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Massage Now Available At The Y

on October 26, 2015 - 3:13pm

Massage Therapist Catherine Andrea Martinez

Y News:

Therapeutic Massage is available at the Y beginning Nov. 1 through a partnership with Massage by Catherine Andrea.

Owner Catherine Andrea Martinez, LMT 8264, will be offering massages out of the White Rock Y location and at the Y Express in downtown Los Alamos. 

“While many think of massage as a luxury, it can be a life-changing, empowering and useful means of correction, and a preventative intervention in regards to muscular dysfunction,” Martinez said.

Rotary Club Hosts Purple Pinky Day

on October 25, 2015 - 11:56am

Rotarian Linda King helps Barranca Mesa Elementary students participating in Friday’s Purple Pinky Project. Photo by Ed Van Eeckhout

Barranca Mesa Elementary students show off their purple pinkies during Friday’s recognition of Rotary's World Polio Day. Photo by Ed Van Eeckhout


By LINDA HULL, Vice President
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

In honor of Rotary International's World Polio Day, members from the Rotary Club of Los Alamos volunteered Friday at local elementary schools to engage students in the Purple Pinky Project. 

 For a $1 donation, roughly the cost of a polio vaccine, students

Finding The Right Family Planning Option

on October 23, 2015 - 7:24am


Would you like to be a parent someday? If so, when?

If you already have kids, do you want to have more? These are important decisions. Fortunately, you have some control over if and when to become pregnant. Take a look at your options so you can make the best choice for you and your family.

If you’re not ready for a family now, but might want children someday: There are many types of birth control. There is not one method that is best for everyone. Birth control can be very effective when used correctly.

The right method for you depends on:

  • How often you have sex
  • If and when

How To Cope With Menopause

on October 23, 2015 - 7:19am


Hot flashes, insomnia, and night sweats can make menopause miserable. Learning how to find relief can make the transition years easier to bear.

Menopause usually takes place between ages 45 and 55 when a woman’s body stops producing estrogen and progesterone, ending menstruation.

While this transition is a natural event, “the change” can cause a variety of symptoms, including:

• Trouble sleeping
• Night sweats
• Hot flashes
• Mood swings
• Leakage of urine
• Less interest in sex
• Vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse
Menopausal symptoms don’t bother some

Education Is Major Goal Of Council On Cancer

on October 19, 2015 - 10:49pm

Sheryl Tynan Nichols speaks about the Council on Cancer during a recent meeting of the Kiwanis Club. Photo by Don Casperson


Los Alamos Kiwanis Club

Sheryl Tynan Nichols, vice president of the Los Alamos Council on Cancer, told Kiwanis in a recent talk, “Information is our No. 1 goal.”

“The Los Alamos Council on Cancer was formed by a group of doctors in the 1940s,” she said, and it now includes two doctors and several other volunteers.

The non-profit organization sponsors two events per year. This year, on Sept.

Head And Neck Cancer Seminar Tuesday

on October 17, 2015 - 7:45am

Bill Cabral Returns To Los Alamos Following Quadruple Bypass Surgery Sunday In Albuquerque

on October 16, 2015 - 4:42pm

Los Alamos Radio Shack owner Bill Cabral with his wife Mercy stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper office this afternoon to let the community know he is back home and doing well since having quadruple bypass surgery Sunday at Lovelace Heart Hospital in Albuquerque. His store at 999 Central Ave., Suite 150 will open soon. 'I want everyone to know I'm doing really great and will be back at work soon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost

CDC: STDs Are A Hidden Health Epidemic

on October 15, 2015 - 8:20pm
Los Alamos Medical Center

In your mental file cabinet, it’s easy to place sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) under “problems that affect other people.” But a startling new report from the CDC just may shatter your illusions.

About 20 million new cases of STDs occur each year, meaning your chances of becoming infected are greater than you think. Ignore the risk at your peril—left untreated, some STDs can cause cancer, infertility, and even death. Arming yourself with knowledge about these diseases can help you protect yourself and your loved ones.

Prevent STDs

Luján Legislation Supports Treatment For Pregnant And Postpartum Women Suffering From Substance Abuse

on October 14, 2015 - 7:57am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District spoke Friday Oct. 9, at a Health Subcommittee hearing, “Examining Legislative Proposals to Combat our Nation’s Drug Abuse Crisis.”
Luján discussed legislation he introduced earlier this week to enhance treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum women who are suffering from substance use disorders. 
The Improving Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women Act reauthorizes a residential treatment program that provides a wide range of services designed to help pregnant

Science On Tap At UnQuarked Thursday Oct. 15

on October 14, 2015 - 7:46am
Thomas Leitner will speak at Science on Tap beginning at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, at the UnQuarked Wine Room at 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.
Leitner works in LANL's Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group and has been tracking phylogenetics and epidemics. He leads a team of researchers at the Lab who are investigating the complex relationships between the spread of the HIV virus in a population (epidemiology) and the actual, rapid evolution of the virus (phylogenetics) within each patient’s body.
“We have developed novel ways of estimating epidemics