Surviving Incest: Marilyn Van Derbur Shares Her Story
Dec 3, 2012
Marilyn Van Derbur“It’s the secrets and the shame that keep us shackled.” says Marilyn Van Derbur.  “Everyone needs a safe person that they can turn to.  My mother was not a safe person.  I didn’t have anyone to tell as a child.”Keeping SecretsVan Derbur kept her identity as an incest survivor...
How Access to Health Saved My Life
Dec 3, 2012
Sofia Griffin recently joined Get Healthy SLV as a Service-Learning Aide. To me, the definition of access to health is a person’s availability to a doctor, medicine, and other necessary needs to keep themselves healthy and happy. The definition expands from doing daily exercises to getting...
To Exercise or Not... When Pregnant
Oct 11, 2012
Pregnancy usually brings happiness but can also bring pain, fatigue and stress. Exercise during pregnancy improves overall health of mom-to-be and baby. A regular exercise program during pregnancy will help stretch tight muscles and increase strength of weak muscles to decrease low back pain....
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...
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...
Being A Woman Just Got Easier
Aug 15, 2012
Ashley Mayo is a Strategic Engagement Fellow for the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative. With all of the politics surrounding the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, it’s easy to lose sight of the ways the law is fundamentally improving health care in Colorado and across...
ASU Students Advocate for Better Health
May 29, 2012
Ashley Blinzinger talks about the importance of preventive screenings at the Alamosa Health Fair. Personal health and community health are not just concerns Erika Bendele, Ashley Blinzinger, and Terrina Tafoya worry about professionally.  Their commitment to improving access to health runs to the...
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 my work day, I know how you feel.  So does Gretchen Reynolds, a fellow sitter, thinker of thoughts, and writer of words. One lesson I’ve learned while writing...
Take the 23.5 Hour Challenge
Jan 6, 2012
What is the single best thing you can do for your health?Dr. Mike Evans, who runs the Health Design Lab, asks the question: how do you spend a typical 24 hour day?You might spend most of your day couch surfing, sitting at work, obviously sleeping and what the evidence tells me is that the best...
Why Lost Pounds Come Back
Jan 3, 2012
We’ve all had that skinny friend that was easy to hate.  They ate whatever they wanted.  They were lazy.  They complained about gaining 2 pounds… but they looked great, no matter what they wore. Well, like so much else, your weight is a consequence of diet, activity, and genetics.  And, like my...

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