6 Steps to a Healthier You
Jun 3, 2013
The American Cancer Society recommends the following guidelines for physical activity: Achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Engage in regular physical activity. Avoid inactivity and return to normal daily activities as soon as possible following diagnosis. Aim to exercise at least 150 minutes per...
Cancer Screening Recommendations
Jun 3, 2013
The following guidelines were compiled by the American Cancer Society. Breast cancer Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health Clinical breast exam (CBE) about every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40...
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Mar 22, 2013
Although 90-percent preventable, colorectal (colon) cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death affecting both men and women. “Colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable with early detection,” said Greg McAuliffe, Chief Medical Officer for SLV Health.[video:http://youtu...
Colonoscopies Save Lives
Oct 31, 2012
Scheduling a cancer screening could save your life.Do you know someone who’s had colon cancer?  Perhaps it was your father, your friend, or your wife.  Though early detection is not always enough for some people in their battle against cancer, early and frequent cancer screenings are and...
Athletes Continue Miner Walk Tradition
Oct 11, 2012
Susan Arnold, younger sister of twins Stephanie L. Miner and Natalie Streeter, is greeted at the end of the race by the ASU cross country team.In the predawn hours over the weekend of fall break, there was no question where some college athletes would be found. “We got here at 5:45 and started...
Dorothy Brandt Shares Her Cancer Story
Jun 1, 2012
This is the story of Dorothy Hinson Brandt, 84, and her experience with breast cancer. Dorothy Hinson Brandt is a woman, mother, wife, soldier, author, poet, Valley resident, cancer survivor... and lover of life!It’s never great for somebody to be diagnosed with cancer.  At the time I was diagnosed...
Prevention Starts with YOU
May 31, 2012
Take the long view with your health by doing things today for a healthier tomorrow. One of the main purposes of health care reform is to get more people covered.  Without some kind of coverage, individuals are more likely to put off going to the doctor or scheduling preventive services like...
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...
Genetic Mutation Helps Explain High Rates of Cancer
Feb 7, 2012
By Karen Auge, The Denver Post Dorothy Medina, holds a picture in 2003 of her granddaughter Shonnie, who found a lump in her breast at 26 and died three years later in 1999. At left is Dorothy's daughter Wanda Wagoner and, and at right is Dorothy's son and Shonnie's father, Joe Medina, both of...
New Pap Smear Recommendations
Oct 20, 2011
The United States Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of experts in prevention and primary care appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services, just released new recommendations regarding Pap smear tests, still the best way to prevent cervical cancer.  Rather them seeking...

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