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LFC Budget Includes Affordable Health Coverage Funds

on January 10, 2020 - 8:44am
NMTH News:
 
SANTA FE — The Legislative Finance Committee unveiled its FY 2021 budget proposal Tuesday, which included $500,000 critical to helping the Human Services Department “prepare to implement affordable health coverage options” for New Mexicans.
 
One of the main coverage options being considered is Medicaid Buy-in, an innovative policy that allows uninsured and under-insured New Mexicans to pay a monthly premium to receive trusted Medicaid coverage.
 
“This funding shows that the Legislature is serious about working with the administration to ensure that all New Mexicans have

NMDOH Reports First Child Death Of Flu Season

on January 9, 2020 - 3:46pm

NMDOH News:
SANTA FE -- The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) today reports the death of a one-year-old Roosevelt County resident from influenza-related illness, the boy is New Mexico’s first pediatric influenza (flu) death of the 2019-2020 season.
 
Since the start of the flu season in October, NMDOH has identified 52 pneumonia and influenza-related deaths.
 
Flu is still spreading in all regions of the state, and we have not yet reached peak activity.

LANL Scientists And International Partners Create 3-D Image Of Heart RNA Structure For First Time

on January 9, 2020 - 1:43pm

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:

  • Work could lead to new strategies in regenerative medicine for heart conditions

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and international partners have created the first 3-D images of a special type of RNA molecule that is critical for stem cell programming and known as the “dark matter” of the genome. 

“As far as we know,” said corresponding author Karissa Sanbonmatsu, “this is the first full 3-D structural study of any

Centers For Disease Control And States Update Number Of Hospitalized E-Cigarette Or Vaping Cases And Deaths

on January 9, 2020 - 7:13am

Centers for Disease Control offers updates on EVALI cases. Courtesy image

CDC News:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced that as of Dec. 27, 2019 the number of hospitalized cases or deaths from e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) was 2,561 nationwide.

More specifically, there have been 55 deaths confirmed in 27 state and the District of Columbia.

These states include: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi,

Governor Announces Extreme-Risk Protection Order Legislation To Be In 2020 30-Day Session ‘Call’

on January 8, 2020 - 10:40am

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Courtesy photo

From the Office of the Governor:

  • Initiative creates procedure to enhance public safety by empowering family members, public safety officers to act on early-warning signs, threats of violence

LAS CRUCES – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today her support for a public safety proposal in the upcoming legislative session authorizing extreme-risk protection orders, an important, proven-effective and proactive step toward minimizing the risk of gun violence in New Mexico communities.

Legislation co-sponsored by Sen.

NMED Posts New Guidance On What Is Creditable For Potential Emission Rate Calculations

on January 5, 2020 - 8:08am
NMED News:
 
The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Air Quality Bureau has posted new guidance regarding what is creditable for potential emission rate calculations.
 
Visit the Permitting Section Procedures and Guidance website to read the new guidance: www.env.nm.gov/air-quality/permitting-section-procedures-and-guidance/. The link to this guidance can be found toward the middle of the page, at the top of the Guidance Documents table.
 
This guidance discusses creditable reductions using NSPS OOOOa, and is illustrated by an example of a heater treater at an NOI facility being

Las Cumbres Community Services: Working For Everyone To Reach Their Greatest Potential

on January 4, 2020 - 5:48am
LAS CUMBRES News:
 
Connection to your community and social groups has positive effects on mental health and emotional well-being. Our shared skills and interests help mold the fabric of our community.
 
Imagine lacking a strong support network. Your emotional well-being would suffer. A community of us who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities are waiting to have all of the tools for a strong support network to help them achieve their highest potential.
 
A national movement in the late 70’s pushed to do away with institutional care for those of us who have disabilities.

RAPS Retreat For LAMS & LAHS Students Feb. 1

on January 2, 2020 - 3:03pm

Cultivating Vitality With Michelle: Creating Something Different This Year

on January 2, 2020 - 8:42am
By MICHELLE HARKEY-WILDE
Los Alamos

Each year this day rolls around. Some people are still recovering from the excesses of their New Year celebration, but some of you are awake and contemplating the Big Decision: should I make New Year’s Resolutions?

Past experience, if you’re like most of us, says that a new set of yearly expectations only leads to a new set of “failures” sometime in January.

I really don’t enjoy repeated failure. That’s why I changed how I do this resolution thing.

Instead of a great big push to totally change life at the beginning of the year, I opt for small

CDC Tips For Staying Safe Inside And Out This Winter

on January 1, 2020 - 6:32am
Tips for staying warm during a winter storm. Courtesy photo
 

CDC News:

Winter storms are dangerous. They can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services and icy roads.

This can make being outside dangerous, so you should limit your time outside. Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on the ice, you may also face hazards inside your home.

Stay Safe Indoors:

Protect yourself and your loved ones during a winter storm. Take extra steps to make sure you heat your home safely, and follow the tips below.

Heat your home

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