Tobacco and Mental Health Awareness
May 26, 2015
May is Mental Health Month. Most are aware of the prevalence of smoking, however, fewer might know about the prevalence of smoking among those suffering from mental illness. Statistics have shown that people with mental illness die 25 years earlier than others and that smoking is a major factor in...
May is Mental Health Month
May 20, 2015
May is Mental Health Month and the Behavioral Health Team at San Luis Valley Health will be sharing resources with you throughout the month.  Behavioral Health offers a variety of services and can be reached by calling 719-589-8008.
Tobacco Cessation: Smoking and Colon Cancer
Mar 25, 2015
By Lisyuri Gallardo, Tobacco NavigatorMarch is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  The general public is usually aware of the link between lung cancer and smoking; however, colorectal cancer more often than not goes unheard of when the topic at hand is smoking and the effects that it can have...
Suffering from a Chronic Illness?
Mar 11, 2015
Trying to Quit? We Can Help.
Feb 24, 2015
Written by Lisyuri GallardoMany people believe they can quit tobacco use on their own.  However, on average only  4-7 % of tobacco users are able to quit tobacco without assistance (medications, patches/gum, counseling/coaching, etc.). San Luis Valley Health’s Tobacco Cessation...
How Much are You Smoking?
Jan 30, 2015
By Lisyuri GallardoIt is important for you to realize how much money you spend on tobacco maybe once you think about all the things you can do with the money you’ll save, you may find the extra incentive you need to give up smoking for good.The cost for a pack of cigarettes averages from $4...
What's with E-Cigarettes?
Dec 31, 2014
“Are e-cigarettes safe?  Don’t you just inhale pure water vapor?  Can it really help you quit smoking?”  These are all popular questions we hear at the clinic.  Whether you’re looking to quit regular smoking tobacco or just curious about vaping, it’...
American Diabetes Month: Spiced Turkey Breast with Apple Chutney
Nov 26, 2014
Makes: 16 servingsServing Size: 3 oz. turkey, 2 Tbsp. chutneyPreparation Time: 20 minutes up to 1 hour, 15 minutesIngredients1 turkey breast (5 to 6 lbs.)3 Tbsp. orange juice2 tsp. peeled, grated fresh ginger1 tsp. ground cinnamon1 tsp. ground cloves1 tsp. ground allspice1/4 tsp...
Great American Smokeout Day Reaches Over 100 People
Nov 26, 2014
The Great American Smokeout event held in Monte Vista, La jara and Alamosa gave staff and the community members the opportunity to learn more about our smoking cessation program from our Tobacco Navigator, Lisyuri Gallardo. Employees were invited to wear hats and jeans to work that day to signify...
American Diabetes Month: Mixed Greens and Cranberry Salad
Nov 19, 2014
With only 105 calories per serving and just seven grams of fat, this salad is a great option for your holiday meals and throughout the year.  Enjoy!Makes: 8 servingsServing Size: 1 cupPreparation Time: 15 minutesIngredients1 cup fresh cranberries, plus more for garnish1 Tbsp....

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