Healthcare

Los Alamos Hidden Treasure: Holiday Gifts That Give Back

LAMC Auxiliary volunteers AKA ‘Pink Ladies’ provide a wide variety of services. From left, Shirley Litten, Charlene Montegue and Board President Carole Watanabe help shoppers find just the right gift! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Lobby Shop is also one of the few places in Los Alamos where you can find items of an inspirational or religious nature to give as gifts. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon
 

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Looking for that ideal gift?  While everyone loves giving and receiving gifts at the holidays, selecting the perfect gift can be challenging especially


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School Board Approves Mental Health Design Team’s Recommendations

Members of the Design Team, from left, Ellen Ben Naim, Diane Katzenmeyer-Delgado, Michelangelo Lobato and Marvel Harrison. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Los Alamos Public School Board voted unanimously Tuesday evening to implement the recommendations of the LAPS Mental Health Design Team.

Speaking to a full house at the meeting, a stunning report by the LAPS Mental Health Design Team initiated their presentation by expressing how, “A health community is not one without problems. A health community has problems and mobilizes resources to navigate through


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Trinity Urgent Care Opens For Business

Trinity Urgent Care CEO, Chief Medical Officer and owner Dr. Robert McClees outside his new facility Friday at 1460 Trinity Dr., Suite A & B. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Dr. Robert McClees, left, with Dr. Edward Grant, P.A. of Oriental Medicine Friday afternoon in the waiting room at Trinity Urgent Care. Photographs by Ski Patroller Jeff Hylok hang on the wall in the waiting room and will be rotated depicting Los Alamos outdoor lifestyles. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Trinity Urgent Care, LLC

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Los Alamos Chiropractors Host Annual Gathering

Los Alamos chiropractors held their annual holiday lunch Wednesday at Blue Window Bistro. From left, Dr. Nancy Savoia of Los Alamos Chiropractic, Dr. Gary Storkan of Storkan Chiropractic and Dr. Merry McIntyre of Reunion Chiropractic & Wellness extend to the Los Alamos and White Rock community their wishes for a happy and safe holiday season, vibrant health and peace and goodwill to all. Courtesy photo


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LANL’s Portable MRI Named Top 10 Breakthrough Of 2015 By Physics World Magazine

Michelle Espy, project leader at LANL, in front of the battlefield MRI, which uses ultra-low-field magnetic resonance imaging to create images of injured soft tissues, such as the brain. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Innovative technology could be deployed to battlefields and hospitals in developing countries

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s portable MRI was named one of the Top 10 Breakthroughs of the Year by Physics World, the member magazine of the Institute of Physics. Portable MRI, also called Battlefield MRI (bMRI), uses ultra-low-field magnetic resonance imaging to create images


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LANL Model Predicts Late Start To Flu Season

LANL News:

  • February Most Likely Month For Flu Season To Peak

The flu season will likely peak in February in most parts of the United States, according to a model developed by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Using historical data, a mathematical representation of how flu spreads through a population, and data for the current flu season provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the scientists were able to create a probabilistic model forecasting the flu season.

“There’s no crystal ball when it comes to predicting disease outbreaks,” said Sara Del Valle, the Los


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LANL Researcher Pens Prizewinning Essay On Cancer

Ludmil Alexandrov

LANL News:

  • Research focuses on preventing cancer through mutational signatures

Ludmil Alexandrov, of the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, made strong points this week in the journal Science about the basic formation of human cancers, winning a 2015 Science & SciLifeLab Prize, on “Understanding the Origins of Human Cancer.”

“I have always been passionate about solving complex genomics puzzles and applying my skills towards better understanding the mechanism underlying cancer development,” said Alexandrov, Oppenheimer Fellow at Los


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LAMC Earns ‘Top Performer Award’

One of the award-winning LAMC surgical teams: John Howie, Chris Sanchez, Dr. Salim Amrani, David Heft, RN and  Jamie Lavery. Courtesy photo
 
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Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

LAMC was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for surgical services.


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NMDOH To Host Walk-In Flu Shot Clinics

NMDH News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Department of Health’s Northeast Regional Public Health Offices will be hosting flu shot clinics.
 
No appointments are necessary for the dates, times and locations listed below.
 
There is no charge to those attending the clinics, but everyone should bring their insurance card, including Medicaid or Medicare, with them.   
 
Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season, especially people in the following groups because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related

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