Beginning Cardiac Rehab
Nov 29, 2011
In the process of recuperating from my heart attack, my doctor suggested I enroll in a cardiac rehabilitation program. The problem is that the closest one was in Pueblo and trying to drive there two or three times a week would be costly and time prohibitive. I read the announcement in the Valley...
Hospitals Offer More than Care
Nov 22, 2011
When you think of what hospitals provide to Coloradans, we hope what comes to mind first is life-saving and compassionate healthcare. It's also important to note that hospitals provide other things of significance these days: good jobs and support for the local and state economies. A study...
Questions about Cholesterol: Why Me?
Nov 11, 2011
Having been a paramedic for many years, I have treated many persons with cardiac diseases, heart attacks, angina, and full cardiac arrest. Generally they have a family history or have been treating their cardiac disease for a number of years. When I had my heart attack in July, my first question...
Think you know about heart attacks?
Nov 2, 2011
David Pearse in his office at TSJC. I have been teaching EMS classes for over 19 years in the community colleges. I tell my students what to look for in a heart attack patient. The patient is typically old, in bad health, has a history of heart disease, and probably smokes. The patient will...
Love Should Not Hurt
Oct 24, 2011
by Nelda Curtiss He punched me with his fist and slammed me against the wall. He had a cola can in his hand and he began striking my arms and my stomach with it and then he wasted it as it slammed it into the wall behind me. "See what you made me do!" he shouted at me. "See! Why do you make me do...
SLV Health Joins Health Information Exchange
Oct 21, 2011
Commemorating the day SLV Health officially went live with CORHIO, a statewide health information exchange network, are: front row, left to right, Jamie Colwell, SLV Health program director; John Otto, CORHIO senior project manager; Russ Johnson, CEO; Konnie Martin, COO; Mary Rice, interim...
Physical Therapy Improves Health
Oct 19, 2011
Josh Merrick, PT, DPT assists Jacqueline Flynee improve strength and stability of her shoulder using manual therapy. Many people do not know what Physical Therapy is or think it is "Physical Torture". Physical Therapy is the use of various treatment techniques to help improve upon impairments...
Stephanie L. Miner Walk is a Success
Oct 18, 2011
Joy fluttered through the air as giggling children tumbled in the early autumn snow that blanketed Cole Park on Oct. 8 just before the 8th Annual Stephanie L. Miner 5K Walk and Run.Butterfly Wings and SnowballsNearby, Adams State University athletes dodged snowballs near a snowwoman that teenage...
Cancer Relief Fund Assists Valley Cancer Patients
Oct 11, 2011
Tony Ross Published: October 8th, 2011, Valley Courier, Page 8 October is membership drive month for the San Luis Valley Cancer Relief Fund according to Richard Ross, Chairman of the SLVCRF Board. The fund was established in 2008 by Richard's brother, Tony Ross, whose idea to spread the seeds of...
Secrets of Stone Soup
Oct 6, 2011
Alamosa Elementary students spent the first part of the week making Stone Soup. The recipe for Stone Soup comes from a folktale about hungry travelers looking for something to eat in a village that doesn't want to share. Elementary age students in Alamosa have carried on this tradition for 10...

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