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Blood Drive Underway At FBCLA Until 4 P.M. Today

on August 30, 2019 - 9:58am
A Blood Drive is underway until 4 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Los Alamos at 2200 Diamond Dr. Donors receive a t-shirt. Courtesy image

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas Seeks Congressional Support For Autism Services

on August 30, 2019 - 9:26am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Wednesday that he is joining a bipartisan coalition of 47 attorneys general calling upon Congress to authorize the Autism CARES Act of 2019.
 
This legislation provides ongoing federal support for research into autism spectrum disorders (“ASD”) and services to those affected by these conditions.
 
“We must protect vulnerable New Mexicans and provide them all of the services possible to ensure their safety and well being,” Balderas said.

Rio Grande Orthodontics Grand Re-Opening Sept. 3

on August 30, 2019 - 9:19am

Closure Notice: DaVita Los Alamos Dialysis

on August 29, 2019 - 10:06am

CLOSURE NOTICE:

DaVita Los Alamos Dialysis at 3917 West Road Suite G-02, behind Los Alamos Medical Center, is withdrawing its participation in the Medicare program and permanently closing its doors effective Sept. 30, 2019.

Direct all medical record inquiries to:

  • Del Norte Dialysis at 5201 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109; or
  • Sandia Peak Dialysis at 10410 Copper Pointe Way NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123.

NMED Seeks Information About Illegal Dumping

on August 27, 2019 - 8:02am
Aug. 23 Rio Pueblo sewage spill. Courtesy/NMED
 
NMED News:
 
PICURIS PUEBLO — The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) needs the public’s help in reporting and identifying illegal dumping into water bodies.
 
Last week, Picuris Pueblo found evidence of raw sewage in the Rio Pueblo, including toilet paper and other solids.
 
Within an hour, the Pueblo restricted access to the river as a precautionary measure. After the Pueblo contacted NMED, Surface Water Quality Bureau and Pueblo staff jointly sampled the river at the Pueblo and several miles downstream.
 
Preliminary results

Battle Of The Badges: Los Alamos Community Blood Drive Thursday-Friday Aug. 29-30

on August 26, 2019 - 4:01pm

COMMUNITY News:

The annual Battle of the Badges Los Alamos Community Blood Drive is Aug. 29-30 at First Baptist Church at 2200 Diamond Dr.

Hours:

  • Thursday, Aug. 29 - noon to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 30 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call 505.246.1457 to sign up. Sponsor Code: Los Alamos

Walk-ins are welcome!

New Mexico Human Services Department Reaches Settlement With Two More Behavioral Health Providers

on August 26, 2019 - 7:51am
HSD News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Human Services Department has reached settlement agreements with two more behavioral health organizations to whom Medicaid payments were frozen in 2013 by the Martinez administration. Settlement agreements were reached with:
  • TeamBuilders Counseling Services, Inc.; and
  • Counseling Associates, Inc.
 
Last month HSD announced it had settled with:
  • Hogares, Inc;
  • Valencia Counseling Services, Inc.; and
  • The Counseling Center, Inc.
 
HSD has now settled half of these agreements, which were made in the interest of amicably resolving all differences and to

NMDOH Warns Of Vaping-Associated Lung Disease

on August 21, 2019 - 9:07am

NMDOH News:

 

SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is investigating possible cases of lung disease that are associated with vaping.
 
A 29-year old male from Bernalillo County was determined to have vaping-associated lung disease and three additional cases are under investigation. All have reported use of vape cartridges, possibly containing Tetra hydro cannabinol (THC). There have been similar cases reported in at least 14 other states.
 
All cases under investigation have been hospitalized with severe breathing problems after vaping including cough, shortness of

Donate Blood At First Baptist Church Aug. 29-30

on August 21, 2019 - 7:55am

Red Cross Offers Students Back To School Safety Tips

on August 21, 2019 - 6:58am
American Red Cross News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — The school bells are calling students back to the classroom, and the American Red Cross wants to make sure students are safe as they head back to school for the upcoming year.
 
“While safety is a top priority for all students, there are special steps for parents of younger kids and those headed to school for the first time,” Regional Communication Manager Jim Gilloon said. “Make sure the child knows their phone number, address, how to get in touch with their parents at work, how to get in touch with another trusted adult and how to dial 9-1-1.

Upcoming Events For Former Los Alamos, Sandia, DOE Workers And Hiring Events For Nurses

on August 20, 2019 - 7:26am
NCP News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Former Los Alamos and Sandia laboratory and Department of Energy workers are invited to upcoming events in Los Alamos and Albuquerque hosted by Nuclear Care Partners.
 
Former workers can find out whether they qualify for benefits through DOE’s EEOICPA as well as meet the local Nuclear Care Partners care team and Co-Founder/CEO Jenna Noem.
 
The Filing Forum is designated for former workers needing help filing a claim or who have never applied for EEOICPA benefits.
 
The morning session will feature information on:
  • Details of the EEOICPA;
  • How to determine if

Virginia Tech Researchers Receive $2.9 Million Grant With China To Study Infectious Diseases

on August 19, 2019 - 8:13am
College of Science researchers Kate Langwig, right, and Joseph Hoyt, left, received a grant to understand the long-term host and pathogen dynamics of white-nose syndrome in bats. Courtesy/Virginia Tech
 
NSF News:
 
Sometimes, scientists have to look to the past to better understand the present. 
 
Researchers from the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science received a $2.9 million dollar award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) to understand the long-term host and pathogen dynamics of white-nose syndrome in

APA: Majority Of Adults Stressed By Mass Shootings

on August 17, 2019 - 7:54am
APA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A large majority of adults in the United States are stressed by mass shootings, and a third of U.S. adults say that fear of mass shootings stops them from going to certain places and events, according to a new survey on stress and mass shootings by the American Psychological Association. 
 
“It’s clear that mass shootings are taking a toll on our mental health, and we should be particularly concerned that they are affecting the way many of us are living our daily lives,” said Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, APA’s chief executive officer.

Pedal Los Pueblos MS Bike Ride Aug 22-23

on August 17, 2019 - 7:51am

On The Job In Los Alamos: Sarah Thien At Rebound PT

on August 16, 2019 - 1:35pm
On the job in Los Alamos is Physical Therapist Sarah Thien this morning at Rebound Physical Therapy, 4717 Quemazon. She can be reached at 505.662.2225. #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carl Newton

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Has New Home!

on August 16, 2019 - 1:02pm

Members of the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. (LAVNS) team gather this morning at their new home at 109 Central Park Square, formerly occupied by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Members include Executive Director Wendi Wolfe; Office Manager Jade Lovato; Julie Banaszek, RN; Alaina Cole Beardslee, RN; Tanny Larson, billing; Zandra Hall, RN; Sherry Destromp, LPN and Jenny Pena, medical records. LAVNS moved Saturday from 2202 Canyon Road after that property sold. ‘We’re happy to be more centrally located,’ Wolfe said.

Dr. Richard Honsinger And Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic Celebrate 50 Year Anniversary!

on August 15, 2019 - 10:34am
Dr. Richard Honsinger, center, and his staff gather for a 50th anniversary celebration photo Wednesday morning in front of Los Alamos Care Clinic at Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Care Clinic is celebrating 50 years in practice to the local community.

Dr. Richard Honsinger opened the practice Aug. 18, 1969 in Los Alamos Medical Center.

LAFD Co-Sponsors Third Annual Resuscitation Academy

on August 14, 2019 - 12:15pm
LAFD News:
 
The Los Alamos Fire Department along with New Mexico Resuscitation Academy (RA) has announced that they are conducting two consecutive one-day Resuscitation Academies.
 
These full day RAs are Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. in Santa Fe.
 
The Academy is a one-day academy, and people need only to register for Friday or Saturday. This course is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes a continental breakfast and working lunch.

Blue-Green Algae Closes Access To Abiquiu Lake

on August 13, 2019 - 7:54pm
Example of blue-green algae bloom. Courtesy/www.epa.gov
 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers News:
 
ABIQUIU LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today that effective immediately the Cerrito Day-Use Recreation Area, including the boat ramp and the swim beach, are closed after tests showed the presence of a blue-green algae bloom in the reservoir.
 
The closure will last until levels no longer pose an increased threat to humans and animals.
 
Closure signs are posted at the lake’s public access points.
 
The lake is still open for camping but public lake

Los Alamos Medical Center Unveils Student Artwork

on August 12, 2019 - 10:08am

An ‘Unveiling’ of new murals to be placed in the front foyer as well as one of the Imaging rooms took place Thursday in the lobby of Los Alamos Medical Center. The murals were created by students in the Los Alamos High School Honors Art Program. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

From left, Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, LAHS Art students Gabriella Tepley and Erin Scott and LAMC CEO John Whiteside at the mural unveiling event Thursday in the lobby at LAMC. Courtesy/LAMC

Gabriella Tepley is a member of the LAHS chapter of the National Art Honor Society.

Udall, Khanna: Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill To Improve Health Care Access For Native American Veterans

on August 12, 2019 - 8:14am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) have announced introduction of the Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act, a bill to improve health care access for Native American Veterans by providing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) coverage for care that Native American veterans receive at urban Indian health centers.
 
This legislation would help Native American veterans acquire culturally competent care, while at the same time helping relieve the

Vest Orthodontics Changes Name To Rio Grande Orthodontics

on August 11, 2019 - 10:50am

New Mexico Congressional Delegation Announces $6 Million To Combat State Opioid Crisis

on August 11, 2019 - 7:03am
 
CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Friday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres Small announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded more than $6 million in funding to New Mexico to combat the opioid epidemic in communities across the state.
 
The funding will go toward treatment, prevention, recovery, and research efforts throughout New Mexico.
 
A breakdown of the HRSA awards is below: 
  • $2,505,000 for 15

LA Cares Celebrates 25 Years Of Service!

on August 9, 2019 - 9:37am

Los Alamos Cares celebrates 25 years of service to Los Alamos County residents who qualify for the food pantry and all residents in need of rent and utilities assistance. Food distribution is the second Thursday and Friday of the month at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on North Road in the Gibson Fellowship Hall. LA Cares has more than 50 volunteers serving more than 70 families. For more information, call 505.661.8015. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Senior Centers Host Presentation On The Five Wishes

on August 7, 2019 - 1:22pm
 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Executive Director
LARSO

The White Rock and Betty Ehart Senior Centers will each host a presentation on The Five Wishes.

The presentations, done in conjunction with Tim Rivera of Rivera Funeral Homes and Jenn Bartram of Final Wishes Known, will take place at each center.

The purpose is to foster discussion for those who need a boost to create such documents. Often many find the process time consuming or financially limiting, and these events hope to solve both issues.

“After all the years of meeting with families under what could be described as the worst

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