Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. (Valley-Wide) is pleased to announce the opening of a new clinic, Alamosa South Health Center, located on the campus of the San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group on County Road 9 South in Alamosa on October 12, 2017. Valley-Wide and the San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group have worked closely together
Breast cancer is a frightening but treatable cancer. It is important to detect it early so that it can be cured and/or treated in the least invasive way possible. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, and the leading cause of cancer death in women. Mammograms are the single thing most likely to
Valley-Wide Health Systems is hosting its 1st Annual Book Drive in our Arkansas Valley region. Valley-Wide’s Reach Out and Read program is seeking donations of gently used books for children 0 to 15 years of age. The donated books will be available in the children’s corner in our waiting rooms. Books can be dropped off
Chronic diseases such as diabetes can present a lot of difficulties for individuals. They need to worry about controlling their sugar, taking their medications, keeping their appointments, watching their diet, and the list goes on and on. However, one thing we don’t often talk about is literally right under our diabetic patients’ noses: their gums!
For decades, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP +) in Colorado, has provided a viable path to ensuring that children in thousands of working families have access to quality affordable health care. The program serves families that make too much to qualify for Medicaid and too little to afford
What is dementia and how is it related to Alzheimer’s disease? Dementia is loss of brain function resulting in memory problems. There are multiple brain disorders that cause dementia, but Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause. Alzheimer’s disease is progressive and affected individuals lose their memory and have other cognitive impairments. What is your
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