9 Things You Can Do To Get Better Care
Sep 26, 2011
The following list was compiled by careaboutyourcare.org, a month long effort to raise awareness about what you can do to get better health care. Why care about your care? In the United States, some people don’t get the care they should, such as cancer screenings, immunizations, or—for those with...
Valley residents can now "Weigh and Win"
Sep 1, 2011
Weigh and Win's Katie Hamilton explains the components of a healthy diet. Alamosa area residents lined up past the coffee stand and into the lobby of the San Luis Valley Health on Wednesday to register to "Weigh and Win." The program, which promotes healthy eating and living kicked of Wednesday...
Ace your dentist exam
Aug 25, 2011
Printed August 17th, 2011 It's that time of year again! While most kids are thinking of new clothes and new supplies for the upcoming school year, it's also an ideal time for parents to reinforce good health habits , including ways to keep your kids' teeth in tip-top shape. Follow these back to...
Vision problems affect learning
Aug 25, 2011
Printed August 17th, 2011 Vision problems are more than just a nuisance for children. Impacted vision can have serious effects on a child's ability to learn in the classroom . Imagine trying to read a textbook or see the chalkboard with words dancing around or vision doubled. What if the words...
"Good" vs. "Bad" Foods: Myth or Fact?
Aug 18, 2011
Whether you like it or not, there is no silver bullet for weight loss.  Eating crackers for lunch doesn’t cancel out your chocolate shake at dinner.  Rather, it’s overall dietary quality that really matters. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that modest changes in specific...
Caring for Your Mental Health
Aug 5, 2011
The overall health of your mind and your body are inseparable.  Keeping physically fit means keeping mentally fit as well.  This means finding healthy ways to deal with anger, aggression, aggravation, and fear. Even simple things like balance can affect our mental well-being.  Researchers found...
Tips for Smokers
Jul 6, 2011
Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States—it kills more than 400,000 Americans every year. Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, strokes, and breathing problems. The United States Center for Disease Control found that for every person who dies from smoking, another 20...
Does Eating Local Honey Cure Allergies?
Jul 5, 2011
By Anahad O'Conner, The New York Times Among allergy sufferers, there is a widespread belief that locally produced honey can alleviate symptoms — the idea being that the honey acts like a vaccine. Bees that jump from one flower to the next end up covered in pollen spores, which are then...
Don't Drink Too Much Alcohol
Jul 5, 2011
“Don’t drink too much alcohol” means don’t drink more than 1 drink per day for women and no more than 2 drinks per day for men. That’s because alcohol can affect every organ in your body, and cause a lot of health problems.MenIn men, drinking too much alcohol can interfere with testicular function...
How Well Are You Coping With STRESS?
Jul 4, 2011
Stress Defined Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the ever-increasing demands of life.  When your body perceives a threat, your brain is signaled to release a burst of hormones to fuel your capacity for a response. Whether your stress is caused by work, school, kids, spouses...

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