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Colleen Wysocki, a registered dietitian for California Strawberries, explains what factors play a role in immunity, eating for health and how to boost immune systems naturally.

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The number of Coloradans living with Alzheimer’s disease has reached an all time high of 76,000 – a 4.1 percent increase over last year, according to a press release from the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Every person deserves a healthy and safe home. Ensuring that our living conditions are healthy and safe not only protects the occupants of today but leads to healthier families for generations to come.

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With a new year coming up, people are making resolutions to stop smoking, lose weight, break unwanted habits, etc. Hypnotherapy could help.

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Maybe a tooth broke as you snacked on popcorn. Or perhaps you joined a pickup basketball game and an elbow to the mouth knocked out a tooth completely.

Mouth mishaps aren’t that unusual, but how do you know whether such dental predicaments are a minor annoyance or a true emergency?

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With a new year coming up, people are making resolutions to stop smoking, lose weight, break unwanted habits, etc. Hypnotherapy could help.

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are similar but different. The old perception of hypnosis may be the stage hypnotist who puts audience members into a trance and then has a group of hypnotized subjects perform comical things on stage for the amusement of the unhypnotized audience. In situations like this, there are those who are willing and able to be hypnotized so they become the entertainment. Those who are determined they cannot and will not be hypnotized become the audience.

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Knowing and understanding the signs and symptoms of a drug overdose are paramount in today’s drug epidemic. What’s being considered as the worst man-made public health crisis ever recorded, the drug problem Colorado is facing has affected nearly every community statewide.

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Along with crunchy leaves and pumpkins, fall brings a slew of advertising for insurance plans that fill the gaps in Medicare coverage.

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“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation” – Henry David Thoreau.

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Visitors to Colorado’s high country can forget they are at high altitude, sometimes more than a mile higher than at home, which for some can cause mild, moderate or even severe health concerns.

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When dealing with ticks, these little buggers can pack a potentially serious bite. The more time we spend outdoors in Colorado, the higher the risk of contracting a variety of illnesses.

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Kombucha is becoming a popular beverage for a variety of health reasons, but what exactly is it?

Wikipedia describes it as a fermented, slightly alcoholic, lightly effervescent, sweetened black or green tea drink commonly intended as a functional beverage for its supposed health benefits. Sometimes it is called kombucha tea to distinguish it from the culture of bacteria and yeast. 

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment advises people who are traveling abroad or to areas in the U.S. with ongoing measles outbreaks to ensure they are protected against the highly contagious illness.

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The Arkansas Valley is no stranger to volunteerism. Countless nonprofit and informal agencies solicit the time, treasures and talents of Chaffee County residents on a regular basis for the good of the cause.

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March is National Athletic Training Month. Dan Evans, a certified athletic trainer and athletic training coordinator with Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center, talks below about his work and the preparation needed to become a certified athletic tra…

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Motor vehicle injuries are still a leading cause of death among children. Many of these deaths can be prevented with appropriately selected and installed car seats.

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Lead poisoning is the No. 1 preventable environmental health threat to children in the United States. Colorado’s history of mining, lead smelting and refining activities, as well as recreational opportunities, contribute to high lead exposure. But the primary source of lead exposure, especia…

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For 30 million Americans, diabetes is an everyday reality. Diabetes can affect every decision, including what they eat, wear and do.

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Bacteria might be small, but their increasing ability to withstand antibiotic treatment is becoming a big problem. In fact, antibiotic resistance is among the top health crises of our time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Ann Carter, regional director of the Alzheimer’s Association of Southern Colorado, will present “Know the 10 Signs – Early Detection Matters” from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Buena Vista Public Library, 131 Linderman Ave.

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In recognition of Baby Safety Month, the Salida Pregnancy Resource Center encourages parents and caregivers to consider some basic safety tips.

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Every two minutes, someone dies from sepsis in the United States – more than prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined.

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Parents of America’s 56 million schoolchildren are probably familiar with the “lice letter” alerting parents that a head lice outbreak has been identified at school.

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