Why Young Adults Should Get Immunized
Aug 5, 2013
By Alamosa County Public Health Alamosa Immunization Coalition reminds young adults (ages 19-26) that the need for vaccination does not end in childhood.  Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives based on age, lifestyle, occupation, travel, medical conditions and previous vaccination history...
Rabies Threat in Countryside
Jul 31, 2013
By Ola Bovin, SLV Regional Epidemiologist I heard a rumor the other day that rabies vaccinations are not necessary for pets and livestock that live in the countryside. I don't know how this rumor started, but here is what I do know. Less than two years ago in New Mexico 32 dogs, 1 cat, and 10 sheep...
8 Week Beginner Walking Plan
Jul 10, 2013
Getting started on a new exercise plan can be tough.  Here are some tips to help you accomplish your goals. Healthy Tips: Set personal goals that are attainable Record progress including a food and fitness journal Drink at least two quarts of water per day Before exercising: Choose foods low in fat...
Exercise Tips for Diabetics
Jul 10, 2013
As you begin your transformation, it’s important to remember to listen to your body.  Beginning an exercise routine isn’t easy.  It takes patience, commitment and forgiveness. With each new progression, comes a new challenge and patience will be key when first starting out.  There will be times it...
Carrots in the Cold: SLV Farmers' Markets
Jul 9, 2013
Carrots, onions, potatoes, peaches and honey are some of the foods that you probably purchased at your local farmers' markets. The farmers' markets takes place from early spring to late fall.Check out this video from the Alamosa Farmer's Market.[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
Cottage Foods Law Explained
Jul 9, 2013
Understanding the Cottage Foods Law The following information was compiled by the Colorado Department  of Public Health and Environment's Division of Environment, Health and Sustainability. This year, the Colorado Legislature passed the Colorado Cottage Foods Act, a bill allowing individuals to...
Gena Akers Explains the Affordable Care Act
Jul 7, 2013
Gena Akers, Project Coordinator, explains the ACA and how the health insurance marketplace will benefit Coloradans. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ACA, was signed into law on March 23, 2010 in an effort to improve the health of Americans.  Since then, there has been a lot of...
Is Stress Making You Ill?
Jun 24, 2013
By David D. Clarke, MD from www.stressillness.com Everyone with a heartbeat knows about stress.  It is part of life.  Some stress is good for you; it keeps you on your toes and makes life exciting. For some people, however, continuous or long-term stress can lead to health problems and make many...
Sleep Hygiene: Tips and Tricks
Jun 24, 2013
By David D. Clarke, MD from www.stressillness.com Habits that make insomnia worse: drinking a lot of caffeine drinking or smoking before bed taking naps during the day an irregular sleep schedule Some habits are so ingrained that you may overlook them as a possible contributor to your insomnia. ...
Three Ways to Reduce Your Stress
Jun 24, 2013
Are you stressed out?  Work?  Kids?  Job?  Vacation plans? Dr. Mike Evans recommends you follow the 90-10 rule.  It’s simple: 10% of how we do in life is based on what happens to us.  90% is how we respond. How should we respond?  Follow the tips in this video to lower your stress:[video:http://www...

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