When Events Rock Our World
Dec 18, 2012
By Dr. Jerry Yager, PsyD, Director of Training & Education at Denver Children's Advocacy Center Over the past several weeks our community has been exposed to a number of very high profile cases of violence and abuse. A police officer was shot in the park at a concert, a man went on a shooting...
Access to Dental Care Declining
Dec 14, 2012
By Diane Carman, Health Policy Solutions The crisis in access to dental health care in Colorado is growing more severe even as the effort by the state Department of Health and Environment this year continues to highlight improved oral care as one of its 10 “winnable battles.” A new analysis...
Local Orgs Collaborate for Improved Health
Nov 12, 2012
Alamosa County Public Health has partnered with National Jewish Health, San Luis Valley Health, Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center, Alamosa and Sangre de Cristo Schools, and Adams State University to improve health in our community. With Alamosa County Public Health as the lead organization...
Colonoscopies Save Lives
Oct 31, 2012
Scheduling a cancer screening could save your life.Do you know someone who’s had colon cancer?  Perhaps it was your father, your friend, or your wife.  Though early detection is not always enough for some people in their battle against cancer, early and frequent cancer screenings are and...
25 Super Snacks with 100 Calories or Less
Oct 29, 2012
This article is based on information from the Center for Disease Control. Most of us like to snack.  Most of us also don't think to much about our snack; we just try to keep them small so we don't ruin our dinners or gain too much weight. What the Research Says Research has a lot to say about...
To Exercise or Not... When Pregnant
Oct 11, 2012
Pregnancy usually brings happiness but can also bring pain, fatigue and stress. Exercise during pregnancy improves overall health of mom-to-be and baby. A regular exercise program during pregnancy will help stretch tight muscles and increase strength of weak muscles to decrease low back pain....
Athletes Continue Miner Walk Tradition
Oct 11, 2012
Susan Arnold, younger sister of twins Stephanie L. Miner and Natalie Streeter, is greeted at the end of the race by the ASU cross country team.In the predawn hours over the weekend of fall break, there was no question where some college athletes would be found. “We got here at 5:45 and started...
9 Tips to Get Your Child Ready for School
Oct 1, 2012
School has started again in the Valley.  Whether your child is a first time student or entering into their Senior year, there are a lot of ways you can help make sure your child's school experience is great.  And like most things, shifting gears from summer fun to fall studying takes preparation....
Care About Local Foods
Aug 15, 2012
Plant Your Dollars Close to Home Local farmers who sell directly to you receive a larger share of the profit and in turn spend their money with local merchants.  When money stays local, everyone benefits. Since 1935, the US has lost 4.7 million farms, with fewer than one million Americans now...
CO Ranks #1 in Breastfeeding
Aug 15, 2012
Mothers in the Valley care about the health of their babies.  That's why 85% of mothers in the San Luis Valley initiate breastfeeding during the first pivotal months of their children's lives.  But, we can do even better than 85%.  [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-pwMCqeptM]Published in the...

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