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Diabetes 101: What You Should Know...

on November 19, 2018 - 6:01am

Dr. Glendon Cook

LAMC News:

Diabetes is one of the biggest health issues facing Americans today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes.

That’s one in 10 Americans. And one in four of those who have it don’t know they have it. These are troubling statistics, particularly because diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.

But just what is diabetes? Who is at risk? And how can it be prevented? Here’s a quick primer.

Diabetes is a chronic condition that develops when your body’s ability to make

World Futures: Artificial Intelligence – Part Three

on November 18, 2018 - 9:47am
By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
 
In the previous column it became clear that the difference between humans and machines is the speed of processing data and information.
 
A simple data point is really very simple and we humans can handle it very easily even if we do not understand the potential knowledge it conveys. If you go to the grocery store and see an item for sale for one dollar, it clearly tells you how much money you need to pay for it.

Fr. Glenn: A Sense Of Urgency

on November 18, 2018 - 8:18am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

In the Catholic Church, we are nearing the end of our liturgical year, which is to reflect our hope and faith in Jesus’ Second Coming and the fulfillment of God’s kingdom. Thus, in our Gospel reading this weekend, we read of Jesus saying of humanity: “…they will see 'the Son of Man coming in the clouds' with great power and glory, and then he will send out the angels and gather his elect…” … the “elect”, of course, meaning those who follow the Word of God—which Jesus Christ IS—and seek to do God’s will in their lives.

Wiemann: Share Financial Abundance With Family

on November 17, 2018 - 9:54am

By SHELLY A. WIEMANN
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

Thanksgiving is almost here. Ideally, this holiday should be about more than turkey, football, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

After all, the idea behind Thanksgiving is to share what we have with our loved ones. But if you want your family to take part in your abundance, you will want to look beyond one day in November.

To help ensure you leave the type of legacy you desire, you will need to follow a detailed plan of action, including these steps:

Review your estate plans.

McQuiston: Strengthen Your Home Insurance Protection Against An Unseen Danger

on November 17, 2018 - 9:39am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

 Most – if not all – homeowner insurance policies in the marketplace contain limitations or exclusions in them for fungi, wet or dry rot, and bacteria.

On the surface this might not seem like a big deal; however, should a slow water leak in your home lead to mold that isn’t detected for quite some time, this can be a real concern.

The vast majority of the standard/preferred insurance policies I’ve dealt with address this type of peril by capping coverage for two types of situations:

Type I: Damaged property at the residence premises due to the presence of

What’s Next For New Mexico’s Free Market Movement?

on November 17, 2018 - 7:30am
By PAUL GESSING
President
Rio Grande Foundation
 
The Rio Grande Foundation is a non-partisan organization, but like so many other New Mexicans, we followed the recent election closely and were surprised by the “blue tsunami” that hit our State.
 
As a policy-driven organization, we look forward, not back. That said, the utter devastation of the GOP and most fiscally-conservative candidates on Election Day will make the 2019 Legislature and beyond quite interesting.
 
We have a number of questions that we don’t know the answers to, but we hope will frame the policy discussion as we

Home Country: Windy’s Tuxedo

on November 17, 2018 - 6:48am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
Ever since ol’ Windy began a career in radio, which is unusual for an old hunting guide, cowboy and camp cook, he’s been spending more time thinking about things to say. His radio segment, called Windy’s Words of Wisdom, has given him new purpose.
 
Down at the sale barn the other day, he meandered around until he had several of the guys semi-cornered. You see, the only thing in life Windy Wilson can’t live without is an audience.
 
“Now Doc,” Windy said, “you watch teevee, right?”
 
“Of course.”
 
“So do I, and that’s why I’ve decided to spread out

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