10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Rabies
Jul 26, 2012
The following information was compiled by San Luis Valley Public Health Rabies Watch.  Check the new website regularly for up-to-date information on rabies in the Valley. Between January 2007 and July 2012, twenty-two animals were tested for rabies in the San Luis Valley.  The animals tested...
Mental Health Matters Too
Jul 10, 2012
By Patt Morgan-Lloyd When the television commercial for Drug XYZ cautions, Side effects may include headaches, nausea, thoughts of suicide... ... are you encouraged to rush right out to ask your doctor for a prescription? Or do you think you’ll get by on aspirin and hot tea? Taking some...
Protect Yourself Against West-Nile Virus
Jun 26, 2012
With temperatures rising, mosquitoes will be reappearing. This disease, spread by mosquitoes, may infect people in nearly every state, so it’s important to be prepared. West Nile Virus disease is a harmful illness. The various forms, West Nile Virus fever, meningitis, encephalitis or acute flaccid...
Get Your Teen Immunized
Jun 15, 2012
By Alamosa Public Health Many teens need immunizations that were not required during their high school years due to changes in immunization requirements over time, or immunizations that are recommended but not required by law. Immunizations Will Save $$$ Parents and teens should check with their...
Will Idle Sitting Kill You?
May 15, 2012
Is your office chair or home recliner resting between you and optimal health?  The answer: most likely YES. Since I sit for nearly 75% of my work day, I know how you feel.  So does Gretchen Reynolds, a fellow sitter, thinker of thoughts, and writer of words. One lesson I’ve learned while writing...
La Jara HS Students Promote Walking
May 3, 2012
The weather is changing.  Trees are blooming.  Putting on those walking shoes has never felt so good! Students at New Horizon’s Alternative High School in La Jara hope you agree.  For the past several months the students have been learning about what it takes to have access to health. They’ve...
Hantavirus Warning in Effect
Mar 20, 2012
With spring comes warm weather, longer days, and the urge to do some spring cleaning. Saguache County residents are urged to be cautious when opening sheds, outbuildings, and other structures that may have remained closed during winter months. Deer mice can move into barns, sheds, crawlspaces, and...
7 Rules for Eating
Mar 12, 2012
You should be able to get the care you need when you need it! And remember, the easiest care you can get is the care you give yourself!  What better time to start than in March, during National Nutrition Month. With the season slowly changing and new years resolutions fading into the background...
Bath Salt Warning Issued
Mar 12, 2012
Alamosa County Public Health Department is asking parents to be aware of synthetic chemical use by some youths in the San Luis Valley. The chemicals are commonly sold as plant food, bath salts, incense and potpourri, and are labeled "not for human consumption." However young people have...
Relay for Life 2012 Season
Mar 12, 2012
Relay for Life is right around the corner! This year, the San Luis Valley Relay for Life will be held in Cole Park on Friday, July 13th. Like years past, get your friends and coworkers together and create a team. It's even easier this year... just hop online!  The SLV Relay has it's own website for...

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