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
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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.
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,
The Alamosa Dental Clinic and La Jara Dental Clinic staff had the opportunity to reach out to the young K-5 students of Alamosa Elementary for the AES Career Fair on May 05, 2017. Starting at 11:45 a.m., the kindergarteners were the first class to gather at our booth and the kiddos were eager to hear
SKIN,SKIN…IT HOLDS US IN…and we should take care of it. Skin care is one of the most important things you can do for a healthy body. One way to care for the skin is to avoid skin cancer. Most skin cancers are preventable and this is done by avoiding the damaging effects of UV radiation
Valley-Wide Health Systems is growing and expanding family healthcare services in the Cañon City area. Our Fremont Family Medical Center looks forward to serving the families in our community with our new extended hours! New, more convenient clinic hours are designed to meet your healthcare needs, whether routine or spur of the moment. Fremont Family
A Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a way of delivering healthcare that is patient-centered, team-based, comprehensive, accessible and committed to safety and quality.Being patient-centered means that you, the patient, are in partnership with your healthcare team. The team consists of you, your family, and the healthcare team. The healthcare team aims to provide comprehensive care.
Vaccines are medications that prevent certain diseases. Vaccinations are safe and effective. Vaccines work with your immune system to prevent disease. They are monitored by vaccination safety panels in the U.S. and other countries. There can be side effects such as soreness at the site of injection or a slight fever. The side effects are