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Can’t Breathe Right? The Latest On Treating Asthma And COPD Overlap

on February 9, 2016 - 10:00am

HEART COUNCIL News:

The Los Alamos Heart Council is hosting its 2016 Heart Health Month Seminar at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 23 at the First Baptist Church of Los Alamos, 2200 Diamond Dr.

Dr. James Sussman, a popular location physician with Allergy Partners of NM, will be addressing the overlap of Asthma and COPD illnesses that affect millions around the country, including many patients right here in Los Alamos. If you or someone you know or care for has Asthma - COPD Overlap Syndrome, this seminar is a must see.

Dr.

Native American Suicide Prevention Bill Passes Panel

on February 8, 2016 - 9:51am
Sen. George K. Muñoz
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  Senate Bill 250, sponsored by Sen. George K. Muñoz, passed the Senate Indian and Cultural Affairs Committee.
 
The bill appropriates $150,000 to fund a clearing house Native American suicide prevention which provides culturally appropriate suicide prevention, intervention and post-event assistance statewide to Native American individuals, families and tribes, nations and pueblos.
 
“Although Indian Health Services is legally responsible to provide healthcare to Native Americans, more needs to be done,” Muñoz said.

An Option To Aging Skin: Clinical Skin Care Makeup

on February 7, 2016 - 7:26am

By JUNE ENGLISH
Los Alamos

Professional quality mineral makeup is a wonderful way to help clients look years younger.

Mineral makeup is the preferred cosmetic recommended by dermatologists, plastic surgeons and skin care professionals. Doctors even use these minerals to camouflage surgical procedures.

As an Esthetician I like to offer my clients, cosmetics after performing procedures such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and facials. There are virtually no contraindications for wearing this type of makeup.

Minerals are well suited for aging clients.

Minutes Matter: Knowing The Signs Of Heart Disease Can Save A Life

on February 5, 2016 - 12:02pm
 
By TERESA REYNOLDS
MSA, BSN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer, Los Alamos Medical Center

When a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient.

According to the National Institutes of Health, of the people who die from heart attacks, about half will die within an hour of their first symptoms.

At Los Alamos Medical Center, we want to make sure everyone in our community knows what signs to look for and understands what to do if you or someone you know experiences a serious heart problem.

LAMC Offers Free Monthly Physician Lunch Program At Senior Center

on February 5, 2016 - 11:59am

LAMC Staff Report

Los Alamos Medical Center has started a new community education program designed to help seniors improve and maintain their health and lifestyle.

The LAMC Physician Lunch Program is offered at the Betty Ehart Senior Center at noon on the second Friday of the month. The lunch program is free, courtesy of LAMC, and every month physicians will present on important health issues relevant to the senior population. Since February is Healthy Heart month, the first topic will be (drum roll…) heart health!

The presenter for February is Josiah Child, MD, Medical Director for the

‘A Very Important Dialogue’

on February 5, 2016 - 8:06am

Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Please join us for “A Very Important Dialogue” ... an expert panel discussion on cancer. Presented by the K2 Women’s Weekend to benefit the Anita Salas Memorial Foundation 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road in Los Alamos.

This event, which is open to the public, brings together experts in the field of cancer to discuss being diagnosed, living with, treating, supporting and surviving cancer.

The panelists include: Dr. Anna Voltura - Breast Oncology Surgeon, Dr.

Ahead of Super Bowl 50, Udall And Others Lead Bill To Protect Young Athletes From Concussions

on February 4, 2016 - 10:44am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
From Sen. Tom Udall's Office:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) and Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at protecting young athletes from the dangers of sports-related traumatic brain injuries.
 
The Youth Sports Concussion Act would help ensure that safety standards for sports equipment, including football helmets, are based on the latest science and curb false advertising claims made by manufacturers to

Info Sessions On Medical Degrees At UNM-LA Feb. 4

on February 3, 2016 - 5:33pm

Udall Bill To Childproof E-Cigarettes Signed Into Law

on February 3, 2016 - 9:28am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON D.C.  Friday Jan. 29, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall welcomed news that a bill he championed to improve e-cigarette safety has been signed into law by the president.
 
The Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015 requires manufacturers to put childproof caps on the small bottles of liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes. The number of e-cigarette users — especially young users — has soared in recent years, and this is the first piece of national legislation to help regulate the impact on public health.
 
According to the New Mexico Poison and Drug

K2 Women's Weekend Event

on February 3, 2016 - 8:54am
The 80's rock band Chango will perform 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at Pajarito Mountain Lodge. Courtesy photo
 
 
MUSIC News:
 
A Very Important Dialogue ... an expert panel discussion on cancer. Presented by the K2 Women’s Weekend to benefit the Anita Salas Memorial Foundation 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road in Los Alamos.

Admission is a part of the K2 Women’s Weekend Participants (register at: http://www.pajaritowomen.org/) and free with donations accepted and benefiting the Anita Salas Memorial Foundation -- a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing

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