Recent Articles

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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! ...
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...
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....

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