As soon-to-be-moms whether to breastfeed is one of the first big decisions we make for our baby. We know that breastfeeding is preferred and recommended by health professionals. The Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months and then breastfeeding with complementary foods being introduced for up to one year or longer.
Pregnancy is an exciting and sometimes nerve-racking time for many women and their partners. The average pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks after the beginning of the last menstrual period. It takes a lot of work and energy to grow the microscopic group of cells to a full-sized baby. Here are some helpful tips for a
Why is it important to take care of our children’s teeth? Kids need healthy teeth to eat, especially crunchy foods like vegetables. Cavities are painful and our children may not be able to explain what’s bothering them. It’s important to keep the primary teeth healthy as place holders for secondary teeth. And a bright white
Does your child need immunizations, an annual preventive visit, a physical for school or a sports physical? Get your children in soon with their primary care provider. All physicals are good for a whole calendar year. Preventative exams are covered by insurances (1 per year) You can get preventative and sports physicals done at the
As the summer months near, we start thinking about summer vacations, holidays, swimming, summer sports and barbecues. This is a fun time of year but we also want to avoid some of the problems that can be caused by hot summer days. Dehydration, heat exhaustion and sunburn can take the fun out of your summer.
Conejos Clean Water Announces a Silent Auction Fundraiser at the Guadalupe Health Center, Valley-Wide Health Systems, to Benefit Clean, Sustainable Food Sources for Children & Families of Antonito, CO. By Angelica Quintana Antonito, CO – Conejos Clean Water will be holding a silent auction reception on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 6:00pm at the Guadalupe Health
Living here in a high-altitude desert, summer is a time we all joyfully anticipate! In our rush to enjoy the too-short months of summer, we could easily overlook some summer safety tips. A quick safety review can make a BIG difference. Who wants to get injured or ill on vacation, right?! Summer Safety Tips for
Rocky Ford Clinic and Rocky Ford Dental Clinic will be closing early today (5/24/2017) and will be closed tomorrow (5/25/2017) due to sewer issues. We are diverting patients and staff to our La Junta Clinic. Attempts have been made to contact all patients with scheduled appointments. Patients are asked to call our La Junta Clinic
There are many benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby. Breastfeeding provides protection against infection, excellent nutrition and growth factors for babies, along with prevention from future diseases. Mom’s heal better when breastfeeding. Breastmilk is full of antibodies which help fight infection. Babies that are breastfed are less likely to get ear infections, respiratory viruses,
Judy Duarte joined Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. in August of 2008 as the Coordinator for Bright Beginnings. She brought much knowledge and an amazing background in education. Judy quickly became the Reach Out and Read Program Coordinator, and she also managed the Bright Beginnings Program (now Bright by Three) for the company. Judy truly has