Healthcare

Chart 219: COVID-19 In New Mexico Oct. 19

Overall COVID-19 risk by state. The nonprofit organization Covid Act Now monitors daily diagnoses, infection rates, testing positivity, ICU headroom and contacts traced in each state. The overall COVID-19 risk is based on these five metrics. Map: mapchart.net. Source: covidactnow.org. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Musculoskeletal Specialists

On the job in Los Alamos manual therapy trainees work on clients recently at Musculoskeletal Specialists at 3500 Trinity Dr., Ste C5. Musculoskeletal Specialists offers trained, licensed providers and also operates as a training facility for future manual therapy and exercise practitioners. After nine months of classroom work, practice and testing, trainees work in the clinic in a supervised capacity. Manual therapy is pain free and includes soft tissue and muscle work, stretching and mobilization of joints into alignment. Treatment sessions are 75 minutes, $46 and self-pay. HSA cards


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LAPS: Ready For Hybrid Learning On Monday

By Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Superintendent
Los Alamos Public Schools

I am so proud of everyone at LAPS for the incredible ways that they have been preparing for Hybrid Learning and for exceptional community support. Thank you.   

I am also proud of our Los Alamos Online Learning Academy and Topper Virtual Academy staff for providing remote learning all year long.

In every school, we have completed trainings and posted signs about the three W’s:

  1. Washing hands for more than 20 seconds and washing commonly touched surfaces
  2. Watching your distance of 6′ or more
  3. Wearing masks that fit snugly

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 448 New Cases, Total Now At 36,788 With 5 New Deaths And 19,894 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 448 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County has 1 new case today bringing the total to 38 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 5 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 151 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 26 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Cibola County
  • 9 new cases in Curry County
  • 68 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 13 new cases in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Grant County
  • 26 new cases

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Chart 218: COVID-19 In New Mexico Oct. 18

This chart shows the overall COVID-19 risk in New Mexico by county. The nonprofit organization Covid Act Now monitors daily diagnoses, infection rates, testing positivity, ICU headroom and contacts traced. The overall COVID-19 risk is based on these five metrics. Map: mapchart.net. Source: covidactnow.org/us/nm/. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

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Learn About A Molecule Named ‘Braveheart’ Oct. 19

The first 3-D images have been created of an RNA molecule known as ‘Braveheart’ for its role in transforming stem cells into heart cells. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

What is the human heart truly made of? Why can it become diseased? With the right tools, could scientists actually grow healthy ones?

Karissa Sanbonmatsu, a team leader in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Theoretical Biology and Biophysics group, will answer these questions and more in the Science on Tap virtual talk, “Secrets of the heart: imaging the dark matter of the genome”,  5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19. Register here.

The lecture


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On The Job In Los Alamos: Dr. Charles Lenz, DC

On the job in Los Alamos is Dr. Charles Lenz, DC, owner of Los Alamos Chiropractic at 2610 Trinity Dr #14. The chiropractic practice has been in business for 40 years. Lenz purchased the practice two years ago from Nancy Savoia who operated it for 26 years. Lenz and his wife, who works at Los Alamos National Laboratory, have been in Los Alamos for two and a half years. He said he serves patients who are ‘newborns to geriatrics’, adding that at Los Alamos Chiropractic, gentle and specific techniques are used to improve spinal function. Lenz earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at New Mexico State


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New Mexico Human Services Department Announces New Pandemic-EBT Hotline For Parents

HSD News:

SANTA FE — A new P-EBT hotline has been established for parents who have questions about eligibility or would like additional information about P-EBT benefits, the New Mexico Human Services Department announced Thursday.

The new P-EBT hotline, 1.833.415.0569 will be manned 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday to assist families who have flooded current phone lines with questions about P-EBT.

The P-EBT program provides nutrition assistance to New Mexico families to offset meals missed because schools were in a remote learning mode in August and September. New Mexico households


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RTD Blue Bus Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness

RTD women out to raise breast cancer awareness. Courtesy/RTD

Blue bus goes pink for breast cancer awareness month. Courtesy/RTD

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) Friday announced that one of its iconic RTD Blue Bus’s has gone pink.

Under the slogan of “Breast Cancer Awareness is not just a month”, the bus will now be seen traveling the roads from Santa Fe to Española to Taos. Festooning the trademark “awareness” ribbon on the bus are messages of support to inspire hope and show every woman that they are important — words such as: hope, strength, victory, resolve,


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Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter Announces Free Virtual Caregiver Conference Nov. 6-7

Alzheimer’s Association News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The Alzheimer’s Association has announced that its 16th Annual New Mexico Caregiver Conference (Nov. 6-7) is now a user-friendly virtual event, available statewide.

The new platform is designed to educate, inform and uplift the caregiver and improve the caregiving experience – and now, professional and family caregivers can attend from the safety and comfort of home.

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. The Alzheimer’s Association will celebrate the heroic contributions of Alzheimer’s


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