Health

Healthy Living: Importance of Vaccinations
Sep12

Healthy Living: Importance of Vaccinations

San Juan Health Partners Pediatrics talks about the importance of vaccinating your students against measles and other communicable diseases to protect them and the community.

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Neurosurgeons Join Durango Clinic
Sep06

Neurosurgeons Join Durango Clinic

The only neurosurgeons in the Four Corners will now offer pre- and post-operative care out of the new San Juan Health Partners Clinic in Durango. Find out more.

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Healthy Living: Wear Eye Protection
Aug29

Healthy Living: Wear Eye Protection

When you work on projects that could damage your eyes, you know you should wear eye protection. However, you may be surprised how many everyday activities also warrant eye protection.

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The Cell Phone Radiation Scandal: Top Brands are Lying About Safety
Aug26

The Cell Phone Radiation Scandal: Top Brands are Lying About Safety

As the controversy over 5G networks and cell phone radiation continues, it turns out that manufacturers aren’t playing fair. In a groundbreaking expose by the Chicago Tribune, popular phones by Apple, Samsung, and Motorola were found to produce radiation that exceeds federal limits. The new data has forced the FCC to investigate – and could be a major blow to the industry. The question has been asked about as long as mobile phones...

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Healthy Living: Children and Obesity
Aug23

Healthy Living: Children and Obesity

Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss, encourages parents to reduce sugar in their children’s diets to prevent childhood obesity and future weight problems as adults.

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Demand for Local Food Boosts Local Ag
Aug23

Demand for Local Food Boosts Local Ag

The number of farms and acreage in crops has grown by more than 4 percent in La Plata County during the past five years, largely due to a growing demand for locally grown food.

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SJRMC Clinic Brings Local Touch to Care
Aug16

SJRMC Clinic Brings Local Touch to Care

San Juan Regional Medical Center has opened a new specialty-care clinic in Durango to bring a local touch to Southwest Colorado patients who need to see a cardiologist or urologist.

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Healthy Living: Menu Suggestions
Aug09

Healthy Living: Menu Suggestions

You do not have to starve yourself or stop eating well to lose weight. Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss, offers some meal suggestions to achieve a healthier you.

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Healthy Living: Healthy Eating for Kids
Jul26

Healthy Living: Healthy Eating for Kids

The same healthy eating habits that you adopt to lose weight can be incorporated into your child’s menu to prevent obesity.

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HEALTHY LIVING: Cornea Transplants
Jul19

HEALTHY LIVING: Cornea Transplants

If your cornea is injured in an accident or from disease, you may want to consider a transplant to improve your vision. The cornea is responsible for 65 to 75 percent of your eye’s focusing power.

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Healthy Living: Surviving Social Functions
Jul12

Healthy Living: Surviving Social Functions

Learn how to survive social functions without blowing your weight-loss goals with these tips from Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss.

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Healthy Living: Baby Friendly Hospital
Jul06

Healthy Living: Baby Friendly Hospital

San Juan Regional Medical Center recently earned certification as a Baby Friendly Hospital. The program, established by UNICEF and WHO, encourages breast-feeding and bonding right after birth.

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Healthy Living: Eat Protein for Muscles
Jun28

Healthy Living: Eat Protein for Muscles

When you’re losing weight, you may lose muscle mass as well as fat. Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss, explains why you should eat protein and how much.

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MetLife Plans To Disrupt $2.7 Trillion Life Insurance Industry Using Ethereum Blockchain
Jun20

MetLife Plans To Disrupt $2.7 Trillion Life Insurance Industry Using Ethereum Blockchain

When a family loses a loved one, it faces a litany of immediate tasks such as planning the funeral and placing an obituary in the local newspaper. All of this must be done while the bereaved is processing the emotional components of the individual’s passing. Amidst all of the raw feelings and deluge of family, it is natural for more mundane tasks such as filing a life insurance claim to fall by the wayside. Sometimes the family may...

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Healthy Living: Which Fats to Choose
Jun14

Healthy Living: Which Fats to Choose

If dietary fats can help you lose weight, which fats are best for your weight-loss goals? Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss, offers some tips on choosing the right fats.

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Farming with Fish in Montezuma Co.
Jun14

Farming with Fish in Montezuma Co.

The Coulon Family raise fish to harvest the nutrient rich water they produce, and they use the water to produce 100 percent organic vegetables all year in their greenhouse.

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Stevia – Top 10 Health Benefits
May28

Stevia – Top 10 Health Benefits

Botanical Name: Stevia rebaudiana Family: Asteraceae Other Common Names: Sweetleaf, candy leaf, sugar leaf Parts Used: Leaves Actions: Anticancer, antidiabetic, antihypertensive, antimicrobial, diuretic, hepatoprotective Taste: Sweet, bitter (aftertaste) Plant Uses: While stevia is typically used as a sweetener, it also has antimicrobial and liver-protecting properties. As a consequence of replacing sugar with stevia, people may also...

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Healthy Living: Dietary Fat & Weight Loss
May24

Healthy Living: Dietary Fat & Weight Loss

We’ve been told for years that fat is bad for us, but it turns out, that medical conclusion is based on faulty research. Dietary fat like bacon and butter can help you LOSE weight.

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This Is What Fish Oil Supplements Actually Do
May19

This Is What Fish Oil Supplements Actually Do

Is fish oil really just snake oil? For centuries, humans have used fish oils, orally or topically, to treat a wide array of ailments, from aches and pains to rickets and gout. The popularity of this supplement has shifted over the years, as have its primary uses. But over the past couple of decades, the hype around fish oil has arguably reached an all-time high. According to National Institutes of Health statistics, in 2012, at least...

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Healthy Living: Learn Signs of Stroke
May17

Healthy Living: Learn Signs of Stroke

Can you identify the signs of a stroke? As soon as you realize that you may be experiencing a stroke, call 911. The faster you get treatment, the more likely you’ll recover.

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