May is Mental Health Month. Throughout the month, we will be sharing how and why mental health is such an important factor for living your best life. In the article below, Dr. Lauren Sonderegger explains why taking care of your mental health is important during pregnancy. Dr. Sonderegger offers prenatal care in Spanish and English
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As part of Physical Fitness & Sports month Valley-Wide Health Systems will be sharing information about how physical activity can improve your well-being. In the article below, Physician Assistant Michael Henderson gives the top 9 benefits of regular exercise. Exercise is defined as any movement that makes your muscles work and requires your body to
This week is National Women’s Health Week. During the week millions of women take steps to improve their health, and are reminded to build positive healthy habits that will last a lifetime. The positive habits that are built can have an effect on various parts of a woman’s life. In the article below Dr. Smith
May is Mental Health Month. Throughout the month, we will be sharing how and why mental health is such an important factor for living your best life. In the article below Dr. Patrick Smith discusses how stress effects our bodies, and gives some suggestions about how we can cope with it. We have all experienced
As part of Physical Fitness & Sports month Valley-Wide Health Systems will be sharing information about how physical activity can improve your well-being. In the article below, board certified physician assistant Louise Middaugh gives some great advice about how to begin a workout plan that will help you start living a healthier lifestyle. Congratulations! You’ve decided
By Dr. Allison Peddle Dr. Peddle is a Family Physician and Board-Certified Geriatrician. Older adults are at greater risk of falling. Anyone who has fallen before, has weak leg muscles, or has problems with walking or balance also has a higher risk. If older adults were to fall, they can get bruises or broken bones,
Valley-Wide Health Systems’ Chief Medical Officer Emelin Martinez, FNP, and Director of Nurse Family Partnership Greta Roberts have been named 2019 Nightingale Luminaries. Martinez and Roberts were both celebrated this past Friday night in Alamosa and were selected as Nightingale Luminary recipients for their dedication to the healthcare industry and nursing profession. Both Martinez and
As part of National Heart Month, Valley-Wide is focusing on education around keeping your heart healthy. Our Chief Dental Officer, Stacey Robben, shares some tips on how good oral health habits can help prevent heart disease. Evidence supports an increased risk of hardening and narrowing of arteries, which is when plaque builds up in the
By Dr. Rita Estep February is American Heart Month and throughout the month, Valley-Wide Health Systems will be sharing tips on keeping your heart healthy. In the post below, Dr. Rita Estep, a pediatrician with Valley-Wide Cañon City, discusses ways to keep children’s hearts healthy.
February is National American Heart Month, and throughout the month Valley-Wide Health Systems will be sharing different bits of information on heart health and what you can do to keep yours healthy!