Asthma Season is Here
Oct 18, 2013
September and October are the months when asthma patients in Colorado must begin their preparations for the “worst” part of their year. This is the time period when the “Perfect Storm” of factors can occur, making asthmatic lungs tighten and ruining the beauty of Fall in...
Tobacco Navigation
Oct 18, 2013
As you may know by now, I am the Tobacco Navigator for SLV Health. I’m excited to support patients with the difficult journey to overcome barriers, quit tobacco use, and improve health!Personal Support... Personal NeedsI am a part of the Family Practice and Internal Medicine Medical Teams and my...
Active Parenting for Active Kids
Sep 27, 2013
From National Jewish Health Parents concerned about their children's slothful ways can do something about it, according to research at National Jewish Health. They can increase their own activity. In the July 2012 issue of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Kristen Holm, PhD, Assistant...
September: Suicide Prevention Month
Sep 17, 2013
Did you know that, in the United States, one person completes suicide every 14 minutes? Or it’s estimated that more than 5 million people in the United States have been directly affected by a suicide? Or that 50% of all persons who die by suicide use a firearm, kept in the home allegedly for safety...
Tobacco Facts & Resources
Sep 16, 2013
Colorado’s new destination for tobacco facts and resources Coloradans have a new place to find facts and resources aimed at creating tobacco-free communities. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment launched www.TobaccoFreeCO.org in August 2013. The online web hub connects...
Immunizations for Adults Over Age 25
Aug 30, 2013
Many adults don’t realize they still need protection against vaccine-preventable diseases.  Alamosa Immunization Coalition reminds you that vaccines are not just for kids.  Adults still need certain vaccines, both to protect themselves and others. Vaccines for adults are recommended based on age,...
Immunizations for Pregnant Women & Babies
Aug 30, 2013
Immunization gives parents the safe, proven power to protect their children against 14 serious and sometimes deadly diseases before they turn 2 years old. Most young parents in the U.S. have never seen the devastating effects that diseases like polio, measles or pertussis can have on a family or...
Can You Balance Work and Life?
Aug 23, 2013
Listen to Nigel marsh give a TEDx Talk about how to achieve a work-life balance. Three take-aways:Be honest, face reality: Admit to yourself if your life is unbalanced.  If you don't, you'll never be able to come up with a solution.Don't procrastinate: Don't make excuses....
The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Aug 23, 2013
David Allen argues that "the art of stress-free productivity is a martial art." Watch this TEDx Talk to learn how to be fully present and engaged in what you are working on. David Allen argues that crisis can actually produce a kind of calm that is rare.  Crisis can evoke serenity....
What is Behavioral Health Integration?
Aug 19, 2013
The following article describes the services offered by San Luis Valley Health's Behavioral Health Department. Did you know that approximately 75% of patients with mental health conditions (depression, anxiety, etc.) initially seek support from their primary care provider? Of that 75%, only about...

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