Child passenger safety has dramatically evolved during the past decade; however, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for children ages 4 and older.
Many adults who sprained their ankles when they were younger could be at risk for more serious damage as they age and try to stay active. It’s important to get your ankles checked for chronic instability caused by old injuries.
On this day one year ago, Chaffee County was in the midst of an abrupt introduction to COVID-19 in our community in the form of 12 confirmed positive cases. Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center had assembled its primary COVID-19 response team, and Dr. Erika Gelgand rose to the occasi…
The Colorado Workforce Development Council, in partnership with the Trailhead Institute and the Colorado Public Health Workforce Collaborative, has launched newly developed career pathways in public health on the My Colorado Journey platform.
Be careful, it’s still icy outside! Take a simple, inexpensive preventative step (pun intended) to increase your traction on snow and ice by investing in a pair of ice cleats.
Winter can be a difficult time of the year, especially when coupled with the unique challenges COVID-19 presents, but there are ways to make it to spring intact.
As stated by the American Lung Association—and countless other nonprofit organizations, as well as scientists, hospitals, public health agencies and more—the lungs are the first organ in the body to be affected by COVID-19.
As the world approaches a full year living under the threat of what we now know as the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent announcement that vaccines may be available soon, public health entities still stress that social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands are the best defense against …
As aspen leaves turn golden, hikers and hunters head to the mountains, but unfortunately they are not always prepared for the beating their feet will take.
Although we live in one of the healthiest counties and states in America, did you know that our current diabetes rate in Colorado would rank as the highest rate in America just 30 years ago?
Katherine Granzella has had a busy couple of weeks, with two family weddings, her son’s birthday and her own 90th birthday and receiving the 2019 Auxilian of the Year award for her longtime work with Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.
To mask or not to mask – that seems to be the question, even though Gov. Jared Polis, as of July 17, issued a statewide order for Coloradans to wear a face covering while indoors.
Dr. Shikha Gupta, a new addition to Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center medical staff will provide allergy, asthma and immunology services for children and adults at the outpatient pavilion.
May is Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Month in Colorado. Ticks are blood-feeding parasites of animals, found throughout Colorado and particularly common at higher elevations.
NAMI Chaffee County, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is participating in Mental Health Month in May to raise awareness of mental illness.
Stress is an important and natural stimulant that compels us to adapt to a new environment or lifestyle change. It causes a physiological response that helps us either flee or fight the threat or stressor. But spending too much time on high alert can have damaging health effects.
Smoke a lot of weed as a teenager, and when you reach adulthood you’ll be more likely to have trouble falling or staying asleep, according to a new University of Colorado-Boulder study of more than 1,800 twins.
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.
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.
Gout is sometimes thought of as a result of “rich” living. Some of its more famous sufferers included King Henry VIII and Benjamin Franklin.
Migraine headaches remain something of a medical mystery, affecting about 12 percent of Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Everyone should plan for natural disasters such as wildfires and floods, but such planning is especially important if you have a chronic health condition such as diabetes.