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Grief Support Group Meets 6 P.M. Thursday

on July 9, 2019 - 7:37am

Cold War Patriots Hosts Town Hall Events For LANL, Sandia, Uranium Workers In Los Alamos July 9

on July 8, 2019 - 11:06am

CWP News:
  • Workers will hear customized information on government compensation; healthcare benefits they've earned.

DENVER, Colo. – Cold War Patriots (CWP), a community resource organization that is the nation’s strongest and most sustained voice advocating for worker benefits, will host free information events for uranium workers July 9 in Los Alamos, July 10 in Española and July 11 in Albuquerque.

The meetings are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Refreshments will be offered.

Tuesday, July 9

University of New Mexico
Building 6, Room 631
4000 University Dr.
Los Alamos

Wednesday, July

SFCC Announces Tekla Johnson Is New Director Of Statewide First Born® Program Based At College

on July 8, 2019 - 10:30am

Tekla Johnson

SFCC News:

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Community College announces Tekla Johnson is the new director of the statewide First Born® Home Visiting program – based at the college.

The home visiting educational program supports families with first-born children ages prenatal to three. The program’s mission is to increase the health and wellness of women pregnant for the first time, families parenting for the first time and families adopting their first baby.

Anchorum St. Vincent Announces Inaugural Impact Grant Award Nonprofit Recipients

on July 7, 2019 - 7:57am
Anchorum St. Vincent News:
 
SANTA FE — Santa Fe-based Anchorum St. Vincent announces the nonprofit recipients of its inaugural Impact Grant Awards for 2019.
 
Anchorum St. Vincent serves as a nonprofit community health impact organization providing financial and strategic support to CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and is dedicated to improving the health and well-being for the people of Santa Fe and northern New Mexico.
 
With the support and leadership from its Board of Directors, Anchorum introduced its inaugural competitive Impact Grant process in January this year and

On The Job In Los Alamos: LAMC Officials And Board

on July 4, 2019 - 10:31am

On the job in Los Alamos is former Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Sandra Podley, center, meeting with LAMC officials and board members during a luncheon Tuesday at LAMC. Podley was recently named president of the western division at LifePoint Health®, the corporate owner of LAMC. LifePoint Health® is comprised of 89 hospitals and health systems serving communities across the United States. The Western Division includes facilities throughout Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Meeting with Podley Tuesday from left, Dr.

Cookout Caution: Keeping Food Safety in Focus

on July 4, 2019 - 9:43am

By SHARON RADCLIFFE
Chief Nursing Officer
Los Alamos Medical Center

Summer offers plentiful opportunities to gather outdoors with family and friends.

Whether it’s the Fourth of July, Labor Day, an afternoon on the lake or one last hurrah before school days beckon again, al fresco celebrations are the order of the day when the sun is out and the temps are warm. And most gatherings have one particular ingredient in common: food. Think grilled burgers and hot dogs, barbecued chicken, homemade potato salad and coleslaw, and overflowing veggie and fruit trays.

While you’re enjoying your summer

LANL: Researchers Cast Neural Nets To Simulate Molecular Motion

on July 2, 2019 - 12:15pm

New deep learning models predict the interactions between atoms in organic molecules. These models will help computational biologists and drug development researchers understand and treat disease. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Machine learning allows quantum mechanics to be efficiently applied to molecular simulations for drug development, detonation physics and more

New work from Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Florida is showing that artificial neural nets can be trained to encode quantum mechanical laws to describe the

Daily Postcard: Picnic Area Behind LAMC

on July 1, 2019 - 8:36am

Daily Postcard: Staff take a relaxing break under the cooling shade of tall trees in the picnic area behind Los Alamos Medical Center Thursday afternoon on West Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Enchanted Evening 2019 Features Women In STEM

on June 30, 2019 - 3:10pm

Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck served as master of ceremonies at the at the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails at the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails (GSNMT) annual fundraiser, Enchanted Evening, Saturday evening at the Sandia Resort in Albuquerque. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dr. Jennifer Harris specializes in biosecurity at LANL and was the keynote speaker GSNMT annual fundraiser Saturday at Sandia Resort. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck served

Alzheimer’s Association Names Tim Sheahan New Mexico Chapter Executive Director

on June 30, 2019 - 7:35am
New Mexico Alzheimer’s Association Executive Director Tim Sheahan
 
Alzheimer’s Association News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter announced that Tim Sheahan has been named its new executive director.
 
Sheahan has more than 20 years experience in the non-profit sector. Most recently, Sheahan served as the president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico for seven years, as well as other Boys & Girls Club affiliates across the country.
 
“We are excited to bring Tim on board as executive director," said Tracy Ayers, advisory board

On The Job In Los Alamos: At LAPSA Training Session

on June 29, 2019 - 7:50am

On the job in Los Alamos is Centerra Los Alamos General Manager Lennie Upshaw greeting Alice Bodelson PhD who spoke June 20 to First Responders gathered at the Los Alamos Public Safety Association meeting in the Fire Administration Training Room on identifying and working with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/ladailypost.com

On the job in Los Alamos is Alice Bodelson PhD speeking June 20 to First Responders gathered at the Los Alamos Public Safety Association meeting in the Fire Administration Training Room on identifying and working with people with Autism

AGU: Space Station Mold Survives Ionizing Radiation

on June 28, 2019 - 2:41pm
Mold grows on the International Space Station on a panel where exercise clothes were hung to dry. Courtesy/NASA
 
Scanning electron micrograph of a Pennicillium mold producing chains of spores. Courtesy/David Gregory & Debbie Marshall, CC BY
 
AGU News:
 
BELLEVUE, Wash. — The International Space Station, like all human habitats in space, has a nagging mold problem.
 
Astronauts on the ISS spend hours every week cleaning the inside of the station’s walls to prevent mold from becoming a health problem.
 
New research being presented here finds mold spores may also survive on the

Inside Out And Outside In: Layne Kalbfleisch Uses Neuroscience And Psychology To Help Clients

on June 28, 2019 - 6:59am
Layne Kalbfeisch, M.E.d Ph.D, recently stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post to talk about her business, 2E Consults ® LLC. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Educational psychologist and neuroscientist Layne Kalbfleisch , M.Ed. Ph.D., has recently moved her base of operations to northern New Mexico.

Her practice, 2E Consults ® LLC, spans Los Alamos, Espanola and Santa Fe. She currently sees Los Alamos clients at Project Y, 150 Central Park Square.

After years spent as an academic and researcher, Kalbfleisch

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Transformative Coaching

on June 27, 2019 - 11:53am

On the job in Los Alamos is Dr. Barry Cooney, Ph.D., of Transformative Coaching demonstrating his quartz crystal healing bowls to Christina Claude, DOM LMT, Wednesday in his studio at 1247 Central Ave., Suite 217. Cooney said the bowls are tuned to a different energy center in the body. When he rings the bowls, Dr. Cooney said the sound created helps ensure deeper relaxation, clarity and to aid in resolving negative emotions. 'The idea is to get you out of your emtional clutter' he said. For more information about transformative coaching, call Dr.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Medical Advisory Committee

on June 26, 2019 - 8:56am
On the job in Los Alamos during a recent meeting of the Medical Advisory Committee seated from left, Senior Office Specialist Ana Martinez, Los Alamos Retirement Community Executive Director Linda Bullock, Emergency Room Director Debbie Maes and Los Alamos Fire and Dispatch Medical Director Dr. Justin Hazen. Standing from left, LAFD EMS Training Coordinator Donna McHenry and Los Alamos County Assistant Emergency Manager Cody Ulrich. The Medical Advisory Committee meets at at 9:30 a.m., the second Wednesday of each month in the 3rd floor conference/training room of the Los Alamos Fire

Health Fair, Lowrider Car Show, Ozomatli Concert July 6

on June 26, 2019 - 8:08am

COMMUNITY News: 

Española: The Rio Arriba Community Health Council and Sancre Productions, producers of A New Normal .Life Campaign, announce the return of three-time Grammy award winning band Ozomatli, to headline HealthFest 2019 Saturday, July 6 at Valdez Park in Española.

HealthFest 2019 with its theme of Unity is hosted by the City of Espanola and major supporters of the event include Rio Arriba County’s Health & Human Services Department, Hoy Recovery Program, The Rio Arriba Community Health Council, Con Alma Health Foundation and Sancre Productions.

This year’s celebration will

Letter To The Editor: The Waldorf School – Putting New Mexico’s Health At Risk

on June 25, 2019 - 6:11pm
By RICHARD SKOLNIK
Los Alamos

The low vaccination rates at the Waldorf School in Santa Fe are a public health disaster in the making that should frighten all New Mexicans. If a student at that school gets measles, it is very likely that other unvaccinated students at the school will get measles. The infected students can then pass measles to others in the community, especially infants too young to be vaccinated and children with medical conditions that also prevent their being vaccinated.

It was recently reported that the parents of unvaccinated students at the school “have not expressed

New Mexico Congressional Delegation Announces $2.5 Million To UNM To Research Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Factors Among Native Americans

on June 25, 2019 - 7:33am
 
CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres Small announced Monday that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded approximately $2.5 million over five years to the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center to research chronic kidney disease risk factors among Native Americans in the southwestern United States.
 
The funding, which was championed by the New Mexico delegation, will enable UNM to conduct a study to identify risk factors associated with

Luján Announces $400 Million For Women’s Health

on June 24, 2019 - 8:25am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) has announced that the House will consider his effort to invest $400 million in the Title X family planning programs that support the health needs of women and families.
 
More than 190 House Democrats signed onto Luján’s push for the Title X funds, which have been systematically cut by congressional Republicans and the Trump administration. In New Mexico, there are 67 health care clinics that receive Title X funding.
 
Title X offers health care and support to women

NMDOH Proposes Medical Cannabis Rule Changes

on June 22, 2019 - 11:53am

NMDOH News:

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) recently announced details of proposed rule changes for its Medical Cannabis Program (MCP) that, if adopted, will implement several important policy changes, including a new maximum limit of 1,750 plants for licensed non-profit producers (LNPPs) of medical cannabis.

The new plant limit replaces NMAC Rule Change - 2019 - MCP - Emergency Amendment enacted in March that adopted an emergency plant count rule of 2,500 plants for LNPPs while the NMDOH worked to obtain data for a permanent rule.  

The proposed provisions would strengthen

LAMC Hosts M.A.S.H. Program For Area Students

on June 22, 2019 - 11:28am

Flight Nurse Rachel Medvin goes over the items in the medic pack used on Classic Air Medical during the Los Alamos Medical Center hosted Multiple Avenues for Successful Healthcare (M.A.S.H.) two-day program June 10-11. The goal of the program for upcoming high school juniors and seniors in the area is to expose local students to the multiple career opportunities available in their hometown hospital. This program involves interactive work including a CPR class and other activities.

Quilts Of Valor Provide Covers Of Comfort To Service Members And Veterans Touched By War

on June 21, 2019 - 8:24am
Jake Espinoza wrapped in a Quilts of Valor quilt was a special education teacher in Los Alamos before going to work for Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps and served two tours in the Vietnam War. He has retired and now resides in Houston, Texas. The mission of Quilts of Valor is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. info@QOVF.org New Mexico State Coordinator Priscilla.andrews@QOVF.org. Courtesy photo

Community AED Dedication At Summer Concert Friday

on June 20, 2019 - 9:56pm

LAFD provides Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to the community and LANL. The department has six ambulances that respond to 911 medical calls. All firefighters in the department are required to have an EMS license. EMS response is available 24 hours a day, every day. Courtesy/LAFD 

LAFD News:

Please The community is invited to join the Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) at 6 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the Summer Concert Series, as it recognizes the Station 6 B-shift crew, including Capt.

Trinity Urgent Care Focuses On Patient Convenience

on June 20, 2019 - 9:22am

Trinity Urgent Care Founder Dr. Robert McClees inside the practice at 1460 Trinity Dr. Suite A&B with staff members from left, Cynthia Miramontes, Magdalena Maahs and Jerica Martines. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Robert McClees, MD, MA, opened Trinity Urgent Care nearly four years ago at 1460 Trinity Dr. Suite A & B. He recently sat down with the Los Alamos Daily Post to discuss his practice, which has expanded since 2015 to include two doctors, a physician’s assistant and staff of 10.

“We offer minor emergency

Infinity Wellness In Los Alamos Welcomes New Operations Manager Angela Love-Storkan

on June 20, 2019 - 7:21am
Infinity Wellness owner Dr. Carmen Solano, left, and Operations Manager Angela Love-Storkan. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Angela Love-Storkan brings her experience as a business owner and knowledge of holistic medicine to her new position as operations manager at Infinity Wellness at 1460 Trinity Dr., Suite 8 in Los Alamos.

Before working at Infinity Wellness, Storkan owned and operated Adamina Wellness for seven years.

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