What Drugs Are in Your Home?
Feb 22, 2012
You might have a lot of medications in your home.  It's not that you're a plastic bottle collector; you probably had a headache, couldn't remember where you put that bottle of Tylenol and just bought a new one instead.  The same is true with colds, allergies, pain relievers, even toothpastes,...
Keep Your Family Healthy This Winter
Jan 25, 2012
7 Great Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter It’s that time of year again when we worry about cold and flu germs.  Whether you are a first-time parent or a seasoned veteran, these seven tips will help keep your family healthier this winter. Wash your hands—before eating, after using the bathroom,...
Take the 23.5 Hour Challenge
Jan 6, 2012
What is the single best thing you can do for your health?Dr. Mike Evans, who runs the Health Design Lab, asks the question: how do you spend a typical 24 hour day?You might spend most of your day couch surfing, sitting at work, obviously sleeping and what the evidence tells me is that the best...
Why Lost Pounds Come Back
Jan 3, 2012
We’ve all had that skinny friend that was easy to hate.  They ate whatever they wanted.  They were lazy.  They complained about gaining 2 pounds… but they looked great, no matter what they wore. Well, like so much else, your weight is a consequence of diet, activity, and genetics.  And, like my...
Singing Your Way to Heart Health
Dec 14, 2011
The Valley Community Choir filled Sacred Heart Catholic Church with joyful harmonies this past Sunday.  As one of the tallest Sopranos, I was relegated to the back row with the bases, thankful for an elevated perch to watch the crowd. Some audience members sat relaxed, eyes closed, heads tilted...
Dr. Dan Talks About Strep Throat
Nov 29, 2011
In the couple of weeks that I have been practicing in Conejos County, I have seen more strep throat than I did in 2 years at my last job, so I thought I would discuss that with you this week. “Strep throat” fits into the disease classification of pharyngitis.  Pharyngitis means...
Healthy Families: Remember the Basics
Nov 15, 2011
Start Your Child Off Right: Breakfast Start your child's day off right! I’m sure you’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is especially important for children. After sleeping all night on an empty stomach, a good meal in the morning is just what a growing body...
Protect Your Vision
Nov 1, 2011
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), approximately 24 million people in the United States have diabetes and nearly one-quarter of them do not know it. Diabetes... the Leading Cause of New Blindness Diabetes is the leading cause of new blindness among adults, and people with...
Breastfeeding Benefits for Baby
Nov 1, 2011
Renee Mackey with La Leche League talks about the many breastfeeding benefits for baby.  She describes breastfeeding as nature's perfect food.  Babies are born with no beneficial flora and with very little immunity. Breast milk has an ideal balance of fats, proteins and sugars...
New Cardiac Rehab Center
Oct 26, 2011
"While exercise is crucial, it doesn't have to be unpleasant," says SLV Health's Cardiac Rehab Exercise Physiologist. The new outpatient Phase II Cardiac Rehab program at SLV Health opens this month. On Oct. 27, the community is invited to an Open House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Cardiac Rehab...

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