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Ann is a 74-year-old retired principal and grandmother living in Connecticut. Robin is a 58-year-old community health educator and mother of four living in Maryland. On the surface, these women may seem to have little in common, but what brings them together is that for the last 25 years, bo…

A walk – so simple but yet so powerful. As I have personally learned, a walk can dramatically improve our lives in so many ways: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, socially, environmentally and even economically. Here’s a snapshot of some surprising benefits:

November is American Diabetes Month. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the disease, how to decrease your risk and improve your overall health.

With the rise in attention given to fentanyl in recent news, as well as the danger of other synthetic opioids, it’s no wonder many individuals in Chaffee County feel a growing concern, particularly for the safety of our youth who may be experimenting with different types of drugs.

As the leaves change to their seasonal shades and jack-o’-lanterns appear on doorsteps, Halloween candy begins to hit supermarket shelves. Fun and festive in color and shape, who can resist? To help when you make your sweets selection, dentists weigh in on healthier options that young teeth …

Board-certified general/trauma surgeon Dr. Ernest W. Steinle has joined the medical staff at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in the general surgery clinic.

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Ann is a 74-year-old retired principal and grandmother living in Connecticut. Robin is a 58-year-old community health educator and mother of four living in Maryland. On the surface, these women may seem to have little in common, but what brings them together is that for the last 25 years, bo…

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A walk – so simple but yet so powerful. As I have personally learned, a walk can dramatically improve our lives in so many ways: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, socially, environmentally and even economically. Here’s a snapshot of some surprising benefits:

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Do you ever feel burning, tingling or numbness in your feet and toes? It could be a warning sign of diabetes.

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November is American Diabetes Month. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the disease, how to decrease your risk and improve your overall health.

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With the rise in attention given to fentanyl in recent news, as well as the danger of other synthetic opioids, it’s no wonder many individuals in Chaffee County feel a growing concern, particularly for the safety of our youth who may be experimenting with different types of drugs.

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As the leaves change to their seasonal shades and jack-o’-lanterns appear on doorsteps, Halloween candy begins to hit supermarket shelves. Fun and festive in color and shape, who can resist? To help when you make your sweets selection, dentists weigh in on healthier options that young teeth …

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Board-certified general/trauma surgeon Dr. Ernest W. Steinle has joined the medical staff at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in the general surgery clinic.

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Author’s note: We understand that parenting and human milk feeding is done in many forms and by many types of people. We strive to be inclusive in everything we do, including our language. However, for the purposes of this article, we will use the words woman, mom and breastfeed.

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Chaffee County has several options for residents to safely dispose of unused and expired medications as well as used needles and syringes (sharps).  

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Taking care of your smile with a daily brushing and flossing routine is the best way to keep teeth clean and healthy. But more and more people in search of an ultra-bright smile are turning to the growing number of over-the-counter teeth whitening products – leaving many confused about the m…

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COVID-19 vaccines and boosters have reduced the threat of COVID, allowing many people to gather, travel and celebrate with more peace of mind. Vaccines and boosters provide the best protection against the worst outcomes of COVID, yet people still have many questions about boosters.

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Patients with foot or ankle issues often put off going to the doctor when they’re sick or in pain. But most foot and ankle conditions are treatable, and easier to treat, when diagnosed early.

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Board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist Dr. Kathryn Echols has joined the medical staff at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center and will begin seeing patients in the hospital’s new dermatology clinic on June 30.

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Salida-area skateboarders and fans turned out in force last week for spectacular demonstrations and world-class competition at the first-ever Heart of the Rockies Rampage at Salida skateparks.

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Prejudice or discrimination against a particular age group, especially older adults, is called “ageism.”

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Almost everyone has had a puzzling dream and passed it off as “just a dream” and nothing of significance. But dreams can actually be a good source of information about physical and emotional problems and often can alert us to those issues long before they manifest physically. Dreams almost a…

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What is health equity? According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination and their consequences, including powerlessness …

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Chaffee County residents looking for health and wellness resources and how to connect with them can get help from Chaffee Resources, a free service at www.chaffeeresources.com.

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The American Heart Association recently outlined 10 key features of a heart-healthy eating pattern in a new scientific statement that emphasizes the importance of overall dietary pattern rather than individual foods or nutrients and underscores the critical role of nutrition in all stages of life. 

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Heart disease is often thought to be more of a health issue affecting men. However, it’s the most common cause of death for women in the United States, causing about 300,000 deaths annually.

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In the last few years, immunity has become a hot topic due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. While you may have heard of this topic in the news, it can still be a bit confusing in terms of how our immunity works and what we can do to help boost our immunity.

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A sudden, severe attack of pain in the big toe may be a sign of gout. Once known as the “disease of kings” because of its association with rich food and alcohol, gout is actually a common form of arthritis that can affect anyone.

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Gov. Jared Polis proclaimed January as National Radon Action Month, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment urges Colorado residents to test their homes for radon using a low-cost radon test kit.

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(NAPSI)—For decades, medical researchers struggled to solve the mystery of how to reverse paralysis caused by serious spinal cord injuries. Finally, hope appears to be at hand. 

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Non-dairy milks and other non-dairy products have grown in popularity over the past decade and continue to pique the interest of the public, particularly for health, dietary restriction and wellness reasons. 

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When my daughter was 2 years old, her closest friend was a boy I’ll call Mark. Mark had an odd habit: He looked at picture books upside down. He did not seem to know the difference.

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If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and meet certain eligibility criteria, monoclonal antibodies can significantly lessen your risk of hospitalization and death. They can also be used to prevent infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 if you are not fully vaccinated and had a sign…

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Chaffee County Public Health is planning mass vaccination clinics specifically to administer booster COVID-19 vaccine doses for those who received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines and are eligible at the time of the clinics. 

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The thrill of trying out Salida’s new skatepark is drawing skateboarders of all skill levels to Centennial Park. While learning a basic skill such as “catching air” or mastering more advanced tricks is fun, it can be also be physically demanding and cause serious foot and ankle injuries.

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As the number of COVID-19 cases has ramped up in Chaffee County, 139 cases reported so far for October with a week to go in the month, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center continues to monitor the situation and provide protection for patients and staff.

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Chaffee County Public Health announced Monday it is scheduling appointments for mass clinics for administering free COVID-19 Pfizer booster shots to those who are eligible.

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Following a challenging year, it may be difficult to get back into a healthy routine. Fall is a great time to think about what you can do to improve your health. Wherever you are on your journey to active and healthy living, there are things you can do to help you get or stay on track.

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Chaffee County Public Health will offer a free intensive four-day peer recovery coach workshop Oct. 7-10 for anyone who wants to better engage with family and friends who may be struggling with addiction to alcohol and/or other drugs.

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Did you know that Chaffee County has almost double the state rate of adults older than age 65? People love to come here to retire and enjoy all our amenities.

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