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Accidental Falls And Managing Outcomes With Dr. Culley Christensen June 29

on June 10, 2016 - 5:58am
Dr. Culley Christensen
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
LARC (Los Alamos Retirement Community) and LAMC present Accidental Falls and Managing Outcomes with Dr. Culley Christensen, Los Alamos Orthopaedics at 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 29, at Aspen Ridge Lodge/Assisted Living; 1010 Sombrillo Court; in the Activities Room/lower level. 
 
Join us for refreshments and learn what actions you can take to increase your chances of minimizing damage and realizing recovery. An accidental fall doesn't have to end your active lifestyle. 
 
Contact Cynthia Goldblatt, Community Liaison at 505.695.8981.
 

Save A Life & Restart A Heart – Learn CPR For FREE

on June 7, 2016 - 2:50pm

LAFD News:

Every person in Los Alamos will have the chance to learn how to be a hero by attending the New Mexico Heart Institute’s 6th annual Project Heart Start event Saturday June 25.

The free event will teach Los Alamos families a “new” form of CPR called Compression‐Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (COCPR).

Sudden cardiac arrest kills more than 400,000 people in the U.S. every year, and nearly 9,000 of these cases happen in children under the age of 18. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if those close by had been aware of and taken a few simple, lifesaving steps.

If an adult

Zika Virus Hits New Mexico

on June 2, 2016 - 8:26pm

Aedes aegypti in Tanzania. Photo by Muhammad Mahdi Karim/www.micro2macro.net

 

Staff Report:

The New Mexico Department of Health announced Wednesday a second confirmed case of the Zika virus in the state.

The first case was discovered in March  in a 46-year-old Bernallilo County man who was infected while traveling in Central America. The second case, announced Wednesday, involves a 40-year-old Bernalillo County woman who aquired the virus while traveling to the Caribbean.

Zika virus disease has been in the news for several weeks now and has many individuals concerned.

Luján Introduces Legislative Package To Improve Behavioral Health System In New Mexico

on June 2, 2016 - 7:12am
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District introduced a legislative package today of two bills aimed at rebuilding and strengthening behavioral health systems in New Mexico and across the country. 
 
Luján’s legislation comes at a time when New Mexico’s behavioral health system has been thrown into crisis following the unwarranted suspension of payments to 15 providers that has resulted in patients losing access to care, hundreds of New Mexicans losing their jobs, and millions of taxpayer dollars wasted.

Friends Of The Shelter Launch Fundraiser For Puppy With Heart Condition

on June 1, 2016 - 9:01am

Nova Rey is a brave little shelter puppy who needs the community's help. Courtesy photo

SHELTER News:

Near the end of April, a small, 8-week-old American bulldog/pitbull terrier mix was surrendered to the Los Alamos Animal Shelter.

All the owner wrote on the form was that the puppy had a heart murmur and that they couldn't afford the medical costs. They also provided a CD with X-rays. Volunteers could feel the murmur with their bare hand.

Nova Rey snuggles with a shelter volunteer. Courtesy photo

In spite of her medical condition, Nova Rey was the most human-loving little girl they had

Insight Meditation Classes 1st & 3rd Wednesdays

on May 25, 2016 - 11:34am

Deepening The Heart: Morning Of Meditation Friday

on May 24, 2016 - 3:35pm

Luján Named To Conference Committee On Legislation Addressing Opioid Epidemic

on May 23, 2016 - 10:28am
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District has been appointed to a conference committee that will work to complete legislation addressing the opioid crisis that is hurting communities in New Mexico and across the country. 
 
Conference committees are formed after the Senate and House each pass its own bills in order to work out differences between the legislation.
 
“The drug crisis is one that touches communities throughout New Mexico, robbing friends, family, and neighbors of a brighter future.

Santa Fe Veterans Benefits & Resources Fair June 25

on May 23, 2016 - 7:09am

HHS On New Mexico Health Insurance Rate Changes

on May 21, 2016 - 10:28am

HHS News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jonathan Gold, press secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, issued the following statement on New Mexico health insurance rate changes.

“Consumers in New Mexico will continue to have affordable coverage options in 2017. Last year, the average Marketplace premium among people with tax credits stayed the same at $127 per month, despite reports based on preliminary rate filings predicting increases of ‘51 percent’.

“People in New Mexico understand how the marketplace works, and they know that they can shop around and find coverage that fits

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