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Just One Thing To Do This Week: Share Your Story

on January 26, 2017 - 4:14pm

By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos

I recently attended one of the Los Alamos County Brand Action Plan presentations.

Los Alamos - Where Discoveries Are Made was a great presentation and I think holds a lot of promise for moving our community forward. One of the participants mentioned the difficult stigma the community of Los Alamos has with some people. I certainly understood this because once upon a time I was one of those “some people.”

I met my now-husband, then a geologist with LANL, 26 years ago at the Midsummer Music Festival in Telluride.

Panel Focuses On Real Life Teen Problems Discussed In LALT Play

on January 26, 2017 - 3:50pm
Elisa Enriquez, left, moderates a panel discussion Sunday on problems facing teens  following a performance of the play ‘Dog Sees God’ at the Los Alamos Little Theatre. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Little Theatre hosted a panel discussion for the community on issues facing teens Sunday, following a performance of the play “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead”. The play dealt with suicide, violence, bullying, sexual identity and other issues teenagers face. 

Participating in the panel discussion were Brian Haigh, a

ScienceDaily: Link Between Concussions - Alzheimer's

on January 26, 2017 - 7:42am
SCIENCEDAILY News:
 
New research has found concussions accelerate Alzheimer's disease-related brain atrophy and cognitive decline in people who are at genetic risk for the condition.
 
The findings, which appear in the journal Brain, show promise for detecting the influence of concussion on neurodegeneration.
 
Moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury is one of the strongest environmental risk factors for developing neurodegenerative diseases such as late-onset Alzheimer's disease, although it is unclear whether mild traumatic brain injury or concussion also increases this risk.
 

LALT Hosts 3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion Following 2 p.m. Performance Of ‘Dog Sees God’ Today

on January 22, 2017 - 10:08am

The cast of 'Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead', perform at 2 p.m. today and will participate in panel discussion at 3:45 p.m. following today's performance. Photo by Larry Gibbons

COMMUNITY News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a panel discussion open to the community at 3:45 p.m. today, Jan. 22. The discussion will address suicide, violence, sexual identity and other issues teenagers face as evidenced in the play “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” and also as manifest in the local community.

The panel discussion will follow today's 2 p.m.

Daffodils Are Starting To Bloom For LAVNS Hospice

on January 22, 2017 - 8:33am

From left, LAVNS volunteer Debbie Baca, Lead Certified Nursing Assistant Lindsay Baca and Office Manager Debbie Weber. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

LAVNS News:

The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service (LAVNS) Hospice Program is hosting its annual “Daffodils for Hospice” sale. Proceeds from the sale support the LAVNS Hospice program for terminally ill individuals.

Daffodil pre-orders are being taken now through March 3:

  • Single bunch (10 stems) is $5;
  • Small glass vase with two bunches (20 stems) is $15; and
  • Large glass vase with three bunches (30 stems) $20.

Delivery is free with any $10 minimum

Panel Discussion Following 'Dog Sees God' Sunday

on January 19, 2017 - 5:05pm

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a panel discussion open to the community at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. The discussion will address suicide, violence, sexual identity and other issues teenagers face as evidenced in the play “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” and also as manifest in the local community.

The panel discussion will follow a matinee performance of Dog Sees God, but the discussion is open to anyone interested in attending. The event will be held at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos.

Participating in the panel discussion will

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Sleep Better

on January 19, 2017 - 9:07am
By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos

I can think of very few things that are more rewarding than a deep, undisturbed, restful night’s sleep. The kind of profound slumber where you lay your head on the pillow, fall instantly to sleep and wake up eight hours later filled with energy and ready for the day.

There is nothing worse than tossing and turning all night, looking at the alarm clock every 10 minutes, counting down the amount of sleep you are NOT getting and wondering how you are going to make it through the day.

Research, as well as our own life experience, tells us that inadequate sleep

Rio Grande Foundation: Experiences From Other States Show Merit Of Dental Therapy

on January 13, 2017 - 7:23am
Courtesy photo
 
Rio Grande Foundation News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — With Santa Fe deeply divided between a Democrat-controlled legislature and a Republican-led executive branch, the potential for stagnation and stalemate is high as lawmakers convene for the 2017 session.

One issue that has generated support from across the political spectrum, won’t break the bank, and will result in both jobs and improved lives for thousands of New Mexicans is dental therapy.

The Rio Grande Foundation and Health Action New Mexico rarely see eye-to-eye, but on the issue of mid-level dental providers, both

¿Dónde Le Duele? Where Does It Hurt? Spanish For Medical Professionals Begins Wednesday Jan. 18

on January 12, 2017 - 11:16pm

UNM-LA Instructor Patty Moore. Photo by Nancy Coombs

 

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) is offering the class Spanish for Medical Professionals I and II beginning Jan. 18.

Each one hour credit session will meet from 7-7:50 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, with Part I meeting Jan. 18-March 10, and Part II meeting March 20-May 12. This course will give health professionals from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to learn medical Spanish in order to communicate with their Spanish-speaking patients more effectively.

Instructor Patty Moore has been teaching Spanish at UNM-LA since 1996.

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