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Sitting Qigong Classes Begin Jan. 19

on January 5, 2016 - 5:52am
Instructor KokHeong McNaughton is offering Sitting Qigong classes 10-11 a.m. every Tuesday beginning Jan. 19, at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 195 East Road, Suite 101.
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qigong (Ch’i Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.

LAMC Rated Among Top New Mexico Hospitals

on January 3, 2016 - 7:46am

Los Alamos Medical Center at 3917 West Road in Los Alamos is ranked among the top four hospitals in New Mexico. Courtesy photo

DaVita Dialysis Center Breaks Ground At LAMC

on January 2, 2016 - 11:25am
The DaVita Dialysis Center will be on the canyon side of LAMC with designated parking and a separate entrance. Courtesy photo
Staff Report

Partnering with DaVita Kidney Care, Los Alamos Medical Center has broken ground on a six-chair dialysis center. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, treating patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease.

DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients’ quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient

Diabetes Mellitus – A Problem Sneaking Up On Us

on December 31, 2015 - 7:14am
By Toshi Shiina, James Ziomek, MD, Mary Beugelsdijk, RN
We are facing a diabetes epidemic. The CDC reported that, in 2014, more than 29 million Americans (about one in 11 people) had diabetes – a 10 percent increase from 2010.
The concerning fact is that one in four people with diabetes do not know that they have it.
[1] While scientific research is still in progress, we know that certain groups of people are known to be at higher risk of having diabetes. The known risk factors for diabetes which we cannot control are: age, genetics, race, and history of diabetes during pregnancy.
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Medical Treatment Options For Leakage Issues Jan. 6

on December 31, 2015 - 6:58am

Santa’s Veterinarian Clears Reindeer For Flight

on December 24, 2015 - 10:29am
Santa’s veterinarian has cleared Rudolph and the rest of the reindeer to travel the world Christmas Eve with Santa. Courtesy/
AVMA News:
SCHAUMBURG, IL — Following a health checkup at the North Pole, Santa’s veterinarian has given the green light to Rudolph’s red nose and the rest of the reindeer that will be traveling the world this Christmas Eve.
Dr. Joe Kinnarney, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, visited the North Pole today to ensure that Santa’s team of nine were up-to-date on their vaccinations and healthy enough to make their annual trek around

Los Alamos Children's Dentistry Officially Opens

on December 20, 2015 - 8:06am
Dentist Bill Nichols cuts the ribbon to officially open his clinic, Los Alamos Children's Dentistry at 751 Trinity Dr., Suite 305 in the Smith's Marketplace business park. He is assisted from left, Daniel Hemphill who is helping to set up the practice, Chamber Manager Nancy Partride, County Councilor David Izraelevitz, Santa and Elsa (Megan Hemphill) and Anna (Louisa Bellian) from 'Frozen.' Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Community members celebrate the Grand Opening of Los Alamos Children's Dentistry. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
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Creating A Healthier Holiday Meal

on December 20, 2015 - 7:53am

LAMC Nutrition Services

A Holiday Menu Tune-Up

Holidays bring joy … and food anxiety. How to cook, how to serve, and, finally, how much? In an era when we all seem to be on a diet, do you give in and make everything Grandma did?

Today’s goal is not to re-create a Norman Rockwell painting, but to produce a festive meal you will be happy to serve. The biggest change: If you don’t need to present the whole turkey for carving at the table, cook a turkey breast instead.

Cooking Times

If you start with a fresh turkey breast, you don’t have to worry about thawing it in

Los Alamos Hidden Treasure: Holiday Gifts That Give Back

on December 19, 2015 - 8:13am
LAMC Auxiliary volunteers AKA ‘Pink Ladies’ provide a wide variety of services. From left, Shirley Litten, Charlene Montegue and Board President Carole Watanabe help shoppers find just the right gift! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Lobby Shop is also one of the few places in Los Alamos where you can find items of an inspirational or religious nature to give as gifts. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

Staff Report

Looking for that ideal gift?