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Colorful Fish Spotted At Los Alamos Medical Center

on January 5, 2018 - 7:08am

A school of colorful fish are spotted looking all happy Thursday afternoon in a hallway at Los Alamos Medical Center. It turns out the fish were created by students in Mrs. Mitsunaga's art class at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Let This New Year Be Your Time To Quit Smoking

on January 5, 2018 - 6:42am

CDC News:

Starting a new year with new goals can be exciting. Quitting smoking is a resolution that many smokers set for themselves. Although it’s not always easy, finding new ways to help yourself quit smoking can be a good start. Picking a specific date like New Year’s Day is one great way to start your journey to becoming smokefree.

Wilma threw out her lighters and ashtrays and made the decision in 2007 to quit smoking for good. She had been smoking since her early teens, and smoked cigarettes for 30 years. It wasn’t until her mid-forties that Wilma decided she needed to stop smoking.

Brown Bag Pre-Diabetes Classes Feb. 6–May 22

on January 3, 2018 - 7:19am


‘Stay On Your Feet’ Fall Prevention Talk Jan. 23

on January 3, 2018 - 6:12am

Marie Todd, 88, Celebrates Exercise Milestone

on January 2, 2018 - 5:06pm
Marie Todd, 88, center, celebrates an exercise milestone as 2017 came to an end. Todd, who turns 89 in February, is a true role model attending more than 100 exercise classes in 2017. Todd joined Jazzercise in 1979 and still attends classes with some people younger than a quarter of her age. The local Jazzercise program is offering free classes in 2018 for young women ages 16-21. The opportunity will give youth a chance to see how making exercise a lifestyle keeps them going strong. Today's Jazzercise mixes modern dance, kickboxing and pilates with modern music a sense of community.

Children With Congenital Zika Virus Infection Face Serious Challenges

on January 1, 2018 - 9:05am

CDC News:

Most children born with microcephaly – small head size for age – and evidence of congenital Zika virus infection face severe health and developmental challenges at ages 19-24 months, according to results from a new investigation led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the State Health Secretariat of Paraíba and the Ministry of Health of Brazil.

The report, published in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), is the first to describe the health and developmental effects of congenital Zika virus infection in children with

Make 2018 Your Healthiest Year Yet

on December 29, 2017 - 7:47am


Top Tips

  • Protect yourself from injury or disease by wearing a helmet, sunscreen, or insect repellent when necessary.
  • Make an appointment for a check-up, vaccination, or screening. Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water to prevent the spread of infection and illness.
  • Learn health tips that take 5 minutes or less.

Healthy You

  • Make healthy food choices.

Y: Reframe New Year’s Resolutions In 2018

on December 27, 2017 - 7:36pm

Y News:

Along with singing “Auld Lang Syne” at the start of the New Year, making resolutions is a tradition for millions of Americans. However, while choosing a resolution can be easy, sticking to it can seem impossible. A 2014 YMCA survey found that less than a quarter of respondents kept their resolutions. Many (71 percent) tried, but stated that they fell short of their goals, while 40 percent confessed that gave up within the first few months, even weeks, of the New Year!

This year, The Family YMCA is encouraging community members to give their New Year’s resolutions a boost by

Utilizing CDC STEADI Fall Prevention Toolkit Feb. 10

on December 27, 2017 - 8:57am

Update: LAMC Experiences Power Outage, Operating On Backup Power

on December 22, 2017 - 3:22pm

Update: Power has been restored at LAMC.

LAMC News:

A power outage ocurred at 1 p.m. today at Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC). The hospital lost power is on backup power. Utility crews are on site working to restore power.

At 1:30 p.m. linemen determined that the power outage at the Los Alamos Medical Center was caused by a faulted underground line that feeds LAMC. LAMC is currently using its backup generator to supply power. Crews are in contact with medical center facilities staff. It is expected that it will to be restored by 4 p.m. today.