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Making An Informed Vaccine Decision

on July 21, 2017 - 8:06am
CDC: Vaccinations can help prevent dangerous and even deadly diseases in children. Courtesy Image
 
CDC News:
 
As a parent, you may wish to know more about how vaccines work, vaccine risks/side effects, vaccine ingredients, and vaccine safety before deciding to vaccinate your child.
 
How Vaccines Prevent Diseases

The diseases that vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly. Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to help it safely develop immunity to disease.
 
When germs, such as bacteria or viruses, invade the body, they attack and

CCNS: Luján Champions RECA For New Mexicans

on July 21, 2017 - 7:38am
Concerned Citizens For Nuclear Safety News:
After nearly 600 luminarias were lit on the Tularosa Little League field, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján expressed his apologies to those who are suffering from or have died of illnesses caused by exposure to the first atomic bomb test July 16, 1945, at the Trinity Site.
The bomb contained 13 pounds of plutonium, but only three pounds fissioned. The remaining plutonium and toxic ash fell out over fields, gardens, houses and mountains, eventually flowing into cisterns and waterways.

Relay For Life Los Alamos Needs Nine More Teams!

on July 20, 2017 - 9:34pm

RELAY FOR LIFE LOS ALAMOS News:

The annual Relay for Life Los Alamos event is 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at Ashley Pond Park.

The event includes the walk, 5k run, luminaria ceremony at dark and many other activities to be announced in the coming weeks.

This year the goal is to have 15 teams, but to date just six have signed up. The community is invited to gather friends, co-workers and family to come out and support the American Cancer Society. The goal for each team member is to raise $100 and this can be done by donations or fundraising.

For more information, contact Relay for Life

LAPD Dispatchers Are The Thin Gold Line

on July 20, 2017 - 11:11am

Consolidated Dispatch Center Shift Supervisor Wendy Strain goes through medical instructions Tuesday morning during a 911 call. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPD Dispatcher Ruben Garcia sends emergency responders to the home of a 911 caller. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
  • “There’s the thin blue line for police officers and the thin red line for firefighters ... dispatchers are the thin gold line …” –CDC Supervisor Kate Stoddard

 

When visitors stand in front of the small dark window in the foyer of the

Top Colleges Listed For Medical Assisting Programs

on July 20, 2017 - 9:54am
RWM News:
 
FOSTER CITY, Calif.  Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus has been named the No. 2 best school for medical assisting, according to the data-driven rankings by RWM.org, a resource hub for students.
 
Medical assistants work various roles within the healthcare industry which majorly includes greeting the patients, arranging the appointment, noting the vital signs, sending the samples to labs, recording medical data and even in some cases in medical billing.
 
To help students narrow down their choice of schools for Medical assistance, RWM.org has released its list of 

FREE ‘Savvy Caregiver’ For Alzheimer’s Program

on July 20, 2017 - 8:23am
Alzheimer’s Association News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free, seven-week education course in Los Alamos offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
The “Savvy Caregiver Program,” course is each Saturday from Aug. 19 through Oct. 7 (except on Labor Day weekend) at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos. Each class is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The course is free and open to all.
 
This evidence-based training aims to teach caregivers practical techniques for interacting with loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, and for

Lujan Grisham Urges Colleagues To Shift Priorities To Job Creation, Working Families, Child Nutrition

on July 20, 2017 - 7:52am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a member of the House Budget Committee, helped to kick off today’s hearing on the Republican budget plan. She delivered the following remarks:
 
“What you've heard from all of my colleagues is while our job is to figure out a balanced approach to a federal budget that is meaningful and makes the most sense for all Americans, what we have again is a budget that is imbalanced and, frankly, inappropriate.

2017’s Most And Least Stressed Cities In America

on July 19, 2017 - 6:28am
WALLETHUB News:
 
With U.S. stress levels increasing for the first time in 10 years due mainly to the current political climate and workplace-related stress alone costing society more than $300 billion per year, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an indepth analysis to determine 2017's Most & Least Stressed Cities in America.

In order to determine where Americans cope best with their stress, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 largest cities across 30 key metrics.
 
The data set ranges from average weekly work hours to debt load to divorce and suicide rates.

 
 
Most

Attorney General Balderas Sues Six Generic Drug-Makers For Putting Profits Over New Mexico Patients

on July 18, 2017 - 5:58am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced that New Mexico has joined with four other states in filing a lawsuit in federal court alleging that six generic drug-makers entered into illegal conspiracies in order to unreasonably restrain trade, artificially inflate and manipulate prices and reduce competition in the United States for two generic drugs.
 
“I will continue to hold big out-of-state corporations accountable when then they rip off New Mexico consumers, and when companies put profits over patients, they will

2017 Los Alamos Health Fair: Saturday Sept. 23

on July 17, 2017 - 9:06am
LAHC News:
 
The Los Alamos Heart Council, in partnership with Los Alamos Medical Center, is pleased to announce that the 32nd Annual Los Alamos Health Fair will be 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 23, in Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School.
 
Applications for organizations and medical providers wishing to exhibit at this year’s Fair will be available the first week of August. If you have previously exhibited or expressed an interest, you will receive the application by email. The application form also will be posted on the LA Heart Council website at losalamosheartcouncil.org.
 

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