25 Super Snacks with 100 Calories or Less
Oct 29, 2012
This article is based on information from the Center for Disease Control. Most of us like to snack.  Most of us also don't think to much about our snack; we just try to keep them small so we don't ruin our dinners or gain too much weight. What the Research Says Research has a lot to say about...
Cardiologist Makes Valley His Home
Jul 26, 2012
Dr. Lee Grigsby, the Valley's first full time cardiologist, meets with a patient. Lee Grigsby, M.D., is the first full-time, locally based cardiologist in the San Luis Valley. He is happy to make Alamosa his home and join the staff of SLV Health where he began seeing patients on July 17. With...
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...
Beginning Cardiac Rehab
Nov 29, 2011
In the process of recuperating from my heart attack, my doctor suggested I enroll in a cardiac rehabilitation program. The problem is that the closest one was in Pueblo and trying to drive there two or three times a week would be costly and time prohibitive. I read the announcement in the Valley...
Questions about Cholesterol: Why Me?
Nov 11, 2011
Having been a paramedic for many years, I have treated many persons with cardiac diseases, heart attacks, angina, and full cardiac arrest. Generally they have a family history or have been treating their cardiac disease for a number of years. When I had my heart attack in July, my first question...
Think you know about heart attacks?
Nov 2, 2011
David Pearse in his office at TSJC. I have been teaching EMS classes for over 19 years in the community colleges. I tell my students what to look for in a heart attack patient. The patient is typically old, in bad health, has a history of heart disease, and probably smokes. The patient will...
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...
Cardiac Rehab: Your Path to Heart Health
Oct 4, 2011
If you’ve had a heart attack or a bypass operation, there’s an effective way to help prevent another one: Cardiac Rehab. Cardiac Rehab is clinically proven to improve a cardiac patient’s quality of life and to reduce the recurrence of subsequent heart attacks and related diseases. These programs...

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