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Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Field (by Andrea Carlstrom, Director, Chaffee County Public Health)

Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Field (by Andrea Carlstrom, Director, Chaffee County Public Health)

What the Health Blog- Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Field (By Andrea Carlstrom, Director, Chaffee County Public Health) Now that the public health system is settling into a routine disease control mentality on how we all learn to live with COVID-19 and future variants of it, I’d like to share a few lessons that I have learned (or confirmed) along…

Loneliness Can Be Lethal (by Molly Bischoff)

Loneliness Can Be Lethal (by Molly Bischoff)

Loneliness Can Be Lethal (by Molly Bischoff) Did you know, loneliness can have the health effects on a person equal to smoking 15 cigarettes a day? Read that again, 15 cigarettes! (Source: https://www.webmd.com/balance/news/20180504/loneliness-rivals-obesity-smoking-as-health-risk) This is a very alarming yet enlightening statement. Thus, your physical health is directly affected by your perceived social interaction with others. Individuals who feel socially isolated…

Are Your Medications Causing Nutrient Depletions? (by Lucas Smith, Buena Vista Drug)

Are Your Medications Causing Nutrient Depletions? (by Lucas Smith, Buena Vista Drug)

Are Your Medications Causing Nutrient Depletions? (by Lucas Smith, Buena Vista Drug) Medications can be very useful to help cure, control, and manage symptoms of diseases that affect a variety of people. The process of developing and using medications has changed over time. Many years ago, medications were often substances derived from plants and other items in our environment. These…

Staying Tick Safe in the Outdoors! (by Monica White)

Staying Tick Safe in the Outdoors! (by Monica White)

Staying Tick Safe in the Outdoors! (by Monica White) Have you been hearing about Lyme disease in the news or during conversations with neighbors? Perhaps you, or someone you know, has had an experience with Lyme or one of the many other tick-borne diseases that exist in the US? Whether it’s a brief encounter, or an enduring battle lasting many…

What breast cancer screenings do I need? (By Shelley Schreiner)

What breast cancer screenings do I need? (By Shelley Schreiner)

What breast cancer screenings do I need? October is Breast Health Awareness Month! It’s a great time to get serious about breast health and breast cancer screenings. But knowing what screenings you need when (not to mention paying for them) can feel overwhelming. We’re here to help. The first step in monitoring your breast health is to learn what’s normal…

Is CBD Right for Me? (by Lucas Smith, PharmD)

Is CBD Right for Me? (by Lucas Smith, PharmD)

Is CBD right for me? As a pharmacist I have had many questions from my community about CBD, marijuana, and other hemp based products. In most of those circumstances I recommend full spectrum hemp oil. Chances are if you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from chronic pain, arthritis, migraine headaches, loss of motor control, depression/anxiety, or insomnia,…

23 1/2 Hours: The Single Best Thing We Can Do for Our Health (Dr. Mike Evans video posted by Mike Orrill)

23 1/2 Hours: The Single Best Thing We Can Do for Our Health (Dr. Mike Evans video posted by Mike Orrill)

In some ways, health is a very simple thing that is within reach of everyone.  Watch this 10-minute animated video about the one simple thing you can do……and it only takes a 1/2 hour/day.  Take some control of your health today and see what a difference this will make in your day to day life.