CO Ranks #1 in Breastfeeding
Aug 15, 2012
Mothers in the Valley care about the health of their babies.  That's why 85% of mothers in the San Luis Valley initiate breastfeeding during the first pivotal months of their children's lives.  But, we can do even better than 85%.  [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-pwMCqeptM]Published in the...
9 Things Your Toddler Needs
Jul 2, 2012
Dr. Ayelet Talmi shares tips for your toddler's health and development. Help your little ones grow up happy and healthy by understanding milestones in toddler development, needs of two- and three-year-olds, and tips for troubles with your toddler. Miles of Milestones Some of the key developments...
San Luis Youth Clean Up Park
Jun 20, 2012
Photo by Lauren Krizansky: San Luis youth leader Jeremiah Medina mows down some alfalfa while Costilla County Commissioner District 3 candidate Joe Gallegos tackles unwanted growth in the sidewalk at the San Luis park cleanup on Saturday. By Lauren Krizansky, Staff Writer for the Valley Courier,...
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 immunization requirements over time, or immunizations that are recommended but not required by law. Immunizations Will Save $$$ Parents and teens should check with their...
Childhood Tooth Decay on the Rise
May 31, 2012
  Lisa Casaus, with her son, Gabriel Sanchez, learns tips on good dental hygiene from ChildrenÕs Hospital dental hygienist Valerie Haustein. Gabriel Sanchez is screaming at the top of his tiny lungs. But he’s not hurt. At 13 months old, he’s just objecting to the stranger’s hands in his mouth....
Monte Vista Mother Puts Child's Health First
May 2, 2012
Roxana Soto Martin with daughter Aliya Altamirano Soto.Today, Roxana Soto Martin is a thankful mother. When Roxana first found out she was pregnant, she made an appointment with her doctor.  Her doctor asked her if she smoked, and Roxana had to reply “Yes.”  At the time, Roxana was smoking three to...
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 when opening sheds, outbuildings, and other structures that may have remained closed during winter months. Deer mice can move into barns, sheds, crawlspaces, and...
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!  What better time to start than in March, during National Nutrition Month. With the season slowly changing and new years resolutions fading into the background...
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 chemicals are commonly sold as plant food, bath salts, incense and potpourri, and are labeled "not for human consumption." However young people have...
What Drugs Are in Your Home?
Feb 22, 2012
You might have a lot of medications in your home.  It's not that you're a plastic bottle collector; you probably had a headache, couldn't remember where you put that bottle of Tylenol and just bought a new one instead.  The same is true with colds, allergies, pain relievers, even toothpastes,...

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