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LANL: DNA Markers Distinguish Between Harmless And Deadly Bacteria

on December 21, 2016 - 8:16am
Scanning electron micrograph of a murine macrophage infected with Francisella tularensis strain LVS. Macrophages were dry-fractured by touching the cell surface with cellophane tape after critical point drying to reveal intracellular bacteria. Bacteria (colorized in blue) are located either in the cytosol or within a membrane-bound vacuole. Courtesy/NIAID
 
LANL News:
 
The virulent pathogen that causes the disease tularemia, or “rabbit fever,” was weaponized during past world wars and is considered a potential bioweapon.
 
Through a new study of the coccobacillus Francisella, Los

New Mexico DOH Announces New Hours Beginning Monday At Los Alamos Health Office

on December 16, 2016 - 6:09pm

DOH News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that it is changing the hours of operation and services provided at the Los Alamos Public Health Office due to staffing changes. These new hours go into effect Monday, Dec. 19, 2016.

The local clinic at 1183 Diamond Dr. #D will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays (closed noon to 1 p.m.), but will be closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Services provided at this clinic will include Children’s Medical Services (children and youth with special health care needs), and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

LAMC Hosts Annual Holiday Gathering For Physicians

on December 14, 2016 - 12:37pm

Los Alamos Medical Center hosts a holiday party Tuesday evening at the hospital for its physicians and staff that includes a buffet and music. Photo by Jennifer King

LAMC Interim CEO John Whiteside, center, chats with doctors and staff at Tuesday's holiday party. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Guests are treated to a musical medley at Tuesday's annual event. Photo by Jennifer King

Senior Executive Assistant to the CEO Vicki Martinez chats with doctors and staff at the annual physician's holiday gathering Tuesday evening at LAMC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Udall, Heinrich Welcome Critical Funding To Combat Opioid Epidemic In New Mexico

on December 11, 2016 - 6:27am
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined the Senate in voting 94-5 for a bill that includes critically needed new resources for New Mexico and other states struggling to treat and prevent the growing prescription opioid abuse epidemic.
 
The funding was included in bipartisan health care legislation called the 21st Century Cures Act and now will be sent to the president's desk to be signed into law.
 
The bill sets aside $1 billion for competitive grants to supplement ongoing efforts by states to combat the opioid crisis, giving preference to

Attorney General Congratulates New Mexico Law Enforcement On Successful Movember Results

on December 11, 2016 - 6:22am
Office of the Attorney General’s Movember team. Courtesy photo
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas congratulates New Mexico law enforcement on successful Movember event results.

Movember is a movement for men's health. For 30 days in the month formerly known as November, team members rally to support the cause, get people talking and raise funds for men’s health projects. Aside from some amazing mustaches, the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General Movember team came in third place for funds raised out of 11 teams in the New Mexico Public Safety Network.

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Thousands Of New Mexicans Stand To Gain Financial Help Buying 2017 Health Coverage, But May Not Know It

on December 10, 2016 - 8:56am
DHHS News:
 
Already, about 8.8 million Americans, and 32,703 New Mexicans, who buy health insurance through HealthCare.gov receive tax credits that help make coverage more affordable.
 
But about 12 million more Americans, including 45,700 New Mexicans, may also be eligible for help during this Open Enrollment, but not know it. This group includes:
  • Current HealthCare.gov consumers: 3,700 New Mexico consumers who didn’t get tax credits last year could be eligible for tax credits in 2017, even if their income remains the same, because financial assistance moves along with rates.

Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic Reaches Agreement With Blue Cross Blue Shield!

on December 8, 2016 - 3:00pm

LAMCC News:

Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic (LAMCC) is pleased to announce that it has come to an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield and will be contracted in 2017.

LAMCC thanks the community for its support.

Los Alamos Medical Center, at 3917 West Road #150, provides medical care in Allergy, Asthma, Immunology, Dermatology, Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Wound Care.

For more information, call 505.662.4351 or visit http://www.lapho.com/clinics/lamcc.php.

DEA Releases 2016 Drug Threat Assessment: Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths Rising At An Alarming Rate

on December 7, 2016 - 1:24pm
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON D.C.  DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg announced results from the 2016 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA), which details the extent to which illicit drugs are affecting the United States.
 
Most notably, the 2016 NDTA continues to illuminate the nationwide opioid epidemic, which is fueling a growing heroin user population and resulting in a greater amount of overdoses. In 2014, approximately 129 people died every day as a result of drug poisoning and 61 percent (79) of them are pharmaceutical opioid or heroin related.
 
This opioid epidemic has been

Udall, Heinrich Urge Passage Of Foster Care Reforms

on December 6, 2016 - 12:05pm
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined 23 of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to congressional leaders urging them to include strongly supported reforms to the foster care system in any end-of-year budget agreement.
 
The Family First Prevention Services Act would allow states to use federal foster care funds to pay for programs that improve home life, such as mental health services and in-home parenting programs, which are crucial in light of the growing number of children in the foster care system whose families are affected by

Reception For Photographer Theodore Greer At Fuller Lodge Art Center Today

on December 3, 2016 - 9:52am

Loco Falls is one of the photographs by Theodore Greer on display in the Portal Gallery at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Theodore Greer

FLAC News:

Jemez Springs photographer Theodore Greer has a one-man show in the Fuller Lodge Art Center, with a reception 2-4 p.m. today, Dec. 3.

The show is called “The Healing Arts”, and features 14 photographs on canvas that were chosen to be in the new Presbyterian Hospital Rust Medical Center, as well as other facilities, including Presbyterian Main, Anna Kaseman and the New Mexico Cancer Center.

The show includes quotes from some of the many people

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