Public Safety

Colorectal Cancer: A Treatable Disease

Colorectal Cancer: A Treatable Disease
By Salim Amrani, MD
Los Alamos

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. It is estimated that 140,000 persons will be diagnosed this year alone and over 50,000 die annually from it.

Unfortunately only 50 ercent of people over 50 years of age underwent a screening.

It is well established that genetic predisposition and environmental factors play a great role in the development of the cancer.

It is important to have a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle as it is known that excess in dietary fat, red meat and calories contribute


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MOD Filters Replaced At WIPP

WIPP News:

Replacement of the moderate efficiency (MOD) pre-filters that are part of the High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration system for the WIPP underground ventilation system was successfully completed Wednesday.

Filter changes are anticipated and necessary when MOD filters begin to show signs of reduced airflow, due primarily to salt dust buildup. The filter change out is a well-planned and controlled work activity performed by qualified NWP staff, and because of the potential for encountering radioactive contamination, it includes the use of all appropriate personal


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Los Alamos Skiers Attend Rocky Mountain Division YAP Jamboree In Colorado

Participants in the Rocky Mountain Division Young Adult Patroller Jamboree last weekend at Sunlight Mountain Resort, Colo. Courtesy photo

Pajarito Mountain YAP JoAnna O’Neill leads a toboggan carrying the lifeless body of a snowman downhill to a lift as part of a training exercise during last weekend’s YAP jamboree. Courtesy photo

PMSP News:

Three young adult patrollers (YAPs) and five YAP candidates from Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol (PMSP) traveled to Sunlight Mountain Resort in Colorado for last weekend’s Annual Rocky Mountain Division YAP Jamboree


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Resolution Passes Requesting Local Citizens Vaccinate Against Childhood Illnesses When Medically Possible

County Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to adopt a resolution proposed by Vice Chair David Izraelevitz requesting the citizens of Los Alamos County to vaccinate against childhood illnesses when medically possible to do so. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Public Health Nurse Andrea Cunningham and Dr. Michael Nichols present vaccination data to Council during Tuesday’s meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

STAFF REPORT

Los Alamos County Council voted 7-0 Tuesday night to adopt a resolution proposed by Vice Chair David Izraelevitz


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 27 To March 4, 2015

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

REBECCA REDONDO

Feb. 27 at 3:49 a.m. / Police arrested Rebecca Redondo, 29, of Los Alamos at 2455 Trinity Dr., and charged her with battery upon a police officer.

 

 

SAMUEL NASISE

Feb. 27 at 3:49 a.m. / Police arrested Samuel Nasise, 45, of Los Alamos at 2455 Trinity Dr., and charged him with battery upon a police officer.

 

 

 

BRANDI ORTIZ‑MERRIFIELD

Feb.


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