March is National Nutrition Month! We are excited to announce that throughout the month, Valley-Wide will be providing lots of resources to help you and your family eat healthier foods, plan your meals, and provide education on what to look for to make healthier decisions. The theme of the materials you will see throughout the
Although both viral infections and bacterial infections may have you feeling under the weather, they respond to treatment very differently. Both viruses and bacteria can cause sinus and ear infections. Viruses most likely cause bronchitis, common colds, runny nose, sore throat (except for strep), and the flu. Unlike bacterial infections, which respond to antibiotics, viruses
Men’s health month comes around every June, but November is dedicated to the Mustache, “Movember”. The Movember Foundation is an organization that promotes awareness and raises money for men’s health in areas such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. From the Movember Foundation: The state of men’s health is in crisis.
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!
You know you have them – those bottles of pills and other prescription medications that have expired or gone unused for years. They’re in the back of your bathroom drawer or on the top shelf of a medicine cabinet. And you’re not alone. Did you know the average American household has four pounds of prescribed
Valley-Wide Health Systems is pleased to announce that the Valley-Wide Pharmacy, is now a registered drop-off location for the Colorado Household Medication Take-Back Program! There is now a drop-off receptacle located at the pharmacy for the collection of household medications, including both prescription and over-the-counter medications. Drop off your unwanted household medications for FREE at
Congressman Scott Tipton’s Legislative Director, Dustin Sherer visited our Valley-Wide Pharmacy on August 2nd to learn about our pharmacy operations and programs. It is essential that our legislators continue to support Community Health Centers like Valley-Wide. With visits like this we are able to show how 330 grant funds and 340B pharmacy savings are utilized to maintain the outstanding services that
Valley-Wide pharmacist, Justin Hanel, was chosen as this year’s recipient for “Excellence in Precepting award for Ambulatory Care” from CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Congratulations Justin! I want to reach out to all of the students that I have had the pleasure of working with and mentoring this academic year and express
The 2015 Fall Primary Care Conference, one of the nation’s largest gatherings of primary care providers and community health administrators, was held in Seattle, WA on October 17-20th. Valley-Wide Health Systems’ Ricardo Velasquez, MD, Ashley Absmeier, DPT, and Justin Hanel, Pharm.D were all in attendance and gave some interesting presentations. Dr. Ricardo Velasquez and Justin
As September comes to a close, it is time to look forward to the coming month. October is American Pharmacist Month, a time to celebrate the profession and all that pharmacy has the power to do for communities that are served across the country. We would like to acknowledge Pharmacists month to raise awareness of