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LAMC Supports Family Y Healthy Communities Mission

on September 21, 2018 - 8:40am

The Family YMCA 2018 Board of Directors includes front row from left, Past President Christina Sierk, John Whiteside, President Lou Santoro and Treasurer Chris Ortega. Back row from left, Elizabeth Bezzerides, Cheryl Sowder, Laura Crucet and Allison Majure. Not shown, Debbie Huling, Shay Kendricks, Matt Schmidt, Eric Vasquez and Janelle Vigil-Maestas. Courtesy/YMCA

The Family YMCA at 1450 Iris St. in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy/YMCA


Los Alamos Daily Post

The Family YMCA mission is to build individual, family and community strength by

Udall, Heinrich On Bill Prohibiting ‘Gag Clauses’ That Cause Consumers To Overpay For Prescriptions

on September 21, 2018 - 8:03am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced the passage of the Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act to put an end to the use of "gag clauses" by health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers, an egregious practice that conceals lower prescription drug prices from patients at the pharmacy, causing consumers to needlessly overpay.
The bipartisan bill, introduced by U.S.

Rutgers Teaches Caregivers To Focus On Themselves

on September 20, 2018 - 2:08pm
UBHC News:
Family members who care for loved ones with mental or physical disabilities are at risk for increased stress, which can affect not only their health but also the health of the person in their charge. Often, these individuals must balance care with work and other family commitments, leaving little time to attend to their own health and wellbeing.
George Brice of Willingboro, New Jersey, began experiencing from “compassion fatigue” and depression after his father passed away last year, leaving him as the sole caregiver for his sister who lives with schizoaffective disorder.

Co+Op Hosts Holistic Health Fair Sept. 29

on September 18, 2018 - 9:35am

Bernalillo County Champions ‘Medicaid Buy-In’

on September 18, 2018 - 9:29am
The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners, after hearing from NM Together for Healthcare leaders from Bernalillo County, passed a resolution Sept. 11 that supports the state’s commitment to exploring an innovative proposal to allow New Mexicans to purchase health insurance coverage through Medicaid -- including those who do not qualify for Medicaid or cannot afford to use their current insurance.
“The Medicaid Buy-in plan is important because insurance is very expensive, and all New Mexicans need healthcare coverage,” said Reyna Tovar, a Partnership for

SVHsupport Renamed Anchorum St. Vincent

on September 18, 2018 - 6:17am
ASV News:
SANTA FE — Sept. 13, Santa Fe-based SVHsupport, one of the largest nonprofit charitable organizations in the State of New Mexico providing financial and strategic support to CHRISTUS St. Vincent, has announced the company’s new name – Anchorum St. Vincent – as it celebrates its 10-year partnership with CHRISTUS Health as the 50 percent community owner of CHRISTUS St. Vincent.


Anchorum also unveiled its new vision for serving as a nonprofit community health impact organization, improving the well-being and quality of life for the people of Santa Fe and northern New Mexico.

Lujan Grisham Requests Funding For National Caregiving Grants

on September 17, 2018 - 6:06am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) led a bipartisan letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as well as the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) to request $10 million in Care Corps grant funding in the fiscal year 2019 LHHS Appropriations bill.
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham has been working to enact and fund Care Corps grants since her first term in Congress.

More Scenes From 2018 Los Alamos Health Fair

on September 16, 2018 - 7:37am

EMS Division Chief Ben Stone, second from left, and his crew are all smiles as they meet with community members Saturday during the 2018 Los Alamos Health Fair in Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School. The Los Alamos Heart Council, in partnership with the Los Alamos Medical Center sponsored the 33rd Annual Los Alamos Health Fair filled with vendors promoting healthy lifestyles and offering healthcare resources to some 2,000 visitors to the event. For more information, visit Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

From left, Los Alamos Medical Center's Dr.

Scenes From 2018 Los Alamos Health Fair

on September 15, 2018 - 2:52pm
The 2018 Los Alamos Health Fair drew a big crowd today to Griffith Gymnasium. The bike helmet giveaway is always a popular part of the Health Fair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Self Help Executive Director Maura Taylor, left, chats with a visitor to the Health Fair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The volunteers from the Hospital Auxilary welcome Fair Visitors. These are the ladies who know where it's at! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
It won't hurt a bit. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Health Fair crowd. Photo by Bonnie J.

Los Alamos Health Fair Underway Until Noon Today!

on September 15, 2018 - 8:58am

AGU: U.S. Wildfire Smoke Deaths May Double By 2100

on September 15, 2018 - 7:48am
A helicopter drops water on the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs, Colo., as firefighters continue to battle the blaze in 2012. Courtesy/U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock
This image, captured by the NOAA-20 satellite’s VIIRS instrument Aug. 19, 2018, shows thick plumes of smoke over British Columbia. Courtesy/NOAA
AGU News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number of deaths associated with the inhalation of wildfire smoke in the U.S. could double by the end of the century, according to new research.
A new study simulating the effects of wildfire smoke on human

Luján Introduces Legislation Leveraging Telehealth To Combat Opioid Epidemic

on September 14, 2018 - 4:58pm
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) introduced the Medicaid Substance Use Disorder Treatment via Telehealth Act, which would provide states with options to leverage telehealth to increase services and treatment for Medicaid patients.
Similar legislation authored by Senator Carper was included in the Senate opioid package, the Opioid Crisis Response Act, as section 2203. The House version introduced by Luján contains additional language that focuses on treatment for individuals with co-occurring serious mental illness and

Los Alamos Health Fair Guide Now Online

on September 13, 2018 - 5:19pm

Nancy Partridge Walks To Fight Breast Cancer

on September 13, 2018 - 9:34am

Courtesy image

A sea of pink tents during the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk. Courtesy photo

Even the port-a-potties showcase support for the fight against breast cancer during the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos

By the time you read this I will be in Seattle.

Along with a few thousand people, I will be walking 60 miles in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day to raise funds for breast cancer research, education and treatment.

I am walking in gratitude for the early detection that prevented me from having a difficult journey and I am walking for all the reasons I

NMDOH Recommends Clients Of VIP Spa In Albuquerque Receive Testing For Blood-Borne Infections

on September 11, 2018 - 4:24pm
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is today recommending that certain persons who received any type of injection related service, including a vampire facial, at the VIP Spa (located at 809 Tijeras Avenue, NW Suite B, Albuquerque) come to the Midtown Public Health Office at 2400 Wellesley Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. this week for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C lab testing and counseling.
“It is very important that anyone who received a vampire facial or other injection related service at the VIP Spa in May or June of 2018 come

Santa Fe Imaging Opens Facility In Los Alamos

on September 9, 2018 - 9:32am

MANNM 5K Or 1 Mile Run/Walk For Diabetes Oct. 6

on September 7, 2018 - 3:30pm

Judge Kirk Describes Local Opioid Crisis To Rotary

on September 6, 2018 - 7:14am
Los Alamos County Municipal Judge Alan Kirk speaking Aug. 28 to members of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, describing the opioid crisis in Los Alamos. Through his PowerPoint presentation, he outlined the wide variety of opioid drugs available; the local, regional and national data collected on this troubling issue; and stressed that the face of addiction has changed: More than ever, the faces are those of our friends and neighbors. Courtesy/Rotary

Udall, Heinrich Advance New Mexico’s Health, Education, Workforce Priorities In Funding Bill

on September 5, 2018 - 4:18pm

  • Bill invests in child care, opioid treatment and prevention, medical research, workforce development and rural health

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined the full Senate in voting 85-7 to pass the fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill.

The bill provides significant support for critical programs and services for New Mexicans, including early childhood development, workforce development, telehealth, medical education, and funds to combat the opioid epidemic.

33rd Annual Los Alamos Health Fair Sept. 15

on September 5, 2018 - 9:12am

DEA Acts Against Dangerous, Deadly Designer Synthetic Drug Linked To 151 Overdose Deaths Since 2015

on September 4, 2018 - 10:56am
DEA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Drug Enforcement Administration Friday announced action against a dangerous designer synthetic cathinone linked to 151 overdose deaths in the United States between 2015 and 2018.
Published in Friday’s Federal Register, DEA’s action puts N-Ethylpentylone into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Schedule I substances refer to those with no legitimate, accepted medical or industrial use in the U.S.

Hargreaves And Fry Embark On Haiti Mission Trip

on September 4, 2018 - 6:12am
Photo by Elizabeth Hargreaves
Photo by Elizabeth Hargreaves
Los Alamos
Katherine Fry and friend Elizabeth Hargreaves make one divine duo, as they head to Haiti on a mission trip of hope and healing during September.
Fry has herself recently had some personal healing, having knee surgery.
“I am grateful for the ability to have a knee replacement, to be able to see a medical doctor when I want/need to, without waiting for weeks or months and not having to walk great distances on a dirt road to see a medical professional,” Fry said. “That includes;

Justice Department Announces Release Of New Fentanyl Safety Video For First Responders

on September 3, 2018 - 6:54am
DEA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance has released the Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders’ companion training video Fentanyl: The Real Deal.
The video was produced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to help first responders protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected or encountered on the job. The video is available here.
Fentanyl: The Real Deal provides recommendations to law enforcement on how to navigate safely around the increased prevalence of fentanyl in the illicit drug market.

Biologist Cliff Han Presents Community Seminar In Los Alamos On How To Live An Allergy-Free Life Sept. 25

on September 3, 2018 - 6:53am

Dr. Cliff Han is appearing 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 at ProjectY in Central Park Square to discuss a wide range of topics related to allergies. Courtesy photo


  • Founder of Knoze Jr. and AllerPops offers advice on natural remedies for allergies

In time for the upcoming fall allergy season, physician and biologist Dr. Cliff Han is appearing 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 at ProjectY in Central Park Square to discuss a wide range of topics related to allergies.

Cliff S. Han, Ph.

Partridge: Cancer Treatment Huge Expense

on September 3, 2018 - 6:48am

Nancy Patridge participating in this year's Relay for Life. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos

One event down, two to go.

The recent Relay for Life event in Los Alamos on the Canyon Rim Trail. I walked 18 miles and tried out my new wings and some gear for the big walk in September.

In a few weeks I’ll walk the 60-mile, three-day Susan G. Komen event in Seattle. And three weeks after that will be the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Santa Fe.

It’s been a long training season, 24 weeks of walking.