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Just For Grins Pediatric Dentistry Grand Opening And Candy Buy-Back Event Saturday

on November 6, 2015 - 8:43am
Just for Grins Pediatric Dentistry at 2101 Trinity Dr., Ste. P. in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
BUSINESS News:
 
Just for Grins Pediatric Dentistry invites the community to a Grand Opening and Candy Buy-Back Event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7 at 2101 Trinity Dr., Ste. P.
 
The event will feature music, face painting, give-aways and a strolling magician.
 
This is an opportunity for the kids of our community to make a few dollars, spare their teeth the added sugar, and to support our troops!

LAVNS Hosts 20th Annual Hospice Memorial Service

on November 5, 2015 - 3:07pm
Community members gather at Sunday's LAVNS Hospice Memorial Service at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Jennifer Bartram
 
Roaring Jelly, a local Irish band provided music Sunday's memorial event. Photo by Jennifer Bartram
 
LAVNS News:
 
Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice hosted its 20th Annual Hospice Memorial Service Sunday, Nov. 1 at Fuller Lodge. 
 
The memorial brings together family, friends and staff members to remember those whom we have loved and lost over the past year.

LACC Recognizes Los Alamos Girls Soccer Teams

on November 4, 2015 - 4:24pm

Los Alamos Council on Cancer President Amy Woods presents a certificate of appreciation to the Los Alamos Girls Soccer Varsity and Jr. Varsity teams Oct. 27 at Sullivan Field in Los Alamos. The athletes have raised $1,440 over the last two years during the 'Breast Cancer Awareness' Campaign in which they collected contributions from people in the bleachers during games. The donations will be used in communicating support services and programs directed at aiding cancer victims. The organization is actively looking for ways to increase awareness in young people particularly about Breast Cancer.

Council Proclaims Nov. 13 ‘Pancreatic Cancer Day’

on November 4, 2015 - 8:35am

On behalf of the Los Alamos County Council, Councilor Steven Girrens, right, presents a proclamation to Gloria Cordova with her husband Dan Cordova Tuesday evening proclaiming Nov. 13 ‘Pancreatic Cancer Day’. Cordova was diagnosed with the disease in February, had surgery in March and is beating it. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Gloria Cordova speaks about being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and beating it and encourages everyone to live life with a grateful heart. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Council Tuesday evening proclaimed

Letter To The Editor: Los Alamos Residential Care Options Vs Overlooked ‘Inbetweeners’

on November 2, 2015 - 2:11pm
By JULIE SMITH
Los Alamos
 
“Los Alamos Retirement Community” sounds like a wide-reaching organization, but do you really know which residents are helped by the live-in facilities available in Los Alamos, and which are not helped, are not eligible, or fall into the “inbetweener” category? You may think you know, but this is my ongoing experience.

Los Alamos Retirement Community’s live-in care options are Aspen Ridge Assisted Living, and Sombrillo Rehab and Nursing Home.

New Study: Mammograms Reduce Deaths From Breast Cancer

on October 30, 2015 - 12:09pm

By PATRICK DAWSON, MD

Health experts currently don’t agree on exactly when, and how often, women should have mammograms.

But findings from a new study provide data to help inform each individual’s choices.

The study began when Norway kicked off a breast-cancer screening program in 1995. Health officials invited all women age 50 and older to have a mammogram every other year.

The way they did it, though, offered scientists an interesting chance to assess the effect.

Because women in some counties received invitations before others, it was possible to track not only the effect of having

Understanding Urinary Incontinence

on October 30, 2015 - 12:06pm

By VINCENT FIORICA, MD

What is urinary incontinence (UI)?

UI is the loss of urine control, or the inability to hold your urine until you can reach a restroom.

According to the National Association for Continence, approximately 25 million adult Americans experience temporary or chronic urinary incontinence. UI can strike at any age. Women over age 50 are the most likely to develop UI although men can be affected as well.

Urinary incontinence may be a temporary condition, resulting from an underlying medical condition.

Los Alamos Medical Center Scores Another Four Stars For Patient Satisfaction

on October 30, 2015 - 9:08am

LAMC CEO Feliciano Jiron. left, with his staff celebrating high marks from the Joint Commisssion, which reviewed the hospital last week. Courtesy photo

House Supervisor Jennifer DiMarino, RN is one of the many LAMC nurses commended for providing exceptional bedside care. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Los Alamos Medical Center has once again earned the top spot as the highest-rated hospital in northern New Mexico.

LANL: Novel Targeted Therapy For Stomach Cancer

on October 29, 2015 - 8:46am

New research at LANL and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute shows a molecular fingerprint in stomach cancer that shows it can be treated with platinum drugs and/or molecular inhibitors known as PARP. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Therapy has potential to save lives of thousands of cancer patients each year

New research from a multidisciplinary team shows that a molecular fingerprint, termed “signature 3,” is found in stomach cancer, opening the door to potential treatment with therapies such as platinum drugs.

This finding has the potential to save thousand of lives a year by delivering a

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.

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