Healthcare

Today Marks Final Winter Farmers Market

LAFM News:
 
Today is the final winter market of the season before moving outside to the Mesa Library parking lot starting in May. The community is invited to check out the products available 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Crossroads Church 97 E. Road. 
 
Market includes:
 
Salad greens, jams, pork, beef, apples and apple products, tortillas, locally raised honey, cheese spreads and cow cheeses, plants, certified organic seeds, baked goods, jellies, lavender body products, eggs, market baskets, aprons, market bags and more.
 
Los Alamos Farmers Market also will be at Earth

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Sunday’s Run For Her Life Race Results

Sunday’s Run For Her Life race winners, from left, Tammie Nelson, 5K female winner; Daniel Santistevan, 5K male winner; Erica Baron, 10K female winner and Mike Engelhardt, 10K male winner. Courtesy photo

The race is on to help find a cure for breast cancer. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

The 6th Annual Run For Her Life 5K and 10K Run was held Sunday at East Park to benefit Breast Cancer Research.

Daniel Santistevan was the top male in the 5K with a time of 20:24. Tammie Nelson was the first 5K female finisher recording a 22:33.

Erica Baron was the top female finisher in the 10K at 42:13. Mike Engelhardt


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Letter to the Editor: New Report On Fort Bayard Medical Center Raises Concern Over Other State Facilities

By Sen. HOWIE MORALES
D-28-Catron, Grant & Socorro

 

It is no exaggeration to say that the most vulnerable citizens in New Mexico, as in the broader society, are largely invisible and rarely heard. Among these are the elderly and the ill, children from broken homes in the juvenile detention system, and desperate people struggling with severe mental illness and behavioral problems. When such individuals are being abused and neglected, we must, as citizens, extend compassion, and as public officials, act swiftly.

A new report assembled by staff of the New Mexico Legislative Finance


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LAMC’s Feliciano Jiron Receives National Recognition

LAMC CEO Feliciano Jiron, left, is honored for his national recognition by the Amercan Hospital Association, with a special gathering by staff including Mary Beth Maassen and Steve Winegeart Tuesday at at the hospital. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
LAMC staff celebrates CEO Feliciano Jiron’s, left, national recognition Tuesday at the hospital. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

The American Hospital Association has named Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron its 2016 Grassroots Champion. 


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Fall Prevention: Simple Tips to Prevent Falls

By MAYO CLINIC STAFF

Falls put you at risk of serious injury. Prevent falls with these simple fall-prevention measures, from reviewing your medications to hazard-proofing your home.

Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it’s important. As you get older, physical changes and health conditions — and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions — make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Still, fear of falling doesn’t need to rule your life. Instead, consider six simple fall-prevention strategies.

1.   Make


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Nuclear Workers Challenge DOL’s Proposals For Compensation Program

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

Labor Department officials announced Tuesday that they would reopen the comment period for a proposed set of rule changes that have not been well received by the community of nuclear workers eligible for a federal compensation program for workers with certain occupational illnesses. DOL’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs has responsibility for adjudicating and processing employees’ claims under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, (EEOICPA).

A 60-day comment period, which was already extended


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Domestic Violence: Power And Control

By MAGGIE SMITH
Los Alamos

The many incarnations of power and control that manifest as domestic discord and violence are generally traceable to a need for by individual in a relationship to be totally in charge of another. Historically, major events and incidents can be attributed to one of two things: need and greed. So it is in the domestic arena as well.

The need for power may emanate from some long-ago experience of helplessness, some occurrence that has demonstrated a notable advantage to the stronger over the weaker partner, a workplace or social situation in which one is reminded of his/her


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County Council Proclaims April ‘Donate Life Month’

Los Alamos County Councilor Kristin Henderson, right, presents a proclamation on behalf of council Tuesday evening to, front row from left, Linda Boncella who donated a kidney to her brother in 1987 – her sister donated one to the same brother in 2014, Linda Rickel who received a kidney 29 years ago, Sue Conner who received a cornea 15 years ago, Kay Fletcher who received a kidney from her husband Mike in 1998 and later received a second kidney in 2013 and Cathy Walters who received a heart nearly three years ago. Back row from left, Mike Fletcher who donated a kidney to his wife Kay in 1998, Arnie


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AG: No Fraud Found Among 15 Providers Audited

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From The Office Of The Attorney General

SANTA FE – In a letter sent to legislators this morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas cleared Pathways and TeamBuilders of fraud. They were the final two providers in the Behavioral Health Investigation.
 
Upon taking office in 2015, Balderas released the PCG audit in its entirety with minimal redactions, and made it a priority to complete the 12 pending behavioral health investigations to bring transparency and accountability to the process.
 
The PCG audit and the Human Services Department alleged

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SFI: ‘Emerging Diseases, Deadly Lessons’ April 12

SFI News:
 
The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) presents “Emerging Diseases, Deadly Lessons” with Carlos Castillo-Chavez at 7:30 p.m., April 12 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. 
 
Seating for SFI’s community lectures is limited and ticket reservations are required. Reserve your free tickets through the Lensic Box Office online or call 505.988.1234.
 
It has been more than two years since confirmation of the Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in West Africa. Now, with the end of the outbreak in sight, we have a once-in-a-lifetime

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