As part of the Great American Smokeout event, we are sharing tobacco cessation tips. Start your journey towards quitting today! Tobacco cessation tips: Be ready/motivated Take responsibility for quitting. Others may want to help you but it is ultimately up to you. It is a process that takes time and energy and often you may fail multiple
By Michael Henderson Exercising with diabetes is important! Aerobic exercise, even without significant weight loss, improves glycemic control and by reducing inflammatory effects, it also reduces risk of heart attack. Aerobic exercise also: reduces blood pressure improves cholesterol levels by lowering LDL and raising HDL decreases body fat, thereby decreasing the body’s resistance to the
Throughout the month of November, which is American Diabetes Month, Valley-Wide Health Systems will be publishing regular articles and videos from our healthcare providers that focus on topics relating to diabetes. In the article below, Dr. Susan Kasza, a Family Medicine Physician and Obstetrician, discusses gestational diabetes, risk factors, and the importance of seeing your
Valley-Wide Health Systems’ Diabetes Educator, Josh Phifer, will be hosting a Diabetes Night next Wednesday, November 14th. This is event is free for all participants and will feature information from providers and case managers from Valley-Wide. Please see the flyer below for more information.
As part of American Diabetes Month, we are looking at the ways our integrated healthcare services can support people with chronic conditions like diabetes. In the video below, Marco Antillon, Valley-Wide’s Director of Behavioral Health, explains how behavioral health services can support individuals with diabetes.
November is American Diabetes Month and throughout the month, Valley-Wide Health Systems will be featuring education, tips, and information from our medical, dental, and behavioral health providers on living well with diabetes. We know diabetes is an everyday reality for many people and are here to support you. #diabetes #everydayreality
Written by Dr. Patrick Smith, Valley-Wide Health Systems and Dr. Nicole Oberfoell, Valley-Wide Health Systems Medical Resident Each year in the United States, approximately 480,000 people die from cigarettes. This astounding number has prompted a number of alternatives to smoking traditional cigarettes. One such alternative is the e-cigarette. However, are e-cigarettes “better” for you than
In 2017, Valley-Wide Health Systems was awarded $225,000 from the Denver Foundation’s Colorado Health Access Fund (CHAF) to support the renovation of the behavioral health sections of the new Cañon City clinic. The clinic at 531 Main St. is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2019. In 2018, Valley-Wide applied for an additional CHAF
Valley-Wide Chief Operating Officer Adam Roberts recently graduated from the prestigious UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Institute. The 11-day program was held on UCLA’s campus in Brentwood, CA. Roberts was also joined by Valley-Wide Board of Directors Vice-Chair Rick Manzanares for the final two days of the program. “I want to thank everyone that supported me
By Dr. Patrick Smith You and your health care provider know what is best for you and your health. Always tell your health care provider of any changes in your health status. Here are tips for healthy living: Spend time doing things that you enjoy—bring happiness to your life Eat a healthy diet Stay at