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COVID-19: Santa Fe, NM Metro Area Among the Safest in America

The U.S. reported over 551,000 new cases of coronavirus over the seven days ending October 21, bringing the total count to more than 44.8 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 724,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a steady rate. In […]
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Santa Fe COVID-19 update: Open vaccine sites

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Santa Fe: 1. 3001 S St Francis Dr 505-992-8638; 2. 3542 Zafarano Dr 505-471-2914; 3. 195 Paseo De Peralta (505) 982-8787; 4. 600 N Guadalupe St 505-982-4806; 5. 530 W Cordova Rd STE B (505) 820-7467; 6. 4201 Rodeo
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Dr. Erika Bittner Joins Acupuncture Center Of Los Alamos

Acupuncture Center of Los Alamos owner Dr. Aimee Price, left, with newest practitioner Dr. Erika Bittner. Courtesy/ACLA. The Acupuncture Center of Los Alamos welcomes its newest practitioner Dr. Erika Bittner. Bittner is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine; she graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe and is a Nationally...
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Los Alamos JJAB: A Highlight Of Community Connections

Forty local therapists, school counselors, resource specialists and community providers gather Oct. 5 at a ‘Meet and Greet’ to re-connect with one another, share contact information and experiences in order to support one another and strengthen their community of care, hosted by Los Alamos JJAB on the patio at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/JJAB.
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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 630 new cases, totaling 266,777

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 630 additional COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths. As of today, there are 365 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.
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Santa Fe Public Schools counts 25 more COVID-19 cases this week

Santa Fe Public Schools announced 25 more positive COVID-19 cases across 14 schools this week. Five involved staff members. In the high schools, one student and a staff member at Capital High tested positive, along with three students at Santa Fe High. In elementary and community schools, the district announced...
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Health officials prepare for rollout of COVID vaccine for kids ages 5-11

SANTA FE – New Mexico is preparing to offer COVID-19 vaccines to children between ages 5 and 11, with the state set to receive 24,600 doses in its initial allotment once the expansion of age eligibility is approved. A state Department of Health spokesman said Wednesday no vaccine shipments would...
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Redistricting Committee Picks State House Maps

New Mexico health officials yesterday reported 630 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total so far to 266,777. DOH has designated 236,987 of those cases as recovered. Bernalillo County had 116 new cases, followed by San Juan County with 101 and Doña Ana County with 77. Santa Fe County had 18 cases.
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Today Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Today is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. DEA and its partners will be at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering free and anonymous disposal of unneeded medications. The Los Alamos Police Department will be conducting its biannual DEA Drug Take Back Day,...
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COVID Relief Spending Squabble

October 22, 2021 –The Line opinion panel shares legal perspective on the Governor’s power to unilaterally allocate federal COVID-19 relief funds. The state Treasurer says the Governor must consult the Legislature, but the Governor’s Office says legal precedent is on its side. A related case is headed to the courts in just a matter of day, but how will it be decided, and what will the lasting impacts of that decision be?
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NM Hospitals Reach Crisis Levels

New Mexico health officials yesterday reported 1,895 new COVID-19 cases for the three-day period of Oct.16-18, bringing the statewide total so far to 265,632. DOH has designated 236,245 of those cases as recovered. San Juan County had 384 new cases, followed by Bernalillo County with 379 and Doña Ana County...
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LAVNS Joins Seniors Centers On ‘Ask A Nurse’ Project

Without even making an appointment, seniors will have access to their own nurse Tuesday, Oct. 26 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. “Ask A Nurse” is a project of the Los Alamos Visiting Nurses and local senior centers that offers seniors an opportunity to ask questions and get help from professionals.
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New Mexico adds 630 new COVID-19 cases, 14 more deaths

The New Mexico Department of Health reported 630 new cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, as well as 14 more deaths from the virus. Santa Fe had 18 new cases; Bernalillo County had 116; San Juan County, 101; Doña Ana County, 77; McKinley County, 63; and Sandoval County, 59. The...
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Drug take-back event scheduled Saturday in Santa Fe

The state Attorney General's Office is hosting a drug take-back event Saturday in Santa Fe, during which residents can dispose of opioids, sleep medication and other prescription drugs with no questions asked. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the state Attorney General's Office's Villagra...
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Skolnik: COVID Briefing Note #4 – Los Alamos Faces The Highest Case Counts Ever

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of COVID-19 Updates by Richard Skolnik that appear bi-weekly in the Los Alamos Daily Post. These are meant to keep the community informed on the status of the pandemic, critical new findings on the pandemic, and what this information suggests for our community’s response to COVID-19. These updates complement the data that Eli Ben-Naim prepares for the Post. Unless otherwise noted, data is from the New York Times and the New Mexico Department of Health.
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NMDOH enacts crisis standards of care for health care system

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – On Monday the New Mexico Department of Health announced they are enacting a Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) for the state’s health care system. In a press release, the department said under CSC, facilities across the state will use a more standardized and equitable procedure for making decisions on who receives […]
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Whipple: Build A Stronger Brain With Neurobics

Neurobics is a term that was introduced in a book written over 20 years ago called “Keep Your Brain Alive”. It describes the action of doing exercises for the brain with the intent to improve cognitive function and decrease decline. Neurobics works by improving our brains ability to remodel itself. New connections and cell growth are stimulated when we train our brain in novel ways.
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Jaurigue: Addressing The Budgetary Health Of LAPS

During the course of this election, I have been vocal on the importance of mental health and how it cascades into every aspect of life, but I would like to take this chance to discuss the importance of budgetary health and its impact in Los Alamos Public School District. There...
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