Integrative approach reaches more with mental health challenges
May is Mental Health Month and though stigma still exists around issues related to mental health, Mind Springs Health and Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association are working to reach those who need support.
Keeping your diet healthy, colorful and full of nutrition is an important decision to make every day. Orange fruits and vegetables consist of beta-carotene, which converts into vitamin A in our bodies.
Cardiorespiratory exercise refers to activities that are focused on improving your heart and lung health. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults should be getting at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week to improve cardiorespiratory function.
Each year, stroke accounts for 1 in 20 deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Since it’s National Stroke Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to learn more about stroke and how it’s treated. TMH has recently improved stroke services in your area.
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association advises residents be aware of ticks and tick-borne diseases during spring and summer months, when ticks are most active. Tick bites in Colorado can result in Colorado Tick Fever, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Tick-borne Relapsing Fever.
While diabetes can be a complex and sometimes frustrating illness to live with and manage, well-controlled diabetes can prevent almost all of the complications related to diabetes, including vision loss, kidney failure, poor healing of wounds, heart attack and stroke.
Lowering blood pressure through foods we eat
Studies have shown that the pomegranate fruit may help to reduce the buildup of plaque in arteries and lower blood pressure.
If you have sustained a minor sprain or strain, remember the acronym R.I.C.E. It stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a screening of the documentary “Cyber-Seniors” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Moffat County High School. Doors open at 5 pm. Tickets are $15. Proceeds will benefit the VNA’s Aging Well program.
Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center said goodbye this week to its executive director, Katie Grobe. Grobe wrapped up her five years with the center on Thursday, and will begin her new position as a self-sufficiency case manager with Moffat County Social Services on Monday.
A microwaved version of risotto is an inspired way to serve asparagus.
Upcoming screenings of a documentary about a group of teens teaching seniors how to navigate the Internet and social media will kick off a local program pairing teens and seniors in the same way.
Author and certified traditional naturopath Cammi Balleck will offer a free presentation for women titled "It’s not you, it’s your chemicals" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Clarion Inn and Suites.
A unanimous vote by the Colorado State Health Board will complicate the process for parents wishing to opt their children out of required immunizations.
The government has just announced its first-ever star ratings http://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2015-Press-releases-items/2015-04-16.html of the country’s hospitals based on patients’ assessments of the care they received.