SLV Health Employees Give $30,000 to Child Advocacy Center
Jun 17, 2013
“While you’re thanking us, at the end of the day we’re really thanking you,” said Konnie Martin, Chief Operating Officer for SLV Health, during a recent appreciation breakfast hosted by Tu Casa, Inc. for all SLV Health employees. Tu Casa's Largest Local Organizational Donor In the past year, SLV...
Center High School Student Advocates for Healthy Relationships
May 30, 2013
The following article was written by a student at Center High School who is active in their anti-bullying campaign.  The author hopes to spread hope and encouragement to others from her experience in an unhealthy and abusive relationship.  As she says, ... there are too many great fish in the sea...
Nurse Midwife Adds to Women's Health Clinic
May 16, 2013
Shannon Gonzales, CNM, joins Jayne Schiffer, CNM, who inspired her career choice, as the second nurse midwife in the Women’s Health Clinic at SLV Health. Moving here with her family at the age of 12, Shannon Gonzales quickly developed her own sense of commitment to the Valley. "This is home to me...
Tu Casa Educates About Sexual Violence Prevention
Apr 18, 2013
By Angela Sillas-Green Headlines have recently focused on the sexual assault of a young female that occurred in Steubenville, Ohio. Two teenage boys have been found delinquent of rape and one of them delinquent for illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material. If you have followed the story...
Protect Your Health: Test for STDs
Apr 18, 2013
By Sara Jose, Alamosa Planned Parenthood Manager April is National STD Awareness Month.  According to new data from the CDC, sexually transmitted infections are on the rise in the United States, especially among young people: there are now about 20 million new infections in the United States each...
Valley Not Immune to #1 Killer of Women
Feb 27, 2013
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease and stroke account for 24.2-percent of all female deaths in Colorado with the rate in the San Luis Valley being similar. “Heart disease is the number one killer of women,” said SLV Health cardiologist Lee Grigsby, MD, who...
How Women Can Protect Their Hearts
Feb 26, 2013
In 2002, 1 in 3 women died of heart disease. That makes it the #1 killer of women. Prevention Works By leading a healthy lifestyle, women can lower their risk of heart disease. This includes: Eat right Regular physical activity Live smoke-free Know your numbers Women who are more informed...
How to Prevent the Flu
Jan 15, 2013
By Alamosa County Public Health Department Influenza-like-illness has increased across Colorado in recent days, including the San Luis Valley.  Local providers report they are seeing “a lot of people with flu symptoms”.  Typical symptoms of influenza are fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy...
When Events Rock Our World
Dec 18, 2012
By Dr. Jerry Yager, PsyD, Director of Training & Education at Denver Children's Advocacy Center Over the past several weeks our community has been exposed to a number of very high profile cases of violence and abuse. A police officer was shot in the park at a concert, a man went on a shooting...
Two Wheels and a Baby
Dec 14, 2012
By Anna Woelk, Adelante Volunteer.  Article from Winter 2012 The Voice of La Puente. Staff of the Adelante Family Self-Sufficiency Program Celebrate It was the morning after Alamosa’s first fall frost as I drove up to the grocery store in my comfy warm car. As I parked, a bike chained to the...

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