of the disease as well as how to help caregivers.

Los Alamos Health Council Gathers For Meeting

on March 10, 2016 - 7:52am

Members of the Los Alamos Community Health Council gathered last Thursday for its monthly meeting in the third floor conference room at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. The LACHC is the designated health planning body for Los Alamos County. It has been designated as such through the New Mexico Legislature and the Los Alamos County Council. The LACHC works collaboratively with other county offices, collaboratives and networks in its planning activity. Core Services include health research and monitoring of health needs.

Dr. Marvel Harris Presents Findings Of LAPS Mental Health Design Team To Rotary Club

on March 10, 2016 - 7:23am

Dr. Marvel Harrison, local mental health specialist and counselor, spoke Tuesday to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos about the findings of the Los Alamos Public Schools Mental Health Design Team. Questions from the audience sparked concerned conversation about the mental health of local students and the anxiety and stress they experience. Photo by Hal Davis

Learn Infant And Child CPR At FSN

on March 9, 2016 - 11:06am

FSN News:

Learn basic infant and child CPR at Family Strengths Network 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22

Instructor, Steve Bond will help people remain calm and prepared in the event of an emergency.

The course cost $40 per individual and $55 if certification is desired. FSN also is offering babysitting, the cost is $5 per family and those needing babysitting should request one week in advance.  

Registration is online at www.lafsn.org or call 505.662.4515 from more information. FSN is a United Way Community Partner.

Los Alamos Medical Center Unveils New CT Scanner

on March 7, 2016 - 12:24pm
From left, LAMC CEO Feliciano Jiron, Director of Diagnostic Imaging Fred Walker, Medical Director of Diagnostic Imaging Dr. Melanie Pickering and CT Technologist Charlie Trujillo prepare to cut the ribbon Tuesday on the long-awaited, much-anticipated Optima 660 64 slice CT scanner. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
LAMC's Director of Diagnostic Imaging Fred Walker discusses the new CT scanner during a gathering Tuesday at the hospital. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
LAMC Marketing Diector Mary Bath Maassen listens to Director of Diagnostic Imaging Fred Walker's

Flu Spreads At Central NM Correctional Facility

on March 4, 2016 - 7:26am

STATE News:

Over the course of the last three days, an increase in Influenza symptoms has been detected within the inmate population housed at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Los Lunas.

Those diagnosed or presenting symptoms consistent with Influenza Virus are receiving supportive medical treatment.

Madhavi Garimella M.D.: Understanding Osteoporosis

on March 4, 2016 - 6:02am

By MADHAVI GARIMELLA, M.D.
Medical Associates of Northern NM

What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis which means “porous bone” is a condition of weakening of the structure of the bone leading to an increased risk for fracture. Many people have osteoporosis and do not know about it as they have no symptoms at all.

Osteoporosis does not cause any pain unless you have a fracture.

Why should we worry about osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a major cause of morbidity in older Americans.

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