Apps to Help You Manage Diabetes
Aug 16, 2013
The apps below are recommended by Healthline. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Enviornment, 8.6% of San Luis Valley residents have diabetes.  With rising diabetes rates, managing this condition is more important than ever. Check out these 13 apps to get a better handle on...
Animated Video Explains Diabetes
Aug 16, 2013
Are you confused at what causes diabetes and what is happening in the body?  Do you know the main differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes? This animated video will answer your questions.[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHRfDTqPzj4]
How to Live to be 100+
Aug 16, 2013
The human body, on average, lives to the age of 90 — but most people pass away about 12 years short of that. Dan Buettner explores the globe for National Geographic, and he found the four areas of the world with the longest lifespans. The secret to longevity and vitality goes way beyond genes or...
Try Something New for 30 Days
Aug 16, 2013
Matt Cutts, an engineer at Google, explains how trying just one new thing every day for a month was a fun, rewarding, and eye-opening experience for him. Something New! Have you always wanted to try yoga, kickboxing, or maybe golf? Cutts says 30 days is long enough to form a habit and stick with...
App Makes Healthcare Less Complicated
Aug 16, 2013
Figuring out what to do or where to go when faced with a medical issue doesn't have to be complicated.  San Luis Valley Health is proud to partner with iTriage to offer their resource to help you save time, money, and live a healthier life. iTriage is an app for your phone, tablet, and computer...
Immunizations for Children, Preteens, & Teens
Aug 16, 2013
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is a reminder that we all need vaccines. To celebrate the importance of immunizations throughout life—and make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need—the Alamosa Immunization Coalition is proudly participating in NIAM. Parents-...
New Strep Testing is Better Than Expected
Aug 6, 2013
By Jeff Geiger Mary Rice, Director of Laboratory Services at SLVHRMC San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center (SLVHRMC) began using DNA amplification to detect the bacteria which causes Strep Throat (group A streptococcus) in January. The new method promised to deliver 53-percent more...
Cooking Matters in the SLV
Aug 5, 2013
Nutrition Educator Meghan Ibach helps students with tips for reading food labels.Do you know how to shop for and cook healthy, nutritious foods? Cooking Matters is here to help!Join the Fun!If you or your agency is interested in hosting a Cooking Matters class, contact Melissa Emminger  at...
Why Young Adults Should Get Immunized
Aug 5, 2013
By Alamosa County Public Health Alamosa Immunization Coalition reminds young adults (ages 19-26) that the need for vaccination does not end in childhood.  Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives based on age, lifestyle, occupation, travel, medical conditions and previous vaccination history...
Rabies Threat in Countryside
Jul 31, 2013
By Ola Bovin, SLV Regional Epidemiologist I heard a rumor the other day that rabies vaccinations are not necessary for pets and livestock that live in the countryside. I don't know how this rumor started, but here is what I do know. Less than two years ago in New Mexico 32 dogs, 1 cat, and 10 sheep...

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