Healthcare

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Breaks Ground On 32 Room Long-Term Care Facility In Springer

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham greets residents during a groundbreaking ceremony for a long-term care facility Friday in Springer. Courtesy photo

STATE News:

SPRINGER — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham broke ground Friday on a new long-term care facility in Springer made possible through $15 million from her capital outlay.

The new facility, the only one in the county, will feature 32 private rooms, overnight guest accommodations, a recreation area, family room, chapel, hair salon and exterior gardens with walking paths.

“Every New Mexico senior – no matter which community they call home – deserves Read More

Governor Makes Impromptu Stop At New Mexico Veterans Home,Visit With Vets, Checks On Progress Of Improvements 

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

From the Office of the Governor:

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham conducted an impromptu visit Tuesday to the New Mexico Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences to meet with residents and staff to personally check on the progress of improvements recently implemented to provide a higher quality of care for veterans at the facility. 

“It was important for me to talk directly to veterans and get their candid assessment of the progress we are making. This is not something that can be fully understood by reading a report. I needed to hear first-hand from Read More

Legal Resources For Elderly Workshops Sept. 27, Oct. 6

SBNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The Legal Resources for the Elderly Program has one in-person workshop scheduled for Oct. 6 in addition to a virtual webinar held Sept. 20 and another scheduled for Sept. 27.

The Sept. 27 webinar will cover information regarding Powers of Attorney, including the Financial Power of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives. Topics discussed will include things to consider when picking an agent, what powers to grant an agent, how to revoke a Power of Attorney document and the possible consequences of not having one in place in a time of need. This workshop is 11 a.m. MT Read More

Heinrich Opens MilCon, VA Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing On Modernizing Veterans Electronic Health Records

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies opened a hearing Wednesday to receive an update on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts around Electronic Health Record Modernization.

VIDEO: Chair Heinrich Opens MilCon, VA Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing [HD DOWNLOAD LINK HERE]

Witnesses appearing in today’s hearing include:

Panel I:

  • Donald M. Remy, Deputy Secretary for VA;
  • Shereef Elnahal, MD, Under
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AG Balderas Investigating Complaints On Huggies Brand Diapers; Requests Information From Public

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General:

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is investigating allegations that Huggies brand diapers are causing serious negative skin reactions on children wearing the diapers. 

Reports indicate that reactions can range from mild irritation to serious medical conditions. 

To assist in the investigation, the Attorney General is seeking information from New Mexicans about any reactions their children have experienced while using Huggies products.  

“I am deeply concerned that infants and toddlers Read More

State Shares Guidance For Older Adults To Commemorate Adult Falls Prevention Week Sept. 18-24  

DOH News: 

  • State Reminds Seniors One Fall Can Be Detrimentally Life-changing

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) and Aging and Long-Term Services Department (ALTSD) join thousands of community-based organizations nationwide for Falls Prevention Awareness Week, Sept. 18-24 to provide prevention tools.

“One fall can change your life, particularly if you’re an older adult because, one fall can increase risk of hospitalization in older adults by 25 percent,” said David R. Scrase, M.D., acting DOH secretary. “Prevention efforts are key to maintaining quality of life Read More

Ribbon Is Officially Cut On Grand Re-Opening Of Mullein Leaf Massage & Wellness Institute On Trinity Drive!

Owner Michelle Wilde cuts the ribbon this afternoon at the Grand Re-Opening of her business, Mullein Leaf Massage & Wellness Institute at 3250 Trinity Ave. Celebrating the event from left, Chamber Member Services Manager Sam McRae, Small Business Development Center Director Sandy Jones, Massage Therapist Becky Hill, Massage Therapist and Foot Reflexologist Rebecca Harkey and Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com Read More

What Is Food Insecurity & How Do We Overcome It?

By DEBRA TOUSLEY
Dietitian
Los Alamos Medical Center

Food insecurity is having a lack of regular access to healthy and nutritious food that is necessary for normal growth and development. In 2020, an estimated one in eight Americans were food insecure, equating to over 38 million Americans, including almost 12 million children.

Due to the widespread economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity has increased drastically in America over recent years, leaving unemployed, furloughed and reduced-time workers struggling to put food on the table.

Although many people may Read More

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